Equipment donation by Jackson Hicks

Jackson Hicks

Jackson Hicks a senior at East Chapel Hill High School

Back on June 30, 2015 Pat James got an email from Jackson Hicks, a senior at  East Chapel Hill High School. After reading an article about Long Ball and our association with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI). He offered to gather baseball equipment that he and his teammates had outgrown. In the true spirit of sportsmanship he wanted to share with Long Ball and RBI.

Pat explained that since our players span the ages of 13 to 18 and are all sizes, any and all donations would be welcome.

Later in July he got together with Pat and dropped off what he had gathered so far. Here’s a picture of what he had.

Donated equiptment

Donated equiptment

We are are overwhelmed by his generosity, thoughtfulness and sportsmanship.

Thank you Jackson!

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R.B.I. (Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities)

We are glad to announce that Durham Triple Play Long Ball will be under the umbrella of R.B.I. which is a Major League program. Every player in our program will be an R.B.I. player. Please visit the RBI website to see all the wonderful opportunities they provide.

The staff will be attending training sessions for new participants in March 2014. The good news is we are already operating according to their guidelines, so it will be an easy transition.

What does this mean for you?

We will need a copy of player’s physical (which you should have if he played sports in school, if not please get one from your physician. Copy of birth certificate if we don’t have it and insurance fee of $25 per player which is an R.B.I. requirement. This fee must be paid even if you have your own insurance as it is mandatory secondary insurance that each participant must purchase. You can’t participate in RBI/ Durham Triple Play without this insurance. This is for new and returning players. Please collect this information and put aside for registration 2014 if your son plans to return next year. We will send out email updates and reminders about registration and tryouts once the dates have been set.

In the past we were able to wait for this information, now we have to have it before we can let your son participate in team practices and season games.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email and we look forward to working with you to make this program even better.

Durham Triple Play Staff

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What is the Long Ball Baseball Program?

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Senior Day at the DAP, Wednesday June 28, 2017

2017 Senior Day

LongBall 2016 seniors that still playing and helping coach

Landon Riley, Walter Parham, Maurice Jacobs, Cole Campanile and Kyland Bullock, three LongBall 2016 players that’s eligible to play this year according to Major League Baseball RBI age chart. Kyland Bullock aged out but returned to help coach the Braves team which he played on last year.

This Wednesday June 28, 2017 will be senior day, please bring a friend and help us celebrate our seniors for this year. Help us recognize their hard work. Game at the DAP starts at 6 pm.

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Father’s Weekend Concert

Purchase tickets on-line at:

For more information contact:

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Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics with the Durham Bulls

As part of the Chevy Youth Baseball Program, our local Central Carolina Chevy Dealers are hosting two FREE youth baseball instructional clinics for boys and girls ages 6-14! Instruction will be provided by the Durham Bulls.

Spots are available on a first come, first served basis – register NOW to secure your spot!

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 and Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
409 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

Check-In: 8:00AM
Clinic: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Snacks: 12:00PM

Click here to watch videos to see what clinics are all about!

Online Registration is Easy!

  1. Go to
  2. Click the blue “Register Now” button
  3. Select “Raleigh” in the drop-down menu
  4. Enter the password “playball” (all lowercase, no spaces) and click “Submit
  5. Click “Register Now” for desired session and enter registration information. Click “Add Attendee” on the next screen to add players.
  6. Click the blue “Complete Registration” button at the end of the page to submit your registration!
  7. Don’t forget to download the waiver (from the website OR your confirmation e-mail!). Each child must have a completed waiver to participate!

Upload your best Chevy Baseball moments using the hashtag – #ChevyBaseball – to Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Include your Team/League name, City, State, and don’t forget “#ChevyBaseball!

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Hendrick GM Southpoint is going to bat for Durham Triple Play!

We are pleased to announce that the Long Ball Program – Durham Triple Play Leagues has partnered with Hendrick GM Southpoint through its Chevy Youth Baseball program. This program will provide our league with new equipment, instructional opportunities as well as monetary support.

In 2016, the Chevy Youth Baseball Test Drive Fundraiser is a program by which Hendrick GM Southpoint will provide everything you need on opening day, Thursday June 1st.

Did you know that Chevy stores can service all makes and models?

The Chevy Youth Baseball Test Drive Fundraiser is EASY!

The dealership folks will will have the code and laptops right at the ballpark so you can register right at the game.



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Video: Pat James and Myra Blackwell talk about Fun At Bat

Fun At Bat aims to provide children with a fun and active experience that also reinforces positive characteristics such as teamwork, honesty and responsibility. The program stems from meticulous research on introductory youth sport programs. It is supported by Major League Baseball, USA Baseball and industry professionals.

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Video: Pat James and Coach Frank Jacobs talk about the Long Ball youth baseball program.

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Registration and tryouts all ages, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Registration and tryouts all ages Hillside Park S. Roxboro Street at 11:00 am. Please call your coach if you plan to return this year so he can get a head count. If you will be moving up or want to change teams you will need to attend assessment if you can’t please text Ms. Pat at (919)236-3101 so she can add your name to the list. Registration forms can be found on our website under contact. We will be using the same forms from the 2016 season RBI Player application and RBI medical forms.

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Pitch Hit & Run Event

phrPitch Hit & Run Event

For Girls and Boys 7-14 years old
Sunday May 7, 2017
Durham Athletic Park
500 W. Corporation Street
3:00 pm Registration

You don’t have to be a softball or baseball player to throw a ball, run around the bases and hit off a “T”. The best overall score will advance to the Sectionals in Raleigh with a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to MLB All-Star Week 2017. Girls will use a softball and boys a baseball. All participates will receive a certificate. There are four age groups 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14 which is determined as of July 17, 2017. What better way to introduce the next softball or baseball player than at a professional baseball stadium. Call (919)236-3101 for more information or visit website for other times and locations.

Download the flyer.

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2016 Long Ball Video

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Lisa P Angels 5K Walk/Run

Join us on April 29, 2017 from 8 am to 12 pm.

Download flyer here.

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