South Lexington Youth Baseball has a long tradition of championship baseball dating back to 1956, beginning with four major league teams playing on one field at Southland Park. In 1976, SLYB expanded to include its current home at Shillito Park, which was just being developed. Since that time, SLYB has experienced tremendous growth with over 800 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12 now playing in four divisions on four fields.
SLYB teams also have been successful in competition in both national and international play. Since the mid-1980's, 15 SLYB teams have competed in the 12-year-old Cal Ripken World Series winning it all in 1992, 2001, and 2007.