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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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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2017 Returning Player Registration is Now Open

Jan 4, 2017

We know that it’s technically still winter but if you’re anything like us, you’re itching to get back on the Softball Field. So we’re opening Returning Player Registration now! Here’s the deal. If you already have a team for the Spring 2017 season you can register RIGHT NOW. So you played Last Spring or Fall…

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Celebrate BASL’s 40th Season!

Dec 28, 2016

Come to Ty’s Bar on Saturday, January 7th from 4pm to 8pm to Celebrate BASL’s 40th Season. Check it out on Meetup See the event on Facebook The Dream of a Gay Softball League in New York City took roots in 1976 and became a reality in 1977. A twelve team league sprouted in 1977…

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