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MSBL Holiday Classic

2020 45+ National

Vituro Health Cardinals 8, Miami Mavericks 7 ‘Cardinals Go ‘Back to Back’ for 45+ National Title’ Submitted by Scott McSparen, Cardinals manager For the second consecutive year, the Vituro Health Cardinals won the 45+ National division championship at this year’s MSBL Holiday Classic. The Cardinals beat the Miami Mavericks 8-7, highlighted by a 3-run first…

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2019 Holiday Classic: 30+ National

Coral Gables Athletics 4, Brandon Bombers 3  ‘A’s Dedicate Victory to Fallen Team Captain’ Submitted by Miguel Garcia, Athletics manager Our win was bitter sweet as the A’s lost their long-time team captain, Albert Jardines to cancer two weeks ago. Although, he was still with us at the time of the tournament, the games were…

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2019 Holiday Classic: 30+ American

Cleveland Steve’s Sports 9, Orlando Lugnuts 2 Submitted by: John Ramsey, manager After winning the National Division Championship last year, we had hopes of trying to repeat, however after a 1-2 pool play record, we fell to the American Division and played a good Orlando team in the championship game. “This was a difficult weekend,…

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2019 Holiday Classic: 45+ American

Clearwater Ray 5, Natick Knights 4 ‘Rays Start Fast, Hold on for Title’ After a very tough round robin, the Clearwater Rays were ready to square off against the Natick Knights in the 45+ American championship game. Due to injury and players needing to leave the tournament on Sunday the Rays roster had dwindled to…

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2019 Holiday Classic: 54+ Wood Bat

Boston Wolfpack 14, Maine Diamond Dogs 4  ‘Wolfpack Plays Two Divisions Simultaneously, Wins 54+ Division’ By Sterling Endicott The Boston Wolfpack, playing in its 19th straight Holiday Classic, utilized 24 guys to play 12 games over four days, plus an extra inning that made 109 total innings. With the debut of the 54+ age division at the…

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2019 Holiday Classic: 45+ National

Vituro Health Cardinals 6, Boston Wolfpack 5 (10 innings) By Scott McSparen, Cardinals manager After a couple of years competing for the Championship, the Vituro Health Cardinals won the Championship game in 10 innings, with the winning run sliding across home plate after Cardinal shortstop Joe Williams drove a line single into right center field.…

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2018 30+ National

Cleveland Steve’s Sports 11, Boston Cardinals 7 ‘Jackman and Tillman Take Charge’ By Mike Camunas, Special to MSBL January 15, 2018, Kissimmee, FL — All Cleveland Steve’s Sports needed was 12 players. The eight-time 30+ National Champs added four more out of the player pool and that did the trick. So did the five-run seventh…

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2018 18+

Tampa Thunder 10, Coral Gables A’s 2 ‘Rodriguez Holds A’s to Three Hits’ By Chris Errington, Special to MSBL January 15, 2018, Kissimmee, FL – Not stolen equipment, an extra-inning semifinal or having to play a dominant opponent in the finals could keep the Tampa Thunder from fulfilling a promise a year in the making.…

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2018 45+ National

Boston Wolfpack 8, Vituro Health Cardinals 1 ‘MVP Benedict Shuts Down Potent Cards’ By Chris Errington, special to MSBL January 15, 2018, Kissimmee, FL – Dave Benedict knew. So too did the Vituro Health Cardinals. In fact, anyone who’s followed the Holiday Classic during the past decade is more than familiar with the script: Give…

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2017 30+ American

Rhode Island Sea Dogs 16, Tainos 5 ‘Sea Dogs Capture First Title’ Submitted by Kevin Curt, Sea Dogs manager The Rhode Island Sea Dogs rode the outstanding performance of Brian Baker in their semi-final contest into the 2017 Holiday Classic 30+ American Division finals against the Tainos. Andrew Smiley started the championship game on the…

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