Promise for Gary baseball
West Side coach Malcom Jones contacted the Times to provide an update on the status of youth baseball in Gary. Jones said that he and Byron Jones changed the Gary Youth Baseball program to Steel City and steered its affiliation toward Babe Ruth. Jones added that Ed French took over GYB, re-naming it Gary Metro, and has experienced a dramatic turnaround in the last three years. According to Jones, it has experienced exponential growth, its Juniors rivaling Portage and Valparaiso, and its younger levels ranking third in teams, behind only the aforementioned 'big two' of Indiana District One.