Midwest Suburban League Chicago

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The Midwest Suburban League Chicago is an amateur men's baseball league in the Midwest suburbs of Chicago. The MSL Chicago is home to many players including ex high school, college and ex college players. The MSL offers three different levels of play depending on players' and teams' experience. Newly formed teams start in the A division, and more experienced teams play in the AA and AAA divisions.

Midwest Suburban Baseball League Chicago
MSL
Midwest Suburban Baseball League Chicago logo
Established1998
AssociationMSL
DivisionChicago Summer and Fall League
Members50+
Sports fielded
  • 2
    • men's: 1
    • women's: 0
RegionMidwestern United States
Former namesN/A
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
CommissionerLarry Kolcz (since 1998)
Websitehttp://www.midwestsuburbanleague.com/
Locations
Midwest Suburban Baseball League Chicago locations

History[edit]

The Midwest Suburban Baseball League was organized in 1998 by individuals who wanted to establish a well organized, competitive baseball league. The league's early success was realized when twenty teams joined in its first season, and the league grew to over thirty teams by 1999. At this point, the league consisted of three divisions with different levels of play. The league continued to grow each season and had to expand to four divisions including one wooden bat division.

Affiliations[edit]

MSBL/MABL (Men's Senior Baseball League, Men's Adult Baseball League)

MSL Divisions[edit]

The Midwest Suburban Baseball League consists of three main divisions: National, American, and Central (AAA, AA, A). The National division is further broken down into a wooden bat division and a metal bat division.

NATIONAL League[edit]

The National League - Wood Bat/BBCOR - Teams and players wanting to play wood bat. Experienced teams and players.

National South Division[edit]

The National South Division is composed of experienced baseball players wanting to compete at a higher level with the use of wood or BBCOR bats.

National North Division[edit]

  • Wildcats
  • Rippers
  • Ravens
  • Demons
  • Cubs

AMERICAN League[edit]

The Wood/BBCOR - Experienced ex-high school and college players. Some experience in the league and additional pitching depth.

American North Division[edit]

  • Hawks
  • Scorpions
  • Wardogs
  • Indians
  • Redhawks
  • Yetis
  • Reds

American South Division[edit]

  • Black Sox
  • Hops
  • Rhinos
  • Expos
  • Braves
  • Sidewinders
  • Chiefs
  • Zephyrs

CENTRAL League[edit]

The Central League - Wood/BBCOR - For newly formed teams and in most cases, some high school experience or comparable baseball experience.

Central North Division[edit]

  • Red Sox
  • Bulls
  • CRB Bandits
  • Fifty Ones
  • Cyclones

Central South Division[edit]

  • Wraiths
  • Reapers
  • Cobras
  • Knights
  • Colt 45s
  • Rattlers

Central East Division[edit]

  • Lunatics
  • Punishers
  • Bucs
  • Dirtbags
  • Drillers

All-Star Games[edit]

The Midwest Suburban Baseball League holds an all-star game annually for each of the three divisions. Each all-star game is held at Alexian Brother's Field in Schaumburg, Illinois. Alexian Brother's Field is also where the league championship games are held. All-star selection is based on each team's own method, but two players from each team play in an all-star game. All-star team managers are selected based on team winning percentages at a date before the all-star break. Also, in between all-star games player's have the opportunity to sign up for a home run derby, a fastest man contest, and a hardest thrower contest.

Locations[edit]

All locations are in or near the Chicago area. Fields include college, minor league, or community parks.

  • Arlington Heights Library
  • Barrington High School
  • Bartlett, Trail's End Park
  • Bensenville, John C. Geils Field
  • Berwyn, behind Freedom Middle School
  • Brookfield
  • Bridgeview Golf Dome
  • Chicago State
  • Cicero
  • College of Lake County
  • Dundee Crown High School
  • Eisenhower High School
  • Gary
  • Grosche Field
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Heritage Park Sports Complex
  • Hersey High School
  • Howie Minas Field
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Judson College
  • LaGrange (Eastwick/Segwick Park
  • Lake in the Hills
  • Lake Zurich High School
  • Meadow Hill Park
  • Morton West High School
  • Niles North High School
  • Niles West High School
  • Oakton Community College
  • Plote
  • Recreation Park
  • Rockford Marinelli Park
  • Rolling Meadows (Salk Park)
  • St. Charles North High School
  • Trout Park
  • Wing Park

Sponsors[edit]

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, ATI Physical Therapy, VividSeats.com, Go Hardball baseball academy, and United Consumer Mortgage are sponsors.

References[edit]

"Midwest Suburban League Chicago". Retrieved 2009-04-06. "MSBL/MABL". Retrieved 2009-04-06.