Nationwide — A League of Our Own (ALOOO), a self-funded baseball league that is the only African American owned Independent Baseball League in the United States, is honoring the legacy, history and accomplishments of four very distinguished African American Baseball players – Rube Foster, the father of Negro League Baseball; Stachel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers of all time; Sam Allen, a Negro League great; and Dick Allen, one of the Chicago White Sox’s most fierce hitters in his day.
ALOOO will honor these distinguished baseball icons by naming teams in their league after them in an effort to forever invoke their memories in the hearts and minds of past, present, and future baseball generations. The teams will bear the name Rube Foster Chicago Giants, Stachel Paige All-Stars, Sam Allen Monarchs, and Dick Allen Hittman, and the league will host an official dedication prior to the start of the 2024 season.
A few years ago, a little league baseball team from the Southside of Chicago by the name of Jackie Robinson West captured the heart and soul of the nation. Most importantly they captured the heart and soul of the African American community around the world. Baseball in inner cities is dying and we have an avenue to give baseball players something to look forward to. This league would afford baseball players the opportunity to play baseball to further advance and develop their baseball skills. We want this league to capture the heart and soul of the nation as we serve as a lifeline to pump life back into the game by providing an outlet for baseball players to continue playing past the high school and college levels.
This league is open to all baseball players from the East, West, North, and South regardless of their ethnic background, and is currently in the midst of holding open tryouts. Tryouts will remain open until all the spots are filled. Players interested in being a part of this program should visit the website and register online today for the tryouts. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, ALOOO is looking to develop a network of supporters to help us sustain and cultivate the future growth of this league by becoming financial donors or sponsors. All players who are interested in being a part of this league and/or those interested in becoming a financial supporter feel free to contact us at (205) 264-1468 or visit the official website at ALeagueofOurOwn247.com