Tee Ball in Albion Started June 25 – Basketball games happening too

The first organized Tee-Ball game, anywhere in the world, using the batting tee was played on June 25, 1956.  Since that time, the inventor, who was organizing sports in Albion, Michigan, gained a lot of attention and fans.

Mlive wrote an article about Tee-Ball returning to Albion in 2021.

“It has been more than 15 years since organized Tee Ball has been played in Albion, Barnes said.

But the sport’s history goes back to 1956 when the city’s summer recreation director and coach Jerry Sacharski noticed younger boys wanting to learn to play baseball like their older brothers.

“Sacharski developed a tee to help young players hit the ball and help them learn baseball fundamentals,” according to officials with the Restore Our Coke Sign: Bring Art & History Downtown campaign said. “Others around the country also


Also for basketball enthusiasts we’re bringing a high school basketball extravaganza back to Albion.  Please see attached flyer for matchups.  All games at Opportunity HS (formerly Albion HS). Come watch some of the area high school teams featuring Albion youth who play for Concord HS and Marshall HS along with former Wildcat coaches Durant Crum of Battle Creek Central and Milton Barnes of Jackson HS.
Full day of sports and activities in Albion!



Feel free to reach out about these games, that all happen at Marshall Opportunity School on June 25, 2022, visit https://www.facebook.com/playrightsportsacademy