Baseball in South Orange is huge. 4 Elbows is in its third year sponsoring boys baseball. From the opening day parade in April through the league playoffs in June, fields and parks in Maplewood and South Orange are filled with ballplayers of all shapes and sizes. In 2012, approximately 1,700 children participated in the combined South Orange and Maplewood baseball and softball programs. In addition to the players, hundreds of adult volunteers are involved in both the softball and baseball organizations, helping out as coaches, team managers, scorekeepers and more.