What We Do
Our Mission Statement is…
The Old Timers Baseball Association of Portland is an active, group of all ages that provides mentoring, opportunity, scholarships & equipment to the Oregon amateur baseball community since 1933.
Our clinics provide a win-win opportunity for retired pro players & coaches to use their considerable experience to educate the next generation of players & coaches. Helping our youth benefits them as well by keeping them healthy,
As the “keepers of Oregon baseball”, we have attracted an all star roster of players who have played a significant role on a local as well as national level. This allows us our group to be a historical resource for schools, libraries, theatre companies and others.
Annual Awards Banquet & Fundraiser:
Our main event is held every January at the MAC & serves as a venue to bring baseball enthusiasts, coaches, amateur athletes, professional athletes & the many baseball volunteers in the community together to celebrate the past season’s accomplishments.
Monies raised provide scholarship opportunities to deserving high school student athletes based on academics, public service involvement and athletic skill.
Some of the past speakers include the late JOHNNY PESKY from Red Sox fame who once said “I’ve been to hundreds of baseball banquets and this one in Portland is the best I’ve ever attended” and ESPN’s NEIL EVERETT.
Our 2013 featured speakers were DAN WARTHEN, current Mets pitching coach, PETE WARD, former White Sox rookie of the year, former Yankee & pro coach, TOM TREBELHORN, current MiLB Giants Manager, former MLB pro player and Manager & DALE MURPHY, 2013 Team USA Coach & former Atlanta Braves 2 time MVP pro player.