The Palm Beach County Sports Commission partnered with FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium to host the Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) Fall Classic on November 3-16, 2019. The MSBL Fall Classic is one of the largest amateur baseball tournaments, tailored for adults, that takes place annually in the United States. This event brought 100 teams to Palm Beach County, which consisted of 2,000 athletes from across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Peru. In addition to home runs and great catches, this event created tremendous economic benefits for The Palm Beaches. The influx of visitors generated nearly $4 million in economic impact while filling thousands of hotel rooms in Palm Beach County.
The tournament featured seven (7) adult age groups (18+, 30+, 35+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+). Over 400 baseball games took place during the 13-day stretch. Teams competed in a round robin format, which is followed was followed by play-offs, to determine MSBL champions.
President of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, John Smith emphasized, “Our Sports Commission is privileged to partner with Men’s Senior Baseball League to host their Fall Classic at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The MSBL Fall Classic is one of the largest amateur baseball tournaments for adults that takes place annually in the United States. We are proud that MSBL selected us as their host, which demonstrates why The Palm Beaches is Florida’s premier baseball destination.”
In Jupiter, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is a world class baseball complex that features 13 full-sized professional baseball fields on nearly 120 acres. It is home to Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals during spring training. In West Palm Beach, FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is home to the 2019 World Series Champion, Washington Nationals and the 2019 American League Champion, Houston Astros, during spring training. This facility also features 13 full-sized professional baseball fields on 160-acres.
The Men’s Senior Baseball League is the premier amateur baseball organization for adults. The league has 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams and 45,000 members who play organized amateur baseball in local leagues. MSBL hosts 30 regional tournaments and six national tournaments annually.