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Major Milestones & Significant Events in the Pirates Baseball Club's History

Year Milestones/Significant Events
1988 Inception as the “Parklea Pirates” (seniors team): founded by Howard Ryan
1991 Allocated Corbin Reserve and formed the Quakers Hill Pirates Baseball Club
1995 Incorporated as the Quakers Hill Pirates Baseball Club
1996 Hosted the Korean Friendship Series at Corbin Reserve (a 4 team comp including Kyungsan High School, Korean Golden Eagles, Cumberland Allstars and the Pirates….the Pirates won)
1999 Howie Ryan departs the Pirates Baseball Club after a decade of amazing service - Howie inducted as Club's 1st Life member.
At the 1999 AGM, a Motion is put to Quakers Hill to merge with Kings Langley – the amalgamated club would be known as the KL Pirates. Initial vote: For the Motion = 18; Against the Motion = 18. Second vote: For the Motion = 22; Against the Motion = 23………Motion Denied.
2000 Steve Milliss inducted as Club's 2nd Life Member
2003 Dennis Castle inducted as Club’s 3rd Life Member
2007 Awarded the Australian Baseball Federation’s Club of the Year
Peter McKendry inducted as Club’s 4th Life Member
2008 Neil Austin inducted as Club’s 5th Life Member.
The Pirates debut in the Sydney Winter Major League competition
2009 Our Club’s 21st Anniversary!
The Pirates ground at Corbin Reserve expands to encompass 6 playing fields
Corbin Reserve selected to host many of the baseball games from 2009 World Master's Games
The Pirates 1st Grade Side wins the Sydney Winter Major League Premiership
2010 Phil Jones and Mark Scully inducted as the Club's 6th and 7th Life Members
U14 Red win a premiership in the Hills Junior Baseball Association summer season

Quakers Hill Pirates forms an alliance with Quakers Hill Softball Club to offer and expand the softball offering within the club. Club immediately expands from 1 softball team to 7 softball teams. In this year 4 of the 7 softball teams win a premiership and one team was runner-up.
The Pirates Winter Major League first grade side finish runners-up.


Pirates 1st grade player Josh Guyer is signed to a professional contract with the Minnesota Twins


The Pirates 25th Anniversary... the club has grown from 1 team in 1988 to 50 teams across all age groups and offering both baseball and softball.