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

Team Schedules are available under the Spring 2017 Tab

All Games are ON as Scheduled. Play Ball!

The Gotham Softball Classic Is Coming!

Learn more about NYC's LGBTQ Tournament July 1-2, 2017!

Countdown to Opening Day - April 22nd!


Returning Players

Remember to register before your first games! ONLY Register if you've been assigned a team. Learn More.

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.

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!


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

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Rainout Hotline:

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

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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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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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BASL Social : Fat Tuesday @ Rockbar

Feb 1, 2017

Join us Tuesday, February 28th at Rockbar for our February BASL Social. Event Starts at 5pm and ends at 9pm. Drink Specials Including a New Orleans Inspired Hurricane for only $8 There will also be a 50/50 Raffle to Support our league

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General Body Meeting Next Wednesday!

Jan 30, 2017

Reminder there is a General Body Meeting This Wednesday Feb 8th starting at 6:30pm at the LGBT Center (Check the board for room number). All Teams are asked to send a representative.

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New and Returning Teams

Jan 6, 2017

New Teams Teams looking to Join Big Apple Softball League for the Spring 2017 are asked to fill out a New Team Application. All Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and teams will be placed based on skill level and division need. Applications are due before January 20th. If you have any…

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