Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Empire Professional Baseball League?

The Empire Professional Baseball League, formerly The North Country Baseball League, is a player development focused league, seeking to assist young players in their efforts to move on to higher levels of independent baseball and affiliated clubs.

2. What is the level of play in The Empire League?

The level of play is between Rookie- High A.

3.  How many teams are playing in 2016 and where are located?
In 2016, The Empire League will field four teams based in Old Orchard Beach Maine, Watertown, New York, Albany, New York and Rome, New York.

4.  How many games will the teams play?
The Empire League will play a sixty (60) game season in 2016.  Opening Day will be on June 1 with the regular season ending on August 4.  A five game championship series will be played between the league’s first half and second half champions to determine The Empire League’s champion

5.  What is the average salary?
Players will be paid between $350-$450 per month.

6. How many players will be on each team?
Each team will carry between 20-24 players on its roster.

7. Will there be tryouts for The Empire League?
Tryout dates and locations will be announced shortly.

8.  How does a player become a part of the Empire League’s database?
Players should log on to and fill out the player information form on the league homepage.

9. When is the league spring training? 
The league will hold its spring training from May 22-28, 2016 at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown, DE

10. Will there be an Empire League All-Star Game?
The Empire League All-Star Festival will be held on July 9-10, 2016 at The Ballpark at Old Orchard Beach.