Submitted by Rich Rosenblum, Tournament Director
Thanks to our excellent managers and players for the best ever Caribbean Winter Baseball Championship in 25 years! The tournament was held in Puerto Rico from January 31st through February 3rd. Going into Saturday every team had a chance at the playoffs. All four playoff games were decided by a one run, and three were walk-off wins! Each champion team was a first-time winner in their division.
Puerto Rico has recovered amazingly from the devastating 2017 hurricane. This remains a unique baseball experience being played at gorgeous stadiums and tropical climates. The skill level for most teams is on par with the MSBL World Series and Fall Classic National and American divisions.
The MSBL Caribbean tournament has been played only in Puerto Rico for 25 years. We use excellent stadiums in cities and smaller towns in, or not too far from, San Juan. The baseball experience is like nowhere else.
The local people who administer these ballparks are very supportive and they feel proud and pleased that we selected their hometown stadiums to play our championship.
Here is a link to the Puerto Rico tourney website: MSBLpuertorico.com
This year’s champions were: (below)
25+: Venice Glaze
35+: Chicago Cheetahs
45+: PR 45’s
We hope to see you next year! For 2020 tournament information you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-625-6868.