Site Updated :: August 7, 2022
SAMSBL is a league of adult amateurs who play baseball (real hardball) in age divisions of Open, 30 & over, 40 & over, 50 & over, and 60 & over.  The SAMSBL is a member of the national organization known as the Men's Senior Baseball League/Men's Adult Baseball League (MSBL/MABL). The league is for men who love the game of baseball. SAMSBL is in its third decade of existence. We have tryouts once a year in February. We all pay to play from mid-March until August for league games (about 21 games) on weekends. Tournaments are extra and usually occur over the major holidays throughout the summer. The grand finale is the National World Series in Phoenix, AZ during October.
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August Schedule UPDATE

July 27, 2022

THE AUGUST SCHEDULE WILL CHANGE DUE TO FIELD MAINTENANCE. SOME MAY BE SHORT NOTICE. MANAGERS WILL BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!

August Schedule is posted. Notice, please, a few mid-week games at 6 PM & some Saturday afternoon games at 5 PM.

And, the LEGENDS TOURNAMENT is tentatively slated for Saturdays August 20 & 27. Field availability is 1st issue, temperature is 2nd issue. Games may be in September.

We play with time constraints of "no new inning after 2:30, finish inning". The SIX (6) RUN RULE LIMIT still exist for 1st 5 Innings.

The SEVEN (7) Rule pertains to pitchers. A Team gets 7 times to the mound in one game. Once exhausted, that pitcher is replaced. Each time thereafter, a "visit" to the mound will trigger replacement of the next pitcher. REPEAT: Only one trip on each subsequent pitcher after the seventh time. Pitcher must be replaced.

To be very Clear: A VISIT is 1. manager going to mound, 2. a position player (catcher, shortstop, center fielder, etc.) going to mound area; OR, 3. a pitcher going to talk to another player.

Once removed, NO pitcher so removed can return to pitch in that game!

Managers use this rule wisely. Umpires can declare when they believe it is a visit. No arguments about this. Games can be declared finished. Offending team forfeits.

Oldest Home Run Hitter in SAMSBL

April 11, 2021

An Update: 64 years, & 3 months old is one JJ Bailey who is the oldest League Player to hit an In-the-Park home run. Now everyone knows.

So far Jerry Spencer remains the oldest member to hit a home run. In order for his head not swell, need someone older to de-throne him. A little known fact for SAMSBL is the "older" players are monitored for a rare accomplishment.

And that is hitting home runs, rare, very rare. But miracles do happen every once and a while.

Some history: the first "old" guy to hit a home run was Pete Powell at Sanchez-Spencer when he was 57. The 2nd was Tom Keyser at Blanco at 58. The 3rd was Nelson Wolff at Texas State when he was 64.

And now, at 66 years and TWO months, is the current record holder, Jerry Spencer at Blanco 2 weeks ago.

He is thinking his ball rolled a total distance of nearly 500 feet from Home plate. That record is 617 feet.

WORLD SERIES 2022

July 2, 2022

Several Teams from the SAMSBL are looking to go to the World Series Events in Arizona and Florida during October and November. Skip Bradley has put together a 75+ All Star Team for October 30 week in Arizona. We will have 9 locals and 8 other states represented with a total of 19 players, All 75 and over!

As everyone knows, all tournament-bound players must be qualified to participate in these events. I need to sign ALL TOURNAMENT ROSTERS. Each Manager is to submit them in a timely fashion for signature.

LEGENDS TOURNAMENT. Two out of Three

June 26, 2022

There are enough 70+ players to have an exclusive LEGENDS TOURNAMENT in August with a 2 out of 3 format over a period of 2-3 weeks. Interested player should contact Brett Hill, Padres Manager or Skip Bradley.

The purpose is to get our very senior citizens on the field vs. each other. No young punks allowed!

We each will wear our respective uniforms in an All Star style of games. Time and details to follow as interest is determined.

Initial dates are August 20 & 27. Field availability and temperature are the deciding factors. Games might be pushed into September.

LEAGUE RULES REMINDER

April 11, 2022

This policy is meant to be right up front.

Several 2021 National Tournaments are on the horizon. In order to participate in these events, players need to be SAMSBL league members.

To attend the National World Series, a player or team needs to have participated in the SAMSBL league. The SAMSBL has a strict policy regarding tournament players. All League Members sign their respective waivers agreeing to the policy. Any player needs a release from me to play on any other team in the nation.

If you play in the SAMSBL, then support the SAMSBL with your talents on the tournament teams at all times. Even pool players need a release. We send over a dozen teams to state and national tournaments. There is room for all who wish to go.

Print Standings
18 & Over Division Standings
25 & Over Division Standings
38 & Over Division Standings
50 & Over Division Standings
60 & Over Division Standings
Summer Wood Bat Division Standings
18+ Division 38+ Division 60+ Division
SAMSBL POLICY CHANGES FOR 2022
NO TRASH TALKING Policy
Purpose: To stop any type of trash talking 100% of the time. There will be no trash talking between players. There will be no trash talking between managers/umpires and players. Managers may (NOT) trash talk between themselves. The League President will implement an arbitrary fine system, at his sole discretion, payable immediately by the offender(s) should they wish to continue playing baseball in the SAMSBL. Ejections are not necessary to trigger fines.

NON-RUNNER EXCHANGE/SHARED POSITION Policy
Purpose: To stop excessive delay of game while waiting for runner exchange to take place. The exact non-runner/shared runner must be immediately available to replace hitter on base OR the umpires will negate the option, immediately.

DEFENSE/OFFENSE EXCHANGE Between Innings Policy
Purpose: To stop excessive delays in the exchange process. Two Minutes, only, is allowed. Umpires can call strikes or balls, as necessary, to trigger the first pitch of the inning. It is possible to have runners on base or an out recorded prior to the first pitch if delay occurs.

ROSTER/WAIVER CURRENCY Policy
Purpose: To ensure all players on the fields are eligible to be there. Managers are to ensure all players are on proper waivers at all times. No player is eligible to play if he has not signed a proper waiver. Roster additions/deletions are addressed between the Manager and League President.

SMOKING/VAPING/CHEWING/DIPPING Tobacco Products or Alternatives
Purpose: To ensure all SAMSBL members know the penalties for violating the simple rule of NO, NOT ALLOWED at any time while playing league games. Nowhere at any ball park are we ever permitted to smoke, chew, or spit. Fines will be implemented, immediately and must be paid, quicker. These fines will be arbitrary and hefty, especially if repeat offender. If smoking areas ARE available, then you are cleared to smoke, chew, and spit in those areas ONLY!

NO non-MSBL TEAM/Payer
IN SAN ANTONIO will be allowed to enter the MSBL world series Purpose: From Steve Sigler on December 2, 2016, 9:32 AM. All interested players who wish to participate in 2017 and beyond MSBL world series are required to be SAMSBL league members in good standing with the League. No exceptions!

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210-302-8228
P.O. Box 690093
San Antonio, TX. 78269
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Martin De Leon
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