Passion for baseball continues to grow in Dallas. People who wonder how the Rangers can consistently draw almost 3 million fans each year don’t understand how deep the baseball roots grow in this area. There are currently four different leagues (not counting church leagues) catering to youth baseball, and these leagues have more than 900 teams with almost 11,000 players. That’s just baseball; throw in softball and the number is much bigger. The highest level is Boys Baseball, Inc., known as BBI, followed by Chamber Baseball, Inc. based in North Dallas, followed by Spring Valley and then YMCA leagues. All these teams need places to play, and practice, which is why there it’s hard to find an empty baseball diamond anywhere, at least until all the season-ending tournaments wrap up by July 4th.