July 27, 2022
THE AUGUST SCHEDULE WILL CHANGE DUE TO FIELD MAINTENANCE. SOME MAY BE SHORT NOTICE. MANAGERS WILL BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!
August Schedule is posted. Notice, please, a few mid-week games at 6 PM & some Saturday afternoon games at 5 PM.
And, the LEGENDS TOURNAMENT is tentatively slated for Saturdays August 20 & 27. Field availability is 1st issue, temperature is 2nd issue. Games may be in September.
We play with time constraints of "no new inning after 2:30, finish inning". The SIX (6) RUN RULE LIMIT still exist for 1st 5 Innings.
The SEVEN (7) Rule pertains to pitchers. A Team gets 7 times to the mound in one game. Once exhausted, that pitcher is replaced. Each time thereafter, a "visit" to the mound will trigger replacement of the next pitcher. REPEAT: Only one trip on each subsequent pitcher after the seventh time. Pitcher must be replaced.
To be very Clear: A VISIT is
1. manager going to mound,
2. a position player (catcher, shortstop, center fielder, etc.) going to mound area; OR,
3. a pitcher going to talk to another player.
Once removed, NO pitcher so removed can return to pitch in that game!
Managers use this rule wisely. Umpires can declare when they believe it is a visit. No arguments about this. Games can be declared finished. Offending team forfeits.
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.
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 9 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.
June 26, 2022
There are enough 70+ players to have an exclusive LEGENDS TOURNAMENT in August with a 2 out of 3 format over a period of 2-3 weeks. Interested player should contact Brett Hill, Padres Manager or Skip Bradley.
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 August 20 & 27. Field availability and temperature are the deciding factors. Games might be pushed into September.
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.