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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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August Schedule being published

July 20, 2021

The August Schedule will have weekdays AND weekends included. All six teams will play, as published.

We will have a Manager s Meeting August 27th, at 2 30 pm. At the Petroleum Club Building, 5th Floor Conference Room. Address is 3620 N. New Braunfels Ave. Dave Sweeten office is Suite 531. He will direct traffic to Conference Room.

We play with time constraints of "no new inning after 2:20 with a time limit of 2:30, finish inning". The SIX (6) RUN RULE LIMIT still exist for 1st 6 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.

Once play resumes, rule changes until further notice: STEALING: Stealing is allowed.

Oldest Home Run Hitter in SAMSBL

June 27, 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 homer 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.

LEAGUE RULES REMINDER

January 13, 2021

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.

SPLIT - SEASON, WIEMAR

January 13, 2021

Plan on a split Season for the 55+ League. We will stop play in the hottest part of Summer (with very few exceptions). Until late August and September to finish League Play and prepare for 2021 World Series Tournaments.

The Exceptions will center on possible games in Weimar, TX vs. Houston Colts. details to follow as they develop.

Print Standings
18 & Over Division Standings
25 & Over Division Standings
38 & Over Division Standings
50 & Over Division Standings
60 & Over Division Standings
Summer Wood Bat Division Standings
18+ Division 38+ Division 60+ Division
SAMSBL POLICY CHANGES FOR 2017
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. There will be trash talking between managers. 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 the 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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P.O. Box 690093
San Antonio, TX. 78269
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Martin De Leon
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