Big Apple Softball League: New York City's LGBTQ+ Softball League

Rain / Field Updates will be posted here no later than 2 hours before game time - or call the BASL Hotline: (212) 696-7327.

Managers - please use the pick-up player if you find yourself short players. Read the FAQ.

Schedules & Standings

All team schedules & standings are available under Seasons > Spring 2017

Happy Pride!

Celebrate with the BASL at our Friday Happy Hour, Saturday Pride Classic and in the March Sunday!

Fall Ball

Our Fall Ball season will kick off in September! Save the Date!

Hall of Fame

Do you know someone who's been a member of BASL for at least 10 seasons and has made strong contribution to the league? Consider nominating them for the BASL Hall of Fame! Applications are accepted until July 15th and new members will be announced at the Awards Party.

We need you!

BASL is always on the lookout for new team sponsors, party hosts, and event sponsors. We have a loyal base of over 600 players in NYC who love to hangout after games.

Volunteer!

We are always in need of volunteers. Whether its scorekeeping, coaching, managing, helping set up parties/events or sponsoring a team, we could always use your help. Contact us to find out how!

About BASL

The Big Apple Softball League (BASL) is a not for profit adult community based sports organization, created to provide and protect the opportunity for adult individuals who support the bonds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender fellowship to play softball in a safe environment of friendly competition, free of discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

News & Announcements

Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from around the league!

BASL plays double-header slowpitch softball games on Saturdays in a Spring/Summer and Fall Season. We also host numerous parties and events throughout the year including an Opening Party, Awards Ceremony, Follies and Holi-Gay Party. Our teams also host happy hours and fundraisers.

The league is currently divided into women's divisions and Open divisions. Each division is based on a different skill level and competitive attitude, from the highly competitive to purely recreational.

We have New Player Drafts to ensure players are placed into the divisions relative to their skill and desired level of play, this ensures the league is safe and fun for everyone. We do our best to find a team for EVERY player.  We even host an Annual Skills Clinic in Early Spring both for new players and players looking to brush up their softball skills!

BASL is a great way to meet new LGBTQ+ people and allies in NYC. If you are interested in playing in BASL please come to one of our drafts in the early spring or message us at join@bigapplesoftball.com.

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Rainout Hotline:

For the latest info on game and field status please call: (212) 696-7327

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NY Grizzlies Fundraiser May 18th at Rockbar

May 2, 2017

The NYC Grizzlies are hosting a Fundraiser at Rockbar on May 18th. They’ll be a raffle and drink specials. Come hang out!

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BASL 2017 Season Opening Party

Apr 15, 2017

The 2017 Season Opening Party has been announced for Friday, April 21st starting at 6pm. We’ll be hosting the Opening Party at The Monster Bar (Located on the Corner of Grove Street and Washington Street in The West Village) There will be 2 for 1 drink specials and Happy Hour.   See you there! See Event…

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Saturday, April 15th – Skills Clinic at Randall’s Island

Apr 10, 2017

BASL Skills Clinic 2017 Randall’s Island, Fields 33 and 34 Saturday, April 15, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm Looking for newcomers and experienced players who are interested in learning new skills and/or honing their existing skills in throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching, sliding and other aspects of the game. Also looking for seasoned BASL members to…

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Registration Instructions

Apr 4, 2017

Go here to register – https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/47317 Instructions 1. New Signup 2. Import Participant (Returning Player – Your info should be available from last season) Add Participant (New Player to an existing team) 3. Save And Continue 4. Electronically sign the BASL Code of Conduct and Waivers 5. Save And Continue 6. Registration ($105) 7. Save And…

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Women’s Single Day Tournament April 8th

Mar 23, 2017

BASL Women’s Divisions will kickoff the 2017 season with a 1-day tournament at Randall’s Island on APRIL 8th!! Tournament Bracket. Mousseau will be on Randall’s Island #33/34, Green-Batten will be on Randalls #25/13. Seeding is based on reverse 2016 regular season finish – just to shake things up! It’s all about learning the ASANA World…

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