Tri-Valley Men's Senior Baseball League

Tri Valley Family,

Greg Berg, a former Tri Valley MSBL player asked me to post this in memory of his good fried Phillip Salazar who played in REBL. Phillip passed away suddenly on July 31. Please read below.

In memory of our great friend and ball player Phillip Salazar.

Phillip was born January 27, 1959 and passed away July 31, 2019 suddenly. Phillip was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  His family was most important and at the forefront in his life. He was always in a good mood, loved to laugh and make others laugh. Phillip was always a jokester. Growing up in New Mexico, Phillip was a state wrestling champion in high school. Phillip was a devout Catholic, volunteering his time as a Deacon for St Joseph’s Church in Cotati.  He loved all sports, baseball by far his favorite.  Phillip joined REBL in 2014 and drafted by the Blues. In 2015 joining the Ports, which eventually became the Mustangs and in 2018 becoming a Dragon in the 55+ division.  Phillip always gave 100% on and off the field. Proof of this was his uniform condition being a filthy dirty mess by the end of the game. Another one of Phillip’s passions was fishing. He loved and enjoyed fishing with his friends, family and loved ones. In January, Phillip turned 60 and had recently purchased a home in Cotati with his lovely wife and best friend Starr.


We ask you today to please join us in contributing to Phillips Memorial fund. A gift of any size will assist Starr and Phillip’s family with the necessary arrangements during this time of need. It is with the help of great friends and family that Starr and her children can have a beautiful Celebration of Life in memory of Phillip.
Phillip, we love you and will miss you and your infectious spirit which you brought to us all.


God bless you Phillip…..
Please follow this link to Phillip’s Go Fund Me memorial page for donations:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-our-friend-and-phillip-salazar&rcid=r01-156478585129-6df589e219e44f9e&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

 

News recently came to members of our league that we lost another Tri Valley Family member, George Esposito, who passed away in December. George played on teams in both 55+ and 65+ Divisions.

Please click here to read his bio and you'll realize that George had a lot interests and that he was a very giving person.

It's with great sadness to pass along the news that Jim Collins(55+ Expos) passed away this past weekend.
Jim was a longtime member of the Tri Valley Family and will always be remembered as a great teammate and a first class person.

He will also be remembered for his great pitching performances in the MSBL World Series competition.
2018 World Series 45+ Division Champions MSBL National Story
2018 Woodland Davis Labor Day Tournament 45+ Giants Division Champions
3 Time Monterey Bay Sea Otter Champions Masters 45+ Division
 

I’m deeply saddened of the passing of Bill “Tiger” Tonis who tragically lost his life in a car accident on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Tri-Valley has lost one of it's most beloved members of their family to have ever blessed us with his presence.

Billy  touched us on so many fronts throughout the years. His compassion for others was unmatched, whether it was on the field of play or in the dugout. Billy was always giving of himself, teaching, mentoring and supporting all members of the Tri-Valley family.

Mr. “Tiger” was a fierce competitor both as a player and coach having several League Championships and 3 National World Series Father/Son Championships.  Billy was very proud of his individual accomplishments and his World Series Rings, but his greatest joy was to be on the field of play with his son William as a father, coach and all the other fathers/sons competing in the game he truly loved.

Billy was one of the original members of Tri-Valley, served as an instrumental Board Member in the earlier years, was inducted into the HALL OF FAME in 2003 based on his individual accomplishments and earned the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 2008 for his ongoing contributions and support of the league and his players.

Thank you Cherlye Tonis for allowing Billy to have shared a part of his precious life with all the Tri-Valley family. We are forever grateful to have the memory of this wonderful man who will always be in our hearts.    

Services for Bill will be held at:

Graham-Hitch Mortuary on Sunday January 22nd at 1:30pm
4167 First Street
Pleasanton, Ca.


Donny DeCordova announced as 2016 MSBL Man of the Year

 


2016 35+ Woodland Tournament Champions Tri Valley Astros
 

2015 World Series Champions Tri Valley Giants

2015 45+ Mountain Champions Article

2015 Woodland Best of the West 35+ Champions

Tri Valley White Sox
25+ American World Series Champs

 

Tri Valley Shockers
35+ Mountain World Series Champions

Click to see MSBL Article

MSBL National Article on Tri Valley 65+ Division

Congratulations to John Sellick and the 25+ Tri Valley Cardinals winning the Championship in the Woodland Tournament

Ben O'Bryan returns to the mound in his first start for the 45+ Tri Valley Giants after a one year absense
recovering from brain surgery. Ben's line was 4IP, 3 K's, 3 Hits, 2 Runs, and 1 Earned Run.

Welcome Back Big Ben!!

Tri Valley MSBL All-Stars vs Redwood Empire MSBL All-Stars, Sunday August 4th
25+ National TVMSBL 8 vs. 25+ National REBL 6
25+ American TVMSBL 8 vs. 25+ American REBL 2
35+ TVMSBL 5 vs. 35+ REBL 2
45+ TVMSBL 4 vs. 45+ REBL 3

Advertise Your Business

The Tri Valley MSBL Business Page is now available for $50.00/Year. Advertise your business to all the players in our league and the many people who visit our website. Click on the Business Page link to the left to register your business now. Please have a business card ready to upload in either jpg or gif format.

The Proud Family of Tri Valley

  • 16 National World Series Championship Titles
  • One of the top tournament leagues in the nation and the only all wood bat MSBL league in the Bay Area.
  • MSBL's leading tournament league that sends more players/teams to the MSBL National World Series in Arizona than any other league in the nation.
  • A league where games are played on quality college fields around the Bay Area including: Chabot College, Diablo Valley College, Laney College, Los Medanos College, and Solano Community College.

  • In association with the CCUA, a well established organization, with quality umpires. Two umpires for every regular season game and three for each game of the championship series.

  • The only league in the Bay Area to play night games under the lights during the week and on the weekends.

  • Plays 20 regular season games. Semi Final and Championship Series are best 2 out of 3 games.
  • Will host an All-Star Tournament with other MSBL Leagues on August 3rd, 4th and 5th.
  • Provides each team with Gear bag, Helmets, Catcher's Gear, and Wood Bats.
  • Championship Teams receive $500.00 and Runner's up receive $250.00 towards the National World Series Tournament Fees or 2013 Team Fees.
 

We're talking HARDBALL!!!

Fastballs, Curveballs, Bunts, and Stolen Bases

This is the real thing!

 

Located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area

Ages 21 and up. Individuals and Teams Welcome.

Schedule runs from April through October. All games played throughout the week.

No games on Holiday weekends.

National Tournaments played in Arizona during the month of mid October and November.

League Email: trivalleymsbl@comcast.net

 

Affiliated with the National

Click here for National Web Site