Monday, February 27, 2017
The non-profit Puget Sound Senior Baseball League (PSSBL), one of the largest amateur adult baseball leagues in the U.S., will have open tryouts for all baseball players, age 19 and over, during the course of four weekends in March. The PSSBL is comprised of over 1,000 players forming 64 teams in 8 different divisions.
The divisions are organized based on age and skill level, ranging from competitive to recreational. Formed in 1989, this year marks the PSSBL’s 29th season of operation. The League is affiliated with MSBL/MABL, the national organization which spearheaded the adult baseball movement in the 1980’s.
The 2017 tryouts will be held at Bellevue College on Saturday, March 4th, Interlake High School on Sunday, March 12th and Sunday, March 19th, and Edmonds Community College on Sunday, March 26th. There is no fee to try out for the PSSBL.
For more information including start times, tryout players and all interested parties are encouraged to view the PSSBL website or call 425-644-1901.
There are a number of ex-minor leaguers and college players in the PSSBL, but there’s also plenty of room in the recreational divisions for players who haven’t picked up a baseball since Little League.
The Puget Sound Twins are the current national World Series champions in the Age 35 and Over category. The Age 55 and Over national World Series title belongs to the 3n2 Rangers. Both teams are based in the PSSBL. Also of interest, the all-women’s Seattle Diamonds baseball team plays in the recreational-level Teton Division vs. all-male teams, plus the PSSBL features 13 teams for players age 55 and over.
The PSSBL is well known for donating money, materials, and labor to youth and school baseball organizations around the Sound as well as other charities. This season we are assisting Rainier Beach High School, Henry Foss High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Bellevue College, and the Wounded Warriors Project.