The Fitzroy Baseball Club, known as the Fitzroy Lions, is a baseball club founded in 1889 to represent the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, Victoria. The club was a founding member of the Victorian Baseball League, Victoria's first organised baseball competition.
Fitzroy has won 16 Division 1 championships and currently has seven senior teams competing in the Baseball Victoria Summer League, as well as junior sides representing the club at every age level.
Several notable cricketers played for Fitzroy early in the club's history including cricketer Bill Ponsford who played for Fitzroy from 1913 to 1934 and the Harvey brothers (Neil, Merv, Mick, Ray, Harold and Brian) who played from the 1930s to the 1960s
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Hope everyone has been safe and well during this trying times.
Some good news we have officially been told we can now go ahead with junior training subject to few restrictions.
Anyone one wishing to attend training must first register (no cost) on the STG System. Click here to register. (http://www.fitzroy.baseball.com.au click on membership, then click on online registration).
Currently those outside the 25 kilometre radius of Merri Park unfortunately will be unable to attend training but you can still register.
The Council has allowed the use of the club rooms but only the toilet facilities, so you will need to come ready to start.
We have to follow many guidelines set out by Baseball Victoria and the government, to access any queries about our responsibilities during COVID times they are all available on the Baseball Victoria website https://baseballvictoria.com.au
We as a club are very aware of our responsibilities in these trying times and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to call me.
Junior baseball is an engaging non-contact sport that helps develop life skills such as: teamwork, friendship building, coordination and athleticism. We offer equal opportunities for boys and girls of all ages to learn, live and love the game we here at Fitzroy Baseball Club have been enjoying for over 130 years.
We offer programs for all ages and skill levels, further details can be found here.
In the fourth interview of our series on Fitzroy Baseball Club Legends and Life Members, Laurie Mazzocato talks (online in Covid times !) with our current and the longest serving President in the club’s 132 year history, John King, who has dedicated a lifetime of service as a player, coach and administrator for close to half a century at our historic club.
As part of the King family, with wife Karen, sons Tony and Danny and their families, his immense contribution cannot be overstated or celebrated enough by the members of our club, both past and present.
A true legend of Fitzroy Baseball club in every sense of the word.
All interviews in the series so far can be found here.