Site Updated :: June 16, 2024
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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GHOST TRACK PARK UPDATE

April 4, 2024

GHOST TRACK PARK WILL CHARGE A $5.00 ENTRY FEE FOR GUESTS OF OUR GAMES, IF IF IF IF there is a softball tournament scheduled that Same Saturday. NO ENTRY FEE if NO Tournament. CONCESSIONS WILL BE OPEN DURING SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS.

The Managers'Meeting determined some Rule Changes for 60+ Teams. Any subsequent changes will be by vote of the 60+ Managers. Nothing changes at the Plate. These changes are:

1. 5 Runs per inning to swap field. Run Rule Eliminated.

2. No Throw to 1st Base when ball hits grass in Right Center & Right Field. Ok from Center or Left Field.

3. Only a "Force Play" at home plate. Ball only needs to beat Runner home with Cather Foot on Plate. Runner beats the ball, he is safe. No tag necessary. Runner goes more than halfway toward home, He must continue to home Plate. Umpires Judgement prevails. Running turns around to go back to 3rd after passing halfway, he is declared out. Again Umpire s Judgment Prevails.

4. No stealing 2nd base. The only way a Runner can advance from 1st Base is a base hit, a walk, or a Pick Off Attempt by Pitcher OR Cather, and an Overthrow Occurs. Runner must re-tag 1st Base before advancing to 2nd Base. The other Rule is that the ADVANCE will be only one base. NO ADVANCE to 2nd Base on a Pass ball or Wild Pitch. Umpires will immediately call a DELAYED DEAD BALL and reposition runners.

5. Stealing 3rd base and home ok. Also, advance to 3rd or Home on a wild pitch or pass ball, outside the circle of home plate.

6. Shared position may be used with any position in the lineup. There can be unlimited SHARES for ALL lineup positions. EACH team will be Allowed TWO NON-RUNNERS, designated on Lineup Card prior to Game. A & B batting positions are also an Option. Designate on offense line up PRIOR to Game!

7. You can Have a Courtesy Runner for Pitcher or Catcher (if not using Shared position for each). Runner is last out made (unless N/R designee).

NO METAL CLEATS ALLOWED ON FIELD AT CENTRAL CATHOLIC BASEBALL FIELD. NO SEEDS, NO GUM.

A NEW SITE WILL BE GTP AT 2902 Shane Road, at the Intersection of Shane Road and Villamain on the South East side of the City. GTP stands for GHOST TRACK PARK!!

We should be back at NSLL in early June.

Oldest Home Run Hitter in SAMSBL

November 25, 2022

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.

DETAILS FOR MELISSA BUTLER S CELEBRATION OF LIFE

June 6, 2024

Melissa Butler s CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, JUNE 22 in SPRING BRANCH, TEXAS on the back patio

The ADDRESS IS 7851 ELK DR.

In lieu of Flowers, PLEASE DONATE TO ST. JUDES CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

or to the PUPPY FOOD BANK

In MELISSA S NAME.

LEGENDS PLAYERS

March 26, 2024

The LEGENDS concept of 70+ was quite a success. And we will continue the practice.

watch the Schedule for the LEGENDS Games throughout the Year.

Details to follow.

Tournament Teams Forming

April 15, 2024

New Tournament Team for Arizona.

A 70+ team is a good possibility. Call Skip Bradley at 210 302 8228 if interested.

We all pay for ourselves. Expect a week in Arizona, eat, get there and back, stay somewhere, entry fee to cost each player about $800 - $1,000 for the week.

35 & Over Division Standings
45 & Over Division Standings
60 & Over Division Standings
35+ Division 45+ Division 60+ Division
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!

SAMSBL Contact Information   Developed & Designed By
210-302-8228
P.O. Box 690093
San Antonio, TX. 78269
Email:  SAMSBL

Martin De Leon
League Webmaster