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Don't Go Soft - Play Hardball!

The Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL)/Men's Adult Baseball League (MABL) is a national organization with 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams and 45,000 members who play organized amateur baseball in local leagues, 25 regional tournaments and six national tournaments. The MSBL/MABL World Series and Fall Classic take place every October/November in Arizona and Florida, respectively, employing the finest fields offered. The MSBL/MABL Holiday Classic at Disney takes place in Orlando every January and the Las Vegas Open is over Memorial Day. Two new additions to the national tournament calendar for 2003 were the Las Vegas Kickoff Classic (Early March) and the Cactus Classic in Phoenix, AZ (Late March). Our national tournaments hosted a total of 490 teams in 2002 making them the largest amateur baseball tournaments in the world.

The MSBL/MABL is an idea whose time has come. Just because a person is 18, 28, 38, 48 or over doesn't mean he loves playing baseball any less.

Purpose:

The MSBL/MABL is committed to providing the player who is age 18 & over, 28 & over, and 38 & over the opportunity to play real baseball at a competitive level on a regular basis in a professionally-run environment.  The MSBL/MABL World Series and Fall Classic also offers 48+, 58+, 65+ and Father/Son Divisions.  Membership in the MSBL/MABL often opens doors to new friendships and business contacts that go beyond the white lines and beyond the local community.

Profile:

The MSBL/MABL is the fastest-growing adult baseball organization in the country. Started in 1986 with 60 members, the MSBL/MABL is now 45,000 strong. Within a few short years, membership is projected to exceed 50,000. Among the members are doctors, lawyers, local businessmen, former professional athletes, and average working men. All are united by a common passion for playing and enjoying baseball.

MSBL/MABL members are serious amateur athletes of various skill levels. They exhibit a special commitment in their chosen sports, in their professions, and as contributors to the well-being of their communities.

Aside from a few rule changes, the MSBL/MABL conforms to standard baseball rules, with major league style or replica uniforms, carefully kept statistics and nine-inning games played once a week, generally on Sundays.

Both the MSBL and the MABL plan to expand by establishing local units in communities where programs do not exist, and also by welcoming existing amateur hardball leagues to affiliate. For information on getting started in a local league or having your league affiliate with the national organization of MSBL/MABL, please call, write or send e-mail to:

Men's Senior /Adult Baseball League
One Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 3N07
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631 753 6725
Fax: 631 753 4031
E-mail: info@msblnational.com

Media Attention:

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 the Sept/Oct 1998 issue of Cigar Affionado. Click here to read.

Community Benefits:

By establishing long-term working relationships for the use of high school 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.

Organization & Membership:

National organization with 325 local leagues across the U.S.

1992 membership 20,000
1993 membership 26,000
1994 membership 30,000
1995 membership 33,000
1996 membership 36,000
1997 membership 38,000
1998 membership 40,000
1999 membership 42,000
2004 membership 45,000

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