GEORGE M. KHOURY
1900 - 1967
"The Khoury League
Is Interested In
The Child That
Nobody Else Wants"
The George Khoury Association of Baseball Leagues, Inc., as its contribution to the recreational life
of countless communities throughout America and abroad, sponsors many amateur sports programs. Most
prominent among these is Baseball ... our national pastime.
While the information on this site applies primarily to boys' baseball, much of its content also
constitutes a vital part of the Association's guidance for other sports. We hope it will prove
helpful to all who participate in the program; children and adults, participants and administrators.
2014 Rules for Baseball and Softball
Khoury League continues to make refinements to provide a better experience for players, parents,
coaches, and leagues. For 2014, a number of changes have been made to the rules to streamline
league operations and to provide additional flexibility in the creation of schedules.
Download: 2014 Baseball Rules
- 2014 Softball Rules
|2014 Age Division Eligibility
|Sep 1 1998 and Aug 31 1999
||Baseball - Junior
||Softball - Sophomore
|Sep 1 1999 and Aug 31 2000
||Baseball - Juvenile I
||Softball - Chic III
|Sep 1 2000 and Aug 31 2001
||Baseball - Midget II
||Softball - Chic II
|Sep 1 2001 and Aug 31 2002
||Baseball - Midget I
||Softball - Chic I
|Sep 1 2002 and Aug 31 2003
||Baseball - Bantam II
||Softball - Petite II
|Sep 1 2003 and Aug 31 2004
||Baseball - Bantam I
||Softball - Petite I
|Sep 1 2004 and Aug 31 2005
||Baseball - Atom II
||Softball - Pixie II
|Sep 1 2005 and Aug 31 2006
||Baseball - Atom I
||Softball - Pixie I
The KhouryLeague.org website is currently undergoing renovation that will make it easier to use and also
more valuable to players, parents, managers, and league officials. As you visit the site over the next
few weeks and months, you will likely see additional content and functionality. As you do, please
don't hesitate to let us know what you think by sending feedback to
History of the Association
Khoury Association Baseball had its beginning in St. Louis, Missouri in 1936 with two leagues of four
teams each. The first games were played on Mother's Day in honor of Mrs. Khoury, who suggested to her
husband George that he organize a baseball league.
The first Khoury League was started for the benefit of the three young sons of Mr. and Mrs. Khoury, and
for the boys in their neighborhood. Interest rapidly spread and soon George Khoury was operating a
baseball association for players in seven divisions from age seven on up.
The program expanded rapidly after World War II, first to the areas adjacent to St. Louis then to
Illinois, Kentucky, Florida and other states. Organized Khoury Leagues are now active in many states
and several foreign countries.
An important addition to the program came in 1958 when girls softball was included. Some Khoury
Leagues, in addition to baseball and softball also include soccer, basketball, bowling and other sports.