Established in 1953, Jack Barry Little League is the Little League Baseball & Softball home for many families in Worcester's Grafton Hill and East Side neighborhoods. From our start as a Little League baseball program for 11 and 12 year-old boys in the 1950's, our program has expanded over the years to include softball and tee-ball. We now offer programs for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 in our Little League program, with extended opportunites for older players in our Intermediate and Senior divisions. In addition to our traditional spring season for all divisions, we offer a fall program at the Major and Minor league levels. Jack Barry Softball is also the softball home for neighboring leagues including the former Tom Ash LL district (now part of Lou Gehrig LL), Joe DiMaggio LL and Connie Mack LL, as these leagues do not offer softball.
Harrington Field, at the corner of Harrington Way and Franklin Street, is the home of Jack Barry Little League. Our facility offers three fields, Little League, Softball and Tee-Ball, along with a two-tunnel batting cage and concession stand.
Our Baseball district includes the area south of Belmont Street and east of Plantation Street & Grafton Street to Lake Quinsigamond and the city line with Millbury and Shrewsbury. Our Softball district extends north into the south end of Greendale, down Park Avenue to Elm Park and east of Providence Street and Granite Street. Any player residing in OR attending a school located within our district is eligible to play at Jack Barry (boundaries a sport-specific - softball boundaries cannot be applied to a baseball player).
Jack Barry Little League is a member of Little League Baseball & Softball and competes in Massachusetts District 4. MA District 4 is comprised of 9 Worcester Little Leagues along with surrounding towns of Holden, Paxton, Rutland, Boylston, West Boylston, Sterling, Princeton, Clinton and Berlin. Little League Baseball & Softball is the largest and most respected youth sports organization in the world, comprised of over 8,000 teams in all U.S. states and over 80 countries worldwide.
Our regular season teams compete in our home league against other Jack Barry teams, along with interleague games against our neighboring leagues. District All-Star teams in both baseball and softball compete against other District 4 teams on the road to the International Little League tournaments.
In keeping with Little League's philosophy, Jack Barry Little League will not deny enrollment to any player due to financial means. We offer full and partial financial aid to players and families needing assistance. In addition, we cap our per-family financial commitment for families with multiple children enrolled in our programs.