The Sydney Blue Sox were founded in 2010 as an inaugural member of the Australian Baseball League (ABL).
Sydney is one of eight teams in the ABL, with six from the mainland states of Australia. There is a team from New Zealand and Geelong, Victoria hosts a primarily Korean Club.
Sydney represents the state of New South Wales in baseball at a professional level, continuing on a proud history of clubs striving to win the prestigious and historic Claxton Shield. Previously, the state has been represented by such clubs as the New South Wales Patriots, Sydney Blues, Sydney Wave, Sydney Metros, Sydney Patriots and the Hunter Eagles at a National League level.
After being playoff bound in the 2018/19 season, the Blue Sox fell short of our playoff ambitions in the 19/20 season. The club did boast four former Major League Baseballers last year in Chris Oxspring (San Diego Padres), Andy Burns (Toronto Blue Jays), Gift Ngoepe (Toronto Blue Jays) and Matt Marksberry (Atlanta Braves).
The Sydney Blue Sox have a proclaimed home ballpark at Blacktown International Sports Park located in the Western Sydney suburb of Rooty Hill. This magnificent facility was an Olympic host in the year 2000 and consists of one main diamond with 1,200 capacity grandstand and first class amenities as well as two secondary diamonds.
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While undoubtedly Rhys Hoskins would be the most famous player to don a Blue Sox jersey the club has boasted over a dozen other big league players in it’s short history, this includes internationals Tyler Collins, Keon Broxton, Jacon May, Adan Engel, Andy Burns, Gift Ngoepe and Matt Marksberry, as well as Australian’s Brad Thomas, Rich Thompson, Trent Oeltjen and Chris Oxspring.
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The state’s proud history additionally fostered players such as Craig Shipley, Damien Moss, Grant Balfour, John Stephens, and Glen Williams into the big leagues.
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Blue Sox Stadium @ Blacktown International Sportspark (Gate A), 81 – 131 Eastern Road, Rooty Hill NSW 2766
Office Number: (02) 9677 0914
Shane Barclay | Baseball General Manager
Any career, internship or volunteer opportunities that are currently available are listed here.
INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERS
The Sydney Blue Sox recognises that the success of our gamedays greatly depends on the experience and enthusiasm of our volunteers. The Blue Sox are seeking Gameday Volunteers for our 2020/21 baseball season from November 2020 to February 2021 to assist in various roles including entertainment , operations, bar & food Outlets, Team Store (Merchandise Sales), Ushers, Box Office & Front Gate team and Communications.
We also host a number of internships throughout the year and in particular during the season. Internships are available in a variety of areas from Sports Management to Event Management, Communications, Marketing & PR, Graphic Design to Hospitality and Promotions. Whether you need an internship for course credit, or you are looking for some additional industry experience to boost your resume and job prospects – there just might be a great opportunity to learn with the Blue Sox team.
Please fill out the online application to join us for an exciting season of Blue Sox baseball!
WELCOME TO BLUE SOX STADIUM!
We hope you’ll enjoy your visit to our magnificent stadium and would like to advise of some important conditions so that all spectators can enjoy the event in comfort and safety. Please note any breach of these conditions may result in ejection from the stadium. Please read the full conditions of entry here.
The baseball gods and Mother Nature do not always smile on us on game day. If you hold tickets for a game that looks like it might be affected by rain, then check out our wet weather policy to learn more about what to expect.
We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and partner organisations who help us deliver the best quality baseball experience possible for our players and fans. Please, support the wonderful businesses and organisations that support your team! Check out the list of our awesome partners here.
We love showing corporate guests (and all our fans) a good time at the ballpark! If you are interested in an outing at the Sydney Blue Sox, contact Krissie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
There are a variety of different opportunities for small and large businesses to partner with the Sydney Blue Sox. If you would like to partner with us, check out some of the new opportunities available.
We host baseball clinics every school holidays and participate in other community events during the year.
Our October school holiday clinics were a smash – everyone looks great in their Jack Murphy tees too!
We are currently planning some specialised baseball clinics for the next holidays. Stay tuned for more information!
We love visits from baseball players, teams and clubs! Check out some of the special offers that we have available for baseball players here.
We are proud to support many local baseball clubs, schools and charities.
Any requests for donations need to be on the relevant group letterhead and emailed to email@example.com. Most donations come in the form of game day tickets, but are treated on a case by case basis.
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