Supersquad – A History
In October 1982 the West Australian Baseball League opened Parry Field for games. In January 1983 the West Australian Baseball League advised Mr. Graham Johnson the President of the Tee-Ball Association of Western Australia that there was to be Country of Origin Baseball Game between United States baseballers playing in Western Australia and Australian baseballers playing in Western Australia on the 3rd April 1983 at Parry Field. They asked if it would be possible to have a tee-ball game prior to this game as a promotion of tee-ball and baseball in Western Australia.
The Tee-Ball Association of Western Australia agreed to this and other games and decided that this would be an excellent opportunity to show off top tee-ball not only to the public but to their sponsor the Perth Building Society. So it was decided not to get two teams from one of the clubs but to arrange for the top players from the State Championships to make up the teams. The method of selecting the players was that 3 boys from each of the division A teams, 2 boys from each of the division B teams and 1 boy from each of the division C teams in the under 11 State Championships be selected to make up the 24 players
The teams were called the PBS “Cashcards” and the PBS “Squirrels” and played 6 fantastic games that season at Parry Field in front of large crowds and the representatives of the Perth Building Society who were suitably accommodated and refreshed in the Presidents Room at Parry Field courtesy of the West Australian Baseball League.
This was the start of the Supersquad now promoting tee-ball in Western Australia. Although Parry Field is no longer there and the West Australian Baseball League has been replaced by Baseball WA the Super Squad has changed very little apart from the introduction of girls to its ranks in 1991 and the changes to the selection criteria by each club nominating their most outstanding player.