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William S Hart Baseball and Softball

William S Hart Baseball and Softball


 • 501c3 Non-Profit.

• Established in 1954.

• Our baseball league is affiliated with Pony Baseball & USSSA and our Softball league is registered with USA Softball.

• 100% run and operated by volunteers.

• Hart serves all of the Santa Clarita Valley, including but not limited too, Newhall, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Canyon Country, City of Santa Clarita, Castaic, Acton, Agua Dulce, and surrounding areas.

• With 10 fully usable fields, including (7) baseball & (3) softball fields, along with 8 state of the art batting cages.  Each field is equipped with multi HD streaming camera systems so fans can live stream any game, at any time, anywhere in the world.  Every field also has lights giving us the ability to schedule nearly 200 events per week (Games & Practices).

• WM. S. Hart Baseball & Softball registers nearly 4000 boys & girls (ages 4 to 18 years of age) every year.

• Hart is known around the country as one of the largest youth baseball & softball leagues in the nation.  Winning several National titles at all levels of both baseball & softball.  We are also known locally as having the best chili cheese fries this side of the Mississippi!  Our Canteen & Office Building was built in 2013.

• We are most proud of having produced many Major Leaguers, including Bob Walk, James Shields, Trevor Bauer, Trevor Brown, Greg Garrett, Tyler Glasnow, Andrew Lorraine, Kevin Millar, Mike Montgomery, Tommy Milone, Jerry Owens, Steve Susdorf, Chris Valaika, Pat Valaika, Todd Zeile, Christian Lopes, Hunter Greene, Jake Bird, and more. 

Basic Complex Rules
• No Alcohol of any kind is allowed on the complex, or in the parking lot.
• No Pets allowed - except for legal service animals.  
• Smoking and tobacco products are only allowed in the designated areas.
• No riding of wheeled toys, such as bikes, skateboards, scooters, or rollerblades on the complex.
• Kids may play handball and other games where designated for those games.

Our History

Wm. S. Hart Baseball and Softball has a long history in the Santa Clarita Valley: in fact, several fathers of our present players once played baseball at Wm. S. Hart when they were youngsters. The organization was formed in 1955 as Wm. S. Hart Little League - named, of course, after the famous star of silent movies that made his home in Newhall. The original league consisted of just four teams and was located east of the rail- road tracks across from the Saugus Cafe. This facility consisted of just one baseball field and the league remained until 1960. 

Wm. S. Hart then moved to a new location, which today would be just south of Valencia Blvd., near the old Mann 10 Theaters, now Church on the Way. This facility consisted of two baseball diamonds, called "Major" and "Minor", and sometime during the mid-1960's lights were installed on the Major field. The league was there until 1968 when the building of Valencia Boulevard (which cut right through the facility) caused Wm. S. Hart to move again, to our present location on land owned by Newhall Land and Farming. A great deal of volunteer work and money has been expended over the years to transform this vacant land into the beautiful baseball and softball complex that we have today. 

In 1970, Wm. S. Hart changed its affiliation from Little League to Pony Baseball, Inc. At that time our organization consisted of two Bronco Leagues (American and National) with a total of fifteen (15) teams, and one four-team Pony League. It is interesting to note that among the original team names were the "Senators" and "Solons". 

As the Santa Clarita Valley grew during the 1970's, so did Wm. S. Hart Baseball, reaching 48 teams by 1975. The Girl's ASA Softball program was added in 1984. In 1989, there were 129 baseball and softball teams with nearly 1500 boys and girls playing on six (6) diamonds - quite a change from our modest beginnings in 1955. 

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