Big Apple Softball League: Notice Board
October 1, 2019
Kings win 2019 championship
The Kings defeated Alwex 3 games to 1 to win their first Big Apple championship.

Ageless Bobby Fishman of Alwex pitched a perfect game in the Big Apple league on June 9.

May 5 games are rained out. No games May 12 either for Mother's Day.

We've learned that everybody's favorite vendor, Smokey, passed away recently. He was born in Haiti but was a fixture in Central Park at Heckscher for decades. It seems his real name was Sauveur Todman, but nobody knew that. You would say the name Smokey + everyone knew who we meant. One of the friendliest + nicest men anyone ever met. Heckscher won't be the same without him.

. I'm sad to report that Howard Johnson, the longtime head of our previous ASA umpire group, has passed away after a long illness.

Congratulations to former BASL player Spike Lee on his Oscar win as a writer of the best adapted screenplay tonight for the movie he also directed, BlackkKlansman. Spike played for the Bombers in 1982 and 1983 while he was a student in the NYU graduate film program. Well deserved + a long time coming.

Sept 16--Andy Strong won its 2nd consecutive championships, sweeping Alwex 3 games to none.

On Aug 26: Andy Strong swept Brew Crew; Alwex beat the Kings 2 games to 1. They meet each other in the Finals on Sept.16

Congrats to the Dead Rabbits and mgr Liz Burbach who won the championship in the (9am) Bums Rush League. It's their 2nd championship. They also won in 2013.

Congrats to the Ballbusters + mgr Cano Diaz for winning their 3rd consecutive championship in the Lower Manhattan Coed League (modified division). Also congrats to another Ballbusters team (same name, different team) who won the championship of that league's coed slow pitch division.

The Kings swept Wayward 2 games to none and Brew Crew beat Wolfpack 2 games to 1 on August 19.

Andy Strong clinches 1st place on Aug 5

Approved roster changes: Pete Shayne goes to Kings from Wayward. Wayward adds Vinnie Gaizo + Juan Fermin. Wolfpack adds Lou Crocco, Brody Robinson + Jason Rosenbaum and waives Ramon Uyola + Kneil Crabtree.

Parks Dept has closed the fields for July 22--no games.

Congrats to the Andy Strong squad and manager Richie Collado for winning the July 7 Strike out Cancer charity tournament at MCU Brooklyn Cyclones Park.

After forfeiting today's 2md game (June 10), Hell's Kitchen has decided to drop out of the league.

We are using this website until our new website is operational in May or so.

The Dodgers have changed their name to Brew Crew. Pitcher Patrick Ramos is bringing in a new team--Wayward.

Tom Schlamme, Choice Parts OF in the 1980s has been a movie + TV director is the president of the Directors Guild of America.

Congratulations to Hell's Kitchen for their Inwood Fall League championship. Every players on the team has played in the BASL.

Sept 17 Finals swept by Andy Strong, their 2nd championship in 3 years. John Rodriguez's walk off homer in extra innings ended game 3 3-2. Congrats to manager Ricky Ronda and the entire team.

I'm very saddened to learn that my teammate and friend, Louie Curbelo passed away recently at age 78. He was a star pitcher + player with McGlades, Regulars, No Excuses and Rangers during the league's early years in the 70s, 80s and early '90s.

Congrats to Spitfires and manager Mike Peckins for their championship in the 9am Bum's Rush League Sept 10, Sept. 10

The Kings got to the Finals for the first time, beating Westlanders 2 games to 1. Andy Strong gets to the Finals for the 3rd straight year by sweeping Dodgers. The Finals won't start until Sept. 17 at 11 am.

Kings beat Panthers 2 games to 1; Westlanders swept Outlawz and Dogers swept Alwex on Aug. 20.

Outlawz beat Wolfpack 2 games to 1 in 1srt playoff round

Aug 13 Andy Strong forfeits both games to the Kings. The Panthers forfeits 2 to the Dodgers.

Aug 6 Kings Outlawz games are not being played.

The Panthers roster has an approved addition, Pete Shaw, who played earlier in the season but was omitted when the rosters were handed in. Approved roster change Eric Wu added to Andy Strong + Kip Demogenes listed as injured reserve. Zach Srebnick restored from injured list to Outlawz. Dave Nelkin + Kevin O'Hara also added.

Here's your chance to play in a minor league ball park for a very worthy cause. Details are as follows: Date: Saturday July 8th, 2017 Time: 3PM Location: MCU Park Coney Island Cause: Strike out Cancer Donation Page : Stand Up to Cancer The momentum from last year's success will only continue and grow as all these softball lifers stand up to cancer playing the game they love for the friend they love. Posted by The Softball Insider

June 18 games are all canceled because of field closings + more rain expected. June 25 final rosters are due.

Checkout SoftballInsider.Net b/c it's More than Just a Game Team Andy/Andy Strong #11 Everyone: Yesterday turnout was amazing. Last I check we raised at least $2300 for Andy, probably more b/c new teams were also giving. Thank you all Best Regards Ricky Ronda

Sunday May 21st a league wide Cancer Awareness Day for the Big Apple League West and Andy Strong are asking all league participants to wear something pink or blue and to make a team donation/contribution to Andy Santana and his fight against cancer. The WESTLANDERS are wearing pink t-shirts with Team Andy on them (I believe) and Andy Strong will be wearing their jersey's (finally) that day. Both teams will be collecting funds that we will hand to Andy in private prior to the game. Please contact me, Dio, or John Sheppard for more information.It is recommended that a player(s) from each team should be present at the field prior to the game to show unity, support, and love for our friend. Thank you

Rain hotline 917-960-BASL

The Central Park emergency medical unit phone is 212-585-0911.

George Hancock invented softball in 1887 in Chicago.....It was originally played indoors during the winter.

Only the official DeBeers F12 clincher should be used, not the F12G Clincher Gold or the Clincher 2nd.

Since several teams have inquired, please note that the standings on this website list total runs and/or run differential as criteria for standings tiebreakers. These are built in to this website which is shared with leagues and other sports all over this continent and those criteria DO NOT count in the BASL.

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