“Serving our youth since 1954”
Mission Statement The goal of Spring-Klein Baseball is to provide a healthy environment for the youth of our community to learn basic baseball skills while learning values such as honesty, integrity and respect to help our players become good citizens. This is achieved when our parents, coaches and league officials work closely together to train our players on traditional baseball skills (hitting, fielding and throwing), as well as by teaching them as a good example of good sportsmanship, by playing by the rules, and by respecting an official’s decision. All coaches, players and parents have the ultimate responsibility for helping SKSA work to achieve that goal.
Youth Baseball League History:
In the summer of 1955, Cruze Reynolds and Elmer Lemm put together a baseball team from the Spring & Klein community to play in the Cypress Fairbanks League. At that time, Spring and Klein consisted mostly of farmers and dairy products, and the area was sparsely populated. It took boys from Spring and Klein to have enough to field a single team, and thus Spring-Klein Baseball was born. Many of the names of our early teams are easily recognizable. They were: Vic Bailey, Jack Dean Bartels, Roy Benignus, Caleb Hassler, Glen Huffsfiedt, Charlie Langston, Mike Langston, Gary Lemm, Jack Reynolds, Buddy Ray Roth, Donald Schindewolf and Perry Schindewolf. The following year, four PeeWee league teams were formed with players from different ages. These games were played behind the Doerre Brothers Store on the corner of Kuykendahl and Spring Cypress. As the league grew, it bought land on Spring Cypress. They built one field the first year, and then added three more fields shortly after. When the fields were finished, the league shot this land to Harris County, which is now Klein Park. Our league has played baseball during many league affiliations over the years from Texas Teenage Baseball to AABC, PONY, USSSA and most recently Nations Baseball. By the late 1970s, the fields in Klein Park had grown. Some Spring-Klein board members took a big personal risk and bought land where our Rothwood facility is today so that Spring-Klein Baseball can continue to grow. With the help of many volunteers, they built four fields without grass, and in the early years, Rothwood was known as “The Dust Bowl”. Thanks to these gentlemen and many who followed, Rothwood now has 13 fields and we are happy to say that they are covered in grass. Spring-Klein Baseball currently has a total of 21 fields (13 at Rothwood, 4 at Klein Park and 4 at Collins). Over the past 52 years, Spring-Klein Baseball registration has grown to just over 3,000 players per year. There is an asphalt path that makes its way around the park to provide easy assessment to any field. Our lighting project was completed in the spring of 2004. This plus our field maintenance program makes our Rothwood complex one of the premier baseball parks in our area. Over the years, Spring-Klein Baseball has become home to many great World Series and Championship teams. We are very proud of our league and all our successes, and we look forward to you and your player adding the good memories as we continue to move our league.