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Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League
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Founded in 1945, the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League is a Summer Collegiate Baseball League which operates teams throughout the Washington, DC area. Named in honor of Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators, the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League seeks to provide a venue for college players who wish to develop their skills to enter the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft to play baseball in an environment of increased competition. All CRSCBL athletes are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility, and prior to the 2005 season, the league held a strict 20 and under age limit in order to meet All American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) standards. The Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League is one of the founding members of the AAABA and CGCBL teams have won 10 AAABA since 1947. Despite the fact that the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League requires strict NCAA eligibility standards, many of the CGCBL athletes have been drafted by Major League Baseball, but did not sign contracts in order to attend college.
Each Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League team is operated in a similar manner to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.
|Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League Teams|
|Bethesda Blue Caps||Chevy Chase, MD||Catholic University|
|DC Grays||Alexandria, VA||Waters Field|
|Fairfax Nationals||Vienna, VA||Paul VI High School|
|McLean Raiders||McLean, VA||McLean High School|
|Vienna Senators||Falls Church, VA||Waters Field|