2015 MSBL Honor Roll Inductee: Greg Schienda, Connecticut North MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications

Biographical Information:

Your name: Greg Schienda

City or town of residence: Plantsville, Ct

Age: 61

League name: Connecticut North MSBL

Town where league is based: Central Connecticut

Where did you grow up? Enfield, Ct

What do you do for a living? Retired, was software Engineer for Otis Elevator

Family information: 3 daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson

General Questions:

Describe your baseball resume: Played baseball since eight years old. Played two years College, three years Collegian league, one year local twilight league. Started playing MSBL in 1990. Played two years twilight league with nephew about 10 years ago. Assistant manager, manager of MSBL teams. Help put our leagues first two Arizona series teams together in 1991, 1992. Started running own Arizona in 1994. Still bring out two teams to Arizona each year. Our 50+ team made it to the MSBL World Series final two years ago (Jor’els)

What is your greatest baseball moment, either watching or playing? Greatest thrill was when my father took me to a Yankee game when I was young. We sat in right field stands and my hero Mickey Mantle hit a home run directly over my head.

When did you start playing for MSBL and how did you hear about it? 1990. Steve Sigler came to Connecticut and pitched MSBL to our league early in 1990. We then joined MSBL.

Do you still play? Yes.

What team and age bracket? League was 28+ last year, 35+ this year. Arizona World series last year was 45+ and 50+.

What is the best thing about your league? We are playing baseball and not softball.

Do you participate in any MSBL national tournaments? Arizona World Series since 1991, Las Vegas Kick-Off Classic this year.

Questions just for fun:

Who is your favorite player of all time and why? Mickey Mantle. Grew up Yankee fan during his prime.

Are there any comments about MSBL you wish to share? I have enjoyed being a member of MSBL since 1990. The Arizona World series is very well organized and a wonderful experience that I would recommend everyone experience. Fields are great. It’s a fantastic get-away.