The year was 1952 and Mason’s very first baseball team included 10, 11, and 12 year old boys. Lions Club sponsored this 1952 team, who ended their season at the top of their division, above teams from San Saba, Llano, and Fredericksburg. In 1952 the community of Mason was extraordinarily supportive of their youth baseball program, and the community support continues today. Many of the boys who played on this first team are living in Mason today, and remain some of Mason Youth Baseball’s strongest supporters. Look for the men who made up this 1952 baseball team, at the front of the parade on Saturday, April 14, as MYB officially begins its 2012 baseball/ softball season. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Mason Bottling Company and proceed around the square, ending at Mason City Park’s baseball fields.
Opening ceremonies will immediately follow, and the first softball and baseball games will begin at 10:30 am. A Bar-B-Q lunch with all the sides and a drink will begin at 11:00 for $8.00 a plate. The annual carnival will have some new games this year, with something for all ages! This year, MYB has extended its program to include 3 year olds, who will play Jr. Ball games. There will be t-ball games featuring Mason’s 5-6 year olds, as well as softball and baseball games played by boys and girls ages 7-14 years.
Also this year, teams from Brady and San Saba will join the friendly competition of Opening Day. With more kids involved from our community than ever before, the 2012 Mason Youth Baseball and Softball season promises to be our best season ever! Come out and support our kids and join the celebration!