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Sportsmanship in slow-pitch softball for Boston's GLBT*QQIA community since 1978

What We Offer Who We Are When We Play Where We Play Why Play With Us How To Join

Softball that's free from insults and bullies

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.).

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 USA Softball and NAGAAA Guidelines for on-field playing rules.



Our players are diversely skilled and seek the sportsmanship we instill …



Our teams range from recreational to competitive and some compete around the nation …



Our sponsors are highly-valued and critical to our operations and our teams …



Apr - Jun/ Jul

Our primary softball season. Teams-based season having 3 (three) divisions averaging 20 season games and an unknown number of playoff games. This season plays Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday nights in Boston.

Summer Fall

Summer/ Fall

Aug, Sep - Oct

Our secondary softball seasons. Draft seasons having teams playing an average of 12 games. This season plays Saturdays and/or Sundays in Boston.

Winter Spring Summer Fall

All Seasons

All Year

Our players and teams travel to Member Cities Tournaments throughout the year across North America.



Spring, Fall

Saturdays and Sundays



Saturdays and Sundays



Saturdays and Sundays



Monday nights at 7:30pm and 8:40pm

Competitive Not Competitive

Diverse players …
some serious, some not

Our divisions are organized by competition and skill level (conflict: superior: D1, competition: advanced: D2, co-existence: intermediate: D3, co-operation: novice: D4).

Young Man Young Woman Old Man Old Woman

Fun membership …
some young, some not

Our membership is diverse in age ranges, sexual identities, and walks of life. We have players and non-players on our teams.

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Healthy environment …
for all skill levels

Our purpose is to provide an environment free from intimidation that fosters growth and advancement in the sport of slow-pitch softball.

Join By Roster

Join by Roster

You become a member when you roster with a team for the Spring season. Teams look for players at the Clinic and Fall. Teams recruit all year.

Join By Clinic

Join by Clinic

The League hosts a yearly clinic for players looking for teams. You become a member once you join a Spring team.

Join By Fall

Join Fall

The Fall season is a draft so you'll meet players from all divisions. You become a member if you join a Spring team.


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