ABOUT BANGERS BASEBALL
MILWAUKEE'S ORIGINAL SANDLOT BASEBALL TEAM
WE'RE PLAYING FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME AND OUR COMMUNITY.
The Milwaukee Bangers were established in 2021 as Milwaukee Sandlot Baseball. Originally established as a pickup baseball league, we set out with the mission of making baseball accessible to adults of every age and skill level. Our members quickly realized that we were stronger as a team of committed ballplayers rather than a group constantly seeking new players to throw together games on the weekends.
In 2022, we rebranded as the Milwaukee Bangers. Our name pays tribute to the grit and resilience of Milwaukee's 1982 World Series team, Harvey's Wallbangers. Despite this change, our mission remains the same: To play casual, competitive baseball in a high-quality, organized environment while making a positive impact on our community.
Players on our roster are given the opportunity to play in local head-to-head matchups and travel the United States to play baseball in sandlot-style events and tournaments. To ensure that we remain true to our roots, we also host pickup baseball games throughout the year that are open for public participation.
Our passion for America's Pastime equals our desire to make our city a better place to live. We provide our players with the chance to make new friends, raise money for charitable causes, reconnect with the game they love, and stay active in the Milwaukee community simply by playing baseball.
Our roster is constructed of talented ballplayers who display the same tenacious traits as Harvey's Wallbangers. There is no specific baseball background required to play. All we're looking for is good people who consistently show up to our games and demonstrate a strong desire to help improve our club. If you're interested in playing with us, please fill out our Player Interest Card located under the "Join" tab.
Milwaukee Bangers players on the road in Nashville, TN
"The focus was having fun. Everybody gets their chance to play. We need everybody. No one's greater than anyone else. Let's go out and play the game of baseball."
-Former Pitcher Jerry Augustine speaking about Harvey's Wallbangers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS MILWAUKEE BANGERS BASEBALL?
We're a club of people who are passionate about baseball. We play recreationally for the love of the game and our community.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN YOUR EVENTS?
Games are for anyone age 18 and older. Our Bangers roster is invite-only and reserved for players who have shown a strong willingness to help our club succeed.
IF YOUR ROSTER IS FULL, ARE THERE OTHER TEAMS I CAN JOIN?
Yes! Please submit our Player Interest Card and we will connect you with another sandlot club or help you start your own.
DO I NEED MY OWN EQUIPMENT?
Yes. We have limited equipment to share. Please supply and use your own equipment including bats, helmets, and gloves.
DO I NEED A UNIFORM?
Players will be provided with a custom jersey once added to the roster. You do not need to wear a jersey if you are playing in a pickup game.
WHAT KIND OF BAT CAN I USE?
Only wood bats and composite wood bats are allowed. These bats are expensive and we don't want you breaking someone else's - due to this, we require that you bring your own piece of lumber.
DOES IT COST ANYTHING TO PLAY?
Club dues are required to secure a roster spot and must be paid before playing. Local games typically cost $5 to play; travel games are optional and these costs vary.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO REGISTER BY?
Players can submit a Player Interest Card for the Bangers at any point during the year. No registration is required to play in a pickup game.
CAN I SPONSOR YOUR CLUB?
Yes! Please send an email to email@example.com if you're interested in becoming a sponsor.