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League 42

Jackie Robinson StatueLeague 42, named in honor of the great Jackie Robinson, is a youth baseball league, comprised primarily of inner-city players, ages 5 to 14, many of whom have not had the opportunity to play baseball before.

McAdams Park is home to the League, where they practice and play games. Registration for the league is $30 per family, not per player - making the world of baseball affordable for all who wish to play. That fee provides each player with a full uniform (jersey, pants, belt, and hat), a baseball glove, and additional playing equipment such as catcher's gear, bats, and balls.

Additionally, registered League 42 players are invited to clinics led by some of Wichita's greatest baseball experts throughout the off-season and off-field activities such as movie days, bowling days, a trip to Kansas City Royals Game, and the Negro League Museum for our Dodger and Champions Division Players (ages 11 to 12 and 13 to 14).

In April 2021, League 42 installed a life-sized Jackie Robinson statue, sculpted by John Parsons, at McAdams Park to honor the player. In 1947, Robinson became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball, signaling an end to segregation in the League. In 1962, he was admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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