Little LeagueĀ® Baseball Bases

Based on the report from the study conducted by Dr. David Janda, Little LeagueĀ® Baseball has approved the RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BaseĀ® System. International Little LeagueĀ® Baseball Officials have chosen the RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BaseĀ® System for use in the Little LeagueĀ® World Series and all of The Little LeagueĀ® Baseball regional facilities in the United States. "We think they are superior."


Former Little LeagueĀ® Baseball President Dr. Creighton J. Hale, now Senior Advisor
Download 'College and Professional Baseball Base Sliding Injury Study'

ā€œIā€™ve been using the RogersĀ® Breakaway BaseĀ® since 2001 and have not had one injury since they were installed on our fields. Not only does it provide safety to my players, it also allows me to teach them proper sliding techniques without the worry of injury. Iā€™ve been coaching for 23 years and in my opinion, RogersĀ® Breakaway Softball BasesĀ® are the best softball bases on the market ā€“ I endorse them 100%.ā€

Donna Papa ā€“
Head Softball Coach, University of North Carolina

ā€œI have used RogersĀ® Break Away Softball BaseĀ® Systems at both Northwestern University and now at Penn State. My teams have been playing on the RogersĀ® Break Away Softball BaseĀ® for so long that I forget what type of injuries we used to have. I have found them to be very effective at virtually eliminating sliding injuriesā€

Robin Petrini ā€“
Head Softball Coach, The Pennsylvania State University


"...RogersĀ® baseball bases are cost-effective and safer than standard stationary bases. In recreational softball leagues, the use of RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BasesĀ® should be mandatory.

The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 18, No. 6 - @1990 American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
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"... Chairman Brown gave the second award to Roger Hall, president of Rogers Sports Corp. of Elizabethtown, Pa., for his invention of the RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BaseĀ®. As head baseball coach at Elizabethtown College, Hall saw that base-sliding injuries occurred to players at all levels - from Little LeagueĀ® baseball to professional. When he could not interest sporting goods manufacturers in making a safer base, he developed one himself.

CPSC's baseball study found that safety release baseball bases, such as the RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BaseĀ®, could reduce 6,600 base-contact sliding injuries to children occurring in organized play. Currently, Little LeagueĀ® Baseball uses Hall's bases during its Little LeagueĀ® World Series and, for the first time this year, softball played at the Olympics will use these safety bases..."

Consumer Product Safety Commission 

ā€œWe use RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BaseĀ® Systems at the Little LeagueĀ® World Series and our Regional Facilities around the country and continue to be impressed with both the performance and durability of the base.ā€

Nick Caringi ā€“
Senior Assistant Tournament Director, Little LeagueĀ® Baseball and Softball

ā€œI purchased my first set of RogersĀ® Breakaway Baseball BasesĀ® in 1988 and continue to use them to this day. In the past, we had 4 to 5 major base sliding injuries per year but since installing Rogers Breakaway Baseball BaseĀ®, we have had zero, zero - not one injury - as a result of sliding improperly ā€“ since 1988! In my 30 plus years as a player and administrator Iā€™ve seen and played on every type of baseball base including stationary and other so called safety bases. Rogers Breakaway Baseball BaseĀ® is by far the absolute best base and piece of safety equipment to come along ā€“ nothing else comes close. No child or adult should ever play on a field that does not have these baseball bases ā€“ periodā€.

Don Schaffer
Former President, Elizabethtown Menā€™s Softball league 1974 ā€“ 2006

ā€œOur fields have all levels and types of players including Little LeagueĀ® Baseball, girls youth leagues, Co-ed, Fast Pitch, and menā€™s senior leagues, so safety of our players is a big concern. Before installing RogersĀ® Breakaway Baseball BaseĀ®, I used an alternate safety base and was less than pleased with its performance. I began to research alternate safety baseball bases and when I found RogersĀ® Breakaway Baseball BaseĀ®, my decision to purchase was simple. Since using the base, I am convinced without question that it is the safest design of any base and its performance and engineering are clearly the bestā€.  

Bob Bell
President, West Chester Area Sports Association

ā€œWe have been using the RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BaseĀ® System at our Little LeagueĀ® Regional facility in Waco, TX for the last 9 years and continue to be impressed with both the performance and durability of the baseball base. We have found them to be effective at reducing the risk of slikding injuries and highly recommend their use on any baseball field.ā€

Michael J. Witherwax ā€“
Southwest Regional Director, Little LeagueĀ® Baseball and Softball
Little LeagueĀ® World Series Regional Facility

"We have been using your Break Away BaseĀ® [System] for several years now and have been most happy with it. It has all but eliminated the serious leg injuries we use to have with the conventional bases. Besides the safety factor, your base has also proven itself to be extremely durable."

Tony Laws
Superintendent of Recreation - Burlington, NC

"We have had the pleasure now of using your base system for the past two years. Without question, your base system is the best one that I have seen in my 21 years as a college baseball coach. "

Joe Hindelang
Former Head Baseball Coach - Penn State University

ā€œIā€™ve been using RogersĀ® Break Away BaseĀ® since 1988 ā€“ before dis-engageable was a household word. Our Park District fields have extremely heavy use with 55ā€™, 60ā€™, 70ā€™ and 80ā€™ distances and we host all levels of play from youth baseball to adult softball leagues and yet with all this play, we have not had a single injury due to sliding. The anchor system is superior to anything Iā€™ve ever seen and has reduced the amount of maintenance needed to keep our fields operational. As a member of the Chicago 16ā€ Softball Hall of Fame, and having coached in 22 National Championship games in addition to my 37 years in the Park and Recreation Department, I strongly recommend RogersĀ® Break Away BaseĀ® - itā€™s simply superiorā€.

Ronald Kubicki
Executive Director - Hodgkins Park District

ā€œWeā€™ve been using Rogers Break Away Bases for many years now and are extremely satisfied with their performance. Since using the base, we have not experienced any injuries related to base sliding. We are very happy with the product and plan to continue using it for the foreseeable futureā€.

Laura McGirr
Assistant Softball Coach - Georgia State University

ā€œOur Little LeagueĀ® Baseball Regional Facility in San Bernardino, CA has been using the RogersĀ® Break Away Baseball BaseĀ® System for the last 10 plus years. In addition to effectively reducing sliding injuries, RogersĀ® Baseball Bases are durable and long lasting. I highly recommend their use on any baseball field.ā€

Jim Gerstenslager ā€“
Western Regional Director, Little LeagueĀ® Baseball and Softball
Little LeagueĀ® World Series Regional Facility

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