Frequently Asked Questions
What sets the GPMABL apart from other local leagues?
The GPMABL makes playing Sunday baseball a treat. We play on the best college and high-school fields and are organized to avoid the forfeits and financial issues that plague other leagues. You will be proud to have friends and loved ones come out to watch you play GPMABL baseball.
How much does it cost to play?
Estimated cost per player each year is $275. Note that this comes to about $10 per game. The total due may be reduced by various sponsorships and fundraisers. Uniforms for new players and team dues will cost about $75-100.
When does the money have to be paid?
All fees are usually due about six weeks before the start of the season (March) or at the league tryouts.
How many games do you play?
The total will vary slightly from year to year depending on our league schedule, but each team should play about 25 games (GPMABL Classic players should play about 15 games) plus playoffs. The league will also support efforts to send teams to holiday-weekend or post-season tournaments.
Where are the games played?
The league will use fields in Center City Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and South Jersey for regular season games. In recent years, games have been played at fields used by Villanova University, Chestnut Hill College, LaSalle University, LaSalle College High School, Germantown Academy, The Glen Mills School, and Father Judge High School. The league also expects to hold its All-Star Game at the home of a local major or minor league team.
When are the games played?
We will play either a single game or a doubleheader each Sunday from April through the end of August, except on major holiday weekends like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Starting times for the games will be set at the beginning of the season (probably 10:00 am). GPMABL Classic games will be hosted Sunday evenings.
What is the name of the league?
Greater Philadelphia Men's Adult Baseball League, which is affiliated with the national Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL) and Men's Adult Baseball League (MABL). For more information about the national MSBL and MABL (this will take you to the MSBL/MABL site and away from the GPMABL home page), click here.
How do you get your players?
We recruit players from a variety of sources, including ads in local newspapers, the Internet, and word of mouth. We will hold tryouts early each spring and then draft players for league teams. We will also maintain a list of interested players so that teams can add a player or two during the season.
What is the level of competition?
The league has many former high school and college players as well as a few younger players who still have dreams of playing professionally. Pitchers generally throw in the 70s with moderately effective breaking pitches, but some throw fastballs in the 80s and can throw breaking pitches for strikes at will. In general, the good players make all the routine plays and hit straight fastballs a long way. The league uses only wood bats.
The GPMABL is a 23+ league, while GPMABL Classic players are 35 and older.
What do I do if I'm interested in joining?
are always looking for new players. Just fill out the electronic registration
form by clicking here.