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Charles Johnson Collegiate Summer League now in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Summer of 2021 CBO expanded the brand to include a Collegiate Summer League on Florida's Treasure Coast.

  • 5 teams were established in the inaugural season.

  • Charles Johnson, a 12 year MLB veteran with 4 Gold Gloves, 2 All-Star Games and 1 World Series ring is the league's namesake.

  • Charles, who was drafted in the 1st Round twice and got his college degree after his playing days, is an active participant in the league.

  • He puts on a catching clinic, sits in the dugout for games, mentors players, and brings other MLB alums to the league.

  • The South Florida Beach Bums took home the Inaugural crown.


  • Year two of the league saw an increase to 6 teams and a move to the Broward County/Ft. Lauderdale area.

  • The league also added what is thought to be the only Collegiate Summer team in Bahamas who combined with 4 Players from the Tampa Rays RBI to form a very good team that finished in 3rd place during the regular season.

  • The South Florida Beach Bums repeated as Champions

  • Live Broadcast with 2 announcers were added.