A visit in 1983 by representatives and coaches from the Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball to help promote the game helped tremendously in the development of the game. With their assistance, the Malta Baseball & Softball Association was formed. In 1983 the Association joined the Confederation of European Baseball and in 2010, it joined the European Softball Federation (ESF).
The first championships were a series of games played late in 1988 between two teams, the Mohawks and the Blue Max. A third team was quickly established in Mellieha by Ray Bartolo, who fell in love with the game after a visit to Detroit.
Baseball has continued to grow slowly ever since.