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

The Big Apple Softball League is proud to be celebrating our 40th year!

New Players

New to BASL? The best way to get involved is to come to one of our draft days on March 25th and April 1st!

Countdown to Opening Day - April 22nd!


Returning Players

If you already have a team for Spring 2017, registration is open! Don't forget to register before your first game!

Join BASL!

It's easy to get involved. Come by one of our new player drafts on March 25th and April 1st and we'll do our best to get you started with a team!

BASL Skills Clinic 2017

Saturday, April 15, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Randall's Island, Fields 33 and 34

We invite all 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! It's a great way to brush off that winter rust!

We also need seasoned BASL members to volunteer as instructors/mentors to work with those interested in learning.

Save the Date: Opening Party!

BASL will host our Opening Party on Friday, April 21st, 6pm - 10pm, at the Monster downstairs! 2-4-1 drinks + pizza on BASL! See you there!

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.


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!

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 open (co-ed) divisions and women’s 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

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Rainout Hotline:

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

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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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New Player Draft Days For Spring 2017!

Mar 17, 2017

A little info about how the New Player Draft Works. We will host two days: Saturday, March 25th & Saturday, April 1st Both of these days will be at Chelsea Park on 27th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues. The schedule looks like this: Women’s Divisions Registration: 9:30 am Draft Activities: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm…

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RIP Officer Michael Hance

Mar 16, 2017

The Big Apple Softball League would like to offer condolences to the friends and family of Officer Michael Hance, 44. Officer Michael Hance was the co-star, alongside BASL member Aaron Santis, in a video that went viral during NYC Pride a couple of years ago. The pair were filmed dancing during the NYC Pride Parade. Officer…

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BASL 2017 Season Opening Party

Mar 12, 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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Two Governing Board Meetings This March!

Mar 7, 2017

Reminder there are two General Body Meetings this March!  Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30 – 8pm. Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30 – 8pm. Both will be held at the LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th Street in Manhattan. Check the board upon your arrival for the room number. All teams are required to send a representative.

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