Youth baseball began in Altamonte Springs in the early 1970s in association with Little League Baseball. The first fields were constructed at Eastmonte Park servicing thousands of kids in the Seminole County area. 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 and began playing Babe Ruth Baseball. The program continued to accommodate thousands of children and was highlighted in 1997 as host of the Bambino Babe Ruth World Series featuring a team from Altamonte Springs. In 2002, Altamonte Springs was also represented in the 10 & under World Series in Bakersfield California.
Today the Altamonte Springs Babe Ruth Baseball program is now known as the Altamonte Baseball Academy, aka the ABA, whose focus is the attention to fundamentals and the core principles of hard work. 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 includes Spring and Fall league play, instructional camps, private lessons and tournaments. The ABA operates out of the newly renovated state-of-the-art Eastmonte Park which includes six baseball fields, (five of which are lighted and three of which feature synthetic turf) and a full service practice facility which includes practice infields, pitching lanes, batting cages and soft toss areas.