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126 Chemawa Rd N
Keizer, Oregon 97303
(503) 602-9074

In the heart of the Mid-Willamette Valley in Keizer, Oregon, a new era in baseball is unfolding with the Maverick’s Independent Baseball League. Baron Robison, the Marketing and Promotions Executive for the league, offers insights into how this league is reshaping the landscape of baseball in the region.

Reviving Independence

The Maverick’s League represents a departure from traditional minor league affiliations, embracing independence as a hallmark of its identity. With roots tracing back to the Salem Senators of the 1940s and inspired by the Portland Mavericks of the ’70s, the league aims to preserve the spirit of grassroots baseball.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium - New Turf Field - Home of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - part of the Maverick's League

Robison sheds light on the league’s journey from minor league affiliations to independence. Amidst changes in baseball economics, the Maverick’s League stood resilient, carving a path forward when faced with the prospect of losing their affiliation. Their response? Creating an independent league and reclaiming the spirit of baseball for the local community.

Community Engagement

At the core of the Maverick’s League mission is community engagement. Robison emphasizes the league’s efforts to re-educate the public and change perceptions. With a schedule packed with nine games weekly and innovative promotional events, the Mavericks seek to reignite the passion for baseball in Keizer, Salem, and the surrounding area.

Player Focus

The Maverick’s League isn’t  just about playing baseball; they’re about fostering talent and dreams. Robison highlights the league’s role in providing a platform for aspiring players, both local and international, to showcase their skills. With a focus on talent development, the League is a gateway for players aspiring to reach the big leagues.

Diverse Offerings & Future Vision

Beyond baseball, the Maverick’s League offers a diverse range of experiences. From themed nights celebrating service clubs and first responders to charity softball games, the league is a hub of entertainment and camaraderie. The recent addition of astroturf transforms the stadium into a multi-use facility, paving the way for concerts and events beyond baseball.

Looking ahead, Robison shares the league’s vision for growth and innovation. From hosting concerts to themed events like the upcoming zombie apocalypse, the Mavericks are redefining what it means to be a baseball league. With a focus on inclusivity, community involvement, and player development, the Mavericks Independent Baseball League is poised to become a beacon of baseball culture in the Pacific Northwest.

Get Involved

Robison invites the community to join the Mavericks’ journey. Whether through hosting players, attending games, or participating in themed events, there’s something for everyone to be part of this baseball revival. For those interested in becoming host families or sponsoring games, the Mavericks offer unique opportunities to engage with the league and support its mission.

In summary, the Mavericks Independent Baseball League represents more than just a baseball league; it’s a revival of baseball culture in Oregon and the Mid-Willamette Valley.  With a commitment to independence, community engagement, and innovation, the Maverick’s League is poised to leave a lasting impact on the local sports landscape and on family fun and entertainment in our region.

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