2016 Results

Thank you to all the volunteers and organizers that put together a successful tournament and Congratulations to our winners!

D division
1st Providence Renaissance
2nd Southern New England Crew
3rd New York Stonewall Swingers

C Division
1st  New York Dead Ringers
2nd New York Arsenal
3rd New York Fusion

Thanks to our Photographer, Rob Copeland, for these awesome shots of the tournament action. Don’t forget to checkout the Gotham Softball Classic Facebook Page for more photos and Like it to keep up to date with the tournament info next year.

Round Robin Schedule Available

The 2016 Gotham Softball Classic Round Robin Schedule has been released!

You can view it by going to the Schedule Page on the Tournament Info tab or by following this link.

Managers also can access the Schedule through the Teamsnap accounts they created when they registered for the Gotham Softball Classic.

If you have any questions or comments please contact gothamsoftballclassic@gmail.com

A Call for Volunteers for Labor Day Weekend

As you know, the Gotham Softball Classic, our annual charity tournament, takes place Friday, Sept 2 thru Sunday, Sept 4.  Games will be played at Randall’s Island on Sat and Sun,  with the Opening Party at Hardware (697 10th Avenue) that Fri night, and the Closing Party at Johnny Utah’s (25 W 51st Street) on Sun night.

Naturally, we want to make it a great weekend for our visitors and the local teams as well. So, the GSC committee needs volunteers to help. We need as many league members, friends, spouses and supporters as possible.

Remember, the tournament is for charity, and it’s an opportunity for us to act as gracious hosts, representing both our league and our city with pride.

Please let us know if you can give us even just an hour or two in any of the following areas:

1) Field Captains/Field Crew – looking for 3 people to assist the committee as Field Captains (and several more as members of the crew) in making sure that the fields we will be using in Saturday and Sunday of tournament weekend are supplied and maintained properly.  That is, we need to make sure that each of the 6 fields we will be using has: bases, a pitching rubber, tape measure, trash bags, a cooler, a consistently replenished supply of water and ice, lineup cards, score sheets, enough new and not-so-new softballs, a well-stocked first aid kit, and anything else we need to supply.  In addition, Field Captains would be responsible for checking and replenishing any of these items throughout both days, and making sure they are set up on Sunday morning as they were on Saturday.  Naturally, the Field Captains and crew will work with the Tournament Directors to make sure these duties are carried out.
2) Set-Up/Break-Down Crew — seeking several people (could be same as above or others) to assist in early morning (as early as 6:00 am) unloading and set-up of materials needed for running the tournament, including tables, chairs, banners, coolers, bags of ice (also need folks to coordinate the pick-up of ice throughout each day), cases of water, tents, equipment bags, and more.  Also need people for gathering and returning these items to the truck on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
3) Registration Assistants –  Seeking 6 people to assist the committee in making sure that all players are registered before the start of their team’s first game.  Volunteers needed in this area on Friday evening (as player registration will take place during the Opening party) andSaturday morning (at the fields prior to games that will be scheduled to start at 9:00, 10:05, 11:10 (and, possibly 12:15)).  These volunteers will guide players through the process of registering by asking each player for an id, checking the name on the id against the name on the submitted roster list, asking one of the co-directors for assistance if there is a mismatch, and witnessing the player’s signature on the line provided next to his or her name on the roster form.  Also, registration assistants will help assure that all managers are given manager packets provided by the committee and that all registrants receive a “goodie bag” (if provided) and (at the party) a wristband (if provided), which would indicate eligibility for any specials offered by the venue for party attendees.  Finally, these volunteers would offer and explain any tournament information provided, particularly answering questions related to game and event schedules and details.
4) Party Crew – several volunteers needed to assist in helping both parties go smoothly.  These volunteers would work under the direction of the committee and the League Social Director (Andrew Gandy), and would be assisting the staff of the venues involved, as needed.
5) General Volunteers – several people needed to assist during the parties and at the fields so that anything that pops up can be handled quickly and effectively.
Of course, all volunteers would act under the direction of the Tournament Co-Directors (Mike Cohen and/or myself) and/or any member of the BASL Executive Board.  And, naturally, however much or little time you can give would be greatly appreciated.
If you are interested, please respond to this message by sending an e-mail to gsc@bigapplesoftball.com or dantoniomike@gmail.com and let us know about how much time you can give, on which days, and which category shown above that you are interested in supporting.

2016 Opening Party Location Announced!

Exciting news!

Hardware (697 10th Avenue, NYC) (www.hardware-bar.com) will be the site for the Opening Party for the 2016 Gotham Softball Classic. “New York’s Friendliest Bar” is the perfect venue for what promises to be a great event. We are working on some specials, as well as fun activities and a “show” for the evening, and plan to have player registration on-site as well. More details soon! Thanks to Justin and the crew at Hardware!

See the Events Page For Location and Directions

14 Teams Registered!

Glad to share some great news with all of you this sunny day… Fourteen teams have registered to date for our annual charity softball tournament, the Gotham Softball Classic, which will take place on September 3 and 4 here in the Big Apple!

Teams from as far away as San Francisco and Knoxville have signed on, as well as teams as nearby as Boston, Providence and Connecticut have already come on board to join some teams from our host league here in New York, the Big Apple Softball League.

More good news: we still have room for 2 more Open-C Division teams, 3 more Open-D Division teams and 5 more Women’s Division teams to say they will play!

But don’t hesitate… act fast, as we are now just one month til the start of the tournament and just a few weeks until the registration deadline of August 15.
Be sure to get in on the fun!

As of Today we have:

C Division

  • GYM Sports Bar (NYC)
  • Nor-easter Storm (Southern New England)
  • Fusion (NYC)
  • Arsenal (NYC)
  • Platinum (Providence)
  • Renaissance (Providence)

D Division

  • Coasters (SF, California)
  • Manhunt Bubbles (Boston, MA)
  • Wahoos (NYC)
  • SNE Riptide (Southern New England)
  • SNE Crew (Southern New England)

Women’s Division

  • Fuzion (Knoxville, Tenn)
  • Brewers (NYC)
  • Caught Looking (Knoxville, Tenn)

Verday Sponsorship

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Gotham Softball Classic is excited to announce a new partnership with Verday Chlorophyll Water!

Verday Chlorophyll Water thirst-quenching like water with the antioxidant & cleansing benefits of Green Juice.

Available today in Watermelon, Lemongrass Ginger & Cucumber flavors, Verday has 0 calories, 0 diet sweeteners, 0 preservatives and is non-GMO, vegan, paleo & gluten-free. Each bottle of VerdayChlorophyll Water is packed with 100 mg of Chlorophyll (as much Chlorophyll as 2 shots of wheatgrass or 12 cups of arugula!). #DrinkGreen today!
They will be providing water for all teams the day of the event.