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 has 325 local affiliates, 3,500 teams and 45,000 members who play organized baseball in local leagues, 30 regional tournaments and six national tournaments. Both the MSBL and the MABL plan to expand by establishing local affiliates in communities where programs do not exist, and also by welcoming existing amateur hardball leagues to affiliate. MSBL/MABL National remains committed to supplying all of our existing leagues, whose ambition is to grow, extensive promotional support. The MSBL is poised to reach 50,000 members in the very near future. If you are an MSBL member you are part of something great! Don’t settle for anything less.
When discerning ballplayers of all skill levels seek to continue to play organized amateur baseball, they almost always find their way to becoming an MSBL member. The MSBL brand means you are guaranteed to have the best possible baseball experience while enjoying playing America’s favorite pastime at whatever skill level or whatever age group, be it 18 and over, 65 and over and everywhere in between. Staffed at the national level by a professional team of seasoned baseball veterans and throughout the nation by top notch dedicated local league leadership, MSBL’s baseball model delivers consistency, reliability and sustainability worthy of your association. We regularly hear from players who come to MSBL, from less structured organizations, who say they always make MSBL their first choice for real baseball, year after year. The MSBL/MABL is committed to providing the player the opportunity to play real baseball at a competitive level on a regular basis in a professionally run environment.
Where can I find MSBL?
MSBL is in every major market in the US: including but not limited to, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Long Island, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Oklahoma City, Northern California, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern Wisconsin, Washington DC and more. All have established leagues and most are over 20 years old. MSBL is also played in Puerto Rico and abroad including the Virgin Islands, Netherlands and Australia.You can also find MSBL on our website at MSBLNational.com. MSBL’s nationally recognized staff of contributing editors, along with league social media contributors, regularly share great stories of competition and community service keeping our website fresh and relevant. Make it a point to compare and you will see why being part of MSBL is just flatly a better baseball experience for you, your team, your league, your family and your community. MSBL’s National Headquarters is located at 1 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 3N07, Melville, NY 11747. You can find a league in your area using our search engine at www.msblnational.com or if want to start a league simply write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us at www.facebook.com/adultbaseball. When searching the internet, don’t be confused by other leagues claiming to be the same as MSBL. Said simply, MSBL is the real deal!
This is a five minute professionally done video that is available for free on our website (Click here to view) . It truly portrays the effect MSBL has had on adult baseball and how it allows our thousands of players each week to continue to play baseball, build new relationships, friendships and continue to “Live the Dream”.
Benefits of Membership
You can find a full list of league, team and individual benefits on our website (Click here to view) Besides the camaraderie and great friendships established, MSBL members enjoy discounts on products and services they can use for both their baseball and personal needs. Most players can easily recoup the cost of playing by leveraging the discounts each is afforded as a league member. In addition to participant legal liability insurance, local leagues can opt-in to our medical insurance. Should a player suffer a significant injury, this coverage supplements the player’s existing medical coverage and can be used to reimburse the player’s out of pocket expenses for deductibles, co-pays or instances where his personal insurance has limits (eg: physical therapy). With more employers transitioning to high deductible health care plans (HDHCP) this coverage provides peace of mind for players for very little cost. MSBL’s offered plans cannot be beat for price and coverage.
Benefits of Running a League
Local leagues also benefit with low cost, high quality insurance, baseballs, equipment and other items that come with MSBL’s reputation and buying power. By establishing long-term working relationships for the use of high school, college and municipal fields, the MSBL/MABL plays a constructive role in maintaining the fields that it uses. In addition, it involves its members in activities to support the baseball programs of the schools with which it works. MSBL’s logo can often be the difference between gaining the use of a baseball complex and getting the cold shoulder due to the lack of having the reputation of a top-notch nationally recognized leader in amateur sports. Leagues can also leverage their national clout to secure sponsorships. Packages are available to help leagues and teams secure sponsors.
Unlike many sports that involve significant per player financial commitments, MSBL/MABL leagues work diligently to keep their costs affordable and competitive. Most leagues play approximately 20 games a season plus playoffs. When you break down the average cost per game, MSBL is a “win win” situation and allows players time for families as well as other fit and healthy life-styles activities. MSBL offers the oldest and most respected organization for your baseball investment.
Your membership also makes you eligible to play in Regional and National Tournaments. The MSBL/MABL World Series and Fall Classic take place every October/November in Arizona and Florida, respectively, playing exclusively on MLB Spring Training fields and stadiums. The MSBL/MABL World Series annually hosts over 320 teams playing in 30 separate divisions from 18 & over to 70 & over, including Father/Son divisions. It is the MSBL’s premier event! There are two tournaments held over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January, the MSBL/MABL Holiday Classic in Osceola, Florida, which is held on stadium and auxiliary fields, and the Desert Classic which takes place in Palm Springs, CA (60-65 teams each year).
The Las Vegas Kickoff Classic, held in early-mid March, has become one of our most highly attended tournaments with between 70-80 teams annually. Aside from the many regional tournaments held over Memorial Day, the Las Vegas Open is another national tournament which attracts over 50 teams annually. Our national tournaments hosted a total of 650 teams in 2017 making them the largest amateur baseball tournaments in the world.
Pointstreak offers a complete package to help league administrators manage their MSBL/MABL league in a simple and efficient way. MSBL/MABL leagues are eligible to receive this as a free service for the first year and then at a highly discounted rate going forward from POINTSTREAK.COM. It provides each individual league with their own website, automated schedule builders, statistical tracking and full standings, as well as being integrated to a mobile app. Therefore, managers and coaches can communicate with each other and their players quickly and conveniently. Over 25 MSBL leagues have used it successfully.
MSBL Charitable Efforts
Annually the National Organization, through our local affiliates donates close to $50,000 to such worthwhile charities, as Louisville Slugger Warriors Baseball Team, ALS Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
MSBL/MABL has been featured in over 600 local radio, T.V. and newspaper accounts and has reached national prominence with major articles in Sports Illustrated, Sport, Baseball America, USA Today, Sporting News and the US News and World Report. In addition, MSBL/MABL has been in the spotlight on broadcasts of the Today Show and Good Morning America. One of the foremost articles featuring MSBL appeared in Cigar Afficionado. (Click here to read)
In 2018, MSBL will be taking it to a new level as we celebrate our 31st Anniversary. MSBL promises to remain the destination for adults still interested in playing the “great game”. Members will experience many more benefits in the coming years and enjoy an updated on-line experience and other innovations. MSBL is much more than playing a baseball game–it will become part of your life!