Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)

2015 Jr. RBI Classic - July 9-13


Major League Baseball will host the seventh annual Jr. RBI Classic during All-Star Week 2015 in Cincinnati, OH. Eight baseball and four softball teams comprised of youth ages 11-12 will participate in a friendly tournament. Jr. RBI, playing divisions for players' ages 5-12, is the feeder program for the 13-18 year baseball and softball divisions of RBI.

RBI will give hundreds of young baseball and softball players from around the United States an opportunity to participate in several 2015 MLB All-Star Week events like MLB All-Star FanFest, FanFest Legends Clinics, Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, XM All-Star Futures Game, Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, Home Run Derby, and a skills clinic by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

Playing Fields and Schedule

Jr. RBI Classic Opening Ceremonies will be held at the P&G Cincinnati Urban Youth Academy on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm.

Baseball Fields

P&G Cincinnati Urban Youth Academy (Fields #2 & #3)
2026 E. Seymour Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45232

Hirsch Field (Fields #1 & #2)
3630 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Brandon Philips Field
3630 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Softball Fields

P&G Cincinnati Urban Youth Academy Softball Field
2026 E. Seymour Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45232

2nd Location TBD

Lodging and meals will be provided at Xavier University.

Cities (and RBI Leagues) Represented in 2015

  • Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Reds RBI) - Baseball & Softball
  • Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland Baseball Federation RBI) - Softball
  • Columbus, Ohio (Driving Park Youth Baseball RBI) - Baseball
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (Play Ball Indiana RBI) - Softball
  • Louisville, Kentucky (City of Louisville RBI) - Baseball
  • Macon, Georgia (Macon RBI) - Baseball
  • Montgomery, Alabama (River Region RBI) - Softball
  • Nashville, Tennessee (Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee RBI) - Baseball
  • Paterson, New Jersey (Paterson RBI) - Baseball
  • San Francisco, California (San Francisco Jr. Giants RBI) - Baseball
  • Shreveport, Louisiana (City of Shreveport RBI) - Baseball

Jr. RBI and RBI Information, History and Impact

In 2010 Jr. RBI was launched, designed to create new playing divisions that provide baseball and softball opportunities for children ages 5-12 that also serve as a feeder to the current RBI 13-18 baseball and softball divisions. The RBI program is designed to provide opportunities to play baseball and softball, teach the value of teamwork, and encourage academic success. RBI enters its 27th year of play in 2015. From its inception in 1989 through the 2015 season, RBI has grown from a local program for boys in South Central Los Angeles to an international campaign encompassing more than 200 cities and as many as 200,000 male and female participants a year.