The St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association (SLABA) was established in 1987 and began play in 1988. SLABA continues to provide high school players in the St. Louis metro area with a cost-effective, high-level summer baseball experience.
SLABA's founding principles of promoting sportsmanship, fellowship and the development of youth through baseball-related activities year-round continue to serve as the basis of the league today.
Hundreds of former SLABA players have gone on to play in every level of college and pro baseball. Currently, former SLABA players in Major League Baseball include Ross Detwiler, David Freese, Dave Phelps, Max Scherzer and Luke Voit.