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

Rain / Field Updates will be posted here no later than 2 hours before game time.

BASL Hotline: (212) 696-7327

Team Schedules are available under the Seasons > Spring 2017 Tab

Team Reps: Save the Date for the June Governing Board Mtg - June 14th, 6:30 - 8pm @ LGBT Center.

The Gotham Softball Classic Is Coming!

NYC's LGBTQ+ tournament returns on July 1-2, 2017 in Central Park! Registration is now open!

Returning Players

Register before your first games! If you're new to the league, please email to be placed on the waitlist.

Hall of Fame

Do you know someone who's been a member of BASL for at least 10 seasons and has made strong contribution to the league? Consider nominating them for the BASL Hall of Fame! Applications are accepted until July 15th and new members will be announced at the Awards Party.

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.


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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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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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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