Youth baseball began in Altamonte Springs in the early 1970s in association with Little League Baseball. The first fields were constructed at Eastmonte Park providing thousands of kids in the Seminole County area a place to play baseball. The program grew with great success appearing in the Little League World Series in 1983, 1984, 1988 and 1989.
In 1994, the program changed affiliations to Babe Ruth Baseball. The program continued to accommodate thousands of children and hosted the Bambino Babe Ruth World Series in 1997 featuring a team from Altamonte Springs. In 2002, Altamonte Springs was also represented in the 10 & under World Series in Bakersfield, California.
Today, Altamonte Springs Babe Ruth Baseball is part of the Altamonte Baseball Academy (ABA), where attention to fundamentals and fine tuning are the core principles. The ABA combines expert instruction and innovative training programs with the goal to motivate and inspire young athletes.
The ABA provides a year-round, quality baseball program that operates out of the newly renovated state-of-the-art Eastmonte Park, which includes six baseball fields (five of which are lighted and three feature synthetic turf) and a full-service practice facility, which includes practice infields, pitching lanes, batting cages and soft toss areas.