DAY 4 > Paint It ‘September Madness’!


Photos from Day 3 of Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament.

Photos from Day 3 of Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament.

With another five games completed yesterday evening, the Lear jet affectionately dubbed ‘September Madness’ continues to fly along at high altitudes.

Parents and Players are advised that the pictures taken back at our Photo Day Event back in June will be available for pickup this upcoming weekend.

In addition, the Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee has announced that will be a chance on Saturday, September 12 for any House League players who missed our Photo Day Event back in June to have their individual photo taken.

The photographer will be taking pictures from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Christie Pits. If you’re interested, please inquire at the TP Baseball BBQ Zone table and we can direct you to the photographer. Parents and Players are advised that the individual photos taken this weekend will be put together with the according team photo taken back in June and will be available for pick up in a few weeks.

And another friendly reminder to everyone that all of our participating players and coaches will receive a free lunch tomorrow (Saturday, September 12) at Christie Pits. Each player and coach will receive a free lunch consisting of a hot dog (meat or veggie), bag of chips, and a juice box.

Food and drinks will also be available for sale at our TP Baseball BBQ Zone to parents, siblings, friends, and other fans.

Here is the ‘September Madness’ Team Lunch Schedule:

Saturday, September 12

  • 11:00 a.m. > Expos, Giants, Rockies and Peewee Lizzies
  • 11:30 a.m. > Crawfords and Homesteads
  • 12:00 noon > Royals, White Sox, Mariners and Mosquito Lizzies
  • 12:30 p.m. > Pirates, Mets, Reds and Bantam Lizzies
  • 2:00 p.m. > Angels, A’s, Jays and Rays

Upwards of 61 games are scheduled to be played within the next twelve day span of the tournament (weather permitting, of course). With the completion of five more games, there are still 48 left to be played.

The 2015 edition of the Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament continues this evening with four more games in our respective Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam divisions. 

Here are the four games on deck for Friday, September 11:


  • 5:45 p.m. > Mariners Jays  [Christie Diamond 3]
  • 5:45 p.m. > A’s  White Sox  [Christie Diamond 2]


  • 7:45 p.m. > PiratesLizzies  [Christie Diamond 2]


  • 7:00 p.m. > Lizzies @ Reds  [Christie Diamond 1/Dominico Field]

Players, Parents and Coaches are strongly advised to check your tournament schedule carefully for the dates and times of your team’s games. It is very important that we start all games at the start time listed on the schedule…please try to be at the diamond at least 15-30 minutes before the start time to give the coaches a chance to get the line ups organized.

Also, it is really important, given that the sun sets earlier and diamond 3 has no lights, and that we have a second game scheduled on diamond 2 each night, that players and coaches are ready to go at the time indicated on the schedule. Games scheduled for 5:45 p.m. will have to start at 5:45 p.m. regardless of how many players are present.

Because we really want to wrap up the tournament by the end of the second full week of September, we will play in conditions of light rain that might have caused us to cancel regular season games. So don’t assume a game is cancelled because of rain. On days of questionable weather, Players and Parents are strongly advised to check the our Twitter feed, the Hotline [(416) 392-1914], or website if the weather is suspect for updates on the status of their games. Updates will be posted 45-60 minutes prior to the official game time.

The annual tournament to wrap up the season is baseball lover’s delight with a cornucopia of games from four age divisions being played over four diamonds at Christie Pits and Bickford Park.

Updated scores and standings will be posted on our website after the conclusion of play each and every night. Game Reports (when available) will be posted the next day.

Additionally, people can also keep up to date with all the scores and important news via our Twitter feed @TPbaseballnews during the tournament. One can also keep up with the scores and standings at the park by viewing our information bulletin board at Christie Pits during the week.

And on the busy weekend of the tourney when 34 games are scheduled to be played, Parents and Players can keep tabs on the tournament by visiting the TP Tournament Scoreboard at the park for the latest updated scores and standings.

There are only 48 games remaining in the love train that is ‘September Madness’. Jump on board the locomotive before you miss the ride of a lifetime.

Here are the TP House League Baseball Tournament Schedules in PDF format:

Parents, Players and Coaches in our participating divisions are strongly advised to read the TP Tournament Rules that are applicable to them so everyone is cognizant of the rules governing ‘September Madness’.

Please click on the following link to access the 2015 TP Baseball Mosquito and Peewee Division Tournament Rules.

Please click on the following link to access the 2015 TP Baseball Bantam and Midget Division Tournament Rules.

Please click on the following link to access the 2015 TP Baseball ‘September Madness’ Tournament Letter.

If you have any questions, please contact us at