Check us out on Facebook!

2017 Baseball Tryouts

The Bay Area Men’s Senior Baseball League proudly begins its 30th season with hardball tryouts Sunday February 26th. Players 21+, 30+, 40+ and 50+ years of age are welcome to try out for our hardball League. We feature four age divisions with a various number of teams in each division.

The tryouts will be held at San Francisco’s Balboa Sundberg field at Ocean and Delano Avenues. Registration and stretching begins at 8:30 am with a workout in the field and batting from 9:15 am until noon. Everyone will have an opportunity to be seen by our team managers prior to a draft held the same day.

If you attend, come prepared to play baseball. Bring a glove, cleats, bat and a batting helmet if you have one. If you intend the pitch or catch during the season, you are required to tryout at these positions. If you are a catcher, it helps if you bring your own catchers gear. Catchers and pitchers must tryout at these positions to play them during the regular season.

If you want to manage your own team, please let us know by contacting us at jfrenn@sbcglobal.net. We will support your effort in whatever you need, including making players from these tryouts available to you. We are always looking for new teams in any of our age groups.

Don’t go soft, play hardball!

Champions of Summer '16:

21+ Champions: Mariners

30+ Champions: Athletics

40+ Champions: Seals

50+ Champions: Giants

2016 League MVPs:

21+ MVP: Alex Bray, Expos

30+ MVP: Gary Ayers, Brewers

40+ MVP: Jonathan Parkhurst, Seals

50+ MVP: Kevin Suzuki, Giants

2016 Cy Young Award Winners:

21+ Cy Young Award: Benn Stancil, Mariners

30+ Cy Young Award: John Sechler, Brewers

40+ Cy Young Award: None

50+ Cy Young Award: Mike Hanna, Monarchs

2016 Batting Champs:

21+ Batting Champ: Brendan Holsberry, Tigers

30+ Batting Champ: Pedro Sanchez, White Sox

40+ Batting Champ: Jonathan Parkhurst, Seals

50+ Batting Champ: Ruben Ponce, Giants

2016 League Champions:

2016 21+ League Champions: Mariners

Above: Mariners, 21+ Champions 2016

Top Row L-R: Dave Hoffmire, David Meals, Benn Stancil, Luke Johnson, Nate Stuhlbarg, Nathan Noe, Ryan Hanna

Bottom Row L-R: Raphael Rodriguez, Matt Ryan, Matt Hoffmire, Doug Hansen, Blake Pennington, Joe Wong, Desmond Dair

Not Pictured: Bryan Yang, Kyle Snyder, Robby Fairclough

Mariners Capture First Bay Area MSBL 18+ Title

After knocking out the defending Champion Red Sox in the semi-finals, the Mariners went on to face the #1 seed Expos in the Championship Series. The Mariners dropped Game 1 (5-9) with an uncharacteristic loss, giving up 9 runs to the Expos; the most runs allowed to an opponent all season.

With their backs against the wall and facing elimination, the Mariners relied on their ace, Benn Stancil to keep Game 2 close, allowing two runs, with only one earned over 8 innings. Despite a late comeback by the Expos in the top of the 9th to tie the game 4-4, the Mariners put it away in the bottom half of the inning with a walk-off single by Blake Pennington.

With the Series tied 1-1, the Mariners came out swinging in Game 3. In the top of the 6th the Mariners rallied with 2 outs starting with an RBI double by Dave Hoffmire, followed by back to back Home Runs by Doug Hansen and Luke Johnson. In addition to their bats, Benn Stancil pitched a complete game gem, only allowing one run, while striking out 7 to top off a Cy Young caliber season. The Mariners went on to secure their first 21+ BAMSBL Championship with an 11-1 win.

2016 50+ League Champions: Giants

Above: Giants 50+ Champions 2016; Mgr: Pat Carroll, Brian Willis & Dave Schwarts

Top Row L-R: Dan Weller, Bill Magoolaghan, Pat Carroll, Bill Hawkins, Drew Maran, Brian Willis, Ray Allen, Kevin Suzuki.

Bottom Row L-R: Mike Miller, Hiroaki Ajari, Mike Wilgus, Tony Kerlegan, Sam Doumanian, Rob Goldstein, Ruben Ponce, John Shea

Not Pictured: John Harney, David Schwartz, Charlie Goldberg, Lynn Lefevre, Bill Neale, Owen Seitel, Tony Giannini

GIANTS Capture Ninth Bay Area MSBL 45+/50+ Title in 10 years

The Giants 50+ had their unprecedented 8-Peat (2007 thru 2014) interrupted in 2015, but were able to recapture the title in 2016 with a Championship Game three victory over the Monarchs in the Bay Area MSBL. For the 2016 Championship Game the Giantstrailed 13-7 in the bottom of the ninth inning, but rallied for seven runs to win it 14-13 in dramatic fashion!

Standouts for the Giants included winning pitcher Mike Wilgus and shortstop Dan Weller. Wilgus hurled a complete game and also went 4-5 with two doubles and seven RBI. Weller had a 4-4 day at the plate including a clutch ninth inning double to go with three RBI.

During the ten year history of the BAMSBL's 45+/50+ Division the Giants have compiled a Win-Loss-Tie record of 146-42-6 on the road to their nine Championships.

2016 40+ League Champions: Seals

Above: Seals 40+ Champions 2015; Mgr: Bob Rice

Seals Repeat as Champions

The Seals knocked off the Rangers in a two game sweep, scoring 27 runs over the two games. The Seals were lead by Phil Frediani, JP Parkhursts and Andreas Nicholas at the plate and on the bathpaths, as these three stole their way to the Championship by swiping 11 bases.

2016 30+ League Champions: Athletics

Above: Athletics 30+ Champions 2016; Mgr: Ryan Shallet/Jay Miller

Athletics Win 5th Championship

The Athletics overcame an intentional walk fiasco in game #1 to win both games 2 & 3 to take the 30+ Championship, their 5th Championship. The were lead by Jonathan Jarolimek and Jimmy Bienat on the mound, taking the final game 2-1 at Albert Park.

Board Members for 2016:

President: Jim Frenn

Treasurer: Aaron Selix

Secretary: Nick Tannura

1st Vice President: Jim Cullen

2nd Vice President: Whit Fletcher

Newly voted in Hall of Fame Members of the Bay Area Men's Senior Baseball League (BAMSBL) include:

Jesse Irwin, Phillies/MABL Rockies

Arturo Jaimes, Giants

Roy Manzanares, Oaks

Aaron Selix, Seals

Congratulations Hall of Famers!

2015 LEAGUE MVP's:

21+ Division: Adam Callan, Red Sox

30+ Division: Will Brandenburger, Athletics

40+ Division: Aaron Selix, Seals

50+ Division: Steven Gray, Monarchs

2015 LEAGUE CY YOUNG AWARD WINNERS:

21+ Division: Wes Canepa, A's

30+ Division: Steve Peavler, Athletics

40+ Division: Aaron Selix, Seals

50+ Division: Dave Chilcote, Sidewinders

2015 BATTING CHAMPS (48 Plate Appearances):

21+ Division: Adam Callan, Red Sox: .540

30+ Division: Will Brandenburger, Athletics: .571

40+ Division: John James, Rangers: .622

50+ Division: Steven Gray, Monarchs: .519

2015 League Champions:

Above: Monarchs 50+ Champions 2015; Mgr: Mike Knittel

Above: Seals 40+ Champions 2015; Mgr: Bob Rice

Above: Athletics 30+ Champions 2015 (3rd Championship in a row); Mgr: James Biernat/Jay Miller

Above: Red Sox 21+ Champions 2015; Mgr: Ryan O'Neil

2015 CHAMPIONS:

21+ Division: Red Sox

30+ Division: Athletics

40+ Division: Seals

50+ Division: Monarchs

Check on Facebook & Twitter (Bay Area Baseball or BAMSBL) this year for updates and photos.

NEW PLAYERS: The Fall League is a great way to join the league. Please click on "New Player Registration" and complete the registration form. This will immediately put you into our PLAYER POOL so you can be contacted by teams needing players! Tryouts for the summer league will be scheduled in February.

You can learn more about the league by completing the new player form on this website, or by contacting us at bamsbl@gmail.com.

If you know of a good field that may be available, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
 

Main Menu

Hall of Fame

==> BAMSBL History