Roy Hobbs Baseball is adult amateur recreation baseball, servicing teams and leagues across the United States, Canada, and the Carribean. Roy Hobbs Baseball is affiliated with the American Challenged Athletes and works directly with Challenged Athletes and baseball.
We believe ballplayers should have a choice of what league to play based on location, schedule, length of season, competitiveness, age, and other factors, such as tournament and event participation and other intangibles. Below is the premier directory of more than 30 amateur adult baseball leagues containing about 300 teams in Boston and its metropolitan area, spanning from Boston to Western Massachusetts.
Boston Korean Adult Baseball League (BKABL) is an amateur, aluminum-bat baseball league for adults aged 18+ members of the Korean community in the Metro Boston area. BKABL is the only Korean baseball league in Metro Boston area. Initiated with two teams' competition in 2006, BKABL has now grown to five teams playing a full season in 2008. BKABL plays two games in each Satureday from April to October. Regular baseball rules apply with some exceptions, which makes baseball beginners more accessible.
The Boston Men's Baseball League is the local chapter of the national Men's Senior Baseball League and Men's Adult Baseball League. In 2014, the league has 38 teams across three age divisions to satisfy the needs of amateur players of all ages and abilities. The BMBL is the largest league in New England. National Tournaments: Hundreds of players participated in tournaments played all over the country. The MSBL World Series in Arizona (MLB Cactus League fields), the Disney Holiday Classic in Orlando (Atlanta Braves Spring Training site), the Cape Cod Classic (Cape Cod League fields), the Las Vegas Open, the Caribbean Classic in Puerto Rico, the Downeast Classic (Maine).
Nationally, the Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL)/Men's Adult Baseball League (MABL) is an organization with 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams and more than 44,000 members. National tournaments hosted a total of 450 teams making them the largest amateur baseball tournaments in the world.
Since founded by Connie Spillane in 1960, The Cranberry Baseball League has provided a venue for the area's best amateur, collegiate and former professional players, coaches and umpires in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Cranberry league is a wooden bat league. The level of competition continues to be extremely high. One of his Connie's innovations was The Brockton Invitational Tournament. Some of the finest high school and college baseball players in New England make up the rosters of the four participating teams each year. The Invitational offers Major League Scouts and College Coaches an opportunity to evaluate over 100 players in game situations. Brockton Invitational MLB standouts include: Steve Balboni, Tom Glavine, Ken Hill, Bobby Witt, Chris Carpenter, Brian Rose and Rocco Baldelli. Each team will play a 30 game regular season schedule between Memorial Day Weekend and the Stan Musial State Tournament. All non- Division games will be played as Sunday DH's to cut down on travel. Division games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The League regular season schedule runs from late-May through mid-July.
Founded 2010 Affiliation: none Games in regular season: 20 Teams: 8 Commissioner: Frank Alexopoulis The Diamond Baseball League was founded in 2010 to provide a place for the area's best amateur and collegiate players to improve and carry on their playing days. The DBL was a relaunch of the former Massachusetts Independent Baseball League that was established in 2000.
The Intercity League is considered among the best amateur baseball leagues in the Northeast. Teams combine a unique blend of top collegiate talent, professional baseball prospects and former minor league veterans who have competed as high as Triple AAA baseball. Countless ICL players have gone on to rewarding professional baseball careers and almost all others have displayed their talent at the finest baseball colleges throughout the country. The ICL is a wood bat league.
The New England Baseball League is an 18+ amateur baseball league representing the North Shore and Metro Boston area. We follow all MLB rules.The NEBL plays one 9 inning game a week on sundays starting in the first week of April and playoffs in the end of September with a manager-selected all star game over the July 4 weekend. The NEBL was started as a spin-off to the North Shore league in 2006. We invite all players to join and the league also invites new teams to enter. Our league is comprised of a great mix of college and recreational ball players.
Information about the influence of different practice levels on physical characteristics of a large number of soccer players is lacking. Therefore we assessed muscular strength and anaerobic power of elite, subelite and amateur soccer players to clarify what parameters distinguish the top players from the less successful. We tested 95 soccer players from the French first division (elite), second division (subelite), and amateurs and determined the isokinetic strength of the knee extensor and flexor muscles at angular velocities from -120 degrees x s(-1) to 300 degrees x s(-1). Vertical jump, 10 m sprint, 30 m sprint and maximum ball speed during shooting were also measured. The elite players had higher knee flexor torque than the amateurs at all angular velocities (p
Instead, at 50 years old, an age when the closest most former major leaguers get to a baseball is to autograph them for fans willing to pay for their scrawl or playing in an old-timers game, Barr pays to take the mound. He pitches in an amateur league with factory workers and stockbrokers, politicians and professors, guys with paunches and gray hair and kids in college, men who may have been benchwarmers in high school, as well as a smattering of former pros like himself. And he's having some of the most fun he's ever had playing baseball.
Barr may be one of the few players in these senior leagues who can find his career stats in the Baseball Encyclopedia, but in many ways he is no different than his teammates on a Sacramento, California, team that plays in the Men's Senior Baseball League, an amateur league whose squads are composed of men who are at least 30 years old. (The Men's Adult Baseball League is for players ages 18 to 30.) Thanks to the explosive growth in these 10-year-old nationally organized baseball leagues, these men are part of the first generation of older adult players across the United States who've been able to continue playing the game they love.
From the success of the series, Sigler got the idea for a national organization to promote the amateur game. The following January, Sigler, who was the chief financial officer of a knapsack manufacturing and distribution firm at the time, started campaigning to persuade sports editors to run notices about the formation of the league. Many did. "Before you knew it," he says, "we were off and running."
To encourage play by all team members, substitution rules are relaxed, permitting courtesy runners for injured players and unlimited defensive substitutions, and the batting order can be lengthened beyond the defensive lineup. Older bodies are more fragile, and runners must slide to avoid collisions on the bases. However, this is no beer league. Professional uniforms are a must; umpires are high school- or college-sanctioned and know the game; unsportsmanlike conduct will get you tossed fast; and there are no ringers: former pros who played for pay at any level must be out of the game for at least three years--as well as being at least 30 years old--before they'll be allowed to pay to play. "We insist on maintaining the purity of amateur baseball," says Sigler, who doesn't like the dominance of money and ego in the major league game. "Everything that Major League Baseball represents, we try not to represent."
If elected, I will continue enthusiastically to serve and foster closer cooperation among amateur and professional astronomers and also to improve coordination of international programs. Also I will encourage expanding AAVSO education, outreach and Citizen Sky programs and endeavoring to increase our membership to include more female, minority and younger members.
I am a current member of the AAVSO Council and an assistant professor of Astronomy-Physics at the University of Illinois Springfield. I earned my BA in astrophysics from the University of Virginia and my PhD in Astronomy from Case Western Reserve University. I am primarily an observational astronomer with interest in hot massive stars and their evolution and extensive expertise with spectroscopy (growth area for amateur research and the AAVSO). It was my pleasure to give an invited workshop on spectroscopy at the joint AAVSO and Society for Astronomical Sciences meeting in May 2012 and a webinar on supernova impostors for Citizen Sky as part of Astro April. 041b061a72