2014-03-10 / Sports

Terre Haute-Based Men’s Baseball League Seeking Teams And Players

Baseball for young men, grown adults, and even those “old guys” is alive and well, and located nearby in Terre Haute, where the Terre Haute Men’s Senior Baseball League is looking for more teams and players from throughout the Wabash Valley.

The local affiliate of the Men’s Senior Baseball League National is now expanding on its 18 and over and 38 and over age groups with the addition of a 50 years and older age group for the 2014 season.

The league plays actual baseball – nine innings, fast pitch, uniforms, umpires, and more. This is a far cry from church league softball. Games are played in Terre Haute, just on weekends, with the season lasting from early May through October.

Registration and play locally entitles players to nation-wide product and service discounts, and opportunities to play in more than 20 regional and national tournaments, including the World Series held annually in Phoenix, Arizona. Cost to play the game we all love is negligible – less than playing three rounds of golf in a summer.

“Our league is loaded with players of all backgrounds and skill levels- from guys who haven’t put on spikes since Little League to guys with Minor League pedigrees. It’s highly competitive and gives us all that chance to relive some of the good old days under the sun. We have players ranging from 18 years old and fresh out of high school, to 71 years old and still running around the bases,” league president Dr. Darren Brucken said. “I think the appeal of our newest age division is that it allows men who have given up the game the chance to lace the old spikes again, with guys of their own age, insuring a competitive but level playing field. In addition, playing the MSBL builds amazing relationships with like-minded people, creating a sense of fraternity, and the foundation for lifelong friendships.”

The league facility in Terre Haute is located conveniently near I-70 and U.S. 41, with championship games played on Bob Warn Field at Indiana State University Stadium each fall.

“We hope to play an Inaugural “50+ All Star Game” this fall as well,” Brucken added. “Terre Haute has been well represented in National Tournaments since our inception in 1991. Two National Championship teams and many Final Four teams have come from right here in the Wabash Valley.”

To sign up, players need to visit the league website at www.thmsbl.com and enter information on the link. The national MSBL organization is also available online at www.msblnational.com

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