The summer of 2006 marked the inaugural season for the Omega Delta Youth Baseball League, Inc., (ODYBL) at Hoyne Park Playground, which is located at 3417 S. Hamilton in the McKinley Park community on the southwest side of Chicago, IL.

The ODYBL was established by five members of the Omega Delta National Fraternity (www.omegadelta.org) and one eager neighborhood parent. Prior to the ODYBL, Hoyne Park was home to the Ralph E. Bermele Little League for over sixty years. It was in the Bermele Little League where the founding members of the ODYBL began their coaching careers until the league sadly disbanded in 2003.

Pulling together whatever players remained, the coaches assembled two teams to compete at different parks and in their very own tournament, the Omega Delta Classic, which has been hosted at Hoyne Park every year since 2004. After two years of tournament play, the coaches felt it was time to expand their program and bring a league back to Hoyne Park. Following months of recruiting, planning and fundraising and with the help of parents, players, volunteers, supporters and sponsors, the Omega Delta Youth Baseball League was formed.

Since 2006 the League has grown from two teams to over twenty five teams with over three hundred registered players annually. In addition in 2009 the League introduced a new fast-pitch softball division for girls ages 10 – 13, which expanded in 2010 for young women ages 14-16 and again in 2013 for girls 8 – 10 and young women 16 – 18.

The ODYBL strives for continuous growth and improvement. Sponsor support is crucial to our continued success and we hope you consider participating in our Sponsorship program.

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