League History

Updated Thursday March 8, 2018 by Davenport Babe Ruth Baseball.

History of our League

Davenport Babe Ruth Baseball, a local youth baseball league chartered with a national organization, was previously known as Davenport East Pony League. Our league organized in 1977 and since then has offered quality baseball to area youth. Currently 3 of our managers have been with our league for more than 20 years while several others are nearing the 10 and 15 year marks.

While chartered with Pony League, we continuously found a great deal of success at the local, regional and national levels. After chartering with the Babe Ruth organization, we continued to see that kind of success.

AS A MEMBER OF BABE RUTH

In 2017 our 14 year old and 15 year old teams both claimed Iowa State Championship titles again!  15u team finished 3rd in the Midwest Regional Tournament.

In 2016 our 13 year old and 14 year old teams claimed Iowa State Championship titles with the 15 year old team finishing 2nd in state tournament play. The 14 year old team also finished 3rd in the Midwest Regional Tournament and the 13 year old team played in the World Series.

In 2015 our 13 year old & 14 year old all-star teams claimed Iowa State Championship titles with Babe Ruth.

AS A MEMBER OF PONY LEAGUE

In 2014 our 13 year old all-star team finished 2nd in Zone and our 14 year old team finished 3 in Zone.

In 2013 our 13 year old all-star team finished 2nd in Zone and our 14 year old team finished 2nd in Zone.

In 2011 our 13 year old all-star team played in the World Series and our 14 year old all-star team finished in 2nd place in Zone.

In 2007 our 13 year old all-star team won the North Zone and played in the World Series and our 14 year old all-star team was a top 4 finisher in the North Zone.

In 2005 our 13 year old all-star team won North Zone and played in the World Series while our 14 year old team was again a top 4 finisher in the North Zone finals.

In 2004, our 13 year old all-star team won the North Zone and played in the World Series while our 14 year old team again advanced to Zone.

In 2002, our 14 year old all-star team won the North Zone and played in the World Series.

In 1988 our 13 year old all-star team won the North Zone and finished 4th in the World Series.

We have coaches and managers with over 20 years of coaching experience. Our board consists of those who have had or have kids play in our league.  Because of our dedication, we have helped several of our players advance to major league sports. Those players include Vince Jackson, Dave Hoeksema, Bill Sandry, Tom Mullin and Julian Vandervelde.

Davenport Babe Ruth Baseball is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization.