Site Updated :: October 2, 2022
SAMSBL is a league of adult amateurs who play baseball (real hardball) in age divisions of Open, 30 & over, 40 & over, 50 & over, and 60 & over.  The SAMSBL is a member of the national organization known as the Men's Senior Baseball League/Men's Adult Baseball League (MSBL/MABL). The league is for men who love the game of baseball. SAMSBL is in its third decade of existence. We have tryouts once a year in February. We all pay to play from mid-March until August for league games (about 21 games) on weekends. Tournaments are extra and usually occur over the major holidays throughout the summer. The grand finale is the National World Series in Phoenix, AZ during October.
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Death in the Family. UPDATE

September 28, 2022

SAMSBL Members. We lost one our own this morning at 6:00 am.

TONY DAVIS past due to fast-spreading cancer. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral details pending. Watch this slot for updates as they unfold over the next few days.

Tony was a member of our League for nearly 30 years. A very determined (yeah, cocky), hard throwing left-handed pitcher, he was not bashful to render his opinion in all aspects of the game. He did this to his teammates and opponents, alike. And he offered his opinion throughout the entire game, and sometimes afterwards, too.

He was a staunch supporter of mine for the League's benefit. When he had a "vision" of how I should do things, his opinions flowed freely. He called me several years ago, after he had a stroke, and asked if he could play on my team. If so, he would go through whatever rehab he had to, to pitch again. Of course I said yes.

His strong desire to win, his strutting when he did good, his "in your face" when he thought you ought to do better, will be missed. He did have a major impact on the SAMSBL.

And of all the things that might be missed because of his absence, maybe the least of these is his "getting in your face" approach. Only a few of us could tolerate it. Rest in peace, Tony Davis.

UPDATE: Funeral details for Tony Davis. Porter Loring North, 2102 NE 1604, 78232. October 18, 12 30 pm

Burial at Ft. Sam National Cemetary, Full Military Honors at 2 pm.

Family request his teammates who attend to wear their team jerseys since Tony loved baseball so much.

In lieu of Flowers, Family ask if attendees would donate to a Baseball Program somewhere in his name.

As more details become available they will be posted here.

Oldest Home Run Hitter in SAMSBL

April 11, 2021

An Update: 64 years, & 3 months old is one JJ Bailey who is the oldest League Player to hit an In-the-Park home run. Now everyone knows.

So far Jerry Spencer remains the oldest member to hit a home run. In order for his head not swell, need someone older to de-throne him. A little known fact for SAMSBL is the "older" players are monitored for a rare accomplishment.

And that is hitting home runs, rare, very rare. But miracles do happen every once and a while.

Some history: the first "old" guy to hit a home run was Pete Powell at Sanchez-Spencer when he was 57. The 2nd was Tom Keyser at Blanco at 58. The 3rd was Nelson Wolff at Texas State when he was 64.

And now, at 66 years and TWO months, is the current record holder, Jerry Spencer at Blanco 2 weeks ago.

He is thinking his ball rolled a total distance of nearly 500 feet from Home plate. That record is 617 feet.

WORLD SERIES 2022

July 2, 2022

Several Teams from the SAMSBL are looking to go to the World Series Events in Arizona and Florida during October and November. Skip Bradley has put together a 75+ All Star Team for October 30 week in Arizona. We will have 10 locals and 8 other states represented with a total of 19 players, All 75 and over!

As everyone knows, all tournament-bound players must be qualified to participate in these events. I need to sign ALL TOURNAMENT ROSTERS. Each Manager is to submit them in a timely fashion for signature.

LEGENDS TOURNAMENT. Two out of Three

August 12, 2022

There are enough 70+ players to have an exclusive LEGENDS TOURNAMENT in September with a 2 out of 3 format (field availability will dictate) over a period of 2-3 weeks.

The purpose is to get our very senior citizens on the field vs. each other. No young punks allowed!

We each will wear our respective uniforms in an All Star style of games. Time and details to follow as interest is determined.

Initial dates are SEPTEMBER 4 & 11. The 4th is LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Games start at 4 PM.

LEGEND 1 Team is made from the 75+ locals going to Phoenix plus a few. LEGEND 2 Team will be the rest of us. So far about 20 players have said yes.

We are trying to get some sponsorships to cover the cost. May not happen. Might be $10.00 per player? I will cover cost of Field.

LEAGUE RULES REMINDER

April 11, 2022

This policy is meant to be right up front.

Several 2021 National Tournaments are on the horizon. In order to participate in these events, players need to be SAMSBL league members.

To attend the National World Series, a player or team needs to have participated in the SAMSBL league. The SAMSBL has a strict policy regarding tournament players. All League Members sign their respective waivers agreeing to the policy. Any player needs a release from me to play on any other team in the nation.

If you play in the SAMSBL, then support the SAMSBL with your talents on the tournament teams at all times. Even pool players need a release. We send over a dozen teams to state and national tournaments. There is room for all who wish to go.

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SAMSBL POLICY CHANGES FOR 2022
NO TRASH TALKING Policy
Purpose: To stop any type of trash talking 100% of the time. There will be no trash talking between players. There will be no trash talking between managers/umpires and players. Managers may (NOT) trash talk between themselves. The League President will implement an arbitrary fine system, at his sole discretion, payable immediately by the offender(s) should they wish to continue playing baseball in the SAMSBL. Ejections are not necessary to trigger fines.

NON-RUNNER EXCHANGE/SHARED POSITION Policy
Purpose: To stop excessive delay of game while waiting for runner exchange to take place. The exact non-runner/shared runner must be immediately available to replace hitter on base OR the umpires will negate the option, immediately.

DEFENSE/OFFENSE EXCHANGE Between Innings Policy
Purpose: To stop excessive delays in the exchange process. Two Minutes, only, is allowed. Umpires can call strikes or balls, as necessary, to trigger the first pitch of the inning. It is possible to have runners on base or an out recorded prior to the first pitch if delay occurs.

ROSTER/WAIVER CURRENCY Policy
Purpose: To ensure all players on the fields are eligible to be there. Managers are to ensure all players are on proper waivers at all times. No player is eligible to play if he has not signed a proper waiver. Roster additions/deletions are addressed between the Manager and League President.

SMOKING/VAPING/CHEWING/DIPPING Tobacco Products or Alternatives
Purpose: To ensure all SAMSBL members know the penalties for violating the simple rule of NO, NOT ALLOWED at any time while playing league games. Nowhere at any ball park are we ever permitted to smoke, chew, or spit. Fines will be implemented, immediately and must be paid, quicker. These fines will be arbitrary and hefty, especially if repeat offender. If smoking areas ARE available, then you are cleared to smoke, chew, and spit in those areas ONLY!

NO non-MSBL TEAM/Payer
IN SAN ANTONIO will be allowed to enter the MSBL world series Purpose: From Steve Sigler on December 2, 2016, 9:32 AM. All interested players who wish to participate in 2017 and beyond MSBL world series are required to be SAMSBL league members in good standing with the League. No exceptions!

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