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The Base

The BASE combines exceptional baseball and softball training and competition with academic and career resources to empower student athletes to achieve their full potential both on and off the field.

Founded in 2013 by Robert Lewis, Jr., The BASE builds on 30+ years of learning through the Boston Astros baseball program, which Mr. Lewis began in Boston’s Villa Victoria public housing in the 1970s. The BASE extends the Astros’ culture and builds upon the strong foundation of success.

The BASE engages and supports a growing network of youth baseball coaches, including many BASE/Astros alumni, and has built strong relationships with diverse leaders & institutions who are committed to changing minds, lives and the status quo – from the public, private & nonprofit sectors, in higher education, from the community & beyond.

Since inception, BASE Boston teams have traveled to Chicago each summer to play local teams on the West Side and South Side, and local Chicago teams have traveled to Boston to play in the annual Boston Urban Baseball Classic. Building on strong and committed relationships forged over these years of partnership, The BASE is excited to launch The BASE Chicago in 2018.