Collegiate Summer League
The Charles Johnson Collegiate Summer League is a premier baseball summer league aimed at providing aspiring athletes with a developmental platform to improve their skills, both on and off the field. Founded in 2021, the CJSL has been a staple of summer baseball in south Florida. The league not only provides an opportunity for players to showcase their skills in front of scouts, but it also offers clinics and mentorship from former Major League Baseball (MLB) players. The Charles Johnson Collegiate Summer League is an excellent choice for baseball players looking to improve their skills, learn from experienced mentors, and attract attention. Whether you're a rising star or an under-the-radar talent, the CJSL can help you take your game to the next level.
June 9th - July 20th
- 25 Regular Season games
- All-star games
- Players from 10 different countries & 15 states
- Pitch Hitting skill session
- Players athlete seminar
- Specialized training with weight room
- Pro Showcase Day will be filmed and broadcasted on CBO-TV
20 out of 35 uncommitted players got recruited to play college baseball last year!
1997 World Series Champion | 4-Time Gold Glove Winner | 2-Time All-Star | UM Hall of Famer
Charles Johnson is a former Major League Baseball player who was born in 1971, in Fort Pierce, Florida. He played as a catcher in the MLB for 12 seasons from 1994 to 2005, and during his career, he was known for his excellent defense, strong throwing arm, and power hitting.
Johnson was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the first round of the 1992 MLB draft and made his debut with the team in 1994. In his rookie season, he played in 87 games and hit .218 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs. He quickly established himself as one of the best defensive catchers in the league, winning three consecutive Gold Glove awards from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, Johnson played a key role in helping the Marlins win their first-ever World Series championship. He hit .357 in the series and drove in 5 runs, including a crucial home run in Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians.
After six seasons with the Marlins, Johnson played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays before retiring in 2005. He finished his career with a .245 batting average, 167 home runs, and 570 RBIs.
In addition to his on-field success, Johnson was also known for his community service work. He established the Charles Johnson Foundation, which provides scholarships and educational opportunities for underprivileged children in his hometown of Fort Pierce, FL.