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ADULT BASEBALL DIRECTORY

Below is a directory of more than 30 adult baseball leagues in Boston and its surrounding areae.

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AMATEUR ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUES, MASSACHUSETTS

Baseball Clubs of Cape Cod (BCCC)
Founded: 1999
Affiliation: MSBL/MABL
Games in regular season: 30
Teams: 7
President: Mike Carlowicz

Baseball Clubs of Cape Cod is an amateur, wood-bat baseball league for adults aged 18 to 50. Many players are aged 30 and older.

The BCCC plays roughly twice a week from April through early June and from late August through October. We use the high school and Cape Cod League fields of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Boston Amateur Baseballers' Union (BAmBUU)

Founded 2002
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 14
Teams: 8
Commissioner: Spencer Sanchez

The Boston Amateur Baseballers' Union was officially established in 2002, but the league's teams have been playing in an unofficial Sunday tradition that stretches as far back as anyone can remember.

BAmBUu is competitive but not cut-throat, and good fun is had by all. Players in the league range in age from 18 to 40-something, and hail from all over Boston and the Boston Metropolitan area (even one team from New Hampshire). Regular baseball rules apply, with a few exceptions, such as no stealing and no head-first sliding, which league officials believe make for a more accessible and safer version of the National Pastime.

Boston Amateur Baseball League (BABL) Founded 2003
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season, Rivera: 24
Games in regular season, Doubleday: 22
Teams: 12
President: Paul Harrington

League was founded in 2003 with two age groups. The Rivera Division features players aged 38+, while the Doubleday Division (formerly Doucette) caters to the player aged 48+.
Boston Men's Baseball League (BMBL)

Founded: 1988
(18+ in 1993; 30+ in 1988; 40+ in 1999)

Affiliation: MSBL/MABL

Games in regular season: 24
(40+ play 16)

Teams: 52

President: Steve Wolf (617-BASEBALL)

The Boston Men's Baseball League is the local chapter of the national Men's Senior Baseball League and Men's Adult Baseball League. In 2007, the league has 49 teams across three age divisions to satisfy the needs of amateur players of all ages and abilities.

The BMBL is the largest league in New England. About 150 hopefuls show for the New Player Draft held each April to help the league continue to grow. Other benefits include:

National Tournaments: Hundreds of players participated in tournaments played all over the country. The MSBL World Series in Arizona (MLB Cactus League fields), the Disney Holiday Classic in Orlando (Atlanta Braves Spring Training site), the Cape Cod Classic (Cape Cod League fields), the Las Vegas Open, the Caribbean Classic in Puerto Rico, the Downeast Classic (Maine).

All-Star Games at LeLacheur Park, home of the Single A Affiliate to the Boston Red Sox.

Nationally, the Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL)/Men's Adult Baseball League (MABL) is an organization with 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams and more than 44,000 members. National tournaments hosted a total of 450 teams making them the largest amateur baseball tournaments in the world.

Boston Park League (BPL) / auxiliary site
Founded 1929
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 32
Teams: 9
President: Walt Bentson

Season begins mid-May and the playoffs end the beginning of August.

America's oldest amateur baseball league, the Boston Park League was founded in 1929 by Bob Cusick, program director for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Charlestown, East Boston, South Boston, Hyde Park, Brighton, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Mattapan, South End, and Dorchester all had teams at some period of time. Teams were sponsored by many different individuals, businesses, and churches. The popular after dinner league was highly publicized, and games were well attended. In the 1930's and 40's, it was not unusual to see 3,000 -- 5,000 fans show up for a regular season game. Come play-off time, the attendance would increase from 8,000 -- 12,000 a game. In the 50's and 60's, the league continued to draw 6,000 or more to post season playoff games. As attendance began to level off, the league continued to prosper, as a steady stream of skilled players were coming and going. The players came from High Schools, Colleges, and many were ex pro's, who 's experience and desire influenced many a ballplayer to play in the best league around.

In 1982, the City of Boston decided to pass on the administrative duties to a small group of former players and coaches. The league named Bill Mahoney it's first President, Harvey Soolman Secretary Treasurer, and Walt Mortimer Umpire in Chief. With the need for more funding, the Budweiser Brewing Co. of Medford, Ma., distributors of Bud Light, sponsored the league for 4 years. The Yawkey Foundation came on board in 1986, and has continuously sponsored the Boston Park League for the last 20 years.
Central Mass Adult Baseball League (Worcester) Founded 1989
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 24
Teams: 7
President: Phil Spellane

A 28+ league with (-3) Aluminum bats allowed. All games played in Worcester and Clinton (Fuller Field). Regular Season is from mid May to 2nd week in August . Playoffs end before Labor Day. Competetive league with a lot of College talent, Vast majority of player have played at least High School ball with most having College experience.
Central Mass Over 40 Baseball

Founded: unknown
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 15
Teams: 6
President: John Sillup (508-754-3290)

Competitive baseball for those age 40 and over. Games are Sunday mornings and Tue/Thu evenings in Leominster and Fitchburg and continue until end of August.

Central New England Baseball Association
Founded 1989
Affiliation: American Amateur Baseball Congress (Stan Musial)
Games in regular season: 32
Teams: 9
President: Joe Ruth

Founded in the winter of 1989-1990 with the assistance of a financial grant from Consolidated Distributors of Auburn, Massachusetts, the Association was initially known as the Central Massachusetts Baseball Association. Design for this summer league was to revive adult baseball in a region that had a rich and long history of such leagues but saw this lapse after World War Two. Central Massachusetts teams that had been playing in other leagues some stance away returned to form the nucleus for the new Association. Charter teams still active are Ronnie's of Worcester, the Lunenburg Phillies and the Clinton (then Hudson) 76ers. The remaining original teams included three other clubs from Worcester: City Club, the Warriors, and the Metros as well. The Auburn Rockets and Milford Nationals also competed in the original 8 team league.

Over the seasons, Association membership has included teams mainly from the central region of Massachusetts such as Framingham, Hudson and Marlboro but at times some from further the more distant locales of Waltham, Chelmsford and Billerica. In 1996 when Greenfield, Keene, New Hampshire and Brattleboro from Vermont became members, the Association changed its name to reflect its expanded geographic extant.

Over the years, the Association has numbered as many as eleven member teams and always more than seven. The recent success of this league in the Stan Musial state tournament has proven the league to be one of the best balanced and most talented leagues in New England. In 2004 the league voted to use wooden bats for the duration of the entire season.
Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League
Founded 2014

Founded in the Fall of 2014 by a group of team managers with years of experience assisting the management of another area baseball league, the officers and directors of CABL are excited to strike out on our own to bring both players and fans high-quality and entertaining baseball. Itís going to be a great season, and we hope youíll join us.
Cranberry Baseball League (CBL)

Founded 1960
Affiliation: American Amateur Baseball Congress (Stan Musial)
Games in regular season: 30
Teams: 10
President: Dave Paruti

Originally founded by Connie Spillane, the League currently consists of 12 teams in a geographical area that stretches from Boston in the north, Sandwich in the south and Hingham in the east to Wrentham in the west. The level of competition has been and continues to be extremely high.

Each team will play a 30 game regular season schedule between Memorial Day Weekend and the Stan Musial State Tournament. All non- Division games will be played as Sunday DH's to cut down on travel. Division games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The League regular season schedule runs from May 28 through July 11 and the the top 6 teams compete in the AABC Stan Musial Tournament State Tournament.
East Cost Amateur Baseball League (ECABL)

Founded 2002
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 20
Teams: 12
President: Paul Harrington

The East Coast Amateur Baseball League had its Inaugural Season in 2002. In its first year of play the ECABL had 4 teams, the Astros, Indians, Red Sox, and Tigers. There was a 35 game season with games played on Wednesday nights and doubleheaders on Sundays. The season finished up mid-September with a double elimination playoff series. The Astros came out on top as the 1st League Champs for the ECABL.

The ECABL was created as an alternative to other leagues in and around the Boston area that do not have enough teams or roster spots for men ages 18 and up. The ECABL is a wood bat league.

Hockomock Amateur Baseball League
Hockomock
Founded ??
Affiliation: American Amateur Baseball Congress (Stan Musial)
Games in regular season: 28
Teams: 7
President: Ryan Jette

Intercity Baseball League (ICL)

Founded 1950
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 32
Teams: 9
President: Les DeMarco, 781-245-2068

Founded to provide the best that amateur baseball has to offer, the Intercity League (ICL) was organized and has been in continuous operation in the Greater Boston area since 1950.

Over the last 56 years ICL teams have been located in Medford, Wakefield, Lexington, Malden, Everett, Somerville, Melrose, Cambridge, Reading, Wilmington, Winthrop, Lynnfield, Woburn, Waltham, Lowell, Reading and Watertown. Countless ICL players have gone on to rewarding professional baseball careers and almost all others have displayed their talent at the finest baseball colleges throughout the country.

Intertown Twilight League Baseball (North Shore) Founded 1934
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 20
Teams: 6
President: Terry Poste

The Intertown Twilight League is one of the oldest active amateur baseball leagues in the country, founded in 1934. Most of the players are college or former college/high school players; a few have had professional experience. Each team is sponsored by local businesses, and drafts exclusively from its own area. Players from "no man's land" are admitted to the League by vote, at the spring roster meeting, so the teams are profoundly locally-based. Teams play a regular season of 7-inning games at local parks. Home teams pass a batting helmet for donations. During the two play-off series, the collection is made to benefit the league.

The regular season begins late-May and runs through early-August, with a two day break at Fourth of July. Games are played Sunday through Friday evenings, starting at 5:45 (except Sunday games at Rockport start 5:30 and Tuesday games at Manchester start at 7:00).

The playoff season begins in August. The first and fourth place and second and third place finishers play each other in best-of-three series to determine the finalists, who go on to play a best-of-five series for the Championship.
Men's Night Baseball League (Woburn League)
Woburn Baseball League
Founded 2002
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 21
Teams: 8
President: Joe Wells

The Men’s Night Baseball League is a 21 and over league in Woburn, MA at Ferullo Field on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Games are 7 innings, and extra innings will not exceed 9 innings. Game 1 starts at 6:15 and no extra innings will be played past 8:30 p.m. Game 2 starts at 8:30 and no extra innings will be played past 11:00. Season begins after July 4th and concludes mid-October.

This league was founded on having fun first and foremost - not to look for the next minor league superstar. We have a great time through healthy competition and good friends. There are leagues around Massachusetts that have tryouts and only the best players are chosen. There are baseball and softball leagues in the local area that let you enter an entire team. That is not how this league is run. Anyone can get a group of players together and win a league, if that is your goal. That is not why this league was started. It is about playing baseball with people that still have the hunger to play the game in a competitive setting.
MetroWest Adult Baseball League
Founded 1994
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 16
Teams: 12
President: Rich Schwarz

The MetroWest Adult Baseball League is an independent baseball league located in Central Massachusetts on the 495 belt. The League plays real baseball with wood bats. The league is for players 30 years old and over. Games are nine innings except for double headers when each game is seven innings.

The League plays its games in the Boston MetroWest area, typically Framingham, Marlboro, Southboro, Hudson, and Medway. All games are on Sundays and the season runs from late April until late September with some Sundays off for holidays. The level of play varies, some people haven't played baseball since High School while others have college experience and even maybe minor league experience.

Until 2000, the MetroWest ABL was known as the Middlesex MSBL.
North Shore Baseball League (NSBL)
Founded 1980
Affiliation: American Amateur Baseball Congress (Stan Musial)
Games in regular season: 24
Teams: 12
Commissioner: Joe Caponigro

The North Shore Baseball League and its predecessors have existed in one form or another since the inception of baseball in the late 1800's. The league has historically drawn teams from the North Shore of Boston to southern New Hampshire. Teams in the league span the geographical region from Lynn to Kingston, New Hampshire. The league is highly competitive and attracts talented players with a passion for baseball. Most have played college baseball and many have played professionally. The season includes a 24 game schedule beginning in late May, participation in the American Amateur Baseball Congress Stan Musial Division State Tournament in late July, and concludes with the league playoffs in August.
Northeast Baseball League (NBL) Founded: 2001
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 18
Teams: 6
President: Brian Turmenne

NBL is an Age 18+ league with games played on the North Shore on Sundays. The season starts in Mid-May and continues through September. In 2003, the NBL was 8 teams, as four teams folded prior to the 2004 season: including the All-American Bulldogs, Lynn Yankees, Salem Diamondbacks and Tri-City A's. In 2004, the league was down to 4 teams, but was back up to 6 in 2005.

Over Thirty Baseball (Lowell)
and
Night Over Thirty Baseball

Founded 1992 ("Night" founded 2004)
Affiliation: NABA
Games in regular season: 15 ("Night" plays 10 games)
Teams: 16 ("Night" has 6 teams)
President: Chris Augeri

The Over Thirty Baseball League began in 1992 as a group of men who played pick-up games on Sunday mornings. In 1993, it organized into 4 teams. Today, OTB consists of 16 teams and 240 players that play organized baseball in the Lowell, Massachusetts area from April to October each year.

The Night Over Thirty Baseball League is a new league started in 2004, with 6 teams and 78 players that play 7-inning games on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from June to August. A new concept of wood bat games was introduced for 3 of the 10 games, and brought back that old familiar "crack of the bat" sound to our games!

Quabbin Valley Over 30 Baseball (QVOTB)

Founded 1996
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 15
Teams: 8
President: Alan Harchik

From the beginning, three guiding principles emerged in the QVOTB league: Playing a high caliber of baseball can be balanced with good sportsmanship; All players are welcome on a non-discriminatory basis, irrespective of ability, gender, or any other classification except age; All games and league activities shall be family oriented events, so that spouses and children, too, can join in and enjoy the great American pastime. The league slogan is: "Real Baseball, Real Old Guys."

The league is comprised of teams playing on fields in Belchertown, Easthampton, Northampton, Whately, Ware, Holyoke, Northfield and Springfield.

Royal Rooters Baseball League
Founded: 2005
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 22
Teams: 7
Commissioner: Kyle Provost & Jason Provost

The Royal Rooters Baseball League was created in the Spring of 2005 for adults residing in the Boston (and sometimes outside Boston) area. It started out as a handful of men and women playing pick-up baseball that very quickly snowballed into a four team league. Each RRBL team plays up to 22-25 regular season games scheduled once per week with league games starting in April and ending in late September/Early October. Playoffs end in mid-late October. Games are played local to the Boston and surrounding areas.
South Coast Baseball League (SCBL)

Founded: 2002
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 20
Teams: 6
President: Eric Paradise

The SCBL is a men's +18 wood bat league that plays two games a week in the South Coast Massachusetts area. The League began in the Summer of 2002 as the Fairhaven Regional Baseball Association (FRBA). The players were comprised of some of the best local talent in the area.

In 2003, the league changed its name to the South Coast Baseball League (SCBL) and began playing with a 6 team league. In 2004, the SCBL began the year with a highly competitive 4 team league, making every game even more exciting. By 2005, the league began playing games at the Dartmouth High School. The playoffs were played at Walsh Field at New Bedford High School.

The league holds two All-Star games: One against Baseball Club of Cape Cod. The other is against the Southeastern Massachusetts Baseball League.

All teams are from the Dartmouth, New Bedford and Mattapoisett regions of Massachusetts.

Southeastern Massachusetts Baseball League (SMBL)

Founded 2001
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 17
Teams: 10
Director: Matt Bednarz

Wood bat baseball league based in Fall River, MA. Comprised of teams located in Southeastern Massachusetts. Regular season games are from mid-May to mid-August, with the playoffs concluding the end of August. Player must be over 24 years old, or have their 24th birthday fall during any time of the calendar year, of the current season. Alternatively players under age 24 must be approved by the league board of directors.

The SMBL includes teams primarily from Fall River, but stretch to Rhode Island.

Veteran's League

Founded 2000
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 20 Spring & 20 Fall
Teams: 5
League Operations: Jeff McClellan

The Veteran's League was founded in 2000 as a spinoff of the Baseball Clubs of Cape Cod league. The league plays 20 games in the Spring, and another 20 game Fall season from mid-August through the end of October, with playoffs concluding in November. The league plays on Cape Cod League fields on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons and is catered toward players aged 35+.

Wakefield Twi League Baseball Founded ?
Affiliation: ?
Games in regular season: ?
Teams: ?
Contact: Michael Mercurio @ 781-245-1573
Yawkey Baseball League (YBL)
Founded 1990
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 35
Teams: 18
President: Dave McKay

Formerly known as the: City League, the Twilight League and until 1990 the Boston Junior Park League. We were named in honor of Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Yawkey.


AMATEUR ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUES, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Granite State Baseball League
Founded 1992
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 18
Teams: 12
President: John Saraceno

The Granite State Baseball League has been in existence since 1992. This independent adult baseball league is currently comprised of 13 teams from the southern New Hampshire area. Teams are made up of former high school, college, minor league, and other baseball players, 30 years of age or older, who still have the love of baseball in their veins.

The season begins mid April; playoffs began end of August. Most games are played on the weekend. Each team plays an 18 game schedule, and players must play 33% of league games to be eligible for the playoffs.

New Hampshire Baseball League 40+

Founded 2003
Affiliation: MSBL/MABL
Games in regular season: 13
Teams: 15
President: Frank De Maria

The New Hampshire Baseball League +40 is an adult recreational baseball league that will include players who are at least 38 years old. The league began in 2003 when it spun off from the Granite State Men's Baseball League.

Teams will play games in Bow, Concord, Manchester, Keene, Nashua and possibly Exeter, New Hampshire. The season begins the last week of April and end in August. A tournament will follow the regular season. All regular-season games will be played on Sunday's.

This is a wood bat league. Games will be 9 innings in duration, subject to a 3-hour time limit.

In 2004, the NHBL40 became affiliated with the Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL). The MSBL hosts tournaments nationally each year. These tournaments are an additional way to have a fun-filled week of baseball as well as a vacation at the same time. The NHBL40 organized regional tournament teams that competed in Maine and New York.

Seacoast New Hampshire MSBL

Founded 1990
Affiliation: MSBL/MABL
Games in regular season: 18
Teams: 8
President: Paul Brooks

The Seacoast NH MSBL league has completed it's 17th season of 30 and over baseball. The League play begins in May finishes regular season play (14 games) by the end of August. Playoffs begin in early September with our League World Series concluding by the end of the month. Every team makes the playoffs.

Southern New Hampshire Men's Adult Baseball League

Founded 2001
Affiliation: MABL/MSBL
Games in regular season: 18
Teams: 6
President: Matt Larochelle

Games are 7 innings long and every team plays 18 games, plus 3 possible best-of-three playoff series. Because we are a nationally-affiliated league, any team is able to participate in MABL/ MSBL tournaments around the country.

We are dedicated to providing a place where men, 18 and older living in and around Manchester, can come and play baseball.


AMATEUR ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUES, RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Independent Amateur Baseball League (RIIABL)

Founded 1999
Affiliation: American Amateur Baseball Congress (Stan Musial)
Games in regular season: 24
Teams: 11
Contact: Tom Warzeka

The RIIABL is an open-age men's amateur baseball league with teams from all over Rhode Island. The season runs from the middle of May to the beginning of August with playoffs running through late August. Games are played on weeknights and anytime on weekends. New teams can be added by obtaining a 60% favorable vote from the existing teams.

Rhode Island Men's Senior Baseball League (RIMSBL)
Founded 1989
Affiliation: MABL/MSBL
Games in regular season: 18
Teams: 31
- 25+ division - 9
- 35+ division - 10
- 45+ division - 6
- 55+ division - 6
President: David Saad

The Rhode Island Men's Senior Baseball League (RIMSBL) is made up of people 25 years old and older playing baseball and contains age 25+, 35+, 45+ and 55+ divisions. RIMSBL has been in existence since 1989 and is affiliated nationally with the Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL).

Nationally, 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 more than 44,000 members who play organized amateur baseball in local leagues, 25 regional tournaments and two national tournaments. The MSBL/MABL World Series and Fall Classic take place every November in Arizona and Florida, respectively, employing the finest fields offered. Our national tournaments hosted a total of 450 teams in 2000 making them the largest amateur baseball tournaments in the world.
Rhode Island Sunset league

Founded 1919
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 25
Teams: 6
President: Steve Cirella, (401) 423-1425

The George Donnelly Sunset League plays its games at Cardines Field in Newport, Rhode Island. Play began in 1919 when the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad gave permission to a group of its employees to establish the Sunset League. The Sunset League is so named because games began at 5:30 P.M. and ended at dusk. Still playing games today, but now with lights, the Sunset League is the oldest continuous amateur baseball league in the United States.

A 25-game schedule plus playoffs begins first week of May and ends late August. All games are played at Cardines Field in Newport.

Rhode Island Ocean State Baseball League Founded ?
Affiliation: none
Games in regular season: 22

President: David L'Etoile


OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Essex County Baseball Club - 19th Century baseball. Danvers. Email Brian Sheehy or call 978-790-5707.

New American Woman's Baseball League - Founded in 2003, four teams battle a 10-game schedule. Games at Fraser Field, Lynn. Email or call 978-223-8888.

New England Vintage Baseball - 22 teams across New England play baseball the way it used to be played. Email Patrick Reilly.