Big Apple Softball League: NYC's LGBT Softball League
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Gotham Softball Classic

The Gotham Softball Classic is a NYC Softball Tournament hosted by BASL Labor Day Weekend.

Meet New People!

BASL is not only about softball! We host several parties throughout the year not to mention countless team fundraisers, and team get togethers at sponsor bars.  Remember to Signup for our newsletter to keep up-to-date will all BASL events and meetings. (If your team is hosting a fundraiser don't forget to message the BASL Secretary to get your event added to the calendar)

About The League

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.


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

News & Announcements

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

See Past Winners

Members participate in league playoffs, out of town tournaments and local friendly tournaments. See some of our past winners before joining their ranks!

Who Are We?

BASL plays double-header slowpitch softball games on the weekends (mostly Saturdays) in a Spring/Summer and Fall Season. We also host numerous parties and events throughout the year including an Opening Season Party, Awards Ceremony, Holigay Party and many teams host small get-togethers and fundraisers.

We welcome players of all skill levels and have teams divided based on need and skill-level. 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 LGBT 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 And don't forget to Sign Up For Our Newsletter to get league news, event invites and other announcements delivered to your inbox every month.  

For that latest information on Game and Field Status please Call: (212) 696-7327

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Latest League News

BASL Beat the Heat & Eat at the Ainsworth

Jun 24, 2016
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On Sunday Between 11:30am – 1:30pm The Ainsworth on 45 East 33rd Street is Offering deals to members of the Big Apple Softball League during Pride Sunday just mention that you are with the league and you’ll be brought up to the Terrace. The Menu is available Below. New Ains Prix Fixe Menus[2]

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BGSTE Featured in the News

Jun 23, 2016

The Biggest Gay Softball Tournament Ever at MCU Park Has been featured in a Story on News12 Brooklyn including shots of our BASL Players in action and discussing the importance of LGBT Events. We’d like to thank our Sponsors: Elvis Duran And The Morning Show KY True Feel The Brooklyn Cyclones Send In The Clowns…

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Pride Classic Registration is Open!

Jun 7, 2016
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  Registration for the Annual Pride Classic is Open! This year it will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Brooklyn Cyclone Stadium!   For more information and to learn how to register visit the webpage for the Pride Classic

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New Players: Find out more information about joining Big Apple Softball League!

Returning Players: Registration for the 2016 Spring/Summer Season is Open!

New Teams: Remember to fill out our new team application form (Follow the Link for more information!)

Thank you to our Sponsors!