Chicagoland Sunday Baseball (CSB) started in 2004 when a few towns on the South side of Chicago came together to find a way to keep the better players in the house leagues. The solution was simple, allow the kids to play in their house league and then play a part-time travel season on Sundays when the fields were empty, all for a fraction of the cost of full-time travel baseball.
Since 2004, the league has grown from 7 towns and 25 teams to over 100 towns and 360 teams in 2017. There are 8 age groups (7 year olds through 14 years old) and two skill levels in the 10 year old through 12 year old levels and four levels for girls softball (14U / 12U / 10U and 8U).
The only qualification to enter the league is that your roster is filled with players who only play in their house league. The games are generally on Sundays, but we are all working together to also have Wednesday nights available for additional games.
In 2007 CLSB hosted its first tournament over the Memorial Day weekend. The tournament had 52 teams battle to be crowned the tournament champions. The tournament was played in 6 locations with all the pool champions advancing to play the final round hosted by the Oak Forest and Palos baseball programs. The 2017 tournament had 200 teams that were hosted by 14 towns.
2007 saw the birth of the CLSB fall ball program. There were 32 teams that played in the first fall ball season. The 2017 fall ball season had 100 teams in it.
President - Anthony Belmonte who has been running baseball leagues since 1985. Anthony has been an officer for the Summit, LaGrange and Palos baseball leagues over the past 31 years.
Vice-president - Stephanie Gaisor - Stephanie has been an officer of CLSB since 2011. She played softball at Stagg high school and is in charge of the girl softball programs and tournaments.
Vice-president - Anthony Belmonte III - Anthony has been with the league since 2013. He is a Purdue graduate and is responsible for the boy's tournaments and scheduling.
You can reach Anthony at 708-261-9116 (after 5:00 p.m. ) if you would like more information about the league or he can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org .