2013 - 20th Year of The Mid-Iowa Baseball League
35+ & 45+ Schedules Released
The 35+ & 45+ division schedules have been released. For the 45+ division, we are waiting on word back from Walnut Creek Little League to see if they will allow us to use their field on three dates. These are listed as "TBA" on the schedule. We were expecting word by today, but a busy tournament weekend and Monday's sudden "monsoon" may have caused a delay in their response.
As for 35+, we were set to post the schedule late last week, but we got late word that the Pirates would be unable to field a team this summer and we were forced to regroup and revise the schedule accordingly. We made every attempt to be as fair as possible to each team so that teams did not have many DH weeks and were not forced to have consecutive bye weeks, especially around the 4th of July holiday. With our limited fields early, we simply could not make it perfect and did the best we could with what we have.
League Page on Facebook
Don't forget, the Facebook button at the lower left of this homepage will take you to our League page on Facebook. Feel free to join the page and then post photos of league action from your SmartPhone or your dumb camera.
Slater Nighthawks Games
The Slater Nighthawks would like to play any MABL/MSBL team that is interested.They have limited dates that they wish to fill their schedule.Please Contact John Linden for more details.If you would like to support our league, the Iowa Aces are going to play them at 5:00 pm Sunday, May 19th in Slater.
Board Meeting Agenda/Minutes
The Mid-Iowa Baseball League held their first Board Meeting of 2013 on Sunday, February 10. The agenda & minutes are available via this link.
New Player Waiver for 2013
We have modified the waiver form that every player must complete on an annual basis. The document incorporates language developed by our national organization as well as language specific to our local league. Please download and use this waiver for the 2013 season. Managers were provided with 15 copies at the manager's meeting on 2/17. (It has also been updated on the Waivers/Forms menu on the left.)
Player Waiver 2013
Exciting Events in 2013
2013 will mark the 20th season of play for the Mid-Iowa Baseball League. To help commemorate the event, we are looking for ideas to incorporate this milestone into our league logo. If you have graphic design experience, feel free to submit ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will want you to stick with our current "batter man" & state logo, but feel free to "jazz it up" a bit. Your logo may end up on t-shirts or other items that help celebrate this milestone!
The League is also excited to announce that plans are being put in place to launch a Mid-Iowa Baseball Hall of Fame. Plans are in the infant stages, but all ideas are welcome. A banquet, nomination/voting process and structure will be developed. Send any thoughts or ideas to email@example.com or add them to the Forum to start discussions.
"Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball." ~James Patrick Murray
National Hall of Fame Inductees
Two of our long-time league members recently received some exciting and well-deserved news:
John has been elected to the class of 2012 MSBL National Hall of Fame and was inducted on Saturday, October 27th in Phoenix, AZ. John is our current League Commissioner and manages and plays on four teams, one in each of our four divisions (18+ Aces, 25+ Oaks, 35+ Bulldogs, 45+ Grays). John joins fellow MIBL member, Tim Kirgan, in the National Hall of Fame. (Tim was one of our league's founding members and was League President from 1994-2004.) John took over as League Commissioner in 2008 and has kept our league successful through all the challenges the Mid-Iowa Baseball League has faced over the past few years, including numerous wet summers with multiple rainouts as well as securing some of the nicer fields in the Des Moines metro area through long-term contracts. John also was instrumental in helping reform the Des Moines Bruins traveling team in 2003. Since that year, the Bruin's teams that John has helped lead have won tournaments in Cedar Rapids, Lincoln (NE), Austin (MN), and Chicago. These teams have also had numerous runner-up finishes at National Tournaments in Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Congratulations, John Linden!
Phil has been elected to the class of 2012 MSBL World Series Hall of Fame and was inducted on Saturday, November 3rd in Phoenix, AZ. Phil is our current 25+ President and Rules/Grievance Director. He also plays on three teams (25+ Tigers, 35+ Bulldogs, 45+ Grays). Phil also is a charter member of our MIBL, beginning his career in 1994.
From MSBL National President, Steve Sigler to Phil: It is your continued dedication, success, support of MSBL and passion for your World Series teams, league and tournament that make you such a wonderful inductee. A most personal Thank you - I totally enjoy our relationship and am thankful you are part of MSBL.
Congratulations, Phil Devan!
MSBL NATIONAL WEBSITE
From our founder - Steve Sigler:
After months of work and preparation, MSBL/MABL National has launched its newly designed website. It contains current, relevant topics as well as archived HARDBALL stories, information on all regional and national tournaments, and the ability for local leagues and teams to create their own online photo albums amongst many other features.
Please visit the site at www.msblnational.com and see why you are part of the nation's premier adult baseball league.
|Sunday, Jun 2 |
|Astros @ Black Sox ||1:00pm ||Hoover |
|Mets @ Bandits ||1:00pm ||Simpson |
|Aces @ Marlins ||4:00pm ||Hoover |
|.45s @ Redbirds ||4:00pm ||Simpson |
|Oaks @ Red Sox ||1:00pm ||Johnston |
|Reds @ Cubs ||1:00pm ||Newton1 (Eversman) |
|Des Moines Hitmen @ Titans ||1:00pm ||North |
|Monarchs @ Tigers ||1:00pm ||Waukee |
|Red Sox @ Oaks ||4:00pm ||Johnston |
|Cubs @ Reds ||4:00pm ||Newton1 (Eversman) |
|Titans @ Des Moines Hitmen ||4:00pm ||North |
|Tigers @ Monarchs ||4:00pm ||Waukee |
|Monday, Jun 3 |
|45+ Bill Hyland MSBL|
|Grays @ Wildcats ||7:30pm ||Simpson |
|Yankees @ Mudhens ||8:00pm ||Cownie |
|Tuesday, Jun 4 |
|45+ Bill Hyland MSBL|
|Wildcats @ Twins ||7:30pm ||Simpson |
|Wednesday, Jun 5 |
|35+ Bill Hyland MSBL|
|Hawks @ Bulldogs ||7:30pm ||Simpson |
|Woodpeckers @ Twins ||8:00pm ||Cownie |
|Thursday, Jun 6 |
|35+ Bill Hyland MSBL|
|Demons @ Woodpeckers ||7:30pm ||Simpson |
|Heat @ Yankees ||8:00pm ||Cownie |
|Sunday, Jun 9 |
|Astros @ Mets ||1:00pm ||Hoover |
|Aces @ .45s ||1:00pm ||Johnston |
|Marlins @ Redbirds ||1:00pm ||North |
|Bandits @ Black Sox ||1:00pm ||Simpson |
|Mets @ Astros ||4:00pm ||Hoover |
|.45s @ Aces ||4:00pm ||Johnston |
|Redbirds @ Marlins ||4:00pm ||North |
|Black Sox @ Bandits ||4:00pm ||Simpson |
|Tigers @ Cubs ||12:00pm ||Waukee |
|Reds @ Des Moines Cardinals of Newton ||1:00pm ||Newton1 (Eversman) |
|Oaks @ Des Moines Hitmen ||3:00pm ||Waukee |
|Monarchs @ Titans ||4:00pm ||Newton1 (Eversman) |
|Monday, Jun 10 |
|45+ Bill Hyland MSBL|
|Mudhens @ Wildcats ||7:30pm ||Simpson |
|Grays @ Yankees ||7:30pm ||TBA |
For a complete schedule listing, click here!
||2013 - 20th Year of The Mid-Iowa Baseball League