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’.

This list was compiled from a combination of web hits, Facebook and Twitter views, as well as us just thinking they were cool stories. Though far from scientific, we hope you enjoy revisiting these compelling stories from 2017. They are in no particular order but certainly stand out among the hundreds of stories posted this past year. You can click on the titles below to be directed to the stories.

Having said that, there is one story that blew away everyone. It had amazing views and we even had national interest from baseball and news organizations. This story (below) stands alone as ‘1A’ and the next ten follow up:

“Oldest Baseball Player in the Country: Adolph Hoffman, San Antonio MSBL”

As always we welcome your comments. My email is Now we’ll start compiling our 2018 entries!

“Joe Viau from Wisconsin Celebrates 25 Years at MSBL World Series” 

“Steve Sparks: A Texas-Sized Profile in Courage”

“Garrett Mitchell is a Unique Talent in Many Ways”

“Louisville Slugger Warrior Leonard Anderson Participates at All-Star Festivities”

“2017 MSBL Man of the Year: Michael Lucas, Austin Metro Baseball League”

“Sacramento MSBL Holds First Ever ‘Lefty vs. Righty’ Exhibition”

“Redwood Empire Baseball League’s Glen Hurley a True Neighborhood Hero” 

“South Jersey MSBL Holds Drive to Benefit Camden City Little Leagues”

“Braves Post Staggering 81 Straight Wins in 35+ Division of Chesapeake MSBL”

“Willie Wilde Hits Round Tripper at MSBL World Series at 68 Years ‘Young”