Adult Baseball

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Knoxville's adult baseball league was renamed after local professional player, Ed Bailey.  The Ed Bailey League begins the day after Memorial Day and continues until late July or early August.  The wood bat league features a variety of players, such as current and former high school and collegiate players as well as some players with some professional experience. The league is played at Ridley-Helton Field (formerly Bill Meyer Stadium and former home of the Tennessee Smokies until 2000).

Interested in playing but don't have a team?  Contact us!
Please contact Nathan Nease at 865-215-1718 or to add your name to the Free Agent List.  Please provide contact information, previous playing experience, positions played, etc. 

2018 Ed Bailey League Details
Games Begin:
Tuesday, May 29th
Game Locations: Ridley-Helton Field & West High School Field
Team Entry Fee: $980
Games played Monday - Thursday nights at 6:00pm and 8:10pm.

2017 Ed Bailey League Details
Games Begin: 
Tuesday, May 30th
Game Locations:  Ridley-Helton Field & West HS Field
League Tournament: Begins July 26th
Games played Monday - Thursday nights at 6 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.
League Schedule [PDF] | League Standings [PDF] | League Tournament [PDF]League Rules [PDF] | Team Roster Form [PDF]

Ed Bailey League Past Season Archives [PDF]

Learn more about the league and the historic playing area
Who is Ed Bailey? [PDF]
Bill Meyer Stadium renovated and renamed Ridley-Helton Field (May 2011) [PDF]
Pictures of Bill Meyer Stadium / Ridley-Helton Field [PDF]
Bill Meyer Stadium Memorial Plaque [PDF]
Neal Ridley / Todd Helton Memorial Plaque [PDF]