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. Growing up I never had the opportunity to play the game of baseball. But in 2013 at the age of 53 I fulfilled an item on my bucket list and went to the St Louis Cardinals fantasy camp. I played seven games and fell in love. I then came home and looked for somewhere to play. That’s when I found out about MSBL.

I live in Union City, Tennessee and the nearest league to where I live is 120 miles away so I now drive every Sunday to Memphis to play ball. This will be my sixth year in the league. In my short time back in the game of ‘hardball’ I’ve been to Phoenix three times to the MSBL World Series and also Las Vegas. I have been fortunate enough to be invited to go to manytournaments with several different teams from Memphis, Atlanta, Dallas, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa. I have made many good friendships from all over. Thank you MSBL for making this possible and allowing guys like me to do what we love. You run a great program.”

P.S. My wife loves the game as well and my being able to play. I have two championship rings so far and look forward to hopefully a few more before I hang them up.