Giants Win Brawl For It All. Claim SJMSBL 25+ League Championship.
The Dunn Division Champion Giants beat the Ettare Division Champion Yankees 5-1 at Los Gatos to claim the first true league championship in the 25+ divisions since 2000.
63-year-old phenom Mike Denevi pitched a complete game five-hitter allowing only a single unearned run. Ryan Erickson (7 IP) and Shawn Sanford (1 IP) threw for the Yankees.
Brawl For It All. Yankees-Giants Vie For SJMSBL 25+ League Championship
Sunday October 9 - Los Gatos HS - 10 AM
This Sunday is the Brawl for it All as the SJMSBL crowns a true league champion in the 25+ divisions.
The last time there was one champion for all 25+ teams was 2000.
The Yankees (21-4-0) are arguably the greatest team to ever take the field in their division and last Sunday became the first team to ever win three straight Ettare championships.
The Giants (20-4-1) are hands down the greatest team in league history with a record that can not be matched - 17 championships (10 league wide plus 7 division titles) and appearances in the championship series in 24 of the 29 league seasons.
Last Sunday the Giants won their 3rd straight Dunn division championship and 4th title in the last five years.
Since the Ettare division was formed in 2008 there has been plenty of talk about which division champion was the better team.
On Sunday the time for talking is over - there will be ONE CHAMPION crowned.
Good Luck to the Ettare Champ Yankees and Dunn Champ Giants - may the best team win!
Yankees Sweep Nationals To Three-peat As Ettare Champions.
Strong pitching performances from Shawn Sanford and Ryan Erickson lead the Yankees to a sweep of the Nationals en route to their third straight Ettare Championship.
Twins Top Reds 2-1. Repeat As Nicewonger Champions.
Mike Monelo fired a two-hit complete game with 15 strikeouts to lead the Twins past the Reds in game 3 of the Nicewonger Championship Series. The win gives the Twins back-to-back championships.
Giants Win 17th Division Title. Fourth in Five Years.
The 2016 Giants put the crowning touch on a great season – going wire to wire to win the 2016 Dunn Division Championship. In the championship game, Houston Hibberd threw 8 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out 7 while leading the Giants to a 5-2 win over the Indians. The victory secured the 17th SJMSBL championship for the Giants, their third straight title, and fourth in the last five years.
To open the playoffs, the Giants put up 28 consecutive scoreless innings including a complete game no-hitter by Mike Denevi in Game 1 of the semi-finals and a complete game one hitter by Houston Hibberd in Game 1 of the finals.
National League Dominates American in 2016 Nicewonger All-Star Classic
The National League All-Stars used nine pitchers to combine on a three-hit shutout of the American League for a dominating 8-0 win in the 2016 Nicewonger All-Star Classic. The stellar National pitching was matched by a solid error-free defense, a first in SJMSBL All-Star history.
Read the full coverage of the 2016 Nicewonger All-Star Classic including Recap, Box Score, Rosters, and Photos.
Yankees Make Semi-Finals in Monterey Tournament
The San José Yankees came up short losing to the Ace High Royals in the semi-finals of the 2016 Monterey Tournament on the 4th of July.
The San José Yankees tournament team consists of players from the SJMSBL Yankees, Braves, and Mariners and members of the Mexican American League based in Fremont. The team is managed by Yankees manager José Mendoza.
The Yankees look forward to next year's tournament in Monterey. If you would like to learn more about next year's tournament, and are at least 45 years old, contact José Mendoza via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longtime Blue Jay Gino Panelli Passes Away
Gino Panelli, a longtime member of the former Dunn division Blue Jays, passed away June 25, 2016 after a 5-year battle with colon cancer. Services will be held on Thursday, July 7th.
You can read Gino's obituary for more information.
Longtime Blue Jays manager Jerry Hoffman was kind enough to write a few words about Gino.
To all our MSBL friends, players and opponents, the loss of our teammate Gino Panelli is devastating.
"Pudge" was a roll model for all. His accomplishments on the playing field are secondary to his impact as a man. I am humbled and honored to have played with Gino. He was a man of great character, charisma and superior talent on the field, and class 24/7 off the diamond. His kindness, support, and genuine love of the game can not be understated.
Gino was a special person, who played in pain for years and never complained. His obvious ability as a baseball player is evident for all who played with and against him on the field, but his countless friends will most remember his heart and soul. How he made others feel. Numerous bouts with different forms of cancer never compromised his spirit. Gino's legacy will last forever.
Our MSBL battles with the Indians and Giants in particular are etched in everyone's memory who had the honor to know him.
RIP Gino Panelli.
San José Bees Come Up Short at Desert Classic
The San José Bees came up short in the semi-finals of the 2016 Palm Springs Desert Classic, losing to eventual tournament winner Club Mexico. The Bees finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.
For the Bees first tournament together as a group, led by Aaron Parker and John Pardo, the Bees represented the SJMSBL in good fashion. The Bees had fun and look forward to winning future tournaments in Vegas, Woodland and Arizona.