SJMSBL News - 2017
Dan McCrory Passes Away
It's with great sadness that SJMSBL has learned of the passing of Dan McCrory of the White Sox on December 3, 2017.
Information on a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life can be found here.
Longtime Blue Jay Jerry Hoffman Passes Away
It's with great sadness that SJMSBL has learned of the passing of Jerry Hoffman, a longtime player and manager of the former Dunn division Blue Jays. Jerry passed away October 16, 2017 after a battle with cancer.
Jerry was involved with local boxing. You can read a memoriam at Inside The Ropes.
A little over a year ago, Jerry was kind enough to write a few words for SJMSBL about the passing of teammate Gino Panelli.
RIP Jerry Hoffman.
San José Giants Capture 2017 World Series Father/Son American Title
The San José Giants Father/Son team defeated the Capitol City Cardinals 8-2 on Oct. 29th to capture the World Series Father/Son American Division title.
SJMSBL League Championship Sunday October 8 at Los Gatos
For the first time since 1998 when the league split into different divisions there will be one league champion when the division winners meet this Sunday at Los Gatos high school.
The morning game will feature the Ettare Division Champion Phillies vs the Nicewonger Division Twins. The Phillies managed by Jose Zapien and Gilbert Guel had a remarkable year and bring a 19-6 record into Super Sunday while the Twins posted a 21-3-1 mark in winning their third straight division title under co managers Max Blankenship & Kye Madej.
Waiting for the winner of the morning game will be the legendary dynasty of the Dunn Division Champion Giants who sport a 20-4 record. Rookie manager Nate Harbarger did an impressive job in guiding the Giants to their 18th division title (and fourth straight) in their 26th appearance in the division finals as the league celebrates its 30th season.
The Giants are the last team to win an overall league championship in 1998.
SJMSBL Division Championships Start This Sunday September 24
Games one and two of the best of three division championship series will be played at 10 am and 1:30 pm at Baylands, Los Gatos and Willow Glen.
The Nicewonger (18+) Division finals at Baylands will feature the two time defending champion Twins (19-2-1) and the surprising upstart Cubs (12-9-2) who have completed a remarkable turn around after finishing in last place in 2016 to reach the finals. The Twins are attempting to complete a three peat.
The Dunn Division championship at Los Gatos with a "three peat" match-up. For the third consecutive year the Giants (18-4) and Indians (15-10) will battle for the division crown. The Giants are seeking their fifth straight title and 18th division championship. The Indians have won the division seven times.
At Willow Glen the Ettare Division will have a new champion for the first time in four years as the Phillies (17-5) and surging White Sox (15-9-1) compete for a title that will be the first for either of these very scrappy teams.
American League Jumps to Lead, Loses It, Rallies for 8-7 All-Star Win
The American League All-Stars jumped to an early 6-0 lead after two innings only to lose it by the top of the 7th. A two-run rally in the bottom of the 7th ended the scoring for the night and gave the American League an 8-7 victory.
View the photos, box score, and rosters of the 2017 SJMSBL Nicewonger All-Star Classic.
35+ San Jose Bees Looking for Players for 2017 MSBL Fall Classic in Tampa Florida
The 35+ San Jose Bees are looking for players for the MSBL National Fall Classic Tournament in Tampa, Florida from November 13 thru 18. Contact Bees co-manager John Pardo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Aaron Parker (Marlins) is the other half of the Bees management team.
Games to be played at Spring Training stadiums and complexes for the Yankees, Phillies, and Rays. It's a once in a lifetime experience. The team roster must be filled by the end of July, so immediate commitments are needed.
Tournament information is available on the MSBL National website.
SJMSBL's 30th Season Starts April 30 - Opening Day Schedule Released
The 30th anniversary season of SJMSBL is only one week away.
The Opening Day schedule is now posted on the Schedule page.
We are also pleased to announce that ALL of our 14 field sites have confirmed use permits for the 2017 season!
There will be 240 regular season games followed by 34 playoff contests before the league crowns three division champions in September.
Get ready to enjoy a lot of baseball?