MENS SENIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE -USA HALL OF FAME 2013 Inductee – MAL SPORNE Mal Sporne, Adelaide, South Australia Manager / Player Aussie Aces
Aussie Pride In 1995 Mal Sporne trekked 7,500 miles from Southern Australia to Tempe, Az., joined some friends from Austin, Texas, and played in his first MSBL World Series. Now, 18 years later, he is Australia’s leading ambassador to the MSBL, and the main organizational force behind a steady stream of Aussie Aces teams that have been coming to the World Series just about every other year since that first Aces team came in 1998. The Aussie’s entered teams in the 50, 60, 65 and 70-and-over divisions at the 2013 MSBL World Series. Seeing so many Aussie Aces uniforms at the World Series is a great source of pride for Sporne.”Mal Sporne has brought a true international flavor to the World Series, said MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler. “We are honored each and every time he steps off the plane.” What is MSBL= Mal Sporne Baseball League [joking]. The Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL)/Men’s Adult Baseball League (MABL) is the premier amateur baseball league for adults 18 years of age and older. Founded in 1988, it is the fastest-growing adult baseball organization in the country. The league has 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams and 45,000 members who play organized amateur baseball in local leagues, 30 regional tournaments and six national tournaments. Both the MSBL and the MABL plan to expand by establishing local affiliates in communities where programs do not exist, and also by welcoming existing amateur hardball leagues to affiliate. The MSBL is poised to reach 50,000 members in the very near future. If you are an MSBL member you are part of something great! Don’t settle for anything less. Malcom’s latest effort in 2015 was teams in each of the following grades. 50+, 55+, 60+ and 70 plus. By Gordon Penhall 13/11/2015
Thanks Gordon Did not expect all this attention mate, but i could not have done any of the travelling etc without my wife glennys’ support. It has cost us a fortune to keep promting mature age teams and the Aces. We have travelled to Broken Hill, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Mildura, Geelong, Naracoorte, Alice Springs and the Gold Coast many times over the last 22 years. Glennys has also supported me and the Club by helping to arrange trips to France and canada as well as Phoenix 10 times.