FAIRFIELD Phoenix Baseball Club want to rise to the top every year.
Being a strong baseball organisation is their goal in winter and summer seasons, says Phoenix club president Daryl West.
West said the club had undergone several name changes since it first formed 30 years ago.
"We started as Fairfield Baseball Club, then we became Fairfield RSL Baseball Club and 12 years ago we became Fairfield Phoenix," West said.
"The Phoenix identity came about as the club members wanted to have a bird as the emblem on the club uniforms and they voted for the Phoenix."
The Phoenix play in the Sydney Metro competition and have four men's seniors teams, two junior teams, an under-8s and under-12s, and a women's team who play on Friday nights at the home ground in Fairfield Park.
"Our plan is to apply for a sporting grant from Fairfield Council for extra lighting," West said.
"The lighting is good but we need two more light towers."
The Phoenix play in maroon, grey and gold colours.
And in recent years a men's fourth division team — the Devils — has come across to join the Phoenix.
West said many of the club's adult age players started as youngsters.
"And now their kids are playing baseball with us," West said.
"We're a family club, and everyone gets on and we represent the Fairfield community."
The Phoenix have 60 registered players and West said the club always received praise from rival teams for the standard of their playing field and the two diamonds.
"Peter Shaw is the man responsible for the terrific standard of the diamonds," West said.
"Peter plays at the club and spends many hours each day after work looking after the ground."