Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The National Urban Professional Baseball League (NUPBL) will be launching four new teams in the spring of 2018. The league is open to baseball players 17 years old and older who have baseball talent, and the participants will be paid. They will offer an eight week fall league in Arizona, September through October 2017. Tryouts for the teams will start in May of 2017. All baseball players interested in trying out for a team should visit their website for registration information at www.urbanbaseball247.com or call (773) 517-2175.
The creation of this professional baseball league was designed to provide family entertainment and honor the history and memories of past African America baseball players (the same as the Negro League Museum in Kansas City, MO). The names of the teams in this league will reflect that of past Negro League players i.e. Rube Foster All-Stars, Cool Papa Bell All Stars, William "Skinny Legs" Blair and the Buck O’Neil All Stars etc.
The league comments, “We are seeking to identify potential sponsor for the NUPBL we are reaching out to corporations, businesses and community leaders for sponsorship. We feel that this could be a win-win opportunity for all parties as we project attendance of 50,000 to 200,000 families annually." Businesses and/or products can become part of the game with full color banners being seen throughout the ballpark. All interested sponsors should call (773) 517-2175.
For more information, visit www.nupbl.com