Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SJMSBL?

South Jersey Men's Senior Baseball League (SJMSBL)



The South Jersey Men's Senior Baseball League (SJMSBL) is a premier adult baseball league. Teams are located New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Each year 85 - 110 teams play either Spring/Summer Season, Midweek Season &/or Fall Season. The SJMSBL use wood bats. Age Divisions include: 21+/35+/45+& 52+. The South Jersey Men's Senior Baseball League (SJMSBL) is affiliated with the national Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL) and Men's Adult Baseball League (MABL).

Our Managers Dictate play…….
In February, Manager’s from each Division come together and decide (it’s a one hour meeting);
1. How many games in Regular Season (Season usually starts 1st Sunday in April. Excluding Easter Sunday)
2. Do we play Mothers day &/or Fathers day?
3. Playoff Format (Playoffs need to end before Labor Day)
4. Discuss any rule changes
5. All-Star game location and preferred date
6. MVP & Cy Young process
7. Waiver considerations
8. Potential SJMSBL tournaments



How much does it cost?


Average (Spring/Summer Season) player costs are approximately $250 per player (includes League player registration and team-related expenses for umpires, fields, etc.). Managers determine exact cost. Uniforms fees are not included and are determined by individual teams.

Average (Midweek Season) player costs are approximately $250 per player (includes League player registration and team-related expenses for umpires, fields, etc.). Managers determine exact cost. Uniforms fees are not included and are determined by individual teams

Average (Fall Season) player costs are approximately $200 per player (includes League player registration and team-related expenses for umpires, fields, etc.). Managers determine exact cost. Uniforms fees are not included and are determined by individual teams

Please Note SJMSBL players are eligible for Regional & National MSBL tournaments

Regional Tournament Team cost range from $500 -750 per Team

National Tournaments such as; The Florida Fall Classic, Phoenix World Series & Las Vegas tournaments Average $250 – 300 per player. This cost does not include Travel expenses, lodging, car rental, food, and entertainment.

When do I have to register?


Player registration must be paid to the league prior to being eligible to play. Team fees due dates determined by individual teams.




What about the games?


The SJMSBL play a wood bat schedule. 21+/35+/45+/52+ (Spring/Summer) teams generally play a Sunday morning (9am) schedule. The regular season runs from April through July playoffs are completed before Labor Day. Usually, No games are scheduled on major holiday weekends like the Fourth of July. We are considering scheduling games on Memorial Day Sunday. In addition, South Jersey MSBL registered players in our Sunday leagues are also eligible to play in our Midweek League (starts in early summer and runs into August), as well as our Fall League (Starts 1st Sunday after Labor Day through October).




How many games?


Most SJMSBL teams play 15-18 regular season games, Managers vote on the length of the season. Playoffs are sometimes played on Saturdays & Sundays, Managers vote on Playoff format/schedule. Most age divisions play doubleheaders (2/7inning Games), How many is determined by the Managers. The league also sponsors regular All-Star Games played at Frawley Stadium. The SJMSBL teams and players also compete in MSBL Regional and National Tournaments.




Where are games played?


The league will use a variety of township, high school, college and professional fields throughout South Jersey, PA & Delaware. Team Managers are responsible for paying for and securing home field.

The SJMSBL provides Liability Insurance. To receive Liability Insurance Managers need to:
* Be paid up to date
* email eecnph@comcast.net Who Needs to be insured & address. FYI: Name of field is not who needs to be insured. Usually, Board of Education insures School Fields. Usually, Townships insure Recreational Fields.




How do teams get players?


Our teams recruit players in a variety of ways, including ads in local newspapers, the South Jersey Men's Senior Baseball League (SJMSBL) website, and word of mouth.




What is the level of competition?


The league has many former high school and college players as well as a few former professional players. Various age divisions have different levels of competition so that any player can find an appropriate place to play – ranging from semi-pro to recreational.




What do I do if I'm interested in joining?


CLICK ON on-line Registration @ www.SouthJerseyMSBL.com
 

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