PONY Baseball and Softball

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PONY Baseball and Softball is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Washington, Pennsylvania. Started in 1951,[1] PONY organizes youth baseball and softball leagues and tournaments, as over 500,000 players annually play PONY in over 4,000 leagues throughout the United States and over 40 countries world-wide. The televised Pony League World Series held annually in August at Washington's Lew Hays Pony Field attracts teenage teams from around the world.[2] Membership is open to children and young adults from age 4 to 23 and the leagues are organized in two-year age brackets with "an-under" programs.[3]

Origin of name[edit]

Children at the Washington, Pennsylvania YMCA named the organization PONY, which stood for "Protect Our Neighborhood Youth." This later became "Protect Our Nation's Youth." [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About PONY Baseball and Softball. PONY official website. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  2. ^ Crawley, Dave. "Teens Flock To Play Ball In Pony League World Series (August 5, 2016)". KDKA-TV. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b PONY FAQ. PONY Baseball/Softball, Inc. Retrieved 2011-08-13.


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