It's become a tradition to name league awards after members that have contributed to the league.
Jay had a heart of gold. He was more of a father than manager. He coached, managed and taught respect of the game of the softball but most importantly having respect for yourself and others. This award is given by the manager in appreciation of his/her dedication to the team. Jay Brito passed away on 3/18/2011.
Most Improved Player
John joined the BASL a novice, not knowing how to play, throw, bat, and left left an athlete. He challenged himself until he could play in the top division - Dima. And ultimately he did on the Mavericks. John passed away on 8/23/2007.
This award is given by the manager to the player that has shown the most growth in softball.
Rookie of the Year
Philip aka "Roxy Eddie" joined the BASL in 2001. Great athlete, supportive team mate. Loved the game of softball and was loved by his team, the Renegades. Philip joined the BASL to meet friends in a social environment outside the bar scene. Philip passed away on 9/11/2001. He was a victim of the World Trade Center attack.
This award is given by the league to first season players in each division. This award is based on season stats.
Stan pitched in the BASL until he was 88 years old (Rumor has it, that he may have been older! Stan would never reveal his age). Admired by all players. He pitched at least one game per double header. Stan still resides in the East Village
This award is given by the league to the best pitching record in each division. This award is based on season stats.
John is one of the architects of the ruling structure of BASL. As Commissioner, he helped the league grow from 12 teams to 24 teams. He promoted the importance of the social aspect as well as competition. He treated the BASL players as family.
This award is given by the commissioner to a BASL member that displays leadership qualities and has given outstanding service to the league
Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination
The Sachs Spirit Award
Honoring the Memory of Matt Dzobia
Matt passed away on March 1, 2014 of complications from acute myeloid leukemia.
View past winners of these awards!