DAY 9 > Can’t Help Falling In Love With ‘September Madness’


Photos from Day 8 of the 2017 Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament.

It was an exquisite September evening at Christie Pits yesterday as four teams gave it their all in their respective semi-final games in our Mosquito and Peewee divisions.

With two more games completed yesterday, the 2017 edition of the annual Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament continues today with a semi-final elimination game in the Mosquito Division and a championship game in the Bantam Division.

A grand total of 84 tournament games are scheduled to be played within an eleven day span (weather permitting, of course).

The sheer amount of baseball games slated to be played is a baseball lover’s delight. During the weekend portion of the tournament (when forty-seven games were played, it’s was a virtual cornucopia of baseball from dawn to dusk. It’s no wonder that we fondly refer to our annual end of season tournament as ‘September Madness’.

Parents and Players are strongly advised to please check their tournament schedule to see what diamond your game is being played at.

Here are links to the TP House League Baseball  Elimination Round Tournament Schedules for the week of September 11-15:

It is very important that we start all games at the start time listed on the scheduleplease try to be at the diamond at least 30 minutes before the start time to give the coaches a chance to get the line ups organized.

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 our Hotline [(416) 392-1914], Twitter feed [@TPbaseballnews], 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.

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

To access a PDF copy of the tournament rules pertaining to your division, please click on the corresponding link below:

Please click on the following link to access the 2017 TP House League Baseball ‘September Madness’ Tournament Letter.

Finally, although the tournament is a really exciting time of the baseball season, we still expect everyone in their excitement to remember that it’s important to treat everyone… players, coaches, other parents and umpires in a respectful and polite matter. Our umpires, players, and coaches are all doing their best and learning more every game…let’s keep our comments and actions positive and supportive.

There are only 4 games remaining. Jump on board the Shanghai Maglev that is ‘September Madness’ before it’s too late!

If you have any questions, please contact us at