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Learn to play clinics return in April

By Baseball Oshawa 03/21/2024, 4:15pm EDT

Are you not sure if your little one is meant for a season of baseball? Are you looking to learn a few things ahead of the season's start?

Do they want to brush up on fundamentals?

Just can't wait to get out on the field? Take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Grab your glove, and come out to learn the basics with our Elite/Rep coaches and players guiding you through various learn-to-play stations!

Every Sunday in April from 9-11 a.m.

at Civic Rec Complex

Register today for the 2024 House League season

By Baseball Oshawa 03/19/2024, 3:45pm EDT

We are proud to have run our House League program for the last three years, one of only two associations in Ontario to have done so. Our all-volunteer team is excited to deliver a fun program in 2024. The goal — as always — is to provide a safe and positive environment in which to instill confidence, promote the benefit of sport, and foster skill improvement. Read on for some exciting updates, and register at the bottom of this page.  

Back for 2024

  • Baseball Canada's Rally Cap program, in partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays, returns in place of our Tee-Ball programme. The newly-refreshed Rally Cap program enhances players' and coaches' first baseball experience. As a flagship Rally Cap program, we were honoured to be asked to shoot Rally Cap promotional and instructional videos this year; watch the first video here (and on Hockey Night in Canada!), and learn more about Rally Cap.   
  • Investing in Coaches, improving our programme: We're investing in you, and thus our, success:  Indicate your interest in becoming a Head Coach during the registration process to learn more; new coaches are welcomed!
  • Baseball Day in Oshawa returns. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15. More details to come. 


The 2024 season start is  planned for the week of May 20. Please follow us on Facebook or check back periodically here to stay apprised of COVID-19 updates. The same key updates will be shared via email for registered families. See our FAQ for an outline of the season.   


Bernie McGuire had a 'tremendous impact' on Baseball in Oshawa

By Daryl Macklem 03/08/2024, 12:00pm EST

Baseball Oshawa is saddened to share news of the passing of one of our own, Bernie McGuire. Bernie had a tremendous impact on baseball in Oshawa, first as a star player, then as a coach and executive member, and then as an umpire.

As a player, McGuire won several awards, including the Leaside League Batting Champion and MVP, and in 1970, was scouted by the Milwaukee Brewers. McGuire's impact on Oshawa Baseball in the 1970s was so great that he was eventually named to the 1970-79 All Decade Team as both a third baseman and a coach.

McGuire then became an umpire, quickly becoming regarded as one of the best umpires in Ontario. He was named the OBA Senior Umpire of the Year four times throughout his officiating career. In 1991, Bernie was the only Canadian selected to work the Pan-Am Games in Cuba. Some notable names from that tournament include Jason Giambi, Jeffrey Hammonds, Todd Greene and Lourdes Gourriel (the father of former Blue Jay Lourdes Gurriel Jr and Yuli Gurriel). In 1992, McGuire worked the Blue Jays Old Timers game at the then SkyDome.

Always someone to share his knowledge and experience, Bernie always made himself available to talk to young players and umpires and answer countless questions. Bernie's impact on youth baseball goes beyond the borders of Oshawa, as many of those he impacted now follow his example in Associations throughout the province.

In 2002, Bernie's number 35 was retired, placing him in his rightful place among the all-time greats in Oshawa Baseball.

Baseball Oshawa extends sincere condolences to Bernie's wife Karen, son Jeff (Renee), daughter Adele (Robert), and all of Bernie's grandchildren.

Forever #35

Daryl Macklem
President, OLMBA