Opening Day Schedule Released.
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.
2013 MSBL World Series - Father/Son
- Opening Day Schedule Released
- Dave Meier, Jon Trees, and Mike Zamba Elected to Board of Directors
- Phil Scholz - Fallen Hero
- April 27, 2014
- 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.
Dave Meier, Jon Trees, and Mike Zamba Elected to Board of Directors
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
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.
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
Mets Sweep Reds For Nicewonger Title
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
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.
Read more about the 2013 Orioles championship season.
Mets, Tigers, Orioles - Three Champions Crowned
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.
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.
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.
National Routs American In Lopsided All-Star Classic
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.