National Urban Professional Baseball League to launch new teams, hold tryouts

The National Urban Professional Baseball League (NUPBL) will launch four new Urban Baseball League teams in the spring of 2018.

The league is currently looking for new talent. Baseball players 17 years of age and older are invited to Houston area tryouts on June 14-15, at George Bush High School (6707 FM 1464, Richmond). All baseball players interested in trying out for a team should call 972-548-8894 or visit the NUPBL website ( for registration information. The league is offering an eight-week fall league in Arizona, September through October 2017. All participants who make the teams will be paid.

The creation of this professional Baseball League is designed to provide family entertainment and honor the history and memories of past African America baseball players (the same as the Negro League Museum in Kansas City, Mo.). The names of the teams in this league will reflect that of past Negro League players (i.e. Rube Foster All-Stars, Cool Papa Bell All Stars, William “Skinny Legs” Blair and the Buck O’Neil All Stars).

“We are seeking to identify potential sponsors for the NUPBL that supports diversity, engages employees, and promotes family interaction,” said Michael E. Mayden, director of operations, and former Major League scout and college/high school baseball coach. “This will be a win-win opportunity for all parties as we are projecting attendance of 50,000 to 200,000 families annually.”

Businesses and/or products become part of the game with full-color banners being prominently placed throughout the ballpark. All interested sponsors should contact the NUPBL at 773-517-2175.

To learn more about the National Urban Professional Baseball League, visit

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