MSBL Special Features and Videos

MSBL’s Best Kept Secret: Las Vegas Rattlers

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications There’s an MSBL powerhouse tournament team lurking in the desert in Las Vegas just waiting to assemble and make you wish you hadn’t seen them in your division. The Las Vegas Rattlers, assembled and managed by veteran player/manager Manny Ocampo, will once again be competing in the upcoming MSBL […]
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MSBL/MABL National League and Tournament Rule Guidelines

While a majority of the rules that follow directly come from the MSBL/MABL Rules and Regulations-January 2019, there are issues which are tournament-specific. With this thought in mind, the National Rules Committee has put together these rules, which will apply for this year’s tournaments. These rules, as they relate to the MSBL/MABL National Tournaments, are […]
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Diamond Dream Mustangs Capture 45+ Labor Day Title in Richmond, Virginia

Submitted by Michael LaComb, Mustangs manager The Diamond Dream Mustangs won the 2018 45+ division of the Mid Atlantic Regional Labor Day Classic in Richmond, Virginia with a thrilling, extra inning 9-8 victory over the New Jersey Railriders. We were not only proud to win the tournament, but even more proud to support its cause. […]
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2018 Tucson MSBL Champions Crowned in Four Divisions

The Tucson MSBL crowned four champions in 2018.  Their pictures are all displayed below with their championship game summaries coming shortly.  The champions are: 18+ National: Angels 25+ American: Twins 35+ Mountain: Cactus Prixx 45+ Cactus: Rays
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You Can Take Part in a Goodwill Humanitarian Baseball Tour to Nicaragua in 2019

Submitted by Hal Young, Worldwide Child Relief Foundation Hello Fellow MSBL Ballplayers! We have a great opportunity to make a goodwill humanitarian baseball tour to Nicaragua in late January and early February, 2019.  The trip will be approximately 10 days. As many of you know, unlike the rest of Central America, baseball is the national […]
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Happy Holidays from Louisville Slugger Warrior Carlo Adame and ‘Benny’

Submitted by Sally George, Louisville Slugger Carlo Adame is a second baseman for the Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team and served four tours of duty in Iraq as a US Army Sergeant First Class (Ret.). As you can see in the attached photo, Carlo and his dog Benny are both right leg amputees. Sergeant First Class Carlo Adame […]
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Marucci December 2018 Monthly Bat Special Exclusively for MSBL Players

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Here is the Marucci December 2018 special bat of the month.  Part of that agreement is to provide special pricing monthly and promotions exclusively for MSBL players.  Just click on the image above, which will take you to the Marucci website.  To check out the special member only Marucci deals for […]
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2018 Fall Classic Week Two Champions Crowned

The 2018 edition of the MSBL Fall Classic has come to a close and Saturday’s week two champions were crowned on Saturday, November 17th.  Four of the six hailed from Puerto Rico.  Congratulations and thank you for your participation!  Here are the pictures of the winners.  See you next year once again in West Palm Beach, […]
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Redwood Empire Players Travel to San Quentin for Exhibition Game

Submitted by Steve Solis, Redwood Empire Baseball League This past summer we all had one of the best times of our baseball lives.  I led a group of Redwood Empire Baseball League players into San Quentin State Prison to play the San Quentin Athletics.  San Quentin is the only prison in the country that allows […]
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South Jersey MSBL Hosts Fifth Annual Toys for Tots/Holiday Food Drive

Submitted by Lou Marshall, President, South Jersey MSBL Despite some rainy weather all day Friday, Tom Hewitt, one of my league managers, and I got to the field early Saturday morning this past weekend and worked hard to get the field ready, accompanied by players from my high school team at Camden Catholic High School. […]
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Week One of 2018 MSBL Fall Classic in the Books!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The first week of the 2018 edition of the MSBL Fall Classic in West Palm Beach, Florida is complete and six champions were crowned.  Below are their game summaries and team pictures.  Congratulations! 18+ Division Atlanta Reds 10, Tampa Thunder 4 By Elliot Brownstein, special to MSBL-Sunday afternoon at […]
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Heading to the Fall Classic? Here are Some Meal Deals That You Can’t Pass Up!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The MSBL Fall Classic begins November 4th in West Palm Beach, Florida and continues through November 17th.  We have assembled some great meal deals for you to grab some grub before, after or during the game!  Check them out below.
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“Batters Box Mobile” Makes a Stop at the MSBL World Series at Tempe Diablo Stadium

A note from Kyle Stewart, Batter’s Box Mobile “Batter’s Box Mobile” is a proud member of the MSBL family! We are located inside Tempe Diablo Stadium during the MSBL World Series. Bring your team get your swings right on our video pitching machine, or inside our soft toss and tee work cage! We also feature […]
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The MSBL World Series Begins October 14th: Here’s How to Stay Connected!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The MSBL World Series in Arizona is finally here and will begin October 14th and involves 13 different age brackets, including the ever popular Father and Son division.  Each division has multiple brackets to even up the skill levels, culminating in almost 40 champions being crowned through November 3rd.  […]
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Favoretto Notches 20 Win Season for the Second Time in Four Seasons in Detroit MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications For the second time in four seasons, Detroit MSBL veteran pitcher, Mike Favoretto just completed a 20 win season. Playing in both the 35+ and 45+ divisions Favoretto finished the 2018 campaign with a combined record of 20-2 (8-1 in 35+ and 12-1 in 45+) and an amazing 1.50 […]
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Marucci: Front and Center at This Year’s MSBL World Series in Arizona!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Marucci is the official bat of the MSBL.  Why? Ask John Tompkins, Director of the Marucci Mobile Tour which makes a three week stop in Arizona as part of the MSBL World Series.  He is in charge of what goes on in and around the ‘Marucci Tent’ at Tempe […]
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APN Sports Announces 21st Year as Videographer at MSBL World Series

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications APN Sports has been involved with the MSBL World Series as a videographer for more than 20 years and is also the hard working author of the ‘Marucci Play of the Day’, which is broadcast daily on the MSBL website and Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the World Series […]
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Joe Careccia: MSBL Player and America’s Oldest Collegiate Second Baseman!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Joe Careccia is a 54 year old second baseman and center fielder who is a resident of Albany, New York and plays in the Capital District MSBL in the 33+ and 45+ divisions.  Joe is also a part of Mike Lacomb’s Mustangs traveling team that plays in regional and […]
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Multisport Indoor Scoreboard Available at Incredible Savings from BSN Sports

A message from Bill Carey, Sales Pro, BSN Sports Attached is a special we are running on scoreboards for any MSBL players who are involved in winter sports as coaches, recreation directors, etc.  If anyone is involved in a school, parks and rec, church group, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA or any organization that might […]
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MSBL Welcomes Mercury Luggage as New Partner

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Travel like a pro! Whether for business or MSBL tournaments, Mercury Luggage lets you travel in style with custom MSBL embroidered luggage and accessories. Professionals from MLB, the NFL, the PGA Tour, and NCAA Colleges and Universities travel with Mercury Luggage, WHY DON’T YOU? Offering SPECIAL PRICING for MSBL […]
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San Diego North County MSBL Premiers 70+ League

‘New 70+ League Opens Up With a Dinger’ Submitted by Jim Teeter, North County MSBL (San Diego) Doug Johnson’s North County MSBL League in San Diego, California’s North San Diego County made its 62+ league debut in spring of 2015 with two teams, the Phillies and Bruins. By the spring 2018 season the 62+ league had […]
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27th Rocket City Classic Labor Day Tournament is in the Books

Contributed by Phil Ellis, Tournament Director The 27th Rocket City Classic MSBL Regional Tournament was played over Labor Day weekend in Huntsville, Alabama. This year the tourney featured 18 teams over the 40+ and 55+ divisions. Games were played across nine separate High School and College fields in the cities of Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur. […]
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San Quentin A’s Shipwreck MSBL Sacramento Pirates

WRITTEN BY INMATES – ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE September 2018 San Quentin, California 94964 Population: 4,253 A’s shipwreck Sacramento Pirates seniors, 8-4 (MSBL Editor’s note: Michael Kremer is responsible for scheduling the games for the inmates.  He had this to say: “I thought you’d like to see an article that was recently published in the San Quentin News […]
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Champions Crowned Amid Tragedy at Rosie Shootout Labor Day Tourney

Rosie Shootout Labor Day Tournament, Atlanta Georgia Atlanta Reds 2, UAG Tianos 1 (championship game) Submitted by Don Pike, Tournament Director The 11th Annual Rosie Shootout in Atlanta, Georgia, held over Labor Day weekend, got off to very bad start. During the first game of the tournament on Saturday September 1st, Tiano player Rico Carty […]
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Time Health: People Who Do Team Sports May Be at an Advantage Over Solitary Exercisers

By JAMIE DUCHARME September 4, 2018 TIME Health For more, visit TIME Health. Experts like to say the best form of exercise is whatever kind you’ll actually do. But a new study finds that people who do team sports may be at an advantage over solitary exercisers. The social interaction involved in partner and team sports may compound the plentiful benefits […]
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Talkin’ With the Pros: Fred Holdsworth, Chicago North MSBL

Editor’s note: MSBL is proud of the many ex-professional ball players within the ranks across the country.  We will be periodically publishing their stories of their times in the ‘Bigs’ and how they became involved in the MSBL.  We hope to provide their journey, some humor, as well as some advice they may be able […]
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DCMSBL Member Matt Mika Survives 2017 Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Matt Mika was shot three times while practicing for a baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia. A lobbyist, an MSBL participant and a longtime coach of the Republican congressional baseball team, Matt was one of four people shot outside the nation’s capital on a sunny morning in June of 2017. A […]
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San Antonio Lonestars Win 55+ Division of Rocket City (AL) Classic Labor Day Tourney

Submitted by Bill Rector, Lonestars manager The San Antonio Lonestars won the 55 Division of the Rocket City Classic in Huntsville, Alabama.  The SA Lonestars went 5-0 for the weekend and won the Championship 13-0 on Labor Day versus the Tuscaloosa Tornados.  This victory avenged the SA Lonestars loss to the Tornados in the 2016 […]
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Braves Compile an Unprecedented 104-0-1 Record in Chesapeake MSBL 35+ Division

Submitted by Jeff Wolf, Braves manager The 2018 Chesapeake Braves completed their fourth consecutive undefeated season to run their record unbeaten streak to 104-0-1.   They finished the regular season 19-0-1 with eight rain outs, as the weather was a problem all year.   The Braves entered the 8-team double elimination tournament as the number one seed.   After two […]
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Longtime Chautauqua MSBL Player Bart Carruth Passes Away at 60

Submitted by Charlie LaDuca, Chautauqua League President It is with a heavy heart that I write about the passing of a great friend and teammate.  Bart Carruth was the co-founder of the Chautauqua MSBL here in Western New York back in 1992.  He was a member of our original Yankees team all those years ago.  […]
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MSBL ‘Player of the Week’: Brett Mize, Tulsa Liners, Metro Tulsa Baseball Association

Editor’s note: If you have a nominee for our ‘Player of the Week’ please send an email to msbllamontia@aol.com Submitted by Joe Gho, Tulsa Liners manager On July 31st Brett Mize of the Tulsa Liners pitched a nine inning complete game versus the Tulsa Twins giving up six hits, four bases on balls with 22 […]
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MSBL Player of the Week: Heath Smith, Dallas Orioles (North Texas Amateur Baseball League)

Submitted by Boston Coppedge and Shawn Lee (July 24, 2018 – Dallas, TX) In a match-up of contenders in the Open American League of the North Texas Amateur Baseball League (NTABL), Heath Smith of the Dallas Orioles completely dominated American Made by pitching a complete-game performance that included 16 strikeouts in temperatures well over 100 degrees. Many leagues […]
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Louisville Slugger Warrior Carlo Adame Displays New Cutting Edge Prosthesis

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Carlo Adame is a military veteran who plays for the Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team, the official MSBL charity and a frequent participant in MSBL national tournaments.  Carlo will be a part of the LS Warriors team that is entered into the 2018 MSBL World Series in Arizona […]
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Rod Tafoya from Albuquerque MSBL Pitches in Pecos League for Alpine Cowboys

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications MSBL veteran pitcher Rod Tafoya from the Albuquerque MSBL was signed two weeks ago by the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs.  He recently joined the team in Garden City, Kansas to throw against the Garden City Wind.  At age 54 Rod became the oldest […]
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Take Advantage of the MSBL National Tournament Player Pool

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Men’s Senior Baseball League has been endorsing the player pool for its players for many, many years but there is a new generation of member entering the MSBL family that may not be aware of the national tournament player pool so we want to reintroduce you to this […]
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Meet the Coaches of the Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team

Former Major League players Curtis Pride (left in photo) and Kevin Mench are the coaches of the Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball team who will be competing in the MSBL World Series this October in Arizona.  The LS Warriors participated in last year’s MSBL World Series and recently took the team to the 2018 Las […]
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Atlanta Dragons Notch 300 Victories in 22 Years in Atlanta MSBL

Submitted by Brett Washburn, Dragons manager DRAGONS 17, CHEROKEES 0   The Dragons reached an impressive franchise milestone with their 300th team victory coming over the rival Cherokees. There is a lineage of proud former Dragons that will be happy to hear they paved the way to for a team that always represents the MSBL […]
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MSBL Partners

The Men’s Senior Baseball League partners and supports many companies who are eager to assist our members both on and off the field.  We are continually on the lookout for positive associations so that we can better serve our members.  Below is a listing of some of our participating partners and their special incentives for […]
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Welcome Clarksville (TN) MABL!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications There is a brand new gem of an MSBL league located in Clarksville, Tennessee, located right outside the gates of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and 45 minutes west of Nashville.  The new MSBL affiliate is known as the Clarksville MABL and is the brain child of league president Mike Kline.  “I contacted Mr. Sigler (Steve) about any leagues in my area […]
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MLB Veteran Pitcher Robbie Ross Finds a Home in Lexington (KY) MSBL

  Submitted by Brad Shepherd, Lexington Adult baseball League Former Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, and (most recently) Chicago White Sox reliever Robbie Ross found himself released by Chicago in June and, consequently and unexpectedly, a free agent. Having undergone back surgery in 2017, Ross was fully recovered by the end of the year and the White Sox signed him in […]
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Sacramento MSBL Announces Their 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Submitted by Jim Tygrett-DeNuzzi, Sacramento Hall of Fame Chairman (Photos courtesy of Jane Burkitt) The Sacramento MSBL held its 12th annual Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday July 14. The affair was hosted at the beautiful home of SMSBL hall of famer Phil Gelhaus. We inducted eight well deserving players: Gilberto Banuelos, Mike Borba, Bobby Brown, Jeff Gardenhire, Rocky Lange, Mark Vendeiro, Mark […]
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Former MSBL World Series Umpire in Chief Lou Myers Passes Away in Mesa, AZ at 88

Submitted by Tom Prendergast, MSBL World Series Tournament Director Longtime MSBL World Series Umpire in Chief, Lou Myers passed away July 20th in Mesa, Arizona. He was 88 years old. Lou is a member of the 2003 class of the MSBL World Series Hall of Fame. Lou died of complications from pneumonia and a serious […]
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MSBL ‘Player of the Week’: Clayton Jones, HC Phillies, Indiana Baseball League

Submitted by Matt Longfellow, Hamilton County Phillies manager  Clayton Jones is the center fielder for the Hamilton County Phillies from the MSBL’s Indiana Baseball League located in and around Indianapolis. It all began on June 24, 2018 at Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, IN.  HC Phillies center fielder and Trine University baseball alum Clayton […]
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MSBL Welcomes the Columbia, South Carolina MABL!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Trevor Woodlief is the 32 year old league president of the new Columbia MABL located in Columbia, South Carolina. The league was an independent league for the past eight years before coming aboard and Trevor was called on to begin the relationship with MSBL. “The existing president had simply […]
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MSBL/MABL Benefits of Membership

Visit our website at www.msblnational.com Questions? Send us an email to info@msblnational.com or call 631-753-6725 National Insurance Program MSBL/MABL National offers two alternate policies, a general liability policy without medical coverage for $115 per team and liability/comprehensive medical policy. Each league will have the 2 million-dollar liability policy with the $115 per team policy, which […]
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First Annual ‘Rally on the River’ Tourney in Bettendorf, Iowa a Huge Success

Submitted by Brian Schueller, Rally on the River Tournament Director Did anyone mention baseball in the heat and humidity of the Heartland over the 4th of July weekend?  Well, we caught a break!  Temperatures were in the low to mid 80s in Bettendorf, Iowa, humidity was low and not a cloud in the sky as […]
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Eighth Annual Sacramento Father/Son Tourney Crowns Three Champions

Submitted by Jeff Gardenhire, Tournament Director This was our 8th annual Father Son tournament. We had 12 teams this year and had to turn away another one who entered too late. The tournament is growing and it is only fitting seeing how Sacramento is our tournament site as well as the home town of Val […]
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Alabama Pitcher Part of ‘one-of-a-kind’ Louisville Slugger Warriors Team

Submitted by David Van Sleet, LS Warriors General Manager June 27, 2018–Joshua Stevens has excelled at baseball from a young age, despite having what some would call a setback — he was born without a full left arm. But recently the pitcher — in addition to completing his first year playing for Huntingdon College in […]
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Enhance Your Baseball Training By Hitting The Bike!

By Jennifer Davies, Contributing Nutritionist Baseball is a year-round sport these days. The reason for this is training, and this aspect oftentimes doesn’t even include picking up a bat or a ball. Indeed, it’s not uncommon to see a healthy hunk of the nearly 14 million Americans playing baseball or softball hitting the gym in the off-season […]
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Bay Area Player Louis Patler Throws Out First Pitch at Detroit Comerica Park

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications (Excerpts obtained by Detroit Free Press) Louis Patler plays on the San Francisco Seals in the 50+ division of the Bay Area MSBL. He has also accumulated five MSBL World Series rings, one with the Sacramento Rivercats and four with Allan Green’s Dragons. Louis is also an award-winning author, speaker and […]
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Rays Sweep White Sox to Capture First Spring Title in Acadiana (LA) MSBL

Acadiana Amateur Baseball League, Lafayette, LA Rays 15, White Sox 4 (final game) ‘Rays Complete Sweep of White Sox for First Spring Title’ Submitted by Tyler Watkins, Rays manager In a rematch of last year’s Spring championship, the Rays captured their first Spring title by sweeping the two-time defending champion White Sox by scores of […]
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South Jersey Holds Equipment Drive to Benefit North Camden Little League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The South Jersey MSBL, headed by league president Lou Marshall, held its third annual equipment drive this past weekend, collecting used baseball, softball and playground equipment and donating it to the North Camden Little League in cooperation with Urban Promise. The North Camden Little League has an organization of […]
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Chicago North MSBL Inducted into Skyway Conference Sports Hall of Fame

Submitted by Max Reising, League President Chicago North MSBL Last week the Chicago North MSBL was inducted into the Skyway Conference Sports Hall of Fame in the “Friends of” category for our 25 year relationship with Oakton College in Des Plains, Illinois.  This was for our contributions to academic scholarship, their athletic department, their baseball […]
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MSBL Player of the Week: Bob Rutter, Montgomery County Yankees, South Jersey

Submitted by Mark Greenspan, Yankees manager On Sunday, June 17, Bob Rutter became the first player in the storied 27-year history of the Montgomery County Yankees to hit for the cycle, during a 22-3 win over the Cheltenham Reds, in a South Jersey MSBL 52+ game played at Russell Elliot Memorial Park in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. […]
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Henry Esparza and Gary Griffin: A Texas-Sized Donor Journey

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications(Photos courtesy of satexans.net and Susan Griffin) Henry Esparza plays for the Texans in the San Antonio Men’s Senior Baseball League.  He is also a very lucky man on a couple of levels. First and foremost, his wife saved his life last summer.  Henry was experiencing weight loss and fatigue back […]
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Four Inducted Into Puget Sound Senior Baseball League Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Submitted by Tom Evans Krause, PSSBL President 6/13/2018 – A very special PSSBL event took place Monday, June 11th, at Safeco Field prior to the Seattle Mariners win over the Angels. Four PSSBL players were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The PSSBL Hall of Fame, established in 2011, is a special honor for players […]
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Labor Day Regional Tournament: Richmond (VA) Labor Day Classic, September 1-3

Submitted by David Hash, Labor Day Classic Tournament Director and Charlottesville Men’s Adult Baseball League President The Charlottesville Men’s Adult Baseball League is sponsoring the Richmond Labor Day Classic, September 1-3 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Proceeds will be split, after expenses, to benefit the Louisville Slugger Warrior Amputee Baseball Team and the Mitchell Hash Foundation. In the […]
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Lou Gehrig’s Famous Farewell Speech: Fact vs. Movie

Lou Gehrig’s Famous Farewell Speech: Fact vs. Movie            The date: Fourth of July 1939             The time: Between games of a Yankees-Senators double-header             The place: Yankee Stadium.             The occasion: “Lou Gehrig Day” Contributed to MSBL by Steve Spielman and Sandy WeissentIt was two months after the greatest first baseman in the history of the game […]
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Kevin Martin: MSBL Player of the Week, 60+ Warren Panthers, Ohio MSBL

Submitted by Brian Kochunas, Warren Panthers Shortstop Kevin Martin had an outstanding game for the first place Warren Panthers of the Ohio MSBL Timeless Division (60+) last Saturday, helping the Panthers maintain their first place lead. The 60-year old Martin went 4 for 5 with three doubles, three runs scored, drove in three runs and […]
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2018 45+ American Las Vegas Open

D’Bat Angels 8, Central Coast Tigers 7 (12 innings) ‘Angels Win with Ten Able Bodies’ Submitted By: Kevin Cole, Manager, D-Bat Angels Baseball Club The D-Bat Angels, consisting of players from the Arizona and California MSBL defeated the Central Coast Tigers 8-7 in a 12 inning Championship Game nail biter to capture the 45+ American […]
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Danny Pawelek Throws No-Hitter for Tribe in San Diego Memorial Day Fun Tourney

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Sacramento Tribe recently won the San Diego Memorial Day Fun Tournament 60-over American division championship.  That comes as no surprise to anyone who knows of this team’s rich pedigree.  Danny Pawelek threw the championship game victory, which is equally of no surprise to anyone who knows about this […]
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Six Degrees of Separation: Fritz Peterson, New York Yankees

Editor’s note: The following story about New York Yankee pitching star Fritz Peterson was forwarded to us by Mercury Luggage rep and MSBL player Tom Pomatto.  Fritz was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Those of you who remember this colorful man from the late 60’s might enjoy reading the article below.  Thanks, Tom, for sharing this […]
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2018 San Diego Memorial Day Senior Baseball Tournament Champions Crowned

Submitted by Jim Teeter, Tournament Director The 8th annual MSBL San Diego Memorial Day Weekend Fun Tournament was a 60+ wood bat tournament. Playing doubleheaders over the 3-day weekend with pool play Saturday-Sunday and single elimination playoffs on Monday, we played on four spectacular fields: Carlsbad High School’s Ralph Cripe Field, Escondido High School, Palomar College and UCSD’s Triton Field. Reacting to […]
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2018 45+ National Las Vegas Open

So Cal Blue Jays 17, US Baseball-Dairy Queen 4 ‘Morrow Goes the Distance on the Bump’ Submitted by Vince Woods, Blue Jays manager The Blue Jays came out swinging from the start scoring four runs in the first inning.  They started with back to back doubles to lead off the inning then three more scored […]
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Marucci June 2018 Monthly Bat Special Exclusively for MSBL Players

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Here is the Marucci June 2018 special bat of the month.  Part of that agreement is to provide special pricing monthly and promotions exclusively for MSBL players.  Just click on the image above, which will take you to the Marucci website.  To check out the special member only Marucci […]
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2018 MSBL Las Vegas Open Champions Crowned!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Here are your champions! 18+ National: Los Angeles 5, So Cal Titans 1 18+ American: Long Beach Bandits 14, West Coast Gulls 6 35+ Wood Bat: Las Vegas Warriors 28, Montebello Angels 13 45+ National: So Cal Blue Jays 17, US Baseball-Dairy Queen 4 45+ American: D’Bat Angels 8, […]
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Baseball Has Gone to the Dogs! Meet Jake and Chase, Two Beautiful Goldens

By Jennifer Davies, special to MSBL When Babe Ruth said:” Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world” he spoke on behalf of the US nation. Saying that Americans love baseball, is a huge understatement. If you have ever been to a capacity-filled Dodger or Yankee Stadium you […]
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San Quentin Baseball Updated Information May 21, 2018

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications  A few weeks ago we published a plea from San Quentin baseball program director Michael Kremer looking for teams to play inside the friendly confines against the inmates.  The response was very positive and many teams contacted Michael for more information.  Below is some updated details and answers to […]
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MSBL Regional Tournament Spotlight: Pikes Peak Classic, Fountain, Colorado

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The MSBL of Southern Colorado is hosting their second annual Pikes Peak Classic from June 29th through July 1st.  The tournament will be held in nearby Fountain, Colorado and is being organized my league president Bud Maison.  You can contact Bud at 719-238-5376.  HERE is a link to the […]
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Billy Weitzman Strikes Out Team Record 21 for Knights in Long Island MSBL

Submitted by Tony Scime, New York Knights Manager The New York Knights from the 25+ Pro A-2 division of the Long Island MSBL ran their unbeaten streak to start the season to four games by defeating the North Shore White Sox 7-4.  Knight’s hurler Billy Weitzman set a new club record by striking out 21 […]
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De la Cruz Fans 17 as His Blue Jays Defeat the Brauers in Northern Wisconsin MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Northeast Wisconsin MSBL DC Automotive ‘Peak Performance of the Game’ goes to Yeral De la Cruz. Getting the win in a 5-2 game for his Little Chute Blue Jays over the Neenah Brauers, Yeral’s stat line was as if DC Auto dropped a turbo charger in him! Nine […]
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Patrick Egan Lifts the Outlaws Past the Dodgers with a 4-5 Day in Connecticut

Last Sunday Sunday in the Connecticut MSBL 25+ division the Newtown Outlaws beat the Bridgeport Dodgers 9-0.  40 year old Patrick Egan went 4-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. The Outlaws are the defending 25+ champions.  They swept the Westport Cardinals in the 2017 championship series.
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San Quentin Needs You! Are You Interested in Bringing Your Team Inside to Play?

Dear MSBL friends, My name is Michael Kremer and I lead the inmate baseball program at San Quentin Prison in Marin County, California taking over after Elliot Smith, our former director, decided to retire after more than a decade managing the program. I came across a posting on the MSBL website from a couple of years back inviting MSBL teams […]
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Chesapeake Angels Win in Walk-off Fashion on Landi’s Dinger

Submitted by Eric Brooks, Angels manager The Chesapeake Angels of the Chesapeake MSBL 22+ central division took Tuesday’s game in dramatic fashion, with a 10-8 walk-off victory over the Patuxent Blue Wave.  The game was tied at eight with the Angels batting in the bottom of the seventh and last inning with the top of the […]
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Louisville Slugger Warrior/MSBL 2018 Charitable Contributions

Louisville Slugger Warrior/MSBL 2018 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 Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team click HERE Columbus MSBL: $500…Rick Fryman Detroit MSBL: $640…Mike Juliano Greater Philadelphia: $150…Brett Mandel NE Ohio MSBL: $300…Skip Riser/Joe […]
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Mike Coy Tackles Cancer Head on in the Austin Metro Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Coy is a 64 year old Austin Metro Baseball League member, an MSBL World Series and Fall Classic participant since 1990 and most recently a four-year throat cancer survivor, having been diagnosed in 2013.  In 2015 Mike wrote a book titled ‘I Chose…Live’ about his cancer ordeal with […]
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Amputees Take Baseball to the Next Level: The Louisville Slugger Warriors Story

By Lisa M. Macias, Director of Media Relations May 1, 2018 – Be careful, don’t ever judge a book by its cover.  Louisville Slugger didn’t and embraced these unique baseball players and team concept. Take it from LS Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team player, Daniel Williams, who is missing his left hand, “I am very […]
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How do you spell relief? Ty Foster, Indiana Baseball League

‘Foster Takes on Reliever Role for 18+ Arrows’ Submitted by John Decosta, Indiana Baseball League President and Arrows manager In his nine years with the Arrows Ty Foster had pitched a total of five innings usually in mop up situations.  He’s better known in the league as a dangerous hitter. On opening day last Sunday […]
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Marucci May 2018 Monthly Special Exclusively for MSBL Players

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Here is the Marucci May 2018 special of the month.  Part of that agreement is to provide special pricing monthly and promotions exclusively for MSBL players.  Just click on the image above, which will take you to the Marucci website.  To check out the special member only Marucci deals […]
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Atlanta Dragons Past, Present and Future Hall of Fame Ceremony at Suntrust Park

Submitted by Brett Washburn, Atlanta Dragons manager On March 9, 2018 at ‘The Chop House’ at Suntrust Park, new home of the Braves, 37 current and former Atlanta MSBL Dragons showed up to honor the 2017 25-over League Champs and Hall of Fame ceremony.  The picture above is a picture from the party where we […]
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2018 MSBL Honor Roll Inductee: Tom Evans Krause, Puget Sound Senior Baseball League

Biographical Information: Your name:  Tom Evans Krause City or town of residence:  Lynnwood, Washington Age: 66 League name:  Puget Sound Senior Baseball League (PSSBL) Town where league is based:  Seattle-Tacoma Where did you grow up?  Twin Cities/Omaha/Southern Illinois/Twin Cities What do you do for a living?  Director of Broadcast Operations-Green River College (KGRG-AM & FM GM/broadcasting […]
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Why MSBL?

Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) The Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL)/Men’s Adult Baseball League (MABL) is the premier amateur baseball league for adults 18 years of age and older, as well as leagues featuring division for ages 25+/35+/45+/55+/60+/65+. Founded in 1988, MSBL continues to be the fastest-growing adult baseball organization in the country. The league […]
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Bouncing Back from a Sports Hernia

Submitted by Jennifer Davies, Health Contributor Baseball players are no strangers to sports injuries, but not everyone is aware of the less common issues that players can experience. Sports hernias affect only 5% of athletes, but the condition is still painful and debilitating. If left untreated, a sports hernia can keep you off the field for months. […]
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Randy Ursery Recaptures Our National Pastime at 53 in the Memphis MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Editor’s note: I always appreciate hearing stories about players who came back to the game and have recaptured their youth.  Randy Ursery lives in Tennessee and recently sent a short note outlining his return to the diamond.  His words are captured below.  Thanks, Randy! “My story is completely different. […]
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MSBL Honor Roll Inductee: Bob Schiotis, Fresno Men’s Baseball League

Robert ‘Bob’ Schiotis is a retired law enforcement professional who just happens to be the league president of the MSBL affiliated Fresno Men’s Baseball League. Though retirement age, Bob still plays in the 50+ division in league play and manages the perennial powerhouse Fresno Grizzlies at the MSBL World Series in Arizona. Bob has been […]
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Kennett Cutters Win 2017 60+ Title in John A. DeBenedictis Baseball League

Front Row L-R: Mike Whelan, Bill Bowden, Jeff Laundenslager, John McElwaine. Back Row L-R: Bill Beirne, Joe Williamson, Steve Rosa, George Hadfield, Doc Gary, John Peet. Missing: Vince Panico, Tom Pepe, Ed Costantini, John Colven, Allan Hoyt, Konrad Kmetz, Bert Hewton Submitted by Bill Beirne, Cutters manager ‘Kennett Cutters Win Second Straight 60+ JADBL Championship’ […]
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Mid-Iowa Baseball League Introduces ‘Rally on the River’ Tournament in July

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Mid-Iowa Baseball League has announced a brand new MSBL regional tournament taking place July 7-8 in Bettendorf, Iowa located on the eastern border of Iowa.  The ‘Rally on the River’ will take place at the brand new TBK Bank Sports Complex, which features fully turfed fields. MSBL Hall […]
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Orthopedic Surgeon and Puget Sound Player ‘Doc’ Kuechle Discusses Arthritis Treatment

Submitted by Tom Evans Krause, Puget Sound League President One of our longtime players is an orthopedic surgeon who occasionally writes informative blogs for our membership. David ‘Doc’ Kuechle is also an excellent outfield/hitter and his teams have won several MSBL titles as well as a bunch of PSSBL divisional championships.  Below is one of […]
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Detroit MSBL Holds First Annual ‘Bowler of the Year’ Competition

Contributed by Mike Juliano, Detroit MSBL President March 24, 2018-The Detroit MSBL held its first annual ‘Bowler of the Year’ tournament today. Ten bowler/baseball players showed up to see who could end up being the winner and get bragging rights for the year. After three qualifying games the top eight began the stepladder finals. Bowlers who […]
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Willie Wilde Hits Round Tripper at MSBL World Series at 68 Years ‘Young’

  Daryl William Wilde is known to the world as ‘Willie’ and resides in Sun Prarie, Wisconsin, located just outside of Madison.  Willie is 68 years old and just this past year at the MSBL World Series he hit his first ever home run in his life.  He saw a World Series Daily News article […]
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LA MSBL Valley Mets Biggest Fan Tom Ahern Passes Away at 91

Submitted by Gary Zelman, Los Angeles MSBL Valley Mets manager Today, my friend and teammate Tom Ahern was laid to rest. He was 91. He didn’t play for us on the field, his son Jeff does. But through the past 18 seasons we Valley Mets have developed an incredible bond with one another. Tom was […]
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2017 MSBL ‘Player of the Week’: Larry Thompson, DCMSBL 42+ Mustangs

Submitted by Mike LaComb, DC Mustangs manager Larry Thompson, our first baseman on our 42+ DCMSBL Mustangs, smashed three home runs in one day!  Larry just happens to be a guy who is 60 years old and plays in a division with guys who could be his son‘s age.  Larry went 5 for 7 on […]
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Shohei Ohtani Proves to Be the Real Deal on the Bump and at the Plate

Shohei Ohtani has proven to be the real deal in this first week of the MLB season.  He has homered twice and was impressive in his first start on the mound.  He has become the talk of baseball in the first week of the season.  Just click on the picture above to read all about […]
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Celebrating Our Four Oldest Teams in the MLB: by Jennifer Davies, MSBL Contributor

By Jennifer Davies, MSBL Contributing Editor There’s nothing like eating a hotdog and watching your favorite team dominate the bases. Ever since the first pitch at the first officially recorded baseball game in 1846, baseball has been a popular pastime for people all over the world. In 2017, 28.9 million people tuned in to watch the World Series game […]
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MSBL 2018 ‘League of the Month’ for April: Redwood Empire Baseball League (CA)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Redwood Empire Baseball League is one of the most experienced leagues in the MSBL family of over 325 leagues from around the country.  Formed in 1990 in Santa Rosa, California this powerhouse league is under the guidance of Rick Cantor, who has held the position of president the […]
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Philadelphia U.S. District Court Judge Juan Sanchez: MSBL Aficionado

(Reprinted with permission) Baseball helped U.S. District Court Judge Juan R. Sanchez, of Philadelphia, make friends when he moved from Puerto Rico to New York City at age 12, and it was the inspirational example of Roberto Clemente that ignited his passion for public service. Today, Judge Sanchez plays baseball in the Men’s Senior Baseball […]
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2018 League of the Month: Detroit MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Mike Juliano has 25 years of fingerprints all over the Detroit MSBL.  The league began in 1988 and Mike was elected to the post in 1993.  “Way back in 1993 I went to a Managers meeting to talk about sponsorship,” says Juliano.  “The league president at the time was […]
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Peoria Sunday Morning League Salutes Hometown Hero Jim Thome

Submitted by Tim Cundiff, President, Peoria Sunday Morning League Everyone in the Greater Peoria community is beaming with pride upon learning of the news that our very own Jim Thome will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.  This is the highest distinction for anyone who ever plays the game of […]
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How to Ensure Peak Performance with a Baseball-Friendly Diet

Contributed by MSBL Nutrition Editor Jennifer Davies Babe Ruth, one of the most legendary baseball players of all times was once quoted saying “I won’t be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.” Today, the sport is one of the […]
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MSBL Fall Classic Moves to Jupiter at Astro’s ‘FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches’

MSBL is pleased and excited to announce that the Fall Classic tournament will be returning to the Jupiter/West Palm Beach area for 2018 and for the foreseeable future!  The dates will remain the same as last year and they are posted on our website: msblnational.com We will be utilizing the newly constructed FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm […]
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Eric Teall Dominates for HC Phillies in Playoffs of Indiana Baseball League

Submitted by Matt Longfellow, manager/player, HC Phillies, Indiana Baseball League In the 2017 Indiana Baseball League Hamilton County Phillies veteran Eric Teall returned for his 11th IBL season and fourth overall season with the Phillies.  Eric is a multi-year Cy Young award winner, 10 time league All-Star, and the 2015 MSBL MVP. Eric makes the […]
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Baseball Strength and Conditioning Exercises Explained by Jennifer Davies

Contributed by Jennifer Davies, MSBL Conditioning Editor How To Protect Your Joints During Baseball Conditioning Baseball conditioning routines focus on strength, speed, and agility. The exercises that you do may stress your joints — especially your knees, elbows, and shoulders. Learning how to protect these joints as you do your conditioning routines will help you […]
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MSBL League of the Month: MABL of Southern Wisconsin (Madison)

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Dave Bayer is the acting president of the Southern Wisconsin MABL, a position he is tackling while league president Sean Michael Dargan is currently in the Bay Area.  “Sean is currently on sabbatical in California so I’m keeping things together during his absence,” stated Bayer.  “He continues to play […]
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Tom Maney Inducted into MSBL National Hall of Fame

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Editor’s note: Tom Maney was inducted into the MSBL National Hall of Fame in 2016.  With apologies to Tom and his family we weren’t able to hook up until now for a feature story and want to share his induction with the MSBL world as well as insert his […]
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Greater Toronto Area All-Stars Capture First Annual Cataract City Fall Classic

Submitted by Jim Carr, Tournament Director We are delighted to announce that the first annual Cataract City Fall Classic (“CCFC”) tournament was held in Niagara Falls, NY September 23rd and 24th and was a huge success.  The newly formed tournament secured 10 teams with player attendance from all over New York, Southern Ontario and North […]
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MSBL League of the Month: Fresno Men’s Baseball League

  Bob Schiotis is the president of the Fresno Men’s Baseball League, a position he has held since 2009.  This powerhouse league was introduced to MSBL in 1991 and has been one of the premier leagues of the MSBL family.  For their outstanding participation and professionalism, MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler is recognizing the […]
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Utah Pirates Win 45+ Mountain Division of MSBL Desert Classic in Palm Springs

  Submitted by Randy Miles, Pirates manager After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, the Pirates scored the next 10 runs from the second to sixth innings to take a 10-3 lead, then barely hung on to hold off the Angels 11-9.  The Angels scored three runs in the ninth and had the tying […]
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Past and Present Major League Players in the MSBL…The Results are In!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Thanks to everyone who contributed the names of ex-major leaguers over the past week as we attempted to compile a list of players who have worn an MSBL uniform in either league or tournament play.  The results were overwhelming and we had a lot of fun doing this!  Thank […]
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LA Athletics Continue Tourney Dominance with 60+ Desert Classic Title

MSBL Desert Classic 60+ Division LA Athletics 12, So Cal Dodgers 4 ‘Thatcher Hits Blistering .706 to Lead Athletics’ Submitted by Bob Sherwin, Athletics manager Having won in 2015 and 2016, we faltered in 2017 when the rain poured down and cancelled/limited the games.  It was our goal to return to the winner’s circle and […]
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2018 MSBL Palm Springs Desert Classic Champions Announced

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The 2018 MSBL Desert Classic in Palm Springs went of without a hitch and nine champions were crowned.  The complete game stories will be added to the Desert Classic page when completed.  For now, here are the winners and their divisions.  Congratulations! 18+ Los Angeles 8, So Cal Heat […]
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Top Ten MSBL Stories from 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications A new year is always that special time of reflection and with that comes every list imaginable, and their subsequent ‘Top Ten’ of everything from outfield catches to designer clothes.  MSBL is no exception in that arena so we come to you with our ‘Top Ten Stories of 2017’. […]
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Custom Baseball Cards Designed by Scott Susor, Houston Hardball League

  Scott Susor is the co-founder of the Houston Hardball League, established in 1990. On April 5th of 2016 Scott died.  On the field. During a game.  Umpire Terrence Brown saved Scott’s life.  Brown performed CPR to keep Scott alive after an apparent heart attack. Six days later Scott had triple bypass surgery.  Scott continues to play […]
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Athalonz Named Official Footwear of the Men’s Senior Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Tim Markison, founder and CEO of Athalonz G-Force Baseball Shoes and RFP Mounds, has partnered with Steve Sigler and the MSBL family to bring our members special products at competitive prices.  You may have visited the Athalonz booth recently at the MSBL World Series in Arizona and seen this […]
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Redwood Empire Baseball League’s Glen Hurley a True Neighborhood Hero

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Glen Hurley is a player in the Redwood Empire Baseball League in California.  The fires this past summer in the Santa Rosa area created many heartbreaking stories while uncovering many heroes. Glen is one of those.  As he was frantically gathering his own possessions and dogs to get out […]
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Redwood Empire Baseball League Fire Victims Need Your Help

Message prepared by Rick Cantor, president, Redwood Empire Baseball League A fundraising effort has been established by the Redwood Empire Baseball League (REBL) following the devastating October fires that ripped a large swath through the city of Santa Rosa, Ca. Twenty three of the senior baseball league’s 715 members lost their homes in the wildfire […]
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South Jersey MSBL Holds Annual Toys for Tots/Holiday Food Drive in 2017

By Lou Marshall, South Jersey MSBL League President As you know the SJMSBL runs a Toys For Tots/Holiday Food Drive and this past Saturday 11/11/2017 was our 4th annual. This has become a big part of our league. We coordinate this drive with a kid’s pick-up game at the local Little league complex where we […]
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2017 Game Action from the MSBL World Series in Beautiful Arizona!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications We are in the final stages of the MSBL World Series in Arizona, as week three playoffs and championship games begin today and run through Sunday’s conclusion.  Here is a sample of some of the action from the past couple of weeks!  
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Mark Gallo: MSBL World Series HOF Member and Tempe Diablo’s Voice

Mark Gallo is a married father of three and a grandfather of one, his most prized accomplishment.  He was born in Canton, Ohio and moved to the desert when he was six, 51 years ago.  He is also a member of the 2010 class of the MSBL World Series Hall of Fame and has been […]
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MSBL World Series Blog by Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications

  So, what does a Director of Communications actually do in Arizona?  Well, he communicates.  Being in Arizona for the 30th anniversary edition of the MSBL World Series for nearly three weeks is a delicate balancing act. Our focus as an organization is of course on our World Series, the Super Bowl of our year and […]
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Ulster Buccaneers From Ireland Complete Successful Week at World Series

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Editor’s note:  The Ulster Buccaneers traveled to the MSBL World Series all the way from Northern Ireland and Northern England.  They unfortunately finished 0-6 in their 35+ Cactus division but took note of what needs to be done to get back here and be more competitive. We caught up with […]
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Louisville Slugger Warrior Profile: Luke Mayer

Jim Kenyon: ‘A Fact of Life’ Editor’s note: The article below was submitted by David Van Sleet, general manager of the Louisville Slugger Warriors, who will be competing in week one of our MSBL World Series in Phoenix, Arizona.  The article was written by journalist Jim Kenyon and initially published in the Valley News, West […]
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Sacramento MSBL Holds First Ever ‘Lefty vs. Righty’ Exhibition

Supplied by Alan Van Ness, Sacramento MSBL League President On Sept 9th at Raley Field the Sacramento MSBL held what is believed the first game of its kind: ‘Righty vs Lefty’. There were 20 Righties and 16 Lefties.  The game was very close throughout and there was a rally in the bottom of the ninth […]
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East Metro Baseball League President John Gambs Passes Away at 73

John F. Gambs, 73, of Covington Georgia died peacefully in his home on September 24, 2017 after an eleven-year battle with lymphoma. Professionally, John was a psychologist, but he was also a country song writer, avid golfer, and baseball enthusiast. After many years of helping people with mental health and addiction issues, John took a […]
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2017 MSBL Man of the Year: Michael Lucas, Austin Metro Baseball League

  Michael Lucas joined the Austin Metro Baseball League in 1991 and managed several teams over the years, ascended to the presidency of the 28-and-over Austin Division from 1996 to 1999 and took over as Austin Metro’s commander-in-chief in 2000. The league has grown to over 430 players and boasts 18+, 30+, 40+, 50+ and […]
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2017 World Series HOF Inductee: Marty Hoelscher, Salt Lake City Dodgers

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Marty Hoelscher lives in the Salt Lake City area with his wife Kathy and is a member of the Utah MSBL.  He has also been attending the MSBL World Series in Arizona since 2005, the first year he heard about MSBL and the same year he joined the Utah […]
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2017 MSBL World Series HOF Inductee: Dick Prue, Lehigh Valley Moondogs

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Richard ‘Dick’ Prue is a 67 year old roofing contractor who is still going strong in the business world while living in Pennsylvania and playing with one of the most successful MSBL World Series entrants of all time.  The Lehigh Valley Moondogs have been making the trip to Arizona […]
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Welcome to the Prescott (AZ) MSBL! 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Terry Van Gundy is a 60 year old MSBL veteran of 30 years who was the 1988 originator of the Arizona MSBL located in and around the Phoenix area, a league now headed up by John Silingo and Lou McAnany, and one of the most successful leagues in the […]
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Rick Johnson Accomplishes Amazing Feat at 2003 MSBL World Series

  It is always fun to reminisce about special feats from the MSBL World Series and their 30 years of hosting the largest adult baseball tournament in the land.  If you have anything special you’d like to convey from your experience in Arizona please let me know at msbllamontia@aol.com.  Below is a truly special story […]
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MSBL Manager of the Month: Dave Sacco, Connecticut North MSBL 2017

Submitted by Greg Schienda, Connecticut North League President I would like to nominate Dave Sacco as the MSBL Manager of the Month.  Dave has been in our Connecticut North MSBL since the mid-90’s and has been the Player/Manager for the Newington Caps the majority of those years since joining.  Two years ago the Caps moved […]
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Hudson Valley Supports ‘3 Up 3 Down’ Organization During All-Star Game 2017

Submitted by Rick Stockfield, Hudson Valley League Commissioner We had our big charity fundraiser, a poker tournament back in early June and formerly kicked off our 3 Up 3 Down non-profit where we gave away $12,000 to youth leagues and charities that support those with developmental disabilities at our July 28th All Star Game.  We […]
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2017 MSBL National Hall of Fame Inductee: Joe Daniels, North Texas MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications OK, let’s address the elephant in the room.  Long time North Texas Amateur Baseball League dynamic architect, manager and compatriot Joe Daniels has ALS.  Yes, Lou Gehrig Disease.  Last September Joe started losing muscle in his left hand and can no longer use his left arm.  Joe’s throat is […]
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2017 MSBL National Hall of Fame Inductee: Norm Cutliff, Taos, New Mexico

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Norm Cutliff is the 74 year old league president of the Taos, New Mexico MSBL, located in one of the most beautiful areas on the planet. “Considering our talent pool we all play somewhere between the eight and 80 age range,” explained Cutliff. Whether a large league or one a […]
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2017 MSBL World Series HOF Inductee: Mike Pankow, Tri-Valley MSBL

  55 year old Mike ‘Pank’ Pankow is a fixture in the Tri-Valley MSBL in California during the year and has been a consistent MSBL World Series participant over the last 23 years, while winning ten rings and playing in a remarkable 21 championship games.  His MSBL career began in 1994 in San Jose.  ‘Pank’ […]
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2017 MSBL World Series Hall of Fame Inductee: Ted Poleto, Inland Angels

Long time MSBL veteran Ted Poleto is currently retired from the postal service and resides in Riverside, California after beginning his MSBL career in New York’s Capital District league 30 years ago.  “I was transferred to California in 1995 and started playing for the Inland Pacific MSBL,” said Poleto.  That is also the first year […]
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2017 MSBL World Series Hall of Fame Inductee: Dennis Gawronski

Team New Era is a world class participant at the MSBL World Series year after year.  This New York contingent continues to go up the ladder of age divisions as the players move up in years while they keep excelling.  One of the constants to their success is Dennis Gawronski.  He has played in 12 […]
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John Keazirian Reflects on Friend Charlie LaDuca and the Power of Baseball

Editor’s Note: I do not know John Keazirian personally, though we have communicated recently about life, how cancer has thrown him a curve, as well as his MSBL presence in Chicago, where I have also played and share wonderful memories.  I do know Charlie LaDuca from ProBats a little better, as Charlie’s company has been […]
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2017 MSBL World Series Hall of Fame Inductee: Irv Scott, Sacramento

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Irv Scott is a 75 year old team guy all the way.  He has been a part of the Sacramento Solons since 1992 and they have only missed the MSBL World Series championship game in Arizona twice. The Solons aren’t just a team, they are a very good team.  Irv […]
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2017 MSBL Honor Roll Inductee: Joe Banasik, Houston Hardball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Joe Banasik lives in Spring, Texas and is the 49 year old head of the Houston Hardball League, the MSBL affiliate located in the land of the current MLB American League favorite Astros.  The league consists of roughly 30 teams split into five divisions playing in spring and fall […]
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2017 World Series Hall of Fame Inductee: Gary Stonebrook, Sacramento MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Gary Stonebrook is a 61 year old painting contractor residing in Antelope, California.  That may sound like the guy next door but Gary is hardly your average Joe. Gary has been a part of the Sacramento MSBL since 1991 and continues to play three times a week.  Gary is no […]
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2017 MSBL Hall of Fame Inductee: Brian Schueller, Mid-Iowa Baseball League

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Brian Schueller’s MSBL roots go back to 1997 when he first appeared in the Mid-Iowa Baseball League located in Des Moines, Iowa. Since 1999 he has been a continual board member, league president/commissioner and currently serves as the vice president and webmaster for the league.  For his 20 years of […]
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Louisville Slugger Warrior Leonard Anderson Participates During All-Star Festivities

Editor’s note: Leonard will be playing baseball with the Louisville Slugger Warriors at this year’s MSBL World Series in Arizona in October.  The LS Warriors will be competing in the tournament as an entrant and not a softball exhibition. Way to go!                           […]
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2017 Pikes Peak Classic Tournament in Colorado Springs is a Wrap

Submitted by Bud Maison, Tournament Director and SOCO League President The first annual Pikes Peak MSBL Classic took place on July 1-2 where ten teams from Colorado faced off in two divisions of play to support a local area high school baseball program. As a result, the MSBL of Southern Colorado was able to raise […]
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Puget Sound Senior Baseball League ‘Day at the Show VII’ 2017

By Tom Evans Krause, Puget Sound League President The Puget Sound Senior Baseball League returned to Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, July 1st.  68 PSSBL members participated on a sunny day made for baseball as 600 fans cheered them on.  The exhibition-style games helped raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington. Longtime PSSBL […]
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Steve Sparks, 72, Loses His Battle With Cancer in Texas 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications On May 9th of this year we posted a story about lifelong Cleveland Indians fan Steve Sparks from the Houston Hardball League, who was also a many time MSBL World Series veteran and known by many around the country.  Steve was one tough Texan who was diagnosed with cancer […]
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2017 San Diego Memorial Day Senior Baseball Fun Tournament in the Books

Contributed by Jim Teeter, Tournament Director The 7th annual MSBL San Diego Memorial Day Weekend Fun Tournament was a 60+ wood bat tournament. Playing doubleheaders over the 3-day weekend with pool play Saturday-Sunday and single elimination playoffs on Monday, we played on five spectacular fields: Calvin Christian School, Escondido High School, San Diego State University’s […]
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Garrett Mitchell is a Unique Talent in Many Ways 2017

Submitted by Rod Shipman, Chairman, Halo Baseball Club (CA) The Halo Baseball Club (HBC) in California is a non-profit 501 c (7) amateur baseball club.  Formed in late 2004, they have been a member of the Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) since January 2005. They began league play in early 2005 following the Los Angeles […]
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2017 Las Vegas Open Memorial Day Tournament Champions Crowned

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The 2017 edition of the Las Vegas Open Memorial Day Weekend Tournament is in the books and five champions were crowned.  (championship game results below)  There was a lot of heat to deal with and some emergency umpire situations popped up but tournament director Tom Prendergast and long-time MSBL […]
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MSBL ‘Players of the Week’ May 19, 2017

Note from the editor: Here are last week’s ‘Players of the Week’ that was delayed by a Colorado snow storm.  Please know that EVERY submission to me at msbllamontia@aol.com will be published on our national website as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  This isn’t a selection of the most worthy.  It may […]
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MSBL ‘Players of the Week’ May 12, 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications This is our first edition of the ‘MSBL Players of the Week.’  We will be continuing throwing the spotlight your way every week for the entire summer.  Have a good game?  A special achievement? A memorable or funny happening? A special picture?  Send it to msbllamontia@aol.com and we’ll get […]
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May 2017 MSBL Manager of the Month: Bobby Brown, Sacramento MSBL

Submitted by Alan Van Ness, Sacramento League President (Photos courtesy of Jane Burkitt) I would like to nominate Bobby Brown, Manager of the 50+ National Division Giants for Manager of the Month.  Bobby is one of our most respected players in the Sacramento league. His team reflects his sportsmanship and reliability. The waivers are done and […]
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Steve Sparks: A Texas-Sized Profile in Courage

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Steve Sparks is a 72 year old Cleveland Indians aficionado who happens to be playing in the MSBL’s Houston Hardball League, where he began his second baseball career in the mid-90’s.  Steve is a much loved, enthusiastic baseball player who realizes every single day just how lucky he is […]
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We Need Your Stories, Tidbits and Pictures for Website, Facebook and Twitter!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications We are approaching mid-May and most leagues are up and running and the rest will be on board around Memorial Day.  My job is simple: Keep the MSBL nation informed with what is going on among 325 leagues and their 40,000 players.  We have the MSBL national website, our […]
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Boston Wolfpack Wins 2017 World Masters Games 45+ Competitive Division

Submitted by Sterling Endicott, Boston Wolfpack The Boston Wolfpack competed in the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.  The WMGs attracted over 28,000 athletes that competed in 28 sports and 45 disciplines.  The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event. Held every four years, it is the pinnacle sporting event for […]
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Northern Ireland’s Ulster Bucs to Play in 2017 MSBL World Series 35+ Division

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Buccaneers from Ulster, Ireland will be competing in the 35+ division at this year’s 30th anniversary edition of the MSBL World Series in Arizona. We are thrilled to have them join our ever-growing international field participating in our national tournaments and hope they enjoy themselves in the dry heat […]
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Oldest Baseball Player in the Country: Adolph Hoffman, San Antonio MSBL 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Adolph Hoffman plays on the Monarchs in the very successful San Antonio MSBL.  Just one of the nearly 40,000 players who are staying young within the MSBL nation and continuing to live their dream.  Well, there is a difference between Adolph and the rest of us weekend warriors.  Below […]
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George Hughes: 79 Year Old MSBL Ohio Classics Patriarch

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications I had the treat of a lifetime recently.  I had the opportunity to chat with 79 year old MSBL veteran George Hughes about his baseball life.  George is a cross between Earl Weaver and the Energizer Bunny so sitting back and listening is a real experience and you can’t […]
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Joe Viau from Wisconsin Celebrates 25 Years at MSBL World Series

Joe Viau is the league president of the Northeast Wisconsin MSBL, located in and around Green Bay smack in the middle of Packer country.  Joe will turn 75 years ‘young’ this May and is at the helm once again heading up this eight team gem that he began in 2006 under the MSBL banner.  “I […]
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Ron Lovell, Bill Macey: March 2017 MSBL Managers of the Month

Submitted by Dennis Swartout, President, MSBL of Southern California Ron Lovell is the last remaining original manager in the MSBL of Southern California. He has managed his Angels 29 of the 30 years taking a one year break around year 10. He has had good teams and bad while winning four league championships. He also […]
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2017 MSBL Kickoff Classic In the Books: Ten Champions Crowned!

The 2017 edition of the MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic is a wrap! Ten champions were crowned.  If you want to check out the scores of all of the games you can click on MSBL KICKOFF CLASSIC. The Las Vegas Open will take place over Memorial Day weekend.  If you wish to take part you […]
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‘Infield at the Zoo’: Rosenblatt Stadium Site, Omaha, Nebraska 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Most of you out there remember the days of the College World Series being played at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha before it was moved to the new TD Ameritrade Park downtown in 2011.  I want to share a short story that explains why the closing and subsequent demolition of […]
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A Brief History of Baseball Bats: Reprinted from 2005 Hardball Magazine

Published in MSBL Hardball Magazine in 2005 by Charlie LaDuca, Pro Bats LLC A Brief History of Baseball Bats From the very beginning, the game of baseball was played with wood bats. Specifically, they were made of ash.  Baseball bats in those days were very heavy and sported big thick handles.  In the 1850’s most […]
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MSBL Welcomes ‘Pro Bats’ as Website Advertiser 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Charlie LaDuca is 65 years old and a recently retired teacher from the elementary school ranks.  He has also coached high school baseball for 23 years. He started playing in the Buffalo MSBL in 1992 and then in 1993 formed the Chautauqua MSBL located in Fredonia, New York, which is […]
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Frank Amoroso: Part-Time MSBL Player, Full Time Author 2017

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Frank Amoroso is a retired attorney in his 60’s and an MSBL veteran who now considers himself a full time writer and part time ball player while residing in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Frank originally hails from Long Island and played in the Long Island MSBL from 1994 to 2007 […]
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February 2017 MSBL League of the Month: Connecticut North MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications The Connecticut North MSBL is located in central Connecticut and began back in 1990 with only a half dozen teams in a 28+ division.  Now the league has grown to a 25+ and a 35+ format and is hopeful to maintain a solid eight teams in each division going […]
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