SFFD Local 798

SFFD Station 33

Based in SF Bay Area, Ca
Founded in 2016
Player Ages: 16 & up
Founder: Mark Langhorne
San Francisco Firefighter

The Bay Area Grays is a youth baseball team dedicated to honoring the historic Negro Leagues and encouraging Black and Brown youth to excel on and off the field. This goal is achieved by providing an opportunity for Black and Brown tournament baseball players (and their families) to compete together on one team. Grays players and families develop strong bonds and build a critical social network as the players enter high school - the next phase of their academic and athletic careers.

The development of our team was influenced by the many Black and Brown youth baseball players who often experience being one of the only non-White players on their high school and tournament teams. In 2016, our families agreed to make a special effort to come together and play on one team for Black History Month to honor the legacy of historic Black and Brown baseball players.


Since the team’s inception, the Grays have played in thirty-five tournaments. We have played in 20 championship games and took first place 13 times. The team has received quite a bit of positive feedback and families have expressed sentiments such as, “my son loves playing for the Grays,” and, “my son says he feels so relaxed and comfortable on this team.” In the sport of baseball, where there are declining numbers of Black players at all levels and into the major leagues, this team provides a unique and special opportunity for the players to stay optimistic about the possibility of a future in the sport while they showcase their many talents.


May 26, 2019

Vallejo Senior Babe Ruth

Wilson Park

10am and 1pm Double-Header takes place at Wilson Park on 5/26

Game Fees- 25.00 per player

Jun 01, 2019

Battle of the Bay

This two-day wood bat 18U tournament takes place from 6/1-6/2 in Modesto at area high school Fields

Tournament Fees- 65.00 per player

Jun 13, 2019

The All Prospect Elite All Scout Tournament

University of San Francisco

This four-day wood bat 18U tournament takes place from 6/13-6/16 in San Francisco at USF

Tournament Fees- 90.00 per player

Jun 30, 2019



Jul 03, 2019

Alameda Senior Babe Ruth

College of Alameda

5pm  game takes place at College of Alameda on 7/3

Game Fees- 25.00 per player

Jul 07, 2019

Alameda Senior Babe Ruth

College of Alameda

11am and 2pm Double-Header takes place at College of Alameda on 7/7

Game Fees- 25.00 per player

Jul 13, 2019

Under Armour State Championships

This two-day wood bat 18U tournament takes place from 7/13-7/14 at Bear Creek High School in Stockton Ca. 

Tournament Fees- 65.00 per player

Jul 20, 2019

Moonshot Classic

This two-day 18U wood bat tournament takes place from 7/20-7/21 in the Stockton Ca. Area

Tournament Fees- 65.00 per player

Jul 24, 2019

USSSA World Series

This four-day 16U tournament takes place from 7/24-7/28 in the San Diego Ca. Area

Tournament Fees- 130.00 per player

Oct 25, 2019

Desert Fall Classic

This three-day 18U tournament takes place from 10/25-10/27 in the Las Vegas, NV area.

Tournament Fees- 85.00 per player

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The team has relied entirely on personal funds from the founder and the Gray's families. Although the team has enjoyed some success, relying on personal funds is limiting. Paying for tournament fees, uniforms, and other necessary equipment can be a challenge for some players’ families; we never want finances to be a barrier to player participation.  Additionally, as we expand our efforts to support more players and attend a couple SoCal tournaments, we are asking for help.


Please consider making a donation so that all players can participate regardless of financial status. Your donation will help pay for the summer season tournament fees, uniforms, team equipment and travel expenses.


All donations are welcomed and Tax deductible. Thank you in advance for helping us with our continued success!


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 Bay Area Grays

100 Trestle Cove

Hercules, CA 94547




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