Pee Wee Reese

The Washington State Select Baseball League (WSSBL) introduced the 12’s Pee Wee Reese Division in 2007. The Pee Wee Reese program, a member of the National program, American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) was then and now the only 12 year old Select program in the state with a National affiliation. That original season, there were a total of 6 teams. The teams played each other several times during that first season.

The state championship tournament included all 6 teams and the winner of that tournament went on to participate in the AABC Pee Wee Reese Regional tournament in Idaho. The winner went on to the Pee Wee Reese World Series in Puerto Rico. The following season, WSSBL and the Pee Wee Reese Division had a total of 7 teams. 12 year old Select baseball was on its way. Each year WSSBL offers the Pee Wee Reese Division for 12 and under teams. It is a great starting point for Select Baseball and graduating into the older groups such as Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle and eventually Connie Mack.

The Pee Wee Reese State Tournament, at the end of the season, is played and the winner goes on to the Regional tournament. There are many goals for these great WSSBL Pee Wee Reese players …… to name a few, some of the expectations are to graduate into the 13’s Sandy Koufax Division and to be ready for Junior and Senior High School baseball. The competition in Pee Wee Reese is great with emphasis on teaching and learning the game of baseball. Fantastic coaching as well as great management of teams. Most teams play in several tournaments during the course of the season. Going on to post season play, in a World Series or National Tournament is what most of the teams strive for.

The commitment made from the coaches, parents and players to the team they are involved with is much more than simply playing the game of baseball. Loyalty, work ethics, sportsmanship, and many other facets of life make up WSSBL 12’s Pee Wee Reese teams.