Founded in 1978, the Beantown Softball League is the largest athletic organization open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual people in New England. The League fosters sportsmanship, friendly competition, and access to the sport of slow-pitch softball. The League boasts twenty-four teams in four divisions of play: competitive, intermediate, and two recreational divisions. Players of all ability levels find a fun and competitive home within the Beantown Softball League. Our Membership varies in age from 19 to 73 and includes non-players (significant others, ex-players, etc.).Fundada en 1978, la Liga de Softbol Beantown es la mayor organización de atletas abierto a homosexuales, lesbianas, bisexuales, transexuales y heterosexuales en Nueva Inglaterra. La Liga fomenta la deportividad, la competencia amistosa, y el acceso al deporte del softbol lento. La Liga cuenta con veinte y ocho equipos en cuatro divisiones de juego: competitivos, intermedios, y dos divisiones de tiempo libre. Los jugadores de todos los niveles de habilidad encontrar un hogar divertido y competitivo dentro de la Liga de Softbol de Beantown. Nuestra membresía varía en edad a partir del 19 de a 73 y comprende los no jugadores (los otros significativos, ex jugadores, etc.).
We play slow-pitch softball with a pitch arc between 6'-12'. There's no leading or stealing. We enforce fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior from all our members. We use ASA and NAGAAA Guidelines for on-field playing rules.Jugamos softbol lento con un arco de paso entre 6' - 12 '. No hay ningún líder o robar. Aplicamos el juego limpio, respeto al adversario, y el comportamiento educado de todos nuestros miembros. Utilizamos ASA y Directrices para NAGAAA reglas de juego en la cancha.
NEW2019 Season is just around the corner!!!
Matthew McAndrews, Assistant Commissioner
Hope everyone is doing well and is getting excited for the BSL's 41st season! Below are a few important dates to keep in mind as the season approaches:
Snowflake Tournament - Sunday March 3rd 1-3pm @ Smith Fields followed by league social at Cathedral Station
Clinic Day 2019 - Sunday March 24th (Rain date Sunday March 31st) @ Smith Fields
BSL Ratings and Coaches Meeting - Sunday March 10th 2-4pm @ Blend
Team Declaration & EC Meeting - Tuesday March 26th 7pm @ Club Cafe
Opening Day - Saturday April 13th
***Also be on the lookout for Preseason Conditioning workouts provided by certified trainers from Body + Fuel. Tentative dates will be March 24th, 31st and/or April 7th. These will be 50 minute high intensity interval training workouts to improve overall fitness, endurance and athletic agility. Body + Fuel is located at 1115 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester. They offer various memberships; visit Bodyplusfuel.com for more information. We’re excited to partner with them!***