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2013 Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports (HOYS) is located in Hammond, IN at 1245 North River Drive.  We are located at the intersection of Columbia Avenue and North River Drive.  HOYS is a local organization providing T-Ball, Softball and Baseball to local youth in the community.

Hello, Thank you for visiting Hammond Optimist Youths sports for your children’s baseball and softball program.  Hammond Optimist continues to teach our children life skills not only in baseball and softball but being part of serving our community.  Join the Hammond Optimist family and let us enjoy the process together.

President Jorge Perez

2024 Raffle Winners

Opening Day Raffle Winners
May 4, 2024
1st Place  $750.00   Denise  Ticket # 0082
2nd Place  $350.00  Jacob  Ticket # 0680
3rd Place  $150.00  Pedro  Ticket # 0369
4th Place  $50.00  Aydea  Ticket # 0670
5th Place  $50.00  Jeremy  Ticket # 0709
6th Place  $50.00  Eva  Ticket # 0408

On-Line Signups have closed.

We have a few remaining openings in:

Baseball Divisions: T-Ball, Miinors, Majors, Babe Ruth 13-16's and Babe Ruth 16-18's.

Softball Divisions: Juniors and Seniors.

To sign up for any remaining openings, you must contact President Jorge at 219-577-2437 to set an appointment to come to the pressbox to signup.  There will be a late fee of $30.

Ist Picture Day - May 15th


What each player will need for their season.

From the league,  each player will receive a hat, jersey, pants (w/draw string or belt) and socks.  Each player will share in team gear comprised of bats, catcher’s gear, practice balls, batting helmet and T-Ball teams get a practice hitting Tee.  Each player should get their own fielder's glove, a protective cup (males-mandatory) and plastic/rubber spikes (Babe Ruth will use metal spikes).  Additional items that each player can get are their own bat(s), their own helmet (face mask recommended), batting gloves, fielder's mask, bat bag and their own catcher’s gear if they are a catcher.

Babe Ruth League, Inc. Approved and Non-Compliant Bats

For a list of compliant bats tap on the Official Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken Bat link above.

2024 Registration Fees

First Child
Softball ages 8-18 ... $175
Baseball ages 6-12 .. $175
T-ball ages 4-6 ............  $85

Each Additional Child
Softball ages 8-18 ... $165
Baseball ages 6-12 .. $165
T-ball ages 4-6 ............  $75

Babe Ruth League
Baseball ages 13-15 ... $250
Baseball ages 16-18 ... $250

This year's registration fee includes a $25 increase for a concession fee.  If parents help in the concession stand for a session, then they will receive a $25 refund.
**Payment Plans Available**, contact Treasurer Ricky Velazquez for more info. We are accepting the Hammond Sport Voucher.

Mandatory Raffle Fundraising Fee ($25 PER PLAYER) HAS BEEN INCLUDED in the above registration fee. Raffle portion of the participation fee due at sign-ups when using payment plans. Sell the $5 fundraising tickets and refund your raffle fee.

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Facilities

All of HOYS' Fields

HOYS Fields-Riverside Park (left) & Optimist Park (right) - Tap on Picture for Directions

Optimist Park

Optimist Park

Softball and Cal RIpken Fields at Optimist Park

Softball Fields 1 & 2 and Cal RIpken Fields 3, 4 & 5 at Optimist Park - Tap on Picture for Directions

Babe Ruth North Field at Riverside Park

Babe Ruth North Field at Riverside Park - Tap on Picture for Directions

Sponsored by Optimist Club Of Hammond

Optimist Club Of Hammond

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The Optimist Club of Hammond is our Major Sponsor.

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