PALM BEACH CHALLENGE

Postponed; Later Date to be Decided

18 & Under  Division Tournament

Part II We’re Back!

Santaluces Sports Complex

24th Annual

8 Teams, 4 Games, 2 Hour Time Limit $500

Baseball and Umpire Fee included

For additional information email finchsyd149@gmail.com

 

THE STARS OF TOMORROW PLAY HERE

  • Strict Social distancing guidelines in effect

  • Limited 8 teams, Only using 2 of 4 fields separate entrances for each field

  • Teams not allowed onto field until prior teams have cleared

  • Limited Spectator Seating lawn chairs in marked socially distanced areas

  • 50 Person per field limit

  • Its Baseball!

Full Guidelines approved by the county to follow

Palm Beach Challenge (PBC) 24 Years: Over 70 participants have gone onto MLB (Ryan Braun, Carlos Pena, Nick Swisher, Gaby Sanchez, JA Haap, Ryan Vogelsong)

For more information contact Mario Signorello 786-318-8403 or at finchsyd149@gmail.com

 

HISTORY OF PALM BEACH CHALLENGE

Over 70 MLB Players & Florida Governor Ron Desantis (Yale-01) have participated in the Palm Beach Challenge College & International Baseball Festival since 1997 produced by the Caribbean Baseball Organization.


Bentley (MA) defeated Stonehill (MA) 3-1 in the 24th edition of the "Challenge" that began 2/28  in Lantana, Florida.


The "Challenge" began in 1997 at the Homestead Sports Complex (HSC). The HSC was supposed to be the new Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians before Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992 changed those plans. The City of Homestead gave up trying to lure a MLB team in 1996 and gave it to Mario Signorello to "try College Baseball".


On March 10, 1997 Barry (FL) University defeated Lewis (IL) in the first game, Joe Spano (now Mercyhurst ,PA head coach) got the first hit.


The Challenge is still going nearly 3000 games later. The event was moved to the Palm Beach County's Santaluces Sports Complex the former Minor League Spring Training site of the Montreal Expos in 2005. With over 70 of the players having gone on to play Major League Baseball. "Come Watch the Stars of Tomorrow play Today!" is the Challenge Slogan.

 

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Professional MLB Team

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BRIAN ROBERTS

Baltimore Orioles

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NICK SWISHER

New York Yankees

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J.A.
HAAP

Toronto Blue
Jays

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TREA TURNER

Washington Nationals

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MORGAN ENSBERG

Houston Astros

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CARLOS PENA

Tampa Bay Rays

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RYAN VOGELSONG

San Franciso Giants

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RYAN BRUAN

Milwaukee
Brewers

 

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