MSBL Special Features and Videos

MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Joe Borkey, Cleveland MSBL

Submitted by Brendon Borkey, Blaze manager Joe Borkey logged exceptional back-to-back dominant starts on the mound pitching the Blaze to the top of the Cleveland MSBL competitive Gold division. The…
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Vince Towns Throws Perfect Game in DCMSBL

Submitted by Scott Miner, DCMSBL and Mustangs Baseball Club Teammate “Washington DC MSBL player Vince Towns, who is part of the 40+ and 50+ Mustangs Baseball Club, pitched a 7-inning…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Tavic Simmons, Indiana Baseball League

Submitted by John DeCosta, Arrows manager (Photo courtesy of Joe North) On June 30th, facing the second-place Royals, Tavic Simmons threw a Complete Game shutout, his second of the season,…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Scott Warfel, Arizona MSBL

Submitted by Tom Cavey, Arizona Lugnuts manager A Lugnuts team record 12-run, seventh inning broke open a close game as the 65+ Arizona Lugnuts ransacked the Arizona Rangers by a final of 16-5 Sunday at…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Jason Bendorf, North County (San Diego) MSBL

Submitted by Jason Womack, North County MSBL League President 50-year-old Jason Bendorf has had a pretty amazing couple of weeks in the Spring championship season of the North County MSBL…
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Teamwork Saves Life at Val Lewis Father/Son Father’s Day Tourney in Sacramento

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Over the recent Father’s Day weekend, the Sacramento MSBL held the annual Val Lewis Father/Son Tournament.  Champions were crowned, a good time was had…
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Christian Lupo, Dedicated Baseball Survivor in Central North Carolina MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (All photo credits: Kristy Shaefer) Christian Lupo is one tough, focused, stubborn, and truly amazing 56-year old baseball player.  His 16-year journey has been…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Jo Jo McLaughlin, Central North Carolina MSBL

‘A Home Run Short of a Cycle’ On June 9th, Jo Jo McLaughlin logged quite a day for his Sanford Bulldogs in the 32-over division of the Central North Carolina…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Mark Flachbart, Cleveland MSBL

Mark Flachbart pitches for SNAP in the 25-over Silver Division of the Cleveland MSBL.  SNAP currently sits atop the division with a 5-1 record.  Mark recently put together a remarkable…
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MSBL League Profile: Central Alabama Baseball Association, Birmingham, Alabama, Rich Merkel, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications  Rich Merkel is the man behind the nine-team, Central Alabama Baseball Association located in and around Birmingham, Alabama, a post he has embraced for the past 19 years. …
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Champions Crowned at Val Lewis Father/Son Father’s Day Tournament Hosted by Sacramento MSBL

“The Val Lewis Father/Son Tournament over Father’s Day weekend was a success and bigger this year, with 14 teams,” stated Sacramento MSBL League President Alan Van Ness.  “All three Championship…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Adam Wheeler, Indiana Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications “Wheeler Hits for Cycle” Adam Wheeler is the brother of Phillies Major League pitcher Zach Wheeler and plays in the 35-over division of the…
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MSBL League Profile: Bux-Mont (PA) MSBL Baseball League, Nick Chichilitti, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Bux-Mont MSBL Baseball League, located in Pennsylvania, has been a part of the MSBL family since 1992 and an integral part of the…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Dan Brenneman, Indiana Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Wade Teltoe is the manager of the Indianapolis Orioles, who reside in the tough 18+ National Division of the Indiana Baseball League.  Through June…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Brian McGrath, Fresno Men’s Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Below is a recent nomination for MSBL ‘Player of the Week’ from John Neri, manager of the Brewers in the Fresno Baseball League.  He…
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Marucci 20% Off June Special Especially for MSBL Members

“For this month’s MSBL member special, we will be highlighting the wood bat assortment for both Marucci and Victus. All Marucci and Victus wood bats are crafted from top-quality maple…
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MABL/MSBL PLayer of the Week: Eric Fielding, Chicago Central MSBL

Mike Nuccio is the manager of the 43+ Pelicans from the Chicago Central MSBL and contacted us to recognize one of his players, Eric Fielding, as an MABL/MSBL Player of…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Rich Pacino, Rhode Island Red Sox, Rhode Island MSBL

Submitted by Jim Cooney, Rhode Island Red Sox manager Rich Pacino of the Rhode Island Red Sox from the Rhode Island MSBL’s 50-over division, pitched six innings against the Colt…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Carl Detert, Puget Sound Senior Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Our goal at MSBL is to recognize any outstanding efforts from across the country.  Our ‘Players of the Week’ stories are not designed to…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Mike Sentman, Indy Orioles, Indiana Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Our goal at MSBL is to recognize any outstanding efforts from across the country.  Our ‘Players of the Week’ stories are not designed to…
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2024 Stars and Stripes Memorial Day Tournament 54+ Champions: West Coast Gamecocks

West Coast Gamecocks 16, Caballeros 4 Submitted by Eddie Maldanado, Player/Coach The West Coast Gamecocks scored 16 runs on 23 hits to defeat the Caballeros 16 to 4 to capture…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Bob Altobelli, Capital District MSBL, Albany, New York

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Our goal at MSBL is to recognize any outstanding efforts from across the country.  Our ‘Players of the Week’ stories are not designed to…
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MABL/MSBL Player of the Week: Andrew Casey, Connecticut North MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Our goal at MSBL is to recognize any outstanding efforts from across the country.  Our ‘Players of the Week’ stories are not designed to…
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MSBL League Profile: East Metro Baseball League, Atlanta, Georgia, Willie Rogers, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Willie Rogers took over the helm of the East Metro Baseball League in Atlanta in 2017 after league president John Gambs passed away on September 24th of that year.  The league…
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Puget Sound Senior Baseball League Inducts 2024 Hall of Fame Class

By Tom Evans Krause, League President 5/12/2024 Since its founding in 1989, the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League has been the home to many outstanding ballplayers.  The PSSBL Hall of Fame was established…
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MABL/MSBL ‘Player of the Week’ Nominee: Tyler Jacobsen, Tucson MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Dylan Shorthouse is the manager of the 3-1, 25+ Misfits from the Tucson MSBL.  He let us know that one of his players deserved…
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Welcome Charleston Men’s Adult Baseball League!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Charleston Baseball League has been in existence in South Carolina since 1992 in various forms but has decided to become part of the…
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MSBL League Profile: Central North Carolina MSBL, Rob Isbell, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rob Isbell has been the League President of the Central North Carolina Men’s Senior Baseball League since 2017, after joining up in 2008.  They…
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MSBL League Profile: Lehigh Valley MABL/MSBL, Turk Starniri, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Turk Starniri is a wonderful communicator, MSBL National Hall of Fame member, and has been a part of the Lehigh Valley MABL/MSBL for the…
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MSBL League Profile: Connecticut North MSBL, Greg Schienda, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 71-year-‘young Greg Schienda is the League President of the Connecticut North MSBL and is a 2011 member of the MSBL World Series Hall of…
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MSBL League Profile: Red River Adult Baseball League, David Pratt, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications David Pratt has been the League President of the Red River Adult Baseball League, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, since 2009, following in the shoes…
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MSBL League Profile: Chesapeake MSBL, Alex Brunet, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Alex Brunet has been playing in the Chesapeake MSBL for over 30 years and is the residing League President of the league that has…
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Orthopedic Surgeon and Puget Sound Hall of Famer David ‘Doc’ Kuechle, M.D. Outlines Interval Throwing Program for Injured Athletes

“This post describes a program designed to return an athlete back to throwing following an injury or surgery,” said Doc.  “As such, if you are here to read about an…
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MSBL League Profile: Syracuse MSBL, Matt Galletta, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Syracuse MSBL experienced a change in leadership in October of 2023. Longtime league president Rob Allen handed the ball off to Matt Galletta,…
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MSBL League Profile: MSBL/MABL of Southern California, Jefrey R. Brown, League President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The MSBL/MABL of Southern California has been an integral part of the MSBL family since 1987 and also possesses an enviable history of national…
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Indiana Baseball League’s Dan Ihrie Retiring after 51 Years Behind the Plate

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Indiana has the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Motorway, Larry Bird, and a gentleman named Dan Ihrie.  Who the heck is Dan Ihrie, you ask?  Dan…
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MSBL Player Profile: Dave Moriarty, Connecticut MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Connecticut MSBL is a 10-team league in Fairfield County with teams ranging from Stamford to Monroe. They are a 25+ older league that plays…
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Longtime MSBL Umpire and World Series Staff Member, Red Thompson, Passes Away at 82

Reported by Tom Prendergast, MSBL World Series Tournament Director, and Red’s Dear Friend Sad news to report – longtime MSBL umpire, World Series staff member, and MSBL World Series Hall…
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Long Island Midweek MABL/MSBL Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary in 2024

Submitted by Johnny Billera, Long Island Midweek MABL/MSBL For 2004 Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) Hall of Fame inductee Tim Hott, baseball has always been a part of his DNA.…
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MSBL Player Profile: Allan Carmello, Chautauqua (NY) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications We asked Bob Bankoski, League President of the Chautauqua MSBL in New York if there were any league members who have been around for the…
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MSBL League President Profile: Bob Bankoski, Chautauqua Men’s Senior Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Bob Bankoski is the 60-year-old League President of the Chautauqua Men’s Senior Baseball League, located in Chautauqua County, the westernmost county in New York…
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League President Profile: Joe Hellett, Jacksonville MABL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Joe Hellett began his MSBL career in the Jacksonville MABL in 2008 and became president in 2014.  Jacksonville, and all of Florida, is a…
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MSBL Player Profile: Dave Ellis, Seacoast (NH) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Dave Ellis is one lucky guy.  He is a marathon runner who dodged a heart attack because he had the foresight to check a…
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League President Profile: Mark Stone, Dodgertown West

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Dodgertown West League President Mark Stone has been a member of the league since 1999 and became the secretary/treasurer in 2003.  The top job…
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Rick Fryman, Columbus MSBL League President, Passes Away at 56

Richard R. Fryman, 56, of Napoleon, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. He was born on July 24, 1967, in Napoleon, Ohio to E. John…
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MSBL Player Profile: Steve Ramer, Lehigh Valley MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 67-year-old Steve Ramer is a longtime member and Hall of Fame inductee of the Lehigh Valley MSBL and a former minor leaguer whom League…
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League President Profile: Ron Andante, Central Coast MSBL/MABL (CA)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications There’s a new sheriff in town in San Luis Obispo, California.  The Central Coast MSBL/MABL, also known as SLO MSBL (San Luis Obispo), has…
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MSBL Player Profile: Jim Convertino, Cleveland MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications  The Cleveland MSBL has been in the MSBL quiver since 2011 and is currently operating under the watchful eye of Tony Martin.  We asked…
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MSBL Player Profile: Vinny Gibson, Glory Days Baseball League (NJ)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As we kick off our 2024 Player Profiles, there is a gentleman who has been referred to us by Mike Caputo, League President of…
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MSBL League Profile: Cleveland MSBL, Tony Martin President

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Cleveland MSBL has been a part of the MSBL family since 2011 and is currently operating under the careful eye of League President…
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MSBL Reaches Facebook Follower Milestone

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications MSBL is the big dog on the block in the adult amateur baseball world.  That is solely because of you.  MSBL provides the platform…
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Keith Nicholson, Northwest Arkansas MSBL; First-Time MSBL World Series Participant

Editor’s Note: Back at the end of August, we profiled Keith Nicholson in a website story.  Keith is a player/manager/board member from the Northwest Arkansas MSBL and it was recommended…
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CJ “Heater Heatley” Needs Your Help in his Battle of Cancer

This campaign is to help a retired Naval Aviator CJ “Heater” Heatley who is battling Cancer. Heater has been a DCMSBL league member for many years and a participant at…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Arkansas Diamonds, managed by John Godfrey and Brian Carroll

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications  I am sure tired of seeing these guys!  I say that with extreme affection and my tongue firmly entrenched in cheek.  I have had…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Paladin, managed by Vince Overfeldt

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications MSBL Hall of Fame member and MSBL Honor Roll inductee Vince Overfeldt rides herd over Paladin, an MSBL World Series team with a long…
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Mid-Iowa MSBL and Omaha MSBL Square-off at ‘Field of Dreams’ in Dyersville, Iowa

Submitted by Larry Kaiser, Omaha MSBL The JW team from the Omaha MSBL recently took a trip to Dyersville, Iowa to the ‘Field of Dreams’ field to play the Des…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Sacramento Solons, Assisted by Tina Haas

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Batman has his Robin, Butch has his Sundance, and the Sacramento Solons have 2013 World Series Hall of Fame member, Tina Haas. (Seen above…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Lehigh Valley Moondogs, Managed by Turk Starniri and Dick Prue

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Lehigh Valley Moondogs are a staple at the MSBL World Series and have been since 1991.  Some of you out there paying attention…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Cal Vets, managed by Don DeCordova

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications It seems that in almost every age division, you will find a Cal Vets team warming up in the outfield before your game.  Though…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Denver Kokopelli’s, managed by Brooks Robinson

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Kokopelli (/ˌkoʊkoʊˈpɛliː/[1]) is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who is venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Chicago North TSP Fire, managed by Dan Gooris

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Chicago Fire in an institution.  No, not the one started in the O’Leary barn in 1871.  This one is full of history and…
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Capital City Charity Tournament Salutes Six Champions; Raises $10,000 for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital

Submitted by Lanny Ropke  The Sacramento MSBL Capital City Labor Day Tournament, recently renamed the Capital City Charity Tournament, would like to salute the winners of our six divisions. After…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Connecticut Navigators, managed by Greg Schienda

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Greg Schienda isn’t about World Series championships being the measuring stick of success.  He should know.  The league president of the Connecticut North MSBL…
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MSBL Legend Vernon Wells Needs Your Help to Combat Cancer Diagnosis

Forward by Steve LaMontia Vernon Wells needs your help.  Vernon Wells is an MSBL legend and a world-class artist.  Many of us have been privileged to call him a teammate…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Dodgertown West managed by Rick Fahrney

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 71-year-old Rick Fahrney is the current master behind the annual MSBL World Series entrant, Dodgertown West, also known more recently as the So Cal…
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70+ Legends Take the Field in San Antonio

Submitted by Skip Bradley, San Antonio “We hosted our ‘Legends’ game last week and had a great time.  Each man is at least 70 years old and there are no…
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Keith Nicholson: From Blues Guitar to Invaluable Board Member of the Northwest Arkansas MSBL

Submitted by Stephen Boudreaux, former League President Northwest Arkansas MSBL I need to applaud the efforts of Keith Nicholson of the Northwest Arkansas MSBL.  Over the course of my 17…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: USA Volkers, managed by Billy Jacobs

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Those of us of a certain age have an ever-present fear while competing annually in the MSBL World Series; seeing the USA Volkers from…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Darren Brucken, Terre Haute MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As part of our 35th-anniversary celebration, we asked Darren Brucken to take part in our longest-tenured league president profiles and he kindly responded.  Darren has…
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Terry and Travis Horwath: Teammates in First World Series Father/Son Competition in 1998

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 73-year-old Terry Howarth is an MSBL veteran from Oregon and was present at the very first MSBL World Series Father/Son competition in 1998.  Terry…
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Proud MSBL Papa Scott Bibee Discusses Son Tanner’s Rise with the Cleveland Guardians

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Scott Bibee is a SoCal MSBL and World Series veteran whose claim to fame may just be his son Tanner, which is just the…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile: Dragons, managed by Allan Green

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As the MSBL World Series is fastly becoming an October reality, we are kicking off a new feature profiling some of the World Series…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Joe Banasik, Houston Hardball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Joe Banasik has been the league president of the Houston Hardball League for an amazing 29 years and was the recipient of the MSBL…
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Steve Simmons Follows Up 2022 Perfect Game and Detroit MSBL Championship with No-Hitter

The Detroit Yankees, the defending Detroit MSBL 18-over champs, faced off against the Detroit Mets at the historic Mack Park in a game matching teams in the 18-over Pistono Division.…
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Miami Valley Adult Baseball League Hosts Annual ‘Turn Back the Clock’ Day

Submitted by Joe Cantrell, League President, Miami Valley Adult Baseball League Last Sunday, August 6th, the Miami Valley Adult Baseball League, MVABL, in Dayton, Ohio held its annual Turn Back the…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Rick Cantor, Redwood Empire (CA) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As we continue in our series of profiling our longest-tenured league presidents as part of MSBL’s 35 Year Anniversary in 2022, we now present…
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Norm Churchill: Ex-Pro Pitcher, MSBL World Series Champion, Youth Coach, and Master of Giving Back in Colorado

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Colorado Springs has many institutions, such as Seven Falls, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, the United States Air Force Academy, and…
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MSBL Veteran Dan Clemens of Denver Becomes Oldest Pitcher in Pecos League History to Notch a Victory

By Jeff Larson / jlarson@appealdemocrat.com July 28, 2023 – Dan Clemens followed up being the oldest pitcher in Pecos League history to win a game with another victory Thursday night…
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Sergio Molinar: A Comeback Story to Remember in New Mexico

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Sergio Molinar is lucky to be alive.  Literally.  Sergio plays for MSBL in New Mexico and is fortunate to continue to make that claim. …
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‘Same Old, Same Old’…The Minnesota Bandits MSBL World Series Storyline

Submitted by Frank Hanford, Minnesota Bandits manager (In his words) When the Minnesota Bandits take the field in the 36th MSBL World Series it will be “same old, same old”. …
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Miami Valley (Ohio) Adult Baseball League Holds Annual All-Star Game

Provided by Joe Cantrell, League President, Miami Valley (Ohio) Adult Baseball League Our All-Star game was held at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio on July 12th. The Miami Valley…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Paul Brooks, Seacoast MSBL, Rochester, New Hampshire

Compiled by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 51-year-old Paul Brooks is the League President of the eight-team Seacoast MSBL, based in beautiful Rochester, New Hampshire and currently enjoying their 28th…
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Sacramento MSBL Community Service Commitment

Provided by MSBL Hall of Fame Member Lanny Ropke The leadership of Sacramento MSBL since its inception in 1984, and through its current and previous five presidents, has always been…
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Ken Menser: Vice President and 26-Year Success Story of the Indiana Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Damon Grothe is the league president of the Indiana Baseball League located in and around Indianapolis.  Steve Sigler recently asked Damon for some recommendations…
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Arlington Arsenal: Dominating the DCMSBL 18+ National Division Landscape

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The DCMSBL consists of teams in 18+, 30+, 40+, 50+, and 60+ divisions.  However, there is a powerhouse lurking in the 18+ National Division…
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Clay Carroll, Son of MSBL Veteran Brian Carroll, Diagnosed with Cancer; Needs Your Help

A note from David Barber, Central Arkansas Men’s Baseball League Guys, I have some bad news. Clay Carroll, Brian Carroll’s youngest son, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 renal cell…
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Jo Jo McLaughlin Logs Huge Day at Central North Carolina MSBL All-Star Game

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jo Jo McLaughlin went 6 for 7 with two RBI and two stolen bases in the recent Central North Carolina MSBL All-Star game, earning…
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Bob O’Neill and the Baldwin Orioles…Keeping Camaraderie and Love of the Game the Main Focus

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Bob O’Neill is a 63-year-old institution in New York, as is the community of Baldwin.  Why is this important, you ask?  Because Bob is…
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The Joy of a 70+ Pitching Duel in the John A. DeBenedictis Baseball League

Submitted by Pat Fynes, League President, John A. DeBenedictis Baseball League On the first day of summer, 6/21/23, the JADBL 70+ League hosted a game in the Northeast section of…
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Jim Lacki, MUNY-Buffalo MSBL:  State Trooper, League Manager, and World Series and Fall Classic Champion

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jim Lacki is a 50-year-old catcher who has been behind the plate for 43 of those years.  He has been involved in the MUNY-Buffalo…
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Kal Tate and Cedric Collins Inducted into Inaugural Class of the Billy Townsend Memorial Day Tournament Hall of Fame in Atlanta

2023 represented the first year of the Billy Townsend Memorial Day Tournament Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Kal Tate of the Chicago Royals and Cedric Collins from the Chicago Oaks…
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Billy Townsend Memorial Day Tournament Champions Crowned in Atlanta

The 2023 Billy Townsend Memorial Day Tournament crowned three champions! Below are pictures of the champions along with a few other noteworthy shots. Thank you to Tournament Director Don Pike…
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Tanner Bibee: From MSBL Dugouts with Dad to the Mound for the Cleveland Guardians

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications This is a rare story that very few of us can associate with.  That’s what makes it so special.  Scott Bibee has been a…
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Joel Polakoff: A Champion with a Heavy Heart

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 72-year-old Joel Polakoff is a member of the World Series champion 70-over Chicago Fire, who just won a ring at the 2022 edition of…
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Steve Baraona: The Man Behind the Success of Cleveland Steve’s Sports

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Steve Baraona is a winner.  He is the owner/manager/player of the Cleveland Steve’s Sports business and diamond powerhouse in both the Cleveland MSBL and…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: John Linden, Mid-Iowa Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications John Linden is the League President of the Mid-Iowa Baseball League, located in and around Des Moines, Iowa.  The league began their MSBL affiliation…
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Steve Masten: Working Hard and Playing Hard in the Ohio MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Steve Masten is a working-class ballplayer and an integral part of the Ohio MSBL.  League President Nick Loukas recommended we speak with Steve as…
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Mike Egan: Turf Magician of the Sacramento MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Sacramento MSBL opened the Sacramento Army Depot Park, their new two-field home, on July 17th, 2019.  The city of Sacramento donated land to…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Larry Lombardi, DCMSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As we continue our League President Spotlight series, we now introduce the Grand Daddy of MSBL.  Larry Lombardi of the DCMSBL has been the…
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For the Love of the Game: One Amateur Baseball Player’s Journey to Throw with His Opposite Arm

Compiled by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications My name is listed above not for any particular work I did to put this wonderful piece together, but because I need to…
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Russel Kessinger: From Bad News Bears in Philly to Repeat World Series Champion in Arizona

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Just like Elroy Face, who went 18-1 in 1959 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Russel Kessinger is a Forkballer.  Well, sort of.  Though he is…
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A man in an orange hat is grilling for peace.

Paul Hendrickson Defines ‘Volunteering’ as a Member of the Southern Wisconsin MABL in Madison

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Below is the perfect introduction to our profile, as taken from a local television production outlining Paul’s effort: MADISON, Wis. — The year is…
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Bruns mg joe smith.

Joe Smith Quietly Compiles Two Decades of Superstar Status in Des Moines, Iowa

“He is by far the most accomplished player I know”…John Linden, Mid-Iowa Baseball League president By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications There is something special going on in the Mid-Iowa…
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Long Island MSBL and World Series Veteran Bill Rattazzi Embraces a New Chapter in Arizona

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 20-year MSBL World Series veteran and member of the Long Island MSBL since 1991, Bill Rattazzi, is looking forward to a new chapter this…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Rick Fryman, Columbus (OH) Men’s Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rick Fryman is the League President of the outstanding Columbus Men’s Baseball League, a position he has embraced for the past 11 years.  In…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Tom Evans Krause, Puget Sound Senior Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Tom Evans Krause is the League President of the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League located in and around Seattle, a post he has embraced…
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Johnny Billera: Controlling the Game On and Off the Field at the Long Island Midweek MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Here’s Johnny!  Johnny Billera started in the Long Island Midweek MSBL in 1998 when he was 19 years old and is still controlling the…
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Jack proudly displays break number five.

Jack Kappenstein, John A. DeBenedictis MSBL: A Broken Nose for the Ages

Editor’s note: A couple of months back I sent out a plea for anyone out there to share their baseball experiences with us and I got a doozy of a…
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From Cannons to Top Hats, Wally Hurd Has Represented the Connecticut MSBL with Dignity for over 25 Years

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 58-year-old Wally Hurd plays in the Connecticut MSBL for the New Canaan Cannons in the South division of the 11-team, 25-over league.  He started…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Tim Hott, Long Island Midweek MABL/MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Tim Hott’s resume reads like a favorite book, complete with yellow, dog-eared pages.  Tim is a 74-year-old lawyer by profession and Grandfather by preference. …
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‘Mr. Line Drive’ Joe Cantrell Leads the Troops at the Miami Valley Adult Baseball League in Southwest Ohio

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Joe Cantrell is in his second stint as the League President of the Southwest Ohio Miami Valley Adult Baseball League, a position he first…
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Mark ‘Zubi’ Zubizarreta brings ‘Friendly Baseball’ to Fort Worth

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mark ‘Zubi’ Zubizarreta plays in the 12-team Fort Worth MSBL for the Fireflies, a team he helped start.  In his day job he works…
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Pat Carroll, Bay Area MSBL: 36 Years of MSBL Participation and No End in Sight

Compiled by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Pat Carroll is an institution.  The Bay Area MSBL has been his home base for over 30 years, along with double-duty in the…
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Coty Pitching on the Field for Hope College

Living a Baseball Life in a Three-team League…A Conversation With Coty Franklin, West Michigan MABL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The West Michigan MABL, located in Holland Michigan, became part of the MSBL family in 2021 and consists of three teams.  Well, sort of.…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: John Reel, Capital District MSBL, Albany, New York

Compiled by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications John Reel is the league president of the Capital District MSBL, located in Albany, New York.  John has held this position for an…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Skip Bradley, San Antonio MSBL

Compiled by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Editor’s note: Skip Bradley is an institution.  He has been the San Antonio League president for 31 years, attends the MSBL World Series…
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Tri-Valley (CA) MSBL Welcomes 15 New Members to their Distinguished Hall of Fame

This year’s Tri-Valley MSBL Hall of Fame Inductee Banquet was expanded to include a Crab Feed Fundraising event. On March 4th, the league honored the 2022 inductees and those from…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Rich Merkel, Central Alabama Baseball Association, Birmingham, Alabama

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As part of our 2023 continuing coverage of a handful of our nationwide league presidents who have been a pivotal part of the MSBL…
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Wabash Manager Derek Lynch on the Field

Indiana’s Wabash Cannonballs Travel to Las Vegas for Week One of MSBL Kickoff Classic

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Wabash Cannonballs played in the 33+ division in week one of the MSBL Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas.  They, unfortunately, finished 1-2 and…
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2023 54+ Division

2023 54+ Division Boston Wolfpack 8, Pittsburgh Platinums 0   Submitted by ChatGPT It was a beautiful weekend in Panama City, Florida, and the Boston Wolfpack Baseball Team was ready…
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2023 45+Division

Detroit Orioles 11, Holy City Sun Devils 4 Submitted by Sean Moran, Orioles manager The Detroit Orioles made their maiden voyage to the Sunshine Classic in Panama City, Florida on…
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You’re Invited to Attend the Game On Mobile Webinar, February 23, 9:00 PM, EST

A message from Kyle Hodges, Founder & CEO, Game On Mobile MSBL and Game On Mobile have partnered up in 2023, looking to give league directors a solution to simplify…
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MSBL League President Spotlight: Mike Juliano, Detroit MSBL

MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler started the MSBL 37 years ago with the introduction of the Long Island MSBL.  As the concept expanded across the country, some leagues were quick to come aboard and remain…
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Gary Whitney with his World Series Champion Team

Gary Whitney, San Antonio MSBL: From 2015 Rookie Player/Manager to World Series Champion and Fantasy Camp Finalist

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Skip Bradley is the League President of the San Antonio MSBL and he piped in when Steve Sigler asked some presidents who some of…
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Kansas City ‘Pretzel Boy’ Tom Prendergast Takes on Philly Outlet with Friendly Wager

Tom Prendergast is an MSBL Hall of Fame member, has been the MSBL World Series Tournament Director for the past 25 years, and has also been the Kansas City MSBL…
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2008 MSBL Hall of Fame Inductee Charles McCroskey

MSBL League President Spotlight: Charles McCroskey, Central Ohio MABL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Charles McCroskey has spent the past 28 years at the helm of the successful Central Ohio MABL and became a member of the MSBL…
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Chicago North Member David Cihla Profiles League President Max Reising on Chicago Public Cable Channel CAN TV19

Below is a note to MSBL from Chicago North MSBL member David Cihla “I had the pleasure of returning to the MSBL World Series this year after a 15-year hiatus,…
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David Morris in Action at an MSBL Tournament

MSBL Veteran David Morris and TrackVision; Working Specifically with Vision Issues and Techniques to Help Make You a Complete Ball Player

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 63-year-old David Morris is an MSBL player and hitting guru from the Lehigh Valley MSBL who is the lead person for a company called…
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Player Pool Graphic Asking Interested People to Join MSBL

MSBL/MABL Website Player Pool Page Adds ‘Comments’ Section for your Submission

Happy New Year Everyone! Our popular ‘Player Pool’ website page has added a ‘comments’ section for you to add any details that a manager may wish to consider.  For example,…
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Ralph Proulx is the President of Buffalo MSBL

MSBL League President Spotlight: Ralph Proulx, Buffalo MSBL

MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler started the MSBL 37 years ago with the introduction of the Long Island MSBL.  As the concept expanded across the country, some leagues were…
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40-and-up Baseball Finds a Home in Manatee County

Compiled by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The following story appeared in the Observer news publication in Sarasota, Florida on January 11, 2023, and was compiled by journalist Ryan Kohn. …
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A special shipment for players in Nicaragua

Pat Kelly and Sacramento MSBL Send Contingent to Nicaragua to Assist Impoverished Children in Their Baseball Skills and Deliver Donated Equipment

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Pat Kelly is a long-standing member of the Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League, where he began playing in 1993. He is also an annual participant at…
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Cody McKeon is Participating in Two Leagues in Two States

Cody McKeon: Participating in Two Leagues in Two States, Every Week, Nearly Four Hours One Way, and Loving Every Minute

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Let us begin our story about Cody with a few words from David Pratt, League President of the Red River Adult Baseball League, located…
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Dave Emerling is both a pitcher and a catcher

David Emerling: From Retired Navy Fighter Pilot to Umpire in Chief and Rules Enforcer at Mid-South (Memphis) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Dave Emerling is a 65-year-old retired Navy and commercial pilot with four kids that has put in plenty of years coaching the kids as…
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Eric Smith getting to ready to drive first base

Eric Smith Endures Multiple Back Surgeries; Continues to Help Maintain Mid-South (Memphis) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Eric Smith is a 48-year-old player and league liaison with city officials for field usage in the Mid-South (Memphis) MSBL.  His league president, Paul…
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Rodney Tafoya is ready to make a pitch

MSBL Hall of Fame Pitcher Rodney Tafoya Suffers Stroke in January 2022; Vows to Return to Mound in Search of Victory #500

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications MSBL World Series Hall of Fame pitcher and New Mexico resident Rodney Tafoya suffered a stroke in January of 2022.  It has been a…
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North Texas MSBL Raises Money for Scottish Rite for Children Hospital

A message from Gerry Mecca, North Texas MSBL Dallas MSBL Magic turns $50K into $272K!  We have some amazing news to share. In July we broke records and raised $50K…
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Red Thompson Inducted into Hall of Fame by Steve Sigler

Red Thompson Inducted into Tri-Valley (CA) MSBL Hall of Fame

Submitted by Bruce Fraser, Tri-Valley League President Red Thompson is one of the most likable Tri-Valley (TV) MSBL umpires that we have ever had officiate our games. He never missed…
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‘No Baseball for Old Men’… a film by Kent Gartin, Central Arkansas MSBL, Little Rock, Arkansas

About six years ago I dreamt up the basis of ‘No Baseball for Old Men’ (link below) and wrote most of the script.  Over the next year or two, I…
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Sacramento MSBL team poses for a picture

The 2022 Sacramento Nationals: Worst to First in Sacramento!

By Bruce Maiman, Sacramento Nationals 50+ Sunday Division The NFL has seen it happen nearly every year in the modern era. But chump-to-champ transformations are less common in baseball, especially…
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Jeb Travis posing with MSBL President Don Pike

Jeff Travis: Tournament Veteran and 17-Year Right-Hand Man to Don Pike in the Atlanta MABL/MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jeff Travis, known by most as just Travis, is the ‘Right Hand’ and vice-president to Don Pike, league president of the Atlanta MABL/MSBL, a…
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The All Stars team from Northwest Arkansas

Inaugural Northwest Arkansas Classic Big Success

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Gary Garrett posing with the trophy

Gary Garrett, Central Arkansas MSBL: An Arkansas ‘Diamond’ in the Rough

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Central Arkansas MSBL, now headed up by Stephen King, has been around since 1989 and is based in Little Rock.  The 68 -year-old…
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Ray Houle, Jr. has been a champion both on and off the field

The Story of a True Right-hand Man: Ray Houle, Jr., Mohawk Valley (NY) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications A while back, MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler asked his league presidents if there are some people involved in their league who have…
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Eric Exner sharing a moment with wife Teri

Eric Exner: Battling Cancer, Surgery, and Standing Tall in Northwest Arkansas

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Eric Exner has been around the block.  The 60-year-old Exner resides in the eight-team Northwest Arkansas MSBL, is a ring-bearing MSBL World Series veteran…
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Bart Zeller is considered a pioneer at MSBL

MSBL Pioneer: Bart Zeller, from St. Louis Cardinals to Chicago TSP Fire, and Beyond

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 81-year-old Bart Zeller is an ex-professional catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and has also taken his far-ranging teaching abilities to the Independent League…
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MSBL League Profile: Western Mass Wood Bat League, League President Brandon Seymour

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Brandon Seymour is the League President of the Western Massachusetts Wood Bat League in Springfield.  2022 was Brandon’s first season at the helm, after…
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Donna Hughes Memorial 80 Over Tournament banner

Inaugural Donna Hughes Memorial 80-Over Tournament in Canton, Ohio was a Great Success

The Donna Hughes Memorial 80-Over Tournament was held last weekend in Canton, Ohio at Thurman Munson Stadium. “This tournament was in memory of my loving wife, Donna, who died this…
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Bill Lear gets ready to pound with the bat

Bill Lear, the Elder Statesman of the DCMSBL at the Age of 85

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (All photos courtesy of ‘Heater’ Healey) OK.  This player profile, as part of the MSBL 35th Anniversary review, makes no sense.  It’s not possible. …
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Team Balin Makes it Five Championships in a Row

Team Balin Makes it Five Championships in a Row at John A. DeBenedictis Father/Son Labor Day Weekend Tournament  

Team Balin has won the John A. DeBenedictis League Father/Son Labor Day Weekend Tournament the past five years.  The league and tournament were started by the late John A. DeBenedictis in…
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The 25th Anniversary Edition of Hardball Magazine

Hardball Magazine: An MSBL Journey of Passion for Jackie Piro Huyck

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications No 35th anniversary of the Men’s Senior Baseball League would be complete without a re-visit with the managing editor of the beloved Hardball Magazine,…
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2022 Montebello Angels Hold Off Sox for 45+ National Division Crown at ‘Beat the Heat’ Labor Day Classic

2022 ‘Beat the Heat’ 45+ National Division Montebello Angels 6, OC Sox 4 Submitted by Robert Oskin, Angel’s manager The MSBL Beat the Heat tournament lived up to its name…
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Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball teams

Challenged ‘Warriors’ A Challenge for Detroit MSBL Pickup Teams at Labor Day Exhibition

By Larry Paladino, Detroit MSBL They’re not called Warriors for nothing. The Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team is, as you might expect, composed of players who have disabilities…
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Beat the Heat Labor Day Classic event logo

2022 ‘Beat the Heat’ 18+ American Division

North County San Diego 5, SoCal Sundevils 2 Submitted by Ben Penney, North County manager The team from North County San Diego entered the 2022 MSBL Beat the Heat Classic…
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Beat the Heat Labor Day Classic event logo

2022 ‘Beat the Heat’ 55+ Division

North County Waves 18, The Hitmen 4 Submitted by Bill Rindone, Waves manager The Waves hit .455 as a team for the five games played. They were led in hitting…
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Inaugural Capital City Charity Labor Day Tournament in Sacramento is a Huge Success

Submitted by Alan Van Ness, Sacramento MSBL League President The inaugural Capital City Labor Day Tournament, sponsored by the Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League, is a wrap, and five champions…
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Ed Cantor posing with his nephew Eric Lyons

MSBL Baseball Pioneer: Ed Cantor, Long Island Midweek MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Ed Cantor is a real gem.  That is especially accurate since he has also been a jeweler in New York for the past 45…
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Rick Arbogast Reunites With Battery Mates at Detroit MSBL

Rick Arbogast Reunites With ‘No-Hitter’ Battery Mates at Detroit MSBL

Submitted by Tim Craiger, Detroit MSBL Long-time Detroit MSBL pitcher and one of the original founding members since the 80s, Rick Arbogast, is reunited with his two catchers, Tim Craiger…
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Frank John, THE AMBASSADOR of the West Metro Atlanta MSBL

Frank John, ‘THE AMBASSADOR’ of the West Metro Atlanta MSBL and the Men’s Senior Baseball League

By Tom Weckerle, West Metro Atlanta MSBL For those of you who know Frank John, and there are hundreds of you from the last 35 years, he is truly an…
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Jay Broughton poses with his family

Jay Broughton Throws 13 Inning Victory, Fans 23, in Indiana Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Ex-collegiate and professional pitcher Jay Broughton is a 36-year-old flame thrower who tossed an amazing game back on July 31st for his Pirates in…
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Artie Huycke is about to score a hit

Puget Sound Player Has Lucky Accident

Submitted by Bud McKay – Special to the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League 8/28/2022-Artie Huycke caught a lucky break last year. In fact, five of them. After a bicycle accident on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Kenmore…
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Cartoon of a baseball player arguing with a referee and policemen at a stadium over a rulebook, indicating nothing prohibits slobber balls.

MSBL/MABL National League and Tournament Rule Guidelines as of December 2022

While a majority of the rules that follow directly come from the MSBL/MABL Rules and Regulations – December 2022, there are issues that are tournament-specific.  With this thought in mind,…
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Bob Pone ruled the infield during playing days

MSBL 35th Anniversary Spotlight: Bob Pone, the ‘Dirtbag’ of the SoCal MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Bob Pone is a dirtbag.  That is evident as you review some of the pictures within this story.  He dives for balls as a…
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Fidel Gines with his friend Zane Nipper at the hospital

Fidel Gines Suffers Double-Tragedy in Red River Adult Baseball League; Needs Your Help

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Two weeks ago during a game for the Bossier City Rats of the 30-over division of the Red River Adult Baseball League, 34-year-old Fidel…
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Murder Hornets Win Sacramento MSBL Father Son Tourney

Murder Hornets Win Sacramento MSBL Father/Son 2022 Central Division Tourney Title with 10-8 Victory Over Cannons  

Submitted by Calvin Nickerson, Hornets manager FIRST OFF, LET ME JUST SAY WOW!!!  THIS TEAM WAS PUT TOGETHER ON ‘WORD OF MOUTH’ WITH HALF OF MY GUYS OUT OF BASEBALL…
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Rocky Oddo and Jason Holman with their families

Rocky Oddo and Paul Yemma Receive Jason Holman Sportsmanship Award at MUNY–Buffalo MSBL

Submitted by Ralph Proulx, League President Last year the MUNY–Buffalo MSBL lost a long-time player, Jason Holman. The league has started a Sportsmanship award in Jason’s name. This year’s inaugural…
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Clay McConkey of the Miller Lite Falcons

Peoria Sunday Morning League Crowns New Strikeout King

Submitted by Tim Cundiff, Peoria Sunday Morning League President A few weeks ago, a milestone was achieved.  We crowned a new ‘Strikeout King’ in the Peoria Sunday Morning League!   Clay…
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Gerald Davis is at the Monument Park

MSBL 35th Anniversary Profile: Gerald Davis, SoCal MSBL Player and Mentor

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As we have been celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Men’s Senior Baseball League by publishing stories about some of the pioneers of MSBL,…
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Steve Simmons Throws Perfect Game in Detroit MSBL

Steve Simmons Throws Perfect Game in Detroit MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Steve Simmons is a 27-year-old master of the mound for the first-place Yankees in the 18-over Pistono Division of the Detroit MSBL, the same…
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Ireland Buccaneers Make Third Trip to MSBL World Series

Ireland Buccaneers Make Third Trip to MSBL World Series

Editor’s note: MSBL is thrilled to have Ireland again represented at the MSBL World Series in Arizona.  They first competed in the World Series in 2017 and followed up in…
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Mitch Shedlowsky Finds Perfection at Detroit MSBL

Mitch Shedlowsky Finds Perfection at Detroit MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Tuesday, July 12th was a perfect day in the Detroit MSBL.  At 8:30 pm Mitch Shedlowsky toed the rubber for the Redbirds of the…
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Rocky Mountain Royals wins National Division Championship

Rocky Mountain Baseball Blast Concludes in Colorado Springs; Two Champions Crowned

The MABL Rocky Mountain Baseball Blast was held this past weekend at the Fountain (CO) Fort Carson Baseball Complex.  The tournament was completed with the National Division Championship game between…
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Arizona As found a Home in the 18 plus National Division

From Illinois to the Arizona MSBL, the Arizona A’s found a Home in the 18+ National Division

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications This is a story about the 2017 birth of a successful team in the Arizona MSBL, how they started, and how they have become…
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Rick Cantor, League President with his son and father in law

Three Generations Take the Field at Sacramento Father/Son Tourney

Submitted by Rick Cantor, League President, Redwood Empire Baseball League The annual Father’s Day Father/Son Tournament is hosted by the Sacramento MSBL and they have been doing it for many…
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Mike Kane and Joe Burns pose for a photo

Mike Kane and Joe Burns: Capital District MSBL Teammates and Champions

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Kane is a pharmacist professor at the Albany (NY) College of Pharmacy, a position he has held for the past 34 years.  He…
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Alan Loper of West Metro Atlanta MSBL

Alan Loper: Still Pounding the Strike Zone after 33 Years in Atlanta and on the National Tournament Stage

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Many of you out there have some league or national tournament trophies or memorabilia stuffed in drawers or maybe proudly displayed on the bookshelf…
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Ever Maldonado Playing in Sacramento

Making a Difference in Sacramento: Ever Maldonado, Catcher, and Teacher

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Ever Maldonado is a winner, everywhere he goes.  At 55 years old and the owner of his own roofing company for the past 21…
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Wayne Baker after winning his 300th game

Phillies, Milestones, and Rock and Roll: Wayne Baker, South Jersey MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 68-year-old Wayne Baker is a humble guy and a 30-year member of the South Jersey MSBL.  He has avoided the spotlight for decades and…
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Don Wixon is a Capital District MSBL Pioneer

Capital District MSBL Pioneers: Don Wixon

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communication “For the first time in years, I can run again!”  Those were a few of the opening remarks from my interview with Don Wixon,…
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Remembrances of a Ten-Year-Old College World Series

Remembrances of a Ten-Year-Old College World Series Employee (Re-printed from June 2021)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (Updated June 22, 2022) I always get nostalgic this time of year because first of all, I’m getting older and can do that if…
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Chris Schilling and Don Pizzo On The Ground

Chris Schilling and Don Pizzo Keep Things Humming at the Delco MSBL in Pennsylvania

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Chris Schilling is the Butch to Don Pizzo’s Sundance in the Delco MSBL located in Pennsylvania, where they began in 1989, where they start…
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Announcement of 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

Puget Sound Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

By Tom Evans Krause, League President Since its founding in 1989, the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League has been the home to many outstanding ballplayers.  The PSSBL Hall of Fame was established in…
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Last Original Member of the Arizona MSBL

Dan Saban: Last Original Member of the Arizona MSBL (1988)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Soon-to-be 67-year-old Dan Saban has the distinction of being the oldest member of the very successful Arizona MSBL, founded in 1988.  Dan is still…
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Dave Mumaw and Angelo Palladino

30 Year Battery-Mates in Columbus: Dave Mumaw and Angelo Palladino

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 56-year-old Dave Mumaw is a pitcher and Angelo Palladino is a catcher.  They met in 1985 back in college and now in 2022, they…
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Annual Billy Townsend Memorial Day Tournament

Here are the results from the annual Billy Townsend Memorial Day Tournament held in Atlanta, Georgia

18+ Atlanta Reds 4 Georgia Cherokees 1 MVP-Stantrel Smith (Reds) Stantrel belted two home runs and batted .667.  The Reds posted their record sixth Memorial Day Tournament championship 30+ Gladiators…
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Kevin Wildt Receives Derek Cline Sportsmanship Award

Kevin Wildt Receives Derek Cline Sportsmanship Award at Buffalo/MUNY MSBL

Submitted by Ralph Proulx, Buffalo/MUNY MSBL League President Last year we, unfortunately, lost two members of our leagues.  We decided to give out two sportsmanship awards each year in their…
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Chesapeake Men Senior Baseball League

2022 MSBL League Profile: Chesapeake Men Senior Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications We recently sent out a request to Chesapeake MSBL league president Alex E Brunet asking him to answer a few questions for us as…
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Memorial Day Weekend Fun Tournament

MSBL San Diego Memorial Day Weekend Fun Tournament Results

Contributed by Jim Teeter, Tournament Director The 10th annual MSBL San Diego Memorial Day Weekend Fun Tournament was held May 28-30. Playing doubleheaders over the 3-day weekend with pool play…
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Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team

Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team take on Southwest Florida MSBL All-Stars in Memorial Day Double-Header in Naples, Florida

Since David Van Sleet, General Manager of the MSBL sponsored Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team, Inc. reached out to Tony Castro and Bob Pfeffer of the MSBL SWFL…
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Kip Zelenak At The Game in Cleveland

Kip Zelenak: 64 Years ‘Young’ and Mowing them Down on the Bump in Cleveland

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Kip Zelenak plays in the Cleveland MSBL.  Ok, big deal.  We all play somewhere, right?  So, what’s the story here?  Kip is 64 years…
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Long Island MABL MSBL Veteran Donald

Long Island MABL/MSBL Veteran Donald Hein Passes Away at 58

Submitted by Jim Forde, Long Island MABL/MSBL With a heavy heart, we are sad to announce the sudden passing at age 58 of long-time Long Island MABL/MSBL player Donald Hein,…
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Joe Milcoun, Houston Hardball League

Joe Milcoun, Houston Hardball League: From Father and Son Roots with Son Jeff to Catching ‘The Rocket’ in the MSBL World Series

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications With this being the 35th Anniversary year of MSBL, we have been fortunate in having been able to speak with many players recently who…
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MSBL World Series Pioneer and Tournament Director

Kurt Knop: MSBL World Series Pioneer and Inaugural Tournament Director (Seventh in a Series)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications In our 35th anniversary tour, we are switching gears just a little in that we are going way back to the beginnings of the…
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Utah Adult Amateur Baseball League

Utah Adult Amateur Baseball League Pioneer Rory ‘Doc’ Docter Still Making a Difference After 30 Years and Multiple Eye Surgeries

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communication Gary Bowman is the League President of the Utah Adult Amateur Baseball League, a position he has held since 2003.  He came into the…
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Joshua Guptel, Seacoast MSBL Man of Many Hats

Joshua Guptel, Seacoast (NH), MSBL: Man of Many Hats

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Josh Guptel wears many hats.  The manager of the newly formed Mariners of the Seacoast MSBL, a wonderful league tucked away in New Hampshire,…
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Connecticut North Legend Ralph

Connecticut North Legend Ralph ‘The King’ Franco Passes Away at Age 83

Submitted by Mark Carroza, Connecticut-North MSBL In May of 1991 at age 53, Ralph Franco walked into right field for the East Haven Jorels of the Connecticut-North MSBL (CNMSBL) and…
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Steve Mahler 30 Years in TVMSBL Dugouts

Steve Mahler: 30 Years in TVMSBL Dugouts

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications A funny thing happened on my way to assembling a story about the only remaining, original member of the Tri-Valley MSBL in California.  67-year-old…
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Pete Colletti and Bunny Brennan, Long Island MSBL

Pete Colletti and Bunny Brennan, Long Island MSBL: 60 Years of Baseball Friendship

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 68-year-old Pete Colletti plays in the Long Island MSBL for the East Islip Angels in the 55-over division.  Pete’s MSBL journey has spanned 20…
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Celebration of MSBL Jim Durham, Columbus MSBL

How it all Began, a 35 Year Celebration of MSBL: Jim Durham, Columbus MSBL (Sixth in a Series)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications MSBL National Hall of Fame member and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jim Durham has been around the block…and then back again!  With some urging…
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Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium

Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium was going, going, almost gone. Old teammate helped save it

By Steve Doerschuk The Repository (Editor’s note) Joe Sidor and Skip Riser have been mainstays in the Ohio MSBL for decades.  On May 7, in celebration of a $5 million makeover, Thurman…
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Artist and MSBL Veteran Vernon Wells

World Class Artist and MSBL Veteran Vernon Wells Completes his Most Recent Project

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Vernon Wells has been a fixture on baseball diamonds in Texas and has also been an MSBL World Series star for decades while playing…
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Rochester Baseball League and RMSBL

Rochester Baseball League and RMSBL to Merge into One Organization for 2022 Season

Submitted by Vinny Dallo Rochester, NY – With baseball season right around the corner, adult amateur baseball in the Rochester area has seen the two leagues which have been playing…
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Orthopedic Surgeon and Puget Sound League Member

Orthopedic Surgeon and Puget Sound League Member David ‘Doc’ Kuechle Shares Article Addressing Post-Surgical Pain

Below is a link to an article in a series written for the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League website by David “Doc” Kuechle, M.D., who is an orthopedic surgeon in…
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Richard Johnson Rounds The Bases in Arizona

MSBL 35th Anniversary Flashback: Rick Johnson 2003 World Series On-Base Streak

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (Originally published in 2017) It is always fun to reminisce about special feats from the MSBL World Series and their 30 years of hosting…
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Thomas Evans Krause at Senior Baseball League

How it all Began: A 35 Year Celebration of MSBL, Thomas Evans Krause, Puget Sound Senior Baseball League (Fifth in a series)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Tom Evans Krause has been the president of the tremendously successful Puget Sound Senior Baseball League in Washington state since 2006.  The non-profit league…
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Mike Maruszczak Crowned 2022 Detroit MSBL

Mike Maruszczak Crowned 2022 Detroit MSBL ‘Bowler of the Year’

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications This past Sunday, April 3, 2022, saw the crowning of the Detroit MSBL ‘Bowler of the Year.’  A tradition since 2018 as a means…
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1988 Sports Illustrated Article Pivotal

1988 Sports Illustrated Article Pivotal in Jump-Starting MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 2022 represents the 35th anniversary of the Men’s Senior Baseball League, the first league established in the United States specifically for the purpose of…
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Anderson MSBL Celebrates 20 Years of MSBL Affiliation

Anderson MSBL (Ohio) Celebrates 20 Years of MSBL Affiliation in 2022

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Anderson MSBL, located 13 miles southeast of downtown Cincinnati in the Anderson Township, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022.  80 year ‘young’…
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Celebration of MSBL, Mike Juliano, Detroit MSBL

How it all Began: A 35 Year Celebration of MSBL, Mike Juliano, Detroit MSBL (Fourth in a series)

Submitted by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Juliano is the MSBL equivalent of being thrown off the dock to learn to swim.  Mike is the current league president of…
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MSBL Hall of Famer Coach Charlie LaDuca

MSBL Hall of Famer, League President, Coach Charlie LaDuca Publishes ‘Baseball Is Life Is Baseball’

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications If you are a coach, aspire to be a coach, know how to spell ‘coach’, or have ever been coached in your life, “Baseball…
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Delray Nationals Claim Titles at MSBL

Delray Nationals Claim 35+ Title at MSBL Sunshine Classic in Panama City, Florida

Coming off a tournament win in the 30+ MSBL Holiday Classic the Delray Nationals completed a perfect 4-0 record to win the Sunshine Classic 35+ Division in 11 innings 8-7…
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Star Player Larry Lombardi, DCMSBL

Larry Lombardi, DCMSBL: How it all Began (Part three in a series)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Larry Lombardi is the architect of the DC MSBL, located in and around our nation’s capital.  He lives in North Carolina, however, and relies…
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Ohio MSBL Pioneer Skip Riser

Ohio MSBL Pioneer Skip Riser Passes Away at 77

Submitted by Joe Sidor, Ohio MSBL League President We are sad to learn of the passing of our teammate, opponent, and friend Skip Riser.  Skip was one of the founders…
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Delray Nationals Claim Titles at MSBL

2022 45+

East Coast Cardinals 15, T Town Jockos 0 Submitted by Ralph Proulx Two days before the team was to head to Panama City, Florida it received some devastating news. Rodney…
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Max Reising, Chicago North MSBL

Max Reising, Chicago North MSBL: How it all Began (Part two in a series)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As we continue in our 2022 series of ‘How it all Began’, a celebration of 35 years of MSBL baseball, our mission is to…
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Central Florida Amateur Baseball League

Central Florida Amateur Baseball League Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary with Phenomenal Growth

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Central Florida Amateur Baseball League, an MSBL affiliate, started in Lakeland, Florida with four teams in 2012.  Now heading into their tenth anniversary…
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Sacramento MSBL Teams Up with RCOA Umpires

Sacramento MSBL Teams Up with ‘RCOA’ Umpires Association for Necessary Field Updates

Below is a story forwarded to us by Alan Van Ness, League President of the successful Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League.  The story of his umpiring crew ‘giving back’ and…
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35 Year Celebration of MSBL, Val Lewis

How it all Began: A 35 Year Celebration of MSBL, Val Lewis, Sacramento MSBL (First in a series)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Val Lewis is the 1986 founder of the ultra-successful Sacramento MSBL and the headmaster of the popular Father/Son concept utilized for the first time…
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MSBL League Profile Terre Haute MSBL

MSBL League Profile: Terre Haute MSBL

In 1991 a lifelong fan of baseball named Jim Tanner sat down with a group of close friends and contrived a plan to form an amateur baseball league in Terre…
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West Metro Atlanta MSBL revised Logo

MSBL League Profile: West Metro Atlanta Men’s Senior Baseball League

Editor’s note: In 2021 we reached out to many of our leagues and asked them to send us a league profile that we could share.  The Atlanta area is a…
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Annual Labor Day Mitchell Hash Benefit Tournament

EC Cardinals Dominate 4th Annual Labor Day Mitchell Hash Benefit Tournament in Fredericksburg, Virginia

The East Coast Cardinals 25+ and 40+ division entries won the 4th Annual Labor Day Mitchell Hash Benefit Tournament going a combined 8–1 record. The EC Cardinals players came from…
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Red Thompson Inducted into MSBL Hall of Fame by Steve Sigler

Detroit Tiger Player and Coach and Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team Coach Kimera Bartee Dies at age 49

A message from David Van Sleet, General Manager of Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team: “It is with great sadness to hear of the recent passing of former MLB Player…
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Massage Is Every Baseball Player’s Saving Grace From Musculoskeletal Injury

Contributed by Jennifer Davies, special to MSBL Baseball is a sport that can help you stay fit, but it can take a toll on a player’s muscles and bones. Rotator…
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Val Lewis showcasing the medals he has won

Father and Son Founder Val Lewis Shares His Ring/Award Box

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications   I recently threw out a request for who may have accumulated the most MSBL World Series rings and have published a couple of my…
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Jerry Michael Fall Classic Ring Collection

Jerry Michael Fall Classic Ring Collection

Submitted by Ray Michael, Southern Maryland I was following along with your World Series daily emails and newsletters when I saw a request for who has the most championship rings. …
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Geoff Jacobs standing beside Dick Fitzgerald

David vs. Goliath: A World Series Moment of a Lifetime

Submitted by Geoff Jacobs, Arizona Scorpions, 73+ Division As you know, there are some major differences between many of the “have’s” and have-nots” teams in the various MSBL World Series…
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An All Moedritzer Infield poses for the cameras

An ‘All-Moedritzer’ Infield Makes History for the Seattle Mariners in this Year’s Father/Son Zona Division

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jerry Duris is the manager of the Seattle Mariners, who recently competed in the Father/Son Zona division of this year’s MSBL World Series.  The…
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The Four Yoshinaga Backstops smile for the cameras

A Father/Son Story About Four Yoshinaga Backstops

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Something special is going on within the very popular Father/Son division of this year’s MSBL World Series.  Issac Yoshinaga, from Englewood, California is a…
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3 Up 3 Down Organization and Hudson Valley MSBL members

3 Up 3 Down Organization and Hudson Valley MSBL Raises more than $22,000 for Charity in Brewster, New York

Submitted by Rick Stockfield, Hudson Valley MSBL League President (October 23, 2021, Brewster, NY) The 3 Up 3 Down Organization held its 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament on October 23, 2021, raising…
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Seattle Steelheads team participating in the 2021 MSBL

Seattle Steelheads: A first-time MSBL World Series Participant Report Card

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Leitner just finished playing for the Seattle Steelheads in the 50+ Cactus division in week one of the MSBL World Series in Arizona…
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Puget Sound MSBL World Series Player Maggie Gallagher

Puget Sound MSBL World Series Player Maggie Gallagher Breaks Barriers

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Maggie Gallagher is a former University of Washington Softball player. She will also be playing at the 25+ Washington Rangers in the MSBL World…
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Columbus Pirates after Winning 2021 Ohio Cup

Columbus Pirates Win 2021 Ohio Cup, as Hosted by the Cleveland MSBL

Submitted by Rick Fryman, Pirates manager, and Columbus MSBL League President The 2021 Ohio Cup was hosted by the Cleveland MSBL at Mercy Health Field in Avon, Ohio on Sunday,…
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Collegeville Cubs after Winning 2021 Liberty Bell Classic

Collegeville Cubs Win 2021 Liberty Bell Classic Held in Philadelphia October 2-3

Submitted by Nick Chichilitti, Tournament Director The 2021 Liberty Bell 45+ Classic was held October 2-3 in Philadelphia.  The Champions are the Collegeville Cubs, managed by Mike Vasas. It was…
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2021 Rocket City Classic Labor Day Tourney Crowns Decatur Braves as 55+ Division Champion

Decatur Braves 11, Atlanta Giants 3 Submitted by Phil Ellis, Tournament Director A total of seven teams competed in the 55+ Divisions of the MSBL 2021 Rocket City Classic (RCC)…
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Jeff Lowery, APN Video: The Man Behind the Lens at the MSBL World Series

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Editor’s note: Jeff Lowery and I have been working together for over a decade to promote his expertise behind the camera.  I consider Jeff…
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Tigers Hold-Off Upstart Leftovers for 25+ Division Championship in Rocket City Labor Day Classic in Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville Tigers 6, Chattanooga Leftovers 4 Submitted by Phil Ellis, Tournament Director 2021 saw the return of the 25+ Division at the Rocket City Classic in Huntsville, Alabama.  Four teams restarted…
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Tennessee Dirtbags Win 40+ Rocket City Classic (AL) Labor Day Tourney

‘Dirtbags Comeback Secures One-Run Championship Game Victory’ Submitted by Phil Ellis, Tournament Director A total of eight teams competed in the 40+ Divisions of the MSBL 2021 Rocket City Classic…
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Longtime Puget Sound member Bruce Morrison Passes Away After Battle with Cancer

Submitted by Thomas Evans Krause, Puget Sound Senior Baseball League president Longtime player, GM, and friend, Bruce Morrison, passed away on August 30, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He…
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Longtime Sacramento MSBL Member, John Daly

Longtime Sacramento MSBL Member and National Tournament Participant John Daly Passes Away

Submitted by Alan Van Ness, Sacramento MSBL League President It’s with a heavy heart that I am writing to all of you about the passing of a Sacramento legend on…
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66 Year Young Steve Chase is ready to make a pitch

66 Year ‘Young’ Steve Chase Wins Both Ends of a Double-Dip in 18+ and 25+ Divisions in San Jose MSBL

‘An MSBL Baseball Day to Remember‘ Submitted by Lisa Sonoma Steve Chase, 66 years young, pitched and picked up wins in both ends of a double-header on August 29th in…
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North Texas Amateur Baseball League Raises Over $35,000 to Benefit Scottish Rite for Children

August 29, 2021, Riders Field, Frisco TX American League Sweeps National in NTABL Charity All-Star Tilts Submitted by Courtney Krauss (Photos courtesy of Roy Rice) On August 29th, the North…
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Baseball Memoir Love Winning by MSBL Veteran Mike Squatrito

Rhode Island MSBL Veteran Mike Squatrito Publishes Baseball Memoir ‘Love Winning’

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Squatrito is a ‘50 something’ knuckleball pitcher who plays for the Rhode Island Sea Dogs in the Rhode Island MSBL.  OK, so what? …
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The Logo of Fort Worth MSBL features a player in action

2021 MSBL League Profile: Fort Worth MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Fort Worth MSBL has been around for 20 years ago with many of the original members and past presidents still taking part.  The…
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Central Arkansas 25 plus MSBL Logo

2021 MSBL League Profile: Central Arkansas MSBL

Submitted by Chris Hall, League president The Central Arkansas Men’s Senior Baseball League is a long-standing baseball tradition, having started their MSBL affiliation in 1989, and located in and around…
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Mike Lindberg Logs Career Day at Puget Sound Senior Baseball League

Submitted by Tom Evans Krause, PSSBL League President Once in a great while, a PSSBL player has a career day.  That was the case recently for Mike Lindberg.  Lindberg, who has…
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2020 and 2021 Puget Sound Senior Baseball League Hall of Fame Inductees

by Tom Evans Krause, League President 8/19/2021 Since 1989 the PSSBL has been the home to many outstanding ballplayers.  The PSSBL Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to honor those exhibiting…
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Longtime Lehigh Valley Member, Lou Tita

Longtime Lehigh Valley Member Lou Tita Passes Away

Submitted by Turk Starniri, Lehigh Valley (PA) MABL/MABL League President Lou Tita lived for this league and always defending me when there was much negative information floating around about me. …
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2021 MSBL League ‘Snapshot’: Red River Adult Baseball League

Welcome to the Red River Adult Baseball League (RRABL). Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, we are a baseball league for mature and responsible adults with two-player requirements. First, players must be…
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2021 MSBL League Profile: Indiana Baseball League

Editor’s note: Damon Grothe is the new league president of the Indiana Baseball League, located in and around Indianapolis, a post he assumed in January of 2021.  This most successful…
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‘Join Now’ Feature on MSBL National Website a Huge Success

By Steve Sigler, MSBL Founder, and President “MSBL has received and disseminated over 2,000 ‘Join Now’ entries from January 1, 2021, to the present.  In some cases, this has funneled…
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Joe Zich Still Talks About Pitching in Hardball at Age 81

Joe Zich Talks About Pitching in Hardball at Age 81

JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Joe Zich doesn’t have one secret to staying on a baseball diamond at age 81. He has several, and he’ll tell you all about them.…
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Father and Son Pitching Duo Contribute to Staff No-Hitters on Different Teams in Same Week in Indiana Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Damon Grothe, League President of the Indiana Baseball League in the Indianapolis region, sent us the following information regarding a very special week for…
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MSBL League Profile 2021: Mid-South Adult Baseball League (Memphis)

Submitted by Paul Tingley, Mid-South League President The Memphis MSBL started in 1996 for 30-over players.  It had developed into an 18+ and 28+ format by 2005 and eventually just…
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MSBL League Snapshot: Hudson Valley & Westchester (NY) MSBL, President Rick Stockfield

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Men’s Baseball League (HVMSBL). The league was established in 1990 as the Hudson Valley Rookie League.  In 1996, the HVMSBL spun off became what it is today.  It…
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2021 MSBL League Profile: Rhode Island MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications They say great things can be found in small packages.  Welcome to Rhode Island, home of the Rhode Island MSBL.  Established in 1989, this…
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MSBL Veteran Frank Castro posing with his wife

MSBL Veteran Frank Castro Stares Down Cancer Diagnosis in California

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Frank Castro is a 55-year-old living in Whittier, California who played professional right field in the Angels organization and currently resides in the SoCal…
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MSBL League Spotlight 2021: Vermont Senior Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Vermont Senior Baseball League began in 1984 and then came under the MSBL umbrella in 1991.  The league’s current president is Billy Waller. …
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National Collegiate Athletic Association Poster

Remembrances of a Ten-Year-Old College World Series Employee

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Here we are in the midst of another exciting College World Series, an event that began in 1947 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The CWS moved…
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Indiana Baseball League is a proud member of the MSBL

A Very Special Father’s Day in Indianapolis

Submitted by John DeCosta, Indiana Arrows manager Riley Mertl and Jackson Ballentine are second generation Arrows now playing in the Indiana Baseball League in the 18-over national division.  Eric Mertl…
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The Atlanta MSBL Logo also features a baseball

2021 MSBL Billy Townsend Atlanta Memorial Day Tournament 50+ Champions Raleigh Braves

The 50+ Raleigh Braves, managed by David Halley, capped off an undefeated tournament in Atlanta, Georgia by going 2-0-1 in the round-robin and then winning two close playoff games in the semis and the championship.   …
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East Coast Cardinals Maintain Tournament Dominance with 40+ Championship in Billy Townsend Memorial Day Weekend Tournament in Atlanta

Submitted by team coach and Buffalo MSBL League President Ralph Proulx The East Coast Cardinals, led by their manager David Hash, coach Ralph Proulx, coach Glenn Hauptman, and coach Steve Garrett, won the 40+ division championship…
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Images from the 2021 MSBL Las Vegas Open

The 2021 edition of the MSBL Las Vegas Open was very special indeed. After a 2020 layoff due to covid, the 2021 class came back with a full capacity turnout…
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The Atlanta MSBL Logo also features a baseball

Atlanta Reds Win 18+ Championship in 27th Annual Billy Townsend Memorial Day Weekend Tournament

Submitted by Don Pike, Atlanta MSBL League president The 27th Annual Billy Townsend Memorial Day Weekend Tournament got off to a rough start after a storm rolled through late Friday…
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Marucci has unveiled its new logo

Marucci June 2021 Monthly Product Specials Exclusively for MSBL Players

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Dear MSBL/MABL Player, Marucci is back on track in 2021 with a June special assortment of products for your arsenal and as an added…
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Bay Area Player Julian Vigay in action

Bay Area Player Julian Vigay Needs Your Help After Hit and Run Accident

Submitted by Jim Frenn, Bay Area MSBL League President Julian Vigay plays ball with the 35+ Oaks. He is new to the BAMSBL having formally played in Tri-Valley MSBL and…
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Updated Logo of the Sacramento MSBL

Unique 68+ Division Takes Flight at Sacramento MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (Photos courtesy of Don Logsdon) The Sacramento MSBL has expanded their Golden League to include a newly devised and specialized 68+division.  The simple expansion…
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MSBL World Series Team Profile 2021: SoCal Blue Jays

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Vince Woods is the architect of the very successful Southern California Blue Jays, who continue to annually hover in the toughest divisions of the…
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MSBL League Spotlight 2021: Southwest Florida MSBL Naples

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Southwest Florida MSBL Naples is the latest addition to the MSBL family, having thrown out their first pitch on April 25th.  Under the…
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Cal Vets teams line up for the MSBL World Series 2021

MSBL World Series Team Profile 2021: Cal Vets

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Don and Shari DeCordova are a partnership, on and off the field, as they head up their multiple Cal Vets teams every year in…
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MSBL League Spotlight, Syracuse MSBL Logo

MSBL League Spotlight: Syracuse MSBL, est. 1988

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rob Allen is League President of the Syracuse MSBL and has been active in the league since 2008.  They have been a part of…
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Louisville Slugger Warriors in action

Louisville Slugger Warriors/MSBL 2021 Charitable Contributions

Louisville Slugger Warriors/MSBL 2021 Contributions To make a contribution: MSBL National Office One Huntington Quad, Suite 3NO7 Melville, NY 11747 Phone: 631-753-6725 Fax: 631-753-4031 info@msblnational.com To read more about the…
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The Southern California MSBL Logo

MSBL League of the Month 2021: SoCal MSBL, Established 1988

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The SoCal MSBL is one of the building blocks of the MSBL foundation, having begun in 1988 and still going strong.  They are also…
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MSBL League of the Month 2021: Arizona MSBL, Established 1989

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Have you ever thought what it would be like to play on the MSBL World Series spring training fields and stadiums all year long? …
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2021 MSBL World Series Team, OC Sox

MSBL World Series Team Profile 2021: OC Sox

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications You’ve heard the phrase before but it bears repeating: ‘if you look in the dictionary under’…etc., etc.  Well, this MSBL World Series example rings…
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MSBL World Series 2021 Team, Motor City Firebirds

MSBL World Series 2021 Team Profile: Motor City Firebirds

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communictions Mike Juliano is the long-standing league president of the Detroit MSBL and also the architect of the successful MSBL World Series entry, Motor City…
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2019 65 plus MSBL World Series Champion Minnesota Bandits

2019 65+ MSBL World Series Champion Minnesota Bandits Mourn the Tragic Loss of Greg Beaubien and Rick Boyer

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 75 year-old Frank Hanford is a well-traveled MSBL member who has played in Minnesota, Milwaukee and currently shares residences in Red Wing, Minnesota and…
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Steve Potter has published a book on MSBL

MSBL’s Very Own Phillie Fanatic Publishes Book

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Steve Potter was the founder and President of the Kennett Men’s Senior Baseball League and is an inductee and former Vice President of the…
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Jim Tamarack from Savannah Adult Baseball League

Jim Tamarack from Savannah Adult Baseball League Seeks Help for Baseball 4 Africa Effort

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications  Jim Tamarack has been a card-carrying member of the Savannah Adult Baseball League for nearly 30 years and is also the founder of Baseball…
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Al Albert Notches Win #350 as Skipper of SanTan Brewers of Arizona MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Al Albert is the manager of the SanTan Brewers, the perennial powerhouse residing in the 35-over National division of the Arizona MSBL.  In 2020…
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Sacramento MSBL Wins Prestigious Award for Design of Army Depot Park Baseball Complex

Forest Hill, MD – December 8, 2020 The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of…
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Red Thompson continues to remain upbeat and confident

Update on Red Thompson and Our Go Fund Me Campaign

By Tom Prendergast Tuesday January 26th – Las Vegas, Nevada A special shout out and big thank you to all of the folks of the MSBL Community who donated money to…
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Jim Kearschner Logs 400th Win at 2021 MSBL Holiday Classic

Jim Kearschner Logs 400th Win at 2021 MSBL Holiday Classic as Member of Boston Wolfpack

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jim Kearschner, while pitching for his Boston Wolfpack was credited with recorded win #400 of his MSBL career at the Holiday Classic in Viera,…
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Frank Miller captured on camera during pitching

He Just Wanted to Play Catch. They Got Relief from Troubled Times

A callout on social media for a game of catch in Dallas drew a varied group of strangers who found escape from society’s turbulence in the most banal ritual. By Mike…
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Space Complex hosted the 2021 MSBL Holiday Classic Final

2021 MSBL Holiday Classic Final Results

Here are the 2021 MSBL Holiday Classic champions and the final division standings.  Congratulations to all of the champions! 30+ Suela South Dade 8 Coral Gables Athletics 3 45+ Detroit…
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Joel Lefty Zich Turns 80 Years Young

Joel ‘Lefty’ Zich Turns 80 Years ‘Young’ as Member of Milwaukee-Rock 62+ Lugnuts

Joel ‘Lefty’ Zich is a member of the Milwaukee Rock Lugnuts and is turning 80 years ‘young’ today, January 18th.  Lefty has been a league member on 45+, 55+ and…
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Jennifer Davies talks about Autism and Sports

Autism and Sports: How Baseball Can Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Submitted by Jennifer Davies, Special to MSBL Sporting activity for children with autism is both essential and challenging. In fact, two-thirds of teens with autism are overweight, according to a…
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Longtime MSBL Veteran Brian Cass

Longtime MSBL Veteran Brian Cass Passes Away in California on 65th Birthday

Longtime MSBL veteran Brian Cass recently passed away in California.  Teammate and friend Gary Firestone conveyed his thoughts and remembrances about Brian. “Brian Cass played in MSBL with me for…
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MSBL Veteran Bob Sherwin in sports gear

MSBL Veteran Bob Sherwin Subject of Local Newspaper Article

MSBL Veteran and 29-year World Series competitor Bob Sherwin was recently the subject of an article in his local paper, The Acorn, Agoura Hills, California Bob Sherwin grew up playing…
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Omaha MSBL Treasurer and Longtime Member Tom Stewart

Omaha MSBL Treasurer and Longtime Member Tom Stewart Passes Away after Battle with Covid-19

Submitted by Tim Lukowski, Omaha MSBL President “It’s with an extremely heavy heart I write this to all of you letting you know our friend Tom Stewart has passed away…
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Steve LaMontia, MSBL Director of Communications

League Champion Message from Steve LaMontia, MSBL Director of Communications

Greetings from MSBL!  2020 is finally in the rear-view year and even though there is no light switch to change everything, optimism is the word of the day and hopefully…
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Red Thompson is recovering after his Go Fund Me campaign

Red Thompson ‘Go Fund Me’ Update

Submitted by Tom Prendergast, MSBL World Series Tournament Director We’ve Reached Our Fund-Raising Goal of $20,000 for Red and Judy The MSBL Version of “It’s A Wonderful Life”! A couple…
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Sacramento MSBL Veteran Matt Graver with his teammates

36 Year-Old Sacramento MSBL Veteran Matt Graver Passes Away

“Matt Graver was a fierce competitor with passion for the game. We played together for nearly 16 years and I watched him grow up from a kid to a man.…
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MSBL World Series Umpire Red Thompson Diagnosed With Cancer

Longtime MSBL World Series Umpire Red Thompson Diagnosed With Cancer

By Tom Prendergast, MSBL Tournament Director For as long as I can remember, Red Thompson has been an integral part of the MSBL World Series and regional tournaments in Palm…
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Men’s Senior Baseball League Fall Classic Brings Baseball Back to Palm Beach County’s Spring Training Facilities

December 10, 2020 – Below is a news article published by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission outlining their association with the MSBL Fall Classic held every November in their…
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Ron Saslow is a record breaking pitcher

Ron Saslow Pitches Record Breaking World Series Game, Fights for Life 45 Minutes Later

By Steve LaMontia, MSBL Director of Communications On October 28th while competing for the Houston Old Stars of the 55+ Cactus division at this year’s MSBL World Series, hurler Ron…
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Longtime MSBL Members Manufacture the Perfect Holiday Gift

Longtime MSBL Members Manufacture the Perfect Holiday Gift

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Do you want to put a little ‘sizzle’ into your holiday giving?  We found just the gift!  But this great gift for the barbeque…
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2021 MSBL Desert Classic in Palm Springs Canceled; Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas in March and Las Vegas Open over Memorial Day Weekend Expected to Attract Record Numbers

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Below is a November 30th memo from MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler to all potential Desert Classic managers addressing the cancellation of the…
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DCMSBL player and Major League member Tom Carroll of the 1975 ‘Big Red Machine’ finally receives his World Series Ring

Preface by CJ ‘Heater’ Heatley III, DCMSBL Cardinals Manager “68-year old Tom Carroll was a right-handed pitcher in the ‘bigs’ for the Big Red Machine of the mid-70’s,but bats left-handed. He…
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2021 National Tournament Dates Announced

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications With the craziness of 2020 soon to be in the rear view mirror, the Men’s Senior Baseball League is excited to publish the 2021…
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South Jersey MSBL Continues to Brighten the Holidays for Those Less Fortunate

Submitted by Lou Marshall, South Jersey MSBL League President I wanted to share this years’ experience of the South Jersey MSBL’s 2020 ‘Toys for Tots/Holiday Food Drive’. What a great…
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MSBL World Series Week Three Champions Crowned as 2020 Edition of the MSBL World Series is a Wrap

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Week three is in the books as champions were crowned in 45+ and 60+ divisions.  National, Central and Cactus division winners are spotlighted in the…
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MSBL World Series Week Two Champions Crowned

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Week two is in the books as champions were crowned in 40+, 55+, 65+, 73+ and Father/Son divisions. The much anticipated 60+ division and…
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Boston Men’s Baseball League Holds Virtual Awards Ceremony Featuring MLB Legends and MLB Network’s Heidi Watney

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The message and video enclosed below was provided to MSBL by Boston Men’s Baseball League’s longtime web administrator and friend Dan Field.  If I…
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2020 MSBL World Series Week One Champions Crowned!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Week one of the much anticipated MSBL World Series ‘2020 Edition’ is in the rear view mirror, as week two recently kicked off with…
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2021 MSBL National Tournament Schedule Announced

2021 MSBL National Tournament Schedule Announced

Here is the new MSBL National Tournament schedule for 2021!
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The 2020 Liberty Bell Classic in Philadelphia

The 2020 Liberty Bell Classic in Philadelphia is on for October 17-18!

The Liberty Bell Classic regional baseball tournament in Philadelphia is taking place October 17-18!  There is a three-game minimum plus a four-team playoff in 45-over and 55-over divisions! You can…
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Important MSBL Tournament Player Pool Update

Greetings!  The MSBL World Series in Arizona and MSBL Fall Classic in Florida are a little over a month away and players and managers alike are finding out their needs…
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John Lenart Overcomes Serious Vision Issues to Return to the Ball Field in Milwaukee Rock MSBL

Editor’s note: I was recently forwarded this remarkable story about the passion and resolve of a friend of mine, John Lenart, from the Milwaukee Rock MSBL.  John struggled with a…
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Arizona MSBL witnesses an unconventional triple play

45-over A’s Notch Unconventional Triple Play in Arizona MSBL

Submitted by Chris Means, Arizona MSBL On Tuesday night, August 25th, our 45-over A’s team played the 45+ Dbacks team and our team recorded a legitimate TRIPLE PLAY in the first…
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Father-Son Duo Joe and Andy Karpowicz both pitch 2020 victories in Columbus MSBL

Editor’s note: I was informed by Columbus MSBL league president Rick Fryman that something special had happened in his league, as father-son teammates had both achieved victories in the same…
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2021 MSBL National Tournament Schedule Announced

2021 National Tournament Dates Announced

For information or to enroll your team, you can contact the MSBL offices at 631-753-6725 or email info@msblnational.com
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MSBL League Profile Western Mass Wood Bat League

Western Massachusetts Starts Up July 8th with a Six-Pack of 25-over Teams

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Western Massachusetts Wood Bat League is run by a Bullie.  Well, that’s not exactly a bad thing.  35 year old league president Tony…
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West Metro Atlanta Kicks-off their Midweek and Saturday Competition on July 11th

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rick Crain is the headmaster of the West Metro Atlanta MSBL ‘Midweek’ segment while Don Etheridge handles the duties in the ‘Saturday’ division.  Both…
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Willamette Valley MSBL in Salem, Oregon

David Winstead Attracts 16+ Division in Willamette Valley MSBL in Salem, Oregon

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Willamette Valley Men’s Baseball League is a Salem, Oregon based baseball league comprised of the Oregon Men’s Senior Baseball League and the Mid-Willamette…
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Connecticut MSBL is led by President Derek Stewart

Second Year President Derek Stewart Leads Connecticut to Their July 12th Opening

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 44-year old Derek Stewart is the sophomore league president of the Connecticut MSBL and has had the task of steering the ship through the…
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South Jersey MSBL Holds Successful Youth Equipment Drive

South Jersey MSBL Holds Successful Annual Youth Equipment Drive During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Lou Marshall is the president of the South Jersey MSBL, who annually holds a youth equipment drive benefiting the Camden Little Leagues.  Even though this year makes hosting…
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MSBL/MABL 2020 Upcoming League Start Dates

Below are the dates that leagues are anticipating opening across the country. We will continue to update this list as new leagues open up. The leagues are listed in order…
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Jennifer Davies talks about Baseball and Diabetes

Baseball and Diabetes: What You Need to Know About Playing After a Diagnosis

Submitted by Jennifer Davies, special to MSBL Roughly 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. Despite it being such a common condition, many may not realize that a diabetes diagnosis doesn’t mean that…
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Cleveland MSBL Gears Up in Gold and Silver Divisions

Cleveland MSBL Gears Up in Gold and Silver Divisions Under Leadership of Tony Martin

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 18 is a lucky number in the 25-over Cleveland MSBL.  Started in 2011 with six teams by current league president Tony Martin, he sits…
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Turk Starniri Takes Over Familiar Role as President of Lehigh Valley MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Turk Starniri is the new league president of the Lehigh Valley MSBL, having taken over in 2019, but is by no means navigating unchartered…
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Greater Philadelphia MABL/MSBL Starts up Right After America’s Birthday

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (Action photos courtesy of Michael Hildebrandt) The Greater Philadelphia MABL is a league where teams and players get to participate in unique and exciting…
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Competitive ‘D4’ Baseball League Starts Inaugural Season on July 8th in Brick, New Jersey

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Division 4 Baseball League ‘D4’ began in the minds of current 57-year old league president Paul O’Sullivan and his brother David while in…
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Michael Stubbs Takes Over in First Year at Savannah During Pandemic

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 37-year old Michael Stubbs is the rookie president of the 14-year old Savannah Adult Baseball League and is actually a late returnee to baseball…
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Chautauqua MSBL Begins July 12th in Fredonia, New York

Submitted by Charlie LaDuca, Chautauqua MSBL Board Member The Chautauqua MSBL, located a robust 299 miles from New York City, finally got its 27th season underway this past Sunday July…
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2022 Toros Dominate in Tucson MSBL

Rookie President Eddie Sapp Takes on the Virus in his New Role in Tucson

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 47-year old Eddie Sapp is the rookie president of the Tucson MSBL due to the recent passing of longtime league president Kirk Jacobs.  Founded…
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Hudson Valley-Westchester MSBL begins July 7th in New York with 19 Teams in Two Divisions

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rick Stockfield has been heading up the Hudson Valley-Westchester MSBL in New York the past five years and began playing in the league in…
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32 Team Indiana Baseball League Starts Up in Indianapolis July 1st Under DeCosta Leadership

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Indiana Baseball League kicked off 2020 on July 1st in their 45-over division and their 18+, 25+ and 35+ divisions were able to…
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MUNY-Buffalo Starts Up on July 6th under Leadership of MSBL Hall of Famer Ralph Proulx

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The MUNY-Buffalo MSBL, based in Buffalo, New York and its suburbs, came about in the late 80’s when the long-standing MUNY leagues, which began…
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Columbus Men’s Baseball League Launches 2020 Season on July 8th with 17 Teams

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rick Fryman heads up the Columbus Men’s Baseball League, a fantastic league offering competition in 25+, 35+ and 45+ divisions and totaling 17 teams in 2020. They…
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Delco Adult Baseball League (PA) Begins Their 31st Season

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Don Pizzo is the architect of six-team, 25-over Delco Adult Baseball League (Delaware-Chester County, PA) which started their 2020 season on July 8th.  The…
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Feeling Like a Kid Again … Sort of / From the Sidelines

(Above: Danny Summers pitching for the Cardinals in the Southern Colorado Men’s Senior Baseball League. Photos Courtesy of Garrison Summers) By Danny Summers, Sports Reporter, Pikes Peak Newspapers, Colorado Springs,…
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Chicago Elite Starts Strong in Midwest Suburban Baseball League

Henry Perez of the Chicago Elite from the Midwest Suburban Baseball League located in and around Chicago supplied us with a brief recap of their first game in 2020, which…
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Mid-Iowa Baseball League Plays Special Game at ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie Location on July 2nd

Submitted by Brian Schueller, 2017 MSBL Hall of Fame Inductee The Mid-Iowa Baseball League celebrated Independence Day weekend with a night game on Thursday, July 2 at the ‘Field of…
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MSBL League Profile Terre Haute MSBL

Terre Haute MSBL Opens Up Under the Watchful Eye of League President and Public Health Official Darren Brucken

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Darren Brucken is the league president of the Terre Haute MSBL.  It is a position he secured in 2007 and stepped away from in…
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Jacksonville MABL Opens Up in Quality Fashion in Florida

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications There is a talent pool in Jacksonville, Florida known as the Jacksonville MABL.  As evidenced by the name, the MABL league is technically an…
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Chicago Central Opens Up with 20 Teams in 30+, 43+, 53+ and 60+ Divisions

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Matt Scott is a rookie league president, in a sense, having taken over the league in 2019.  His sophomore season of leadership has been…
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Chicago North MSBL Reaches Out to Bensenville to Begin 2020 Campaign on June 11th

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Chicago North MSBL started way back in 1988 and remains one of the gleaming arrows in the MSBL quiver.  Though down about 20%…
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Connecticut North Cranks it up on June 28th with Play in 25+ and 35+ Divisions

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Connecticut North MSBL is located in Connecticut, rightly enough, but not exactly in Northern Connecticut.  They are actually located in central Connecticut, as…
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Palm Beach Baseball Starts Their 2020 ‘Hurricane’ Session on June 21st

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Palm Beach Baseball has been suiting up in Florida since around 1990 and just joined the MSBL family in 2019.  Dave Salley was the…
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DCMSBL Kicks off in our Nation’s Capital

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (Pictures courtesy of C J ‘Heater’ Heatley III) The DCMSBL, located in our nation’s capital, had its heart broken when on the 2020 opening…
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‘A Beacon of Hope, Fairbanks Baseball Shines Through Adversity’

The 115th annual ‘Midnight Sun Game’ took place in Fairbanks, Alaska on Saturday, June 20th.  Members of the MSBL affiliated Fairbanks Adult Amateur Baseball League, headed up by league president…
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Baseball and Diabetes: What You Need to Know About Playing After a Diagnosis

By Jennifer Davies, Special to MSBL Roughly 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. Despite it being such a common condition, many may not realize that a diabetes diagnosis doesn’t mean that you…
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Spokane’s Inland Northwest Men’s Baseball League Starts Up In Idaho

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Inland Northwest Men’s Baseball League, located in the Spokane area, started their 2020 season on Saturday, June 20th with games in the 32-over…
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Sacramento MSBL Veteran John Caputo Passes Away

Submitted by Scott Brown, Sacramento MSBL John Robert Caputo (JC, nickels, 55) passed away recently after a long hard fight with pancreatic cancer.  He is survived by his wife Julie,…
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Central Florida Amateur Baseball League Kicks off June 14th in Lakeland

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Aaron Eberhardt is the maestro of the symphony called the Central Florida Amateur Baseball League.  The 20-team league resides in the middle of a…
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Seacoast Men’s Baseball League is Alive, Well and Playing in New Hampshire

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications There is a little six-team gem of a league that plays it’s games every Sunday in East Rochester, New Hampshire, a neighborhood within the…
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Metro Tulsa Starts Off Strong with 144 Members on Seven Happy Teams

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The seven-team, 144-member strong Metro Tulsa Baseball Association started up on May 31st with league president Pat Macek making sure everything went smoothly.  “We…
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Houston Hardball League Opens, Extends Season into October

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications June 14th marked the opening of the Houston Hardball League 2020 season.  24 teams make up the four-division league, though only two divisions have…
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Central North Carolina Picks Up Where They Left Off in April

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Central North Carolina MSBL is located in the Raleigh/Durham area and sports three divisions, 18+, 40+ and 50+.  Now in his third year…
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Northeast Ohio Kicks Off Season at Thurman Munson Stadium in Canton

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Northeast Ohio MSBL has been around for a dozen years and always under the watch of 71-year old League President and MSBL veteran…
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Kansas City MSBL Joins the Ranks of 2020 League Openings

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Kansas City MSBL began their 2020 season last Sunday, June 7th.  League President and MSBL World Series Tournament Director Tom Prendergast conveyed that…
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Louisville Slugger Warriors in action during a tournament

Louisville Slugger Warriors Go to Bat for Two High School Seniors

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team has become a staple at MSBL national tournaments, including very impressive showings at recent MSBL World Series’…
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Peoria Sunday Morning League celebrates 105th Opening Day on June 7th

The eight-team Peoria Sunday Morning League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the country, celebrated their 105th season with games on June 7th to kick off their season.  League president…
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Video Coverage Comes to the NE Ohio MSBL/MABL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The NE Ohio MSBL/MABL kicked off their season on June 7th and 12oz Sports Network was there to provide video coverage.  In their first…
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2020 MSBL/MABL Updated League Startup Dates

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications As leagues are faced with the ultimate delay to the start of their MSBL seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic, we decided to post…
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The John Gambs East Metro Baseball League in Atlanta Started Play June 1st

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 72-year old Willie Rogers took over the helm of the East Metro Baseball League in Atlanta in 2017, after league president John Gambs passed…
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Anderson MSBL Celebrates 20 Years of MSBL Affiliation

Anderson MSBL Off and Running in Ohio

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (Photos courtesy of Billy McDonald) The Anderson MSBL wasn’t named after a long-time MSBL player named Anderson but rather a community established a mere…
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Rock League in Milwaukee Kicks Off on May 26th

Rock League in Milwaukee Kicks Off on May 26th

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rock League Baseball powered by MSBL started up Tuesday night, May 26th, at the fabulous Rock Sports Complex located in Franklin, Wisconsin located 16…
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A Brief Trip Down Memory Lane with Tim Craiger, Detroit MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications So much of our current news is understandably centered on our country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and with that how it impacts our…
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Jennifer Davies suggests Ideal Diet for Baseball Players

What should the Ideal Diet for Baseball Players Consist Of?

Submitted by Jennifer Davies, special to MSBL Around 15.9 million people in the U.S. play baseball, a number that is indicative of how fun and challenging this sport can be. As…
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Rob Owens: MSBL World Series Iron Man

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Rob Owens was cited in 2017 for his having attended every MSBL World Series since it’s inception, all 30 of them, as he continues…
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New Orleans Adult Baseball League Gets Back on the Field

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French…
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MSBL League Startup Update for Sunday, May 24th

Sunday, May 24th 2020 Updates: As leagues are faced with the ultimate delay to the start of their MSBL seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic, we decided to post what…
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Play Ball! Off and Running in Salt Lake City!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Utah Adult Baseball League begins their season May 26th. In preparation for the beginning of their MSBL season, they played an exhibition game…
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The Passing of Joe Maiden: Missing a Good Man

Submitted by Tom Shess Joe Maiden died last week.  To his family, friends and those in amateur senior baseball circles, he was a charismatic leader who didn’t seek the spotlight.  His satisfaction came from helping…
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The Currie Family Baseball Legacy Spans Three Generations

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 73-year old William (Bill) Currie lives in Flemington, New Jersey and plays for the Hunterdon Bucks in the 55-over division of the Lehigh Valley…
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Memorial Day Weekend Fun Tournament

Lou Perske Swings from a Tree to Stay Ready for the Season! (Well, sort of)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Lou Perske is a member of the North County MSBL, located in San Diego, and plays for the San Diego Giants. Like all of…
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Greg Cason, Detroit MSBL…From EMT to Patient

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Greg Cason is a retired EMT who plays in the Detroit MSBL for the Diamondbacks in the 52-over division but stays glued to the…
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Mike Sable, Attending Physician and Long Island MSBL Shortstop

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Sable is a very modest attending physician who teaches residents part time at Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, New York and is careful…
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Tom Prendergast, MSBL World Series Tournament Director

Early MSBL World Series Memories

By Tom Prendergast, MSBL World Series Tournament Director and Kansas City MSBL League President Steve Sigler started the concept of the Men’s Senior Baseball League World Series in the fall…
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Ex-Pros in the MSBL: Jason Garcia, Atlanta MSBL and Baltimore Orioles

Submitted by Don Pike, League President Atlanta MSBL “Jason played with us two years ago and is a great guy and really loves the game. Jason was able to land…
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Keith Barker: Columbus Police First Responder and Columbus MSBL Center Fielder

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Keith Barker is a Sergeant with the Columbus, Ohio Division of Police.  He is currently the Field Training Sergeant responsible for the training of…
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John Kelly Works Out in Charlotte for MSBL Fall Classic ‘4-Peat’ for the Carolina Pirates

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications So, how do you stay in baseball shape when living in Charlotte, North Carolina?  Just ask John Kelly, league veteran and MSBL Fall Classic…
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MSBL Veteran Bruce Maiman Describes His Brief Encounters While Delivering the Mail in Loomis, California

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 64-year old Bruce Maiman is a long-standing journalist who has been impacted by career adjustments and is now delivering mail in Loomis, California.  He…
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Working 60 Hours Per Week Doesn’t Stop Tommy Harmon from Dreaming of Baseball in Central Ohio MABL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Tommy Harmon, Central Ohio MABL, in his own words! My name is Tom Harmon and I am 50 years old and live in Lancaster,…
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Zach Young Stays Engaged with Baseball and Family During Pandemic as it Impacts Des Moines, Iowa

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Zach Young lives in Des Moines, Iowa and plays in the Mid-Iowa Baseball League under the watchful eye of MSBL Hall of Fame League…
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Remembering Joe Ayala, Fresno Men’s Baseball League

Submitted by Doug Plaster, Fresno MSBL I was asked to highlight someone from our Fresno Men’s Baseball League but sadly this story is about an exceptional friend and ball player…
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Tim Small Embraces the Fun and Challenges of Managing His Marlins in the Detroit MSBL During a Pandemic

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 2001 is when Tim Small joined the Detroit MSBL and his career has grown to currently managing and playing for the Marlins in the…
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Rick Woodcock Overcomes Shoulder Surgery and Adjusting to the Virus in the Detroit MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Editor’s note:  Rick submitted his responses at the end of March so some of his Virus-related comments may be outdated, as each state’s mandates…
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From Lead Singer in a Band to Manager of an MSBL Team, Dave Disinger Has Logged a Few Miles in the Syracuse MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Dave Disinger is a three-decade inspiration of the Syracuse MSBL and while he and his wife are both in their mid-seventies, his heart remains…
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Don Carson Utilizes Platelet Rich Plasma and Taking Cuts in the Yard to Stay in the Game in Savannah

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Don Carson lives on a tidal creek in Darien, Georgia, which is on the coast about an hour south of Savannah, where he plays…
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MSBL Fall Classic Veteran Jerome Stabile Witnesses First Responders Up Close at His Job at Long Island Hospital

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jerome Stabile is a 27-year veteran of the Long Island MSBL and a frequent player/manager in the MSBL World Series in Arizona and the…
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Mini Wiffle Ball BP and Classic Games on the Tube Keep Brian Robert Thinking Baseball During Shutdown of Detroit MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Brian Robert will be in his 13th year participating in the Detroit MSBL in 2020 and continues to play in the always tough 18-over…
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Kareem Evans Adjusts to COVID-19 Restrictions in the Central Florida Amateur Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 33-year old Kareem Evans lives in Tampa, Florida and is a player/manager of the Tampa Mariners in the Central Florida Amateur Baseball League, where…
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Columbus MSBL ‘Silver Slugger’ Adrian Riley Spends His Day on the Front Lines as Assistant Nurse Manager at James Cancer Hospital

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Adrian Riley is an Assistant Nurse Manager at Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and is now in his third year in the 35-over…
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Player Profile: Henry Fregeau, Bux-Mont (PA) MSBL

Submitted by Nick Chichilitti, Bux-Mont League President Henry Fregeau started his scholastic baseball career under coach Ron Ravena at Ballston Spa High in Upstate, NY. He also starred in football…
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David J. Sweeten Plans on Keeping His 15 Year World Series Streak Alive in the 73-over and 75-over divisions in 2020

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications David J. Sweeten is a tough Texan who plays in our senior divisions of the MSBL World Series in Arizona.  He will be playing…
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Ex-Pros in the MSBL: Woody Williams, Houston Hardball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Woody Williams has quite the major league pedigree and has held on to our great game even though his admirable and very successful pro…
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Frank DiMaria Keeps Perfect MSBL World Series Attendance Intact Heading into 2020

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Frankie DiMaria is 73 years old and splits time between Chicago and Florida.  But there is one address you can catch him at in…
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Jason Bonder’s Journey to the Greater Philadelphia MABL and the Impact of COVID-19 on Family and Baseball

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jason Bonder resides in North Wales, Pennsylvania and plays in the 35-over division of the Greater Philadelphia MABL.  He began playing in Philly in…
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Ex-Pros in the MSBL: Matt Walbeck, Sacramento MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Matt Walbeck lives in Fair Oaks, California and has participated in the Sacramento MSBL since 2017.  Matt was drafted in the eighth round of…
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Health Professional Eric Mertl Balances COVID-19 Testing and America’s Pastime in Indiana

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Eric Mertl and his wife both work in the medical profession in Indiana, while Eric plays in the Indiana Baseball League in Indianapolis.  Eric…
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MSBL Member Paul Hendrickson Stays Busy with Wiffle Ball and Volunteering for Savory Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Paul Hendrickson lives in Madison, Wisconsin, home of the Badgers.  He also has been a member of the MABL of Madison (Southern Wisconsin) for…
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MSBL Veteran Alden Stiefel Donates 25,000 Masks in Illinois Through His Company Maxxsonics

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Alden Stiefel is the President and CEO of Maxxsonics, located in Libertyville, Illinois.  Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile,…
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The Detroit Mens Senior Baseball League

MSBL First Responder: Dr. Steven Almany, Director Cardiac Interventional, Beaumont Hospitals, and Detroit MSBL Member

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Here are a few words from Dr. Steven Almany regarding the effect of the COVID-19 virus on the Detroit region.  Dr. Almany is also…
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MSBL First Responder: Dr. David Baldini, Bay Area MSBL Member and ER Physician

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications David Baldini has been an emergency room doctor with Kaiser in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 30 years.  He is also…
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Ex-Pros in the MSBL: Teddy Dziuba, Boston Men’s Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications  Teddy Dziuba is an ex-professional ball player who currently is a catcher in the Boston Men’s Baseball League under the MSBL banner.  He has…
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The Boston Mens Baseball League Gives Back

Boston Men’s Baseball League Gives Back

The Boston Men’s Baseball League has teamed up with ‘Heal with a Meal” to give back to the community in honor on league president Jeff Coveney’s father David, who recently…
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Atlanta MABL Goes the Extra Mile to Help Youth Sports

Submitted by Don Pike, Atlanta MABL League President Atlanta MABL continues to go the extra mile to secure fields and build/strengthen relationships with Metro Atlanta School’s athletic programs. Last fall I…
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Social Media, Netflix and a new Spin Bike keep Ed Simmons on his game in Southern Maine

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications 57 year ‘young’ Edward Simmons resides in Buxton, Maine and plays in the Southern Maine Men’s Baseball League in the 25-over and 35-over divisions…
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Allie Kubik Battles Cancer, Gives Birth, then Donates 10,000 Masks to the Hospital Staff in Minnesota

Submitted by Ryan Lutzka, Twin City (MN) MABL League President “I think this story is worth sharing.  Devin Kubik is the TCMABL 18+ Manager of the Minneapolis Expos.  His wife…
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Detroit MSBL Loses a Legend Joe Pistono

Detroit MSBL Loses a Legend

Submitted by Mike Juliano, Detroit MSBL League President  Joe ‘The Legend’ Pistono lost his battle with cancer on March 16th.  He has played in the Detroit MSBL since 1991 and has…
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The Baseball Fans Guide to Surviving the Lockdown

The Baseball Fan’s Guide to Surviving the Lockdown

Submitted by Jennifer Davies, special to MSBL Ninety-nine percent of sporting events have been postponed or cancelled as half of the world is currently on lockdown to contain the spread of the…
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MSBL First Responder: Scott Martin, Physician’s Assistant and SoCal MSBL Member

Submitted by Jef Brown, SoCal MSBL League President Scott Martin is a Physician’s Assistant at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana in their Emergency Medicine division. He is also a…
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Bux-Mont and MSBL Fall Classic Veteran Mike Vasas ‘Keeps on Truckin’

Contributed by Nick Chichilitti, President Bux-Mont (PA) MSBL, 2004/2020 Mike Vasas started playing competitive baseball at Bishop Kenrick High School in Norristown. Mike starred in baseball as well as in…
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Detroit MSBL Loses a Legend Joe Pistono

Mike Favoretto Relies on Basement Gym Workouts and Tik Tok to Stay Dialed In

Mike Favoretto is a 24-year veteran of the Detroit MSBL and has a nice string of 20 game wins on the bump.  Mike was gracious enough to share with us…
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Ex-Tiger Matt Walbeck Uses Zoom Training Sessions at His Academy to Help Others During Down Time

Matt Walbeck is an ex-major league ballplayer who resides in Fair Oaks, California and plays for the 50-over Seals in the Sacramento MSBL.  The former Detroit Tiger was in professional…
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Jim Reagle Concentrates on Charity Work and Kettle Balls to Stay in the Game in Lehigh Valley MSBL

Jim Reagle has been a manager and player in the Lehigh Valley MSBL since 1994. His Volpe Orioles compete in the 10 team, 25-over Division which each year gets more competitive as new players…
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Long Island Veteran Bill Rattazzi and Son Ronan Stay Sharp as Workout Buddies

Bill Rattazzi joined the Long Island MSBL in 1991 and played for the Massapequa Angels.  That stint was short lived, as he got together with good friend Bob Gotterbarn in…
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MSBL First Responder: JJ Janetsky, Capital District MSBL Member and Amsterdam, NY Police Officer

JJ Janetsky is a police officer in upstate New York for the city of Amsterdam, which is about 25 miles west of Albany.  He plays in the Capital District MSBL…
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Detroit MSBL Veteran Bob Hoffman Walks His German Shepherd ‘Ruger’ to Stay In Baseball Shape

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Bob Hoffman is a 55-year old veteran of the Michigan MSBL living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  As Michigan braces for the onslaught of the…
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Murph Appling Hits the Weights and the Pushups to Stay Toned for the Season

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Murph Appling is a Memphis MSBL veteran living in Germantown, Tennessee and a long standing MSBL World Series participant as a member of the…
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MSBL First Responder: Jim Lacki, New York State Trooper and MUNY-Buffalo MSBL Member

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jim Lacki is an 18-year trooper for the New York State Police as well as a MUNY-Buffalo MSBL member and frequent MSBL World Series…
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Detective Scott Polgar is a MSBL First Responder

MSBL First Responder: Detective Scott Polgar, Columbus MSBL

Detective Scott Polgar, Columbus Division of Police, Homicide Unit In his own words… Thank you for your interest and support for the first responders who play in the Men’s Senior…
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Commander Steven M. Needleman is a MSBL First Responder

MSBL First Responder: Commander Steven M. Needleman, MD, North Texas (Dallas) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Commander Steven M. Needleman, MD is an Anesthesiologist in Austin, Texas and plays in the North Texas (Dallas) MSBL.  He is also a longtime…
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Long Island MSBL Police Department Teams Come Together for Tournament Charity Fundraiser

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications We recently asked MSBL first responders to share how they are coping on the front lines during our current pandemic.  Sometimes a simple message…
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Todd Cochrane Creates a Solo Baseball Workout Tool in the Trees of Seattle

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Todd Cochrane is 57 years old and will be playing in his 24th year in the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League in Seattle, where…
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Writing and Recording Music and the MLB Network Keep Aaron Selix Content in San Francisco

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Aaron Selix from Millbrae, California plays in the 35-over and 50-over divisions of the Bay Area MSBL located in (you guessed it) San Francisco. …
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Living Through the COVID-19 Outbreak in South Jersey

My name is Bill Mason from the 21+ Division of the South Jersey MSBL league.  I’m a player/manager of the Philly A’s.  This is unprecedented times in our country and…
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MSBL Members Brian Baker and Tom Koch Answer the Bell in Rhode Island

Submitted by Kevin Curt, manager, Rhode Island Sea Dogs, Rhode Island MSBL We have two players on our Rhode Island Sea Dog team who are right there in the front…
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A Message from MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler

“This temporary pause to our MSBL/MABL seasons has given us the opportunity to highlight the amazing stories of our members from across the country.  Many have been highlighted already and…
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Jerry Weaver from KC MSBL Plans on Playing at ‘Field of Dreams’ in Iowa this Summer

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Jerry Weaver lives in Shawnee, Kansas and plays in the 55-over and 65-over divisions of the Kansas City MSBL.  This is a step up…
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The Boston Mens Baseball League Gives Back

David Coveney, Father of Boston MSBL League President Jeff, Passes Away Due to Complications from COVID-19 Virus

Jeff Coveney is the league president of the Boston MSBL.  His dad, David, passed away on April 4th from complications from the COVID-19 virus.  Jeff posted a wonderful Facebook tribute…
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‘Heater’ Heatley Uses Brick Walls and Instructional Videos to Stay Engaged in DCMSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications C. J. “Heater” Heatley III calls Alexandria, Virginia home and plays in the 50-over and 60-over divisions of the DCMSBL, where he has participated since…
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Willamette Valley MSBL in Salem, Oregon

Steve Lundeberg Recruits Wife for Wiffles, Tennis Balls and a Game of Catch

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Steve Lundeberg is a veteran of the Willamette Valley MSBL in Salem, Oregon and currently plays in the 40-over division, this being his 27th…
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MSBL League Profile Western Mass Wood Bat League

Dan ‘Gunner’ Genovese Perfects a Solitary Workout Routine to Stay Sharp

Fifty-eight-year-old, Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Famer and member of the Western Massachusetts Over 25 Wood Bat League (WMWBL) Dan “Gunner” Genovese “wants to be ready”. A long-time member of…
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Tommy Bottichio and First Responder Wife Lindsay Stay Dedicated During Breakout

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Tommy Bottichio lives in Marietta, Georgia and plays in the 18-over National division on the powerhouse Atlanta MSBL.  He is now entering his seventh…
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Longtime Inland Northwest MSBL Player, Manager and Hall of Fame Member John Lehman Passes Away in Spokane

John ‘Scrap Iron’ Lehman passed away on March 12th after many years and championships in the Inland Northwest MSBL in Washington.  He had recently been inducted into the inaugural class…
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Britton Scheibe and Sons Perfect Soft Toss to Stay Focused in San Diego

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Britton Scheibe plays in the North County MABL located in San Diego in the 18-over division.  We’ll let him explain his History! “I started…
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Johnny Billera Uses Rolled Up Socks and PVC Pipe to Stay Sharp in Queens

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Johnny Billera is from Forest Hills, Queens in New York, right in the middle of ground zero of the virus.  He has been playing…
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Mike ‘Pank’ Pankow Uses a Turfed Yard and Plenty of Golf to Stay Active

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike “Pank” Pankow lives in Shingle Springs, California and has played the last 25 years in the Tri Valley MSBL, most recently in the…
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Welcome West Michigan MABL, Holland, Michigan!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Hughes is the 64 year ‘young’ baseball fanatic who is also know as the league president of the newly formed West Michigan MABL…
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‘Nacho’ Hurtado Uses Bicycles and Pushups to Stay in Baseball Condition

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Ignacio Hurtado is known as NACHO in the Arizona MSBL, where he calls home.  He lives in Scottsdale and plays with the Indians in…
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Trevor Hall Stays Focused with ‘Stuffed Animal Play Time’ with his Daughter in Jacksonville

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Trevor Hall plays in the Jacksonville MABL 18+, though in his words, ‘even though I’m an old guy, I’m playing for the Jacksonville Fireflies…
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Billy Ferran from San Diego Hits the Garage to Stay Sharp

This is Billy Ferran in San Diego. I have been playing in the San Diego North County MSBL for over twenty years.  I know everyone is anxious to get back…
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New Jersey Shore League President Gregg Balin Stays Connected at Florida Home During Outbreak

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Gregg Balin is the President of the Jersey Shore MSBL, the league he has played in for the past 20 years, and continues to…
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Joel Cuellar Stays Focused with the Help of His Family in the Austin Metro Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Joel Cuellar lives in Austin, Texas and plays in the Austin Metro Baseball League with his 22-year old son Aaron.  Joel participates in the…
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Dave Sacco Battles the Virus and the Elements to Stay in Shape in Connecticut

Dave Sacco is the player and manager for the Rocky Hill Caps baseball team from the Connecticut North MSBL. They compete in the 35-plus division and have made the finals…
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West Metro Atlanta Finds Ways to Stay in the Game

A few words from Don Etheridge, West Metro Atlanta Founder and Officer “The West Metro Atlanta MSBL is encouraging all of its players to stay in shape, especially in baseball…
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Ralph Caputo Survives the Virus at Capital District (NY) MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications While shivering under three blankets from March 15th-21st and trying to fight this Viral Menace (I refuse to call it by its proper name)…
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Player Profile: Jason Yormark, Puget Sound Senior Baseball League

During this brief lull in the action, MSBL would like to share what is going on throughout the leagues across the country by reaching out their players and managers as…
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Keeping Focused in the Central North Carolina MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Central North Carolina MSBL league president Rob Isbell trys to work out with his fellow players every week and they continue to attempt it,…
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Important MSBL ‘Player Pool’ Update

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Greetings!  MSBL is implementing a new procedure regarding our management of our popular ‘Player Pool’ website page to better assist managers and players alike…
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MSBL presents The Show PS4 Tournament

MSBL in conjunction with the Southern Colorado MSBL and Marucci Sports presents ‘The Show’ PS4 Tournament!

JOIN THE SHOW TODAY! Opening day is April 1st. The cost is free and games are weekly with an end of season tournament. Game schedules can be adjusted based on feedback from…
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Tell Us What You’re Up To During the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Greetings everyone!  As our lives and our baseball activities are drastically impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic we need to continue to stay connected as…
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Jennifer Davies, special MSBL contributor

Improve Strength, Speed, and Agility Through Conditioning Training

Submitted by Jennifer Davies, special MSBL contributor Conditioning training is essential to build the strength, agility, and speed necessary for baseball. It can also help lengthen an athlete’s career over…
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MSBL Veteran and World Class Artist Vernon Wells

MSBL Veteran and World Class Artist Vernon Wells Completes MSBL Player Commissions

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Vernon Wells, Sr. has been an MSBL member in Texas and a tournament participant for many years, culminating in an entire chest full of championship rings. But…
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2020 MSBL Kickoff Classic Week One Championship

2020 MSBL Kickoff Classic Week One Championship Game Results

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The first weekend of the 2020 MSBL Kickoff Classic in sunny Las Vegas is a wrap!  Champions were crowned in 18+, 35+, 55+ and…
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Chicago North Cubs Celebrate Amazing 55+ and 60+ 2019 MSBL World Series Titles at Combined Ring Ceremony

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Chicago North Cubs stamped quite an impressive message at this past year’s MSBL World Series as they captured both the 55+ and 60+…
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Tim Burkitt Logs 400th Victory at Sacramento MSBL

Tim Burkitt Logs 400th Victory at Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League

Submitted by Alan Van Ness, Sacramento MSBL League President    (photos courtesy of Jane Burkitt) Tim Burkitt pitched his 400th MSBL win last week while playing for the Royals at…
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Bob Gibson in 1968, The Year of the Pitcher Revisited

Bob Gibson and 1968: The Year of the Pitcher Revisited

By Steve LaMontia, MSBL Director of Communications Those of you born after 1968 may have heard of Bob Gibson but didn’t have the privilege of witnessing the season that truly…
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Longtime San Antonio MSBL Member Freddie Douglas Passes Away at 65

Submitted by Ben Koehler, San Antonio MSBL One of the longtime core members of the San Antonio Bombers, #21 Freddie Douglas, passed away recently.  I spent a couple years with…
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MSBL Caribbean Winter Baseball Championships Crown Winners in Puerto Rico

By Rich Rosenblum, tournament Director Without a doubt, the 2020 MSBL Caribbean Championship featured the most competitive and exciting baseball in 26 years!  More about that later in this article. The…
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Sacramento MSBL Deliver Baseball Equipment to Nicaragua

Pat Kelly and Friends from the Sacramento MSBL Deliver Baseball Equipment to Nicaragua

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Pat Kelly is a long-standing member of the Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League, where he began playing in 1993. He is also an annual participant at…
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Jennifer Davies on Baseball positions and personalities

Which Baseball Position Fits Your Personality?

Submitted by Jennifer Davies, special to MSBL Approximately 16 million Americans play baseball. With so many people running the bases in ballparks across the U.S., there’s tons of personalities represented by the…
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Hudson Valley Hosts Fourth Annual 3 Up 3 Down Charity Poker Fundraiser to Benefit Youth Baseball

The Hudson Valley Westchester Men’s Adult Baseball League in New York is hosting their fourth annual 3 Up 3 Down Charity Poker Fundraiser on March 28th to benefit youth baseball…
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Former Northwest Arkansas League President Don Prim Passes Away

Submitted by Stephen Boudreax, NWAMSBL League President Former Northwest Arkansas MSBL League President Don Prim passed away peacefully on the morning of February 13, 2020.  The Northwest Arkansas MSBL owes an…
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Columbus OH Mens Baseball League gets spotlight

MSBL League Spotlight: Columbus (OH) Men’s Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Columbus (OH) Men’s Baseball League starts their 32nd season in 2020 smack in the middle of Buckeye country, having started in 1989 with…
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Good Baseball and the True Meaning of Sportsmanship

By Louis Patler, Dragons 60+ World Series Player My team, the Dragons from California, were playing against the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Phillies in the 60+ division of the 2019 MSBL…
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Longtime Chicago North MSBL Member Gregory Rieves Fatally Shot

Chicago North MSBL member Gregory Rieves was fatally shot in a Lisle, Illinois cigar lounge Friday, less than a year into his retirement from a 25-year career with the Illinois…
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MSBL League Profile West Metro Atlanta

MSBL League Spotlight: West Metro Atlanta MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The West Metro Atlanta Men’s Senior Baseball League was founded in 2005 by Don Etheridge as a midweek alternative to the Atlanta Sunday League.…
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