Springfield Township Youth Baseball Softball (STYBS) was started in 1959. The first games were played at Gibson Field, which was located on Airport highway next to where Melo Creme Ice Cream is today. At that time about sixty 8 to 14 year old boys participated in recreational baseball. Numerous local merchants and organizations were sponsors of these early teams. In 1968, the league moved over to Club 16 on King Road. The new facility had 2 ball diamonds. The larger diamond offered a chance for the boys and girls to play night games under the lights.
In 1978 volunteers from the area got together and built a new facility on Angola road called Community Homecoming Park. We are improving the park every year. We have 4 lighted and fenced-in ball diamonds for baseball and softball. The league offers a full concession stand where most of the players and parents enjoy their evening dinners during the season. We have added a 3-lane batting cage with pitching machines for both the boys and girls. There is a playground for the younger children to play on and a stocked pond for fishing. We have six soccer fields in front of the park that are used in the early spring and fall. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Today we offer baseball and softball for kids 5 to 18 years of age, and annually we have over 600 kids participating in the league. Our season runs from mid May to early August. Our program is made possible by a great group of men and women who volunteer countless hours, with the support of Springfield Township officials and local merchants, which makes our league second to none.