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 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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Happy Holigays from BASL

Dec 22, 2016

Big Apple Softball League would like to Wish you a very Happy Holigays & a Happy New Queer! Be safe and take care of each other. See you in 2017!

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Holigay Party December 3rd at Stonewall

Nov 22, 2016

The BASL Holigay Party will be Saturday, December 3rd at Stonewall starting at 4pm. We hope to see you all there!   See the Facebook Event

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