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SJMSBL News - 2008

San José Suffers Third Consecutive Heartbreak in 45+ National at World Series!

November 1, 2008
2008 World Series 45+ National Ric Foley Picture

San José finished atop their division going 4-2 during round-robin play before having their hearts broken in the first-ever best-of-three championship. San José dropped the deciding Game Three to Tri-Valley 18-10 finishing runnerup for the third consecutive year.

Read the article.

San José Makes Semi-Finals in Father/Son at World Series!

October 26, 2008
2008 World Series Father/Son Team Picture

San José's Father/Son team made it to the semi-finals before being stopped 6-1 by the Rhode Island Cardinals.

Read the article.

San José Makes Semi-Finals in 25+ Central at World Series!

October 25, 2008
2008 World Series 25+ Central Team Picture

San José's 25+ Central team went 6-0 during round-robin play before being stopped 3-0 by the San Antonio Titans.

Read the article.

Pirates Sweep Yankees for American Division Championship.

September 21, 2008

The Pirates won the American Division championship sweeping the Yankees at De Anza.

Wayne Kirby got the win in Game One 8-1.

Todd Fortune got the win in Game Two 8-3.

Reds Knock Off Mets for Central Division Championship.

September 21, 2008
2008 Central Division Champion - Reds

The Reds knocked off the reigning Central Division champion Mets (formerly Diamondbacks) 14-9 in the deciding game of their three-game series at Santa Cruz High School.

The Reds jumped out to a 10-1 lead by the fifth inning before the Mets battled back to to make a respectable ball game of it.

Dustin Corvello picked up the win.

Esparza hit a home run for the Reds and Hartz and Trybom went deep for the Mets.

Giants Dethrone Four-Time Champion Indians for National Division Championship.

September 15, 2008
2008 National Division Champion - Giants

For the first time in four years, the National Division has a new champion. The Giants, a former dynasty of their own in the 90's, have once again climbed their way to the top of the National Division by sweeping the Indians two games to none at Gilroy.

Brian Stirm scattered 2 hits while throwing a 7-inning complete game shutout in Game One beating the Indians 12-0.

Mike Denevi pitched a 9-inning complete game, scattering 10 hits for the 10-5 Giant win in Game Two.

Jon Cannon powered the Giant offense going 4-for-5 with three home runs on the day.

Read more about the Giants 2008 championship season here.

Braves Repeat for Pacific Division Championship.

September 15, 2008
2008 Pacific Division Champion - Braves

The Braves won their second straight championship (although in the new Pacific Division) Sunday sweeping the Cardinals at Wilcox High School.

Jeremy Advincula threw a 9-inning complete game in beating the Cardinals 14-6 in Game One.

Jason Edmonds struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to get the win in Game Two, 19-18.

Read more about the Braves 2008 championship season here.

Pay Your 2008 Arizona World Series Fee Online.

September 11, 2008
2008 World Series

Players on the 45+ National Division team heading to Arizona can now pay their World Series fee online via PayPal®.

Click here to pay your fee online.

Playoff Schedule Posted

September 1, 2008

The 2008 SJMSBL Playoff schedule has been posted.

Note that six of the eight locations have been confirmed while the league is still waiting on confirmation of two locations.

A new "Playoff Schedule" menu item has been added to the 2008 Season Menu. You can also view the schedule here.

All-Star Game Box Score and Stats Posted

September 1, 2008

Box score and stats for the 2008 SJMSBL All-Star Game at Municipal Stadium on Wednesday August 20th have been posted.

View the stats here.

2008 MSBL World Series - 25+ Players Wanted

August 27, 2008
2008 Phoenix World Series

Brian Feduk (Mets(18)) is forming a team for the 25+ Federal division for the 2008 MSBL World Series in Arizona and is looking for pitchers.

Players MUST be at least 25 before the end of this year. He has room for (1) ex-pro (out of A ball under 3 years).

The 25+ Federal division is scheduled for October 20th - 25th.

If you are interested contact Brian via email at bfeduk@gmail.com or call: (831) 427-0232; (831) 818-4135

National Beats American 10-8 in All-Star Game

August 25, 2008
2008 All-Star Champions - National

The National League (pictured above) beat the American League 10-8 in the 2008 SJMSBL All-Star Game at Municipal Stadium Wednesday August 20th.

Highlights, stats, and photos should be posted later.

Photos of the Week Collection

August 8, 2008

Check out the new Photos of the Week collection page. You can view all past Photo of the Week winners here.

Remaining Regular Season Schedule Posted

August 1, 2008

The remaining regular season schedule has been posted for August 17th and August 24th. You can view them here.

Notes for 8/17

  1. 2nd game between Cardinals (8) and Blue Jays (7) does not count in divisional standings.
  2. 2nd game between Indians (1) and Brewers (4) does not count in divisional standings.
  3. 2nd game between Diamondbacks (9) and Braves (6) does not count in divisional standings.

Notes for 8/24

  1. 2nd game between Mariners (15) and Orioles (12) does not count in divisional standings.
  2. 2nd game between Yankees (14) and Pirates (11) does not count in divisional standings.

August 3rd and 10th Schedules Posted

August 1, 2008

The schedules for August 3rd and August 10th have been posted. You can view them here.

Notes for 8/3

  1. Both games between Giants (2) and Blue Jays (7) are 7 inning games.
  2. 2nd game between A's (5) and Indians (1) does not count in divisional standings.
  3. 2nd game between White Sox (10) and Cardinals (8) does not count in divisional standings.

Notes for 8/10

  1. Pirates (11) travel to Soquel for 1:30 game.
  2. Brewers (4) travel to Wilcox for 1:30 game.
  3. Expos(18) (22) travel to Branham for 1:30 game.
  4. 2nd game between Orioles (12) and Yankees (14) does not count in divisional standings.
  5. White Sox (10) travel to Aptos for 1:30 game.
  6. Indians (1) travel to Fremont for 1:30 game.

All-Star Game Scheduled for August 20th.

July 24, 2008

The SJMSBL All-Star Game will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at San José Municipal Stadium. Game time is 7:15 p.m..

As in past years, National League nicknamed teams will square off against American League nicknamed teams.

The National League will be represented by players from the Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Expos(18), Giants, Mets(18), Padres, Phillies(18), Pirates, and Reds(18).

The American League will be represented by players from the A's, A's(18), Blue Jays, Blue Jays(18), Indians, Mariners, Orioles, Tigers, Twins(18), White Sox, and Yankees.

Each league team will select two position players and one pitcher to represent them in the game.

League managers will receive an email with further instructions on player selection and game details.

Admission will be free to the game and the concession stands will be open.

Coolers are NOT allowed, but beer will be available at the concession stands.

The City of San José will charge for parking in the stadium parking lot. Gates open at 6:30 p.m..

Check out the Maps and Directions page if you need directions.

July 27th Schedule Posted

July 23, 2008

The schedule for July 27th has been posted. You can view it here.

July 20th Schedule Posted

July 15, 2008

The schedule for July 20th has been posted. You can view it here.

July 13th Schedule Posted

July 9, 2008

The schedule for July 13th has been posted. You can view it here.

2008 MSBL World Series - 55+ Players Wanted

July 4, 2008
2008 Phoenix World Series

Jerry Hoffman is getting an early start on organizing a 55+ Wood Bat team for the 2008 MSBL World Series in Arizona. The 55+ Wood Bat division is scheduled for October 27th - November 1st.

Jerry says there are now enough players in the league for a San José squad, and he heard some guys want rings in 55+ who are now cracking the age group. A team can have two players aged 53-54 if they don't pitch.

If you are interested, contact Jerry Hoffman at jh12sports@aol.com. He doesn't need committments, just an indication of interest.

June 29th Schedule Posted

June 21, 2008

The schedule for June 29th has been posted. You can view it here.

Schedule Changes for Week Five

June 20, 2008

There have been a couple of changes to the schedule for week five which was posted earlier today.

You can view the changes here. Affected games are highlighted.

Week Five Schedule Posted

June 20, 2008

The schedule for week five has been posted. You can view it here.

Week Four Schedule Posted

June 5, 2008

The schedule for week four has been posted. You can view it here.

Week Three Schedule Posted

May 28, 2008

The schedule for week three has been posted. You can view it here.

There are only eight fields available for use this weekend due to youth league conflicts at three sites. Teams not playing doubleheaders this weekend will play doubleheaders next weekend, June 8th.

Managers Meeting Wednesday, June 4th.

May 28, 2008

The next Managers Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4th at The Jungle Island.

Managers must submit waivers for all players. Players without a signed waiver will not be permitted to play.

June 4th is the final payment extension deadline. Teams that are not paid in full will be dropped from the league.

Week Two Schedule Posted

May 14, 2008

The schedule for week two has been posted. You can view it here.

All teams will play a single game.

The remaining schedule will be posted week-by-week through May, with the complete schedule being posted in early June.

Photo of the Week Contest

May 7, 2008

Get out your digital cameras and start snapping those action photos. The SJMSBL is starting a Photo of the Week contest and you can enter. All you have to do is submit your entries via email to photos@sjmsbl.com.

There are no cash prizes. The only prize is the possibility of having your photo grace the Home page of the SJMSBL website.

Here are the rules:

  • only digital photos submitted via email to photos@sjmsbl.com will be accepted.
  • only SJMSBL game photos will be accepted. No, I won't post a photo of your dog or cat.
  • all entries need to be submitted by 8 p.m. on the Tuesday following your Sunday game(s).
  • photos should be submitted in a high-resolution .jpg format. I will crop to the required size.
  • include a caption for the photo with player names, game information, and situational information (i.e., Giants vs Indians, Game 1, Bottom of the third, Mike Denevi goes deep).

I will choose one of the photos and post it to the Home page late Tuesday night or Wednesday.

Thanks in advance to all submitters for helping make the website better.

Sean Kelley, SJMSBL Webmaster

Lymphoma Survivor Lives Dream to Manage

May 7, 2008

The American Division Mariners are one of the new teams in the SJMSBL in 2008 and for their manager, Scott Gentile, he's living a dream. Scott's been playing in the SJMSBL since 2001. In 2006 he was diagnosed with an advanced case of lymphoma. He missed not only the 2006 baseball season, but most of 2006 from work. He endured intense treatments culminating in a bone marrow transplant.

"Running smack into the 'life is short' credo resulting from this experience, I was inspired to pursue one of my lifelong passions, to manage a baseball team."
-- Scott Gentile, Mariners manager

Scott's cancer has been in remission for over two years, but continues to motivate him to follow his dreams.

Good luck to Scott and the Mariners.

Players Look to Former Coach to Find a Team / League

May 6, 2008

Out of college eligibility and scholarships, a group of players looked to a former high school coach to find them a team to play on. That's how Coach Hartshorn and the Blue Jays(18) started their journey to the SJMSBL.

Roger Hartshorn had been coaching varsity baseball at Piedmont Hills High School for many years. Some of his former players, including his son, were out of college eligibility and scholarships and looking for a team to play on, so through his son they contacted their former coach.

"I talked with Robert Ettare on the phone about possibly joining the SJMSBL and he told me if I had an entire team I could join the league, so I presented that to my son and the players and they jumped at the opportunity, but they said they would play if I set it all up and coached the team."
-- Roger Hartshorn, Blue Jays(18) Coach

Coach Hartshorn had coached his son and many of the other players on the Blue Jays at one time or another in his 30 years of coaching. The other Blue Jays players he didn't coach played at Cal State Monterey Bay or Mission College with his son or on various other High School teams.

Good luck to the Blue Jays and have a great first season in the SJMSBL.

Opening Day Schedule Posted

April 30, 2008

The Opening Day schedule has been posted. You can view it here.

All teams will play a single game.

The remaining schedule will be posted week-by-week through May, with the complete schedule being posted in early June.

Welcome the Mariners and Blue Jays(18) to the SJMSBL

April 30, 2008

The SJMSBL welcomes two new teams to the league for 2008.

The Mariners will be joining the American Division and the Blue Jays(18) will be joining the Central Division.

Division Realignment for the 2008 Season

April 30, 2008

2008 sees a major realignment in the divisions including the addition of the Pacific Division.

The league has lost four teams from last year and gained two new teams, for a net loss of two teams. The lost teams are the Red Sox, Indians(18) (folded mid-season last year), Royals(18), and Tigers(18). The two new teams are the Mariners and the Blue Jays(18).

Two teams have decided to change names. Last year's Central Division champions, the Diamondbacks(18) are now the Mets(18) and the former Twins New(18) are now the Phillies(18).

You can view the new division lineups here.

Opening Day Pushed One Week to Sunday, May 4th.

April 24, 2008

Opening day is being pushed one week to Sunday, May 4th due to delayed field and team commitments.

Partial Season Schedule should be Posted Thursday, May 1st.

April 24, 2008

A partial season schedule should be posted next Thursday, May 1st. Delays in procuring fields and finalizing division alignments has affected generation of the schedule.

The schedule will be released week-by-week during May. The full season schedule should be posted by the first week of June.

Player Workout and Draft Scheduled for Sunday, March 30th.

March 21, 2008

The 2008 Workout and Draft are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 30th at De Anza College (map here). Warm-ups and registration begin at 9:00 a.m..

More information can be found here.

First Managers Meeting Scheduled for Monday, February 25th.

February 22, 2008

The first Managers Meeting for the 2008 season is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 25th at The Jungle Island. Bring $250 deposit. Start working on player waivers, team roster, and team fee. Time will be short to begin the season.

The player waiver form and league rules have been updated and are available on the downloads page.