Opening Day Schedule Released.

April 19, 2014

The Opening Day schedule is now posted on the 2014 Schedule page.

As usual, acquisition of field permits and availability dates has delayed the writing of a full 2014 schedule. A full 2014 schedule will be posted as soon as possible.

Due to the odd number of teams in the Dunn division, the Tigers will have a bye on Opening Day.

Opening Day April 27

Calendar

  • April 27, 2014
    Opening Day!
  • May 11, 2014
    Mother's Day. No Games!
  • May 25, 2014
    Memorial Day. No Games!
  • June 15, 2014
    Father's Day. No Games!
  • July 6, 2014
    4th of July Weekend. No Games!
  • August 24, 2014
    End of Regular Season.

Complete Calendar...

Field Care Requirements Link

Dave Meier, Jon Trees, and Mike Zamba Elected to Board of Directors

February 28, 2014

Congratulations to Dave Meier, Jon Trees, and Mike Zamba on their elections to the board of directors.

Meier, co-founder of the SJMSBL and co-manager of the Brewers, has been in the league since its founding in 1988. He was elected to his third term having previously served two terms from 1998-2004.

Trees, manager of the Astros, has been in the league 19 years and was elected to his second term.

Zamba has been in the League since 1990. He's been on the Board of Directors since 1992, serving as President since 1996.

Elections are for three-year terms and will expire 12/31/2016.

Thank you to Rafael Ibarra, Darryl Jones, and Bryan Morrissey for submitting applications and their willingness to donate their time and effort in wanting to serve on the board. Hopefully all choose to run again next year.

Phil Scholz - Fallen Hero

January 25, 2014
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The San José MSBL lost a hero on Monday, January 20. Phil Scholz, 1B for the White Sox, was tragically killed attempting to pull a person from the Caltrain tracks at the Santa Clara station. An in-depth article on Phil's heroism can be found on the San José Mercury News website.

White Sox manager Craig Myers had this to say about Phil.

Phil was an outstanding 1B and played ball selflessly. In fact, he lead the team in getting drilled every year. I mean it wasn't even close -- he'd get hit 6-8 times a season. He also had a habit of trying to steal home, and he was actually successful a couple of times. As it turns out, his character as a person was reflected in the way he played baseball.

We'd all go out for beer and pizza after games and Phil was always there drinking whatever IPA they had on tap and talking about the game. He was such a great guy and a pillar of our team.

Phil was a frequent submitter to this website's Photo of the Week contest. His photos will be missed.

The League's condolences go out to Phil's wife Emily, his family, and the entire White Sox team.

MEMORIAL

What: Services for Philip Scholz
When: 10 a.m. Feb. 10
Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton

San José - 2013 Father/Son MSBL World Series Champions

October 28, 2013
2013 World Series Father/Son Championship Team Photo

The San José Father/Son team took the American Division Championship at the 2013 MSBL World Series in Arizona.

Read more about their championship run.

You can also read Jeff McGaw's excellent article about the San José Father/Son World Series Championship on msblnational.com.

Mets Sweep Reds For Nicewonger Title

October 5, 2013
2013 Nicewonger Champion Mets Team Photo

The Mets completed their sweep of the Reds to take the 2013 Nicewonger Division Championship.

Read more about the 2013 Mets championship season.

Orioles Four-peat, Win Ettare Title

September 30, 2013
2013 Ettare Champion Orioles Team Photo

The #1 seed Orioles and #6 seed Phillies squared off for the 2013 Ettare Division Championship. The Orioles emerged from the winners bracket needing only one win to claim the title while the Phillies came out of the losers bracket needing to beat the Orioles twice.

With their backs against the wall, the Phillies took control of the morning game in the second inning scoring 7 runs on the way to an 11-5 win forcing a second game to determine who would be crowned Champion.

The afternoon game started out in similar fashion, but in reverse, with the O?s jumping out to an early 4-0 lead. In the fourth inning the Phillies, powered by three home runs, rallied to take an 8-4 lead and force the O?s to play catch-up the rest of the way. The Phillies just couldn't hold on, though. Trailing 9-5 in the 7th inning the O?s put together a 9-run inning and eventually won the game 16-13 to win their fourth straight division title.

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Read more about the 2013 Orioles championship season.

Mets, Tigers, Orioles - Three Champions Crowned

September 25, 2013

Nicewonger

The Mets, having won Game One of their best-of-three Championship series on Sept. 15, completed their sweep to the title on Sept. 22 beating the Reds 8-4 to take the 2013 Nicewonger Division Title.

Dunn

The Tigers, up 1-0 in their series, lost Game Two to the Giants in the morning game but came back to win a thrilling Game 3 5-4 behind the arm of Craig Jones. The 2013 Dunn title is the Tiger's 2nd SJMBL title, their first being in 1997.

Ettare

The #1 seed Orioles and #6 seed Phillies squared off for the 2013 Ettare Division Championship. The Orioles emerged from the winners bracket needing only one win to claim the title while the Phillies came out of the losers bracket needing to beat the Orioles twice. The Phillies won Game One 11-5, but the Orioles rebounded to take Game Two, and the Ettare Division Title, 16-13.

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National Routs American In Lopsided All-Star Classic

August 7, 2013

The National All-Stars scored early and scored often enroute to a 16-4 win over the American All-Stars in the 3rd Annual Nicewonger All-Star Classic at San José Municipal Stadium.

Read all about the 2013 Nicewonger All-Star Classic.