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SJMSBL News - 2007

Four-Peat! Indians Rebound After Game 2 Loss, Beat Giants for National Division Championship, 14-3.

September 26, 2007
2007 National Division Champions - Indians

After dropping Game 2, 7-6, the Indians rebounded to defeat the Giants in game 3 to capture their fourth-straight National Division title at Wilcox High School on Sunday, September 16th.

Nelson Villanueva threw a 7-inning complete game to get the win.

The Indians were led by: Smith (2-4, 2 RBI), Ybarra (2-4), Aguilar (2-4), Sargis (2-4, RBI).

Braves Explode with 6-run Third, Rout Expos for American Division Title, 14-3.

September 22, 2007
2007 American Division Champions - Braves

The visiting Braves put up six runs on 7 hits in the third — singles by Griffin, Cordeiro, Lee and Guiliano, doubles by Edmonds and Casillas, and a triple by Advincula — on their way to a sweep of the American Division Championship series at Ohlone College on Sunday, September 16th.

The Braves played a tough Expos squad, which eliminated last year's champion Cardinals the previous week.

Read more about the Braves 2007 championship season here.

Pay Your 2007 Arizona World Series Fee Online.

September 19, 2007
2007 World Series

Players on the 45+ National Division team heading to Arizona can now pay their World Series fee online via PayPal®.

Click here to pay your fee online.

Diamondbacks(18) Hold Off Reds(18), Win First Central Division Championship, 10-4.

September 17, 2007
2007 Central Division Champions - Diamondbacks(18)

After failing the previous two seasons in the Finals, the Dbacks finally pulled away with the Championship!

This season the Dbacks faced a tough Reds squad, who battled once again from an early deficit. The pace was set though, in the 1st, by Urbani's off the tennis court wall HR! Good game and season Reds!

Read more about the Diamondbacks(18) 2007 championship season here.

Playoff Schedule Change for 9/9. American Division Games Moved to Indy.

September 8, 2007

This week's (9/9/2007) American Division playoff games have been moved from Ohlone to Independence.

Check the 2007 Playoff Schedule for teams and times.

Week 3 of the 2007 Playoff Schedule is Now Available.

August 27, 2007

The 2007 Playoff Schedule has been updated for week 3.

Click on the appropriate tab (National, American, Central) to view your schedule.

Good luck to all playoff teams.

The 2007 Playoff Schedule for Week 2 is Now Available.

August 22, 2007

The 2007 Playoff Schedule has been updated for week 2.

Click on the appropriate tab (National, American, Central) to view your schedule.

Good luck to all playoff teams.

It's Playoff Time. The 2007 Playoff Schedule is Now Available.

August 16, 2007

The 2007 Playoff Schedule has been posted.

Click on the appropriate tab (National, American, Central) to view your schedule.

Good luck to all playoff teams.

Mandatory Managers Meeting for all Playoff-Bound Teams.

August 10, 2007

All managers of playoff teams must attend a MANDATORY pre-playoff managers meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15th at the Jungle Island, 5401 Camden Ave., San José.

The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Only the top six teams in each division qualify for the playoffs.

Non-playoff team managers do not have to attend this meeting.

Playoff schedules, rosters, and baseballs will be distributed at the meeting.

Each team MUST have a representative at the meeting.

See you next Wednesday, August 15th.

2007 All-Star Game Coverage Now Available.

August 8, 2007

Complete coverage — game recap, box score, and rosters — of the 2007 SJMSBL All-Star Game is now available here.

Schedule Changes for August 12th.

August 4, 2007

A few changes have been made to the schedule for August 12th. Please review the changes on the 2007 Season Schedule page. All changes are highlighted with a red background.

American League Rallies in Top of Ninth, Wins All-Star Game.

August 3, 2007
2007 All-Star Game - John Moreali Home Run

A successful 2007 SJMSBL All-Star Game took place on Thursday August 2nd at San José Municipal Stadium with the American League coming out on top for a hard fought 6-5 victory.

John Moreali (pictured left) of the Central Division Tigers (18+) started the scoring with a two-run blast in the top of the 1st inning.

The National League game back to take a 5-4 lead before eventually falling to the American League when they scored two runs on a single by Riall Moore of the National Division A's (27+) in the top of the ninth to seal the victory.

Read the complete article here.

Schedule Changes for August 5th.

July 27, 2007

The league has been informed that Wilcox High School will not be available on August 5th. As a result several schedule changes have been made.

Please review the changes on the 2007 Season Schedule page. All changes are highlighted with a red background.

2007 SJMSBL All-Star Game Update.

July 21, 2007

The 2007 All-Star game has been moved to Municipal Stadium on August 2nd. Game time is 7:15 pm.

National League nicknamed teams will square off against American League nicknamed teams.

National League (Giants, Brewers, D-Backs(27+), Cardinals, Braves, Pirates, Expos, Padres, D-Backs(18), Reds(18)).

American League (Indians, Blue Jays, Red Sox, A's(27+), Tigers(27+), White Sox, Yankees, Orioles, Tigers(18), Twins News(18), A's(18), Royals(18), Twins(18)).

Each league team will select two players to represent them in the game.

League managers will receive an email with further instructions on player selection and game details.

Admission will be free to the game and the San José Giants will have the concession stand open.

The City of San José will charge for parking in the stadium parking lot. Gates open at 6:30 PM.

Indians(18) Fold - Season Over - Forfeit All Games.

July 21, 2007

The Indians(18) team has folded and will not finish the 2007 season. Champions in three of the past four years in the 18+ Division this year's Tribe was unable to get more than seven players to a game on several occasions despite having 15 players on their roster. Manager Brian Ashley tried to add players to the team and was unsuccessful in efforts to get players to make the commitment to attend games.

Last Sunday morning Brian phoned league president Mike Zamba and announced that the Indians were unable to field even seven players for Sunday's games and were no longer going to participate in the league. Brian was frustrated, angry and exasperated after investing hours and hours of personal time to try and keep the Indians together this season.

In fairness to all the teams in the 18+ Division, the Indians will forfeit all 20 games this season. This "throws out" all of the Indians games and the division standings will only be based on games played among remaining active teams.

League standings have been updated to reflect forfeits to date. As the forfeits occur in the next four weeks for teams who were supposed to play the Indians (Twins-1, Royals-2, Reds-1, A's-2) the standings will be updated.

July 22nd Giants vs Padres Game Time Moved to 9:30 AM.

July 19, 2007

The start time for July 22nd's game between the Giants and the Padres at Branham High School has been moved from 10:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Schedule Changes for July 8th, 22nd, and August 5th.

July 7, 2007

Several changes have been made to the schedule for July 8th, 22nd, and August 5th. Please review the changes on the 2007 Season Schedule page. All changes are highlighted with a red background.

News Archives Added to the Website.

July 7, 2007

Check out the new News Archives pages.

Many news items have been added to the home page since the initial launch of the new website. This has lead to an extremely lengthy home page. Many of these news items are being archived by year to the new News Archives pages.

All-Star game at Santa Clara University.

July 2, 2007

The SJMSBL All-Star Game will be held on Thursday, August 2nd at Santa Clara University's Schott Stadium. Game time is 7:15 PM.

Check out the Maps and Directions page if you need directions.

White Sox - Pirates Doubleheader Moved to Santa Cruz High School

June 7, 2007

Due to scheduling conflicts, this Sunday's (06/10/2007) White Sox - Pirates doubleheader is moving from Aptos High School to Santa Cruz High School.

Check out the Maps and Directions page if you need directions.

After Delays, Remaining Schedule Finally Released.

May 21, 2007

The remaining season schedule was finally released today, Monday, May 21st.

After several delays in confirming field availabilities, our schedule master was finally able to lock down the schedule Sunday evening.

Remaining Schedule to be Released Saturday, May 19th.

May 15, 2007

The remaining season schedule will be released on Saturday, May 19th. At this time the league is waiting to hear from Westmont High School and Hartnell College as-to the availability of their fields.

As soon as the schools confirm availability dates, our schedule master will finalize the schedule and send it to our webmaster, who will post it on the website.

This weekend's games have already been posted and should not be affected.

Blue Jay Collapses and is Hospitalized on Way to Game

May 10, 2007

Tim Erwin of the Blue Jays collapsed twice on the way to his game Sunday morning and was rushed to Dominican Hospital. Fellow Blue Jay Gino Panelli was with Erwin at the time and called 911. Panelli spent the day at the hospital by his friend's side.

Blue Jay manager Jerry Hoffman reported that Erwin was released from the hospital Monday afternoon and is home resting comfortably. After a battery of tests were performed the preliminary diagnosis is that Erwin was severely dehydrated and his body simply shut down prompting the collapses. Further diagnosis is expected once all of the test results are known. Erwin has no damage to his heart but will continue to be monitored as he takes it easy for the next couple of weeks.

Hoffman said Erwin wanted to thank everyone for their concern and he hopes to return to the field soon.

Shorthanded Jays Battle for Emotional Tie vs Pirates

May 10, 2007

With Tim Erwin hospitalized and fellow teammate Gino Panelli at his side Sunday that left only six Blue Jays to take on the Pirates at Aptos. Rather than forfeit, the shorthanded Blue Jays asked the Pirates to loan them two players so they could start the game with the required league minimum of eight players. The Pirates could have declined the request and taken a forfeit victory but opted to be good sports and loan the Blue Jays a pair of players so a game could be played.

Because the Blue Jays borrowed players to be able to even start the game, league rules reward the Pirates for being good sports by assuring them of at least a tie even if they lose the contest.

The shorthanded Jays outscored the Pirates 17-6 to earn an emotional tie for their fallen teammate. Donn Sabajo (3 Hits, 3 Runs, 3 RBI), Don Davenport (2 Hits, 3 Runs, 3 RBI) and Jerry Hoffman (2 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 RBI) paced the Blue Jay attack.

Following the game teammates visited Erwin at the hospital.

The Blue Jays would like to thank the umpires and the Pirates for their consideration on Sunday.

Play Ball! First Three Weeks of the Schedule Have Been Posted.

April 25, 2007

The first three weeks of the schedule have been posted. We have twelve primary fields this year with Hartnell as a backup if needed. Check out the Maps and Directions page if you need directions.

Next Managers Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th.

April 25, 2007

The next Managers Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Wednesday May 30th at The Jungle (fka Bamboola). Baseballs for the rest of the season will be available. The All-Star game setup will be discussed.

Robert Ettare and Zack Warren Re-elected to the Board of Directors

April 25, 2007

Robert Ettare and Zack Warren, both incumbents, have been re-elected by the members of the organization to new three-year terms. Congratulations!

The New San José MSBL Website is Launched!

April 21, 2007

Welcome to the new website. We hope you like it. The Board wants to sincerely thank Sean Kelley (Tigers) for his professional level website design. Sean decided he wanted to improve the site and make a contribution to the league. He has done that with overwhelming expertise. The Board and the League salutes you! Let us know what you think of the new design by sending us your feedback.

Wine Country Classic Tournament - 2007

April 21, 2007
Wine Country Classic Tournament - 2007

The Redwood Empire League (REBL) is hosting a Memorial Day tournament called the "Wine Country Classic" This event was created to offer a "closer-to-home" NorCal alternative to the Vegas national tournament. This year they'll have 25+ metal and 45+ wood bat divisions.

Pool games will be played Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th. Playoffs and championship games will be Sunday and Monday, May 28th. We'll play in some top-notch venues and Sonoma County is a great destination, no matter what. Games will be in the immediate Santa Rosa vicinity.

Interested teams should contact Bill Furbish at (707) 293-5656.

2007 Draft a Success

April 2, 2007

The 2007 draft took place on April 1st at De Anza. 36 players tried out for the three divisions. All 36 players found a team to play on. There were even enough players to start a new team. The new team will be named the Expos and will be playing in the American division.

New Teams for 2007

April 2, 2007

The San José MSBL will be expanding from 2006?s 20 teams to 24 teams for the 2007 season. Six new teams have formed, while two teams have folded.

The National division will add the Diamondbacks. Last year?s Central division Diamondbacks is splitting in two with one team managed by Phil Lacki joining the National division while the Central division team will continue to be managed by Zack Warren. The National division?s Nationals have decided to change their name to the Red Sox.

The American division is adding two new expansion teams, the Expos and the Padres. The Expos were formed from players from the draft and will be managed by Reginal Woodard. The Padres will be managed by Joe Rondone.

The Central division will add three new teams. The A?s(18) and the Tigers(18) are moving over from the San José NABA league. The A's(18) will be managed by Vince Cortinas, the Tigers(18) will be managed by John Worden, and a new Twins team, referred to as Twins New(18) to avoid confusion with the existing Twins(18), will be managed by Eric Rynhard. The Central division is losing the Marlins and the Dodgers. The Marlins have folded and the Dodgers have merged with the Reds to form a new super-team.

Managers Meeting

March 10, 2007

The next Managers Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Tuesday April 24th at The Jungle (fka Bamboola).

Board of Directors Applications Now Being Accepted

March 10, 2007

Board of Director applications are now being accepted through April 23rd, 2007. If you're interested in becoming a board member then fill out an application.