Wall Street Journal Wins Record Sixth NYMSL Title

September 10, 2016

For the second year in a row and a record sixth time overall, Wall Street Journal is the NYMSL champions. In the league playoffs held Sept. 10 in New York's Central Park, WSJ prevailed in one-run affairs, taking the title in a 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Chartbeat. 

In the semifinals, WSJ outlasted New York Public Radio, 5-4, with a walk-off hit on the 9th. In the other semifinal, Chartbeat handled Forbes, 8-2.

While WSJ has appeared in eight final games, it was Chartbeat's first. Chartbeat took a 7-2 lead into the sixth inning, but WSJ scored two in the sixth and four more in the bottom of the seventh to notch their sixth NYMSL title. WSJ also came from behind to defeat NYPR in last year's title match.

Forbes won he consolation game vs. NYPR.


2016 NYMSL Playoff Match-Ups Set for Sept. 10

August 30, 2016

The playoff seedings have been determined. In the semi-fianls of the 2016 NYMSL playoffs, it will be:

(1) Wall Street Journal, 10-0 vs. (4) New York Public Radio, 4-5

(2) Forbes, 6-4 vs. (3) Chartbeat, 6-4

The winners will meet in the championship game. The losers will face off in the consolation game.

The playoffs will take place on Sept. 10 in Central Park's Great Lawn on Fields 2 and 3, from 1-4 pm. WSJ is looking to defend the NYMSL title and win their sixth-ever league championship.

The previous winners are:

2007: High Times

2008: Business Week

2009-2012: Wall Street Journal

2013: Institutional Investor

2014: High Times

2015: Wall Street Journal

The winner receives the Bloom Cup and New York Media Softball League 2016 Champions medals (pictured above).

For more information, contact: bloomdude09@gmail.com


2016 NYMSL Schedule

August 29, 2016

May 16

MTV 3 @ NYPR 28

May 20

I-I 8 @ CB 15

June 6

I-I @ NYPR - postponed due to wet field

June 8

WSJ @ I-I - rained out

June 9

FB 22 @ MTV 5 (FB field)

June 10

NYPR 7 @ CB 16

June 13

CB 1 @ NYPR 14

June 16

I-I 4 @ FB 9

June 17

MTV @ CB - MTV forfeits

June 18

FB 1 @ WSJ 17

June 25

NYPR 3 @ WSJ 7

June 29

CB 21 @ I-I 4

July 6

NYPR 3 @ I-I 6

July 8

FB 9 @ CB 11

July 11

WSJ 7 @ NYPR 3

July 13

FB 12 @ I-I 2

July 14

MTV 1 @ FB 22

July 16

CB 5 @ WSJ 23

July 18

NYPR @ MTV (NYC field) - rained out

July 22

CB @ MTV (CB field) - MTV forfeits

July 23

I-I 6 @ WSJ 20

July 25

I-I @ NYPR - rained out

July 27

MTV 5 @ I-I 8

I-I 15 @ MTV 5 (I-I field)

July 28

NYPR @ FB - NYPR forfeits

July 29

WSJ @ CB - wet field

July 30

WSJ @ MTV (WSJ field) - wet field

Aug 1

FB @ NYPR - wet field

Aug 4

WSJ 5 @ FB 3

Aug 6

MTV 9 @ WSJ 16

WSJ 25 @ MTV 4 (WSJ field) 

Aug 8

FB 9 @ NYPR 11

Aug 15

I-I 4 @ NYPR 9

Aug 17

WSJ 17 @ I-I 2

Aug 18

CB 5 @ FB 17

Aug 26

WSJ 7 @ CB 17

Aug 29

NYPR @ MTV (NYC field) - MTV forfeits

Sept 10

NYMSL Playoffs - Seminfinals

NYPR 4 @ WSJ 5 (9 innings)

CB 8 @ FB 2

NYMSL Championship Game

CB 7 @ WSJ 8

Consolation Game

NYPR @ FB

Central Park Great Lawn, Fields 2 and 3

 

Teams, Fields & Gametimes

Chartbeat (CB): McCarren Park #1/Brooklyn, btw. Driggs & Bedford, Fri., 6 pm

Forbes  (FB): Riverside Park #6 (103 St & Riverside Dr), Thurs, 7 pm

Institutional Investor (I-I): St. Varten's Park, 35 St btw 1st & 2nd Aves, Wed., 6 pm

MTV (MTV): shares fields

New York Public Radio (NYPR): North Meadow/Central Park #10 (Eastside @ 100 St), Mon, 7 pm

Wall Street Journal (WSJ): North Meadow/Central Park #7 (Westside @97 St), Sat, 11 am


Wall Street Journal Wins NYMSL Title for Record Fifth Time

September 19, 2015

In a major come-from-behind victory, Wall Street Journal defeated underdog WNYC in the 2015 NYMSL championship game on Sept. 19  in New York's Central Park.

Fourth-seed NYC (6-6) knocked off top-seed High Times (11-1) in the semifinals, 10-8, and held a lead over second-seed WSJ (9-3) - who bested third-seed Forbes (7-5) in the other semifinal match, 9-2 - until there were two outs in the seventh inning. But an infield error allowed the tying run to score, knotting the game at 5-5. Four innings later, in the 11th, WSJ pushed across the winning run on another botched infield play. Russ Adams went the distance for the Journals.

It's the fifth NYMSL championship for Wall Street Journal; the others came in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. 

NYC took an 8-3 lead in the opening match against High Times. The Bonghitters fought back gamely, scoring five runs with two outs in the seventh, but ultimately left the tying runs on base.

WSJ jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over Forbes and coasted to victory. In the consolation game, Forbes trumphed over High Times, 7-3, 

The other teams to win NYMSL titles are High Times (2007, 2014), Business Week (2008) and Institutional Investor (2013).

The winner receives the Bloom Cup trophy and individual medallions for each player, and bragging rights that they are the best team in New York media softball.


2015 NYMSL Schedule

September 19, 2015

Apr 27

WSJ 12 @ NYC 3

Apr 29

BL (Bullets) 11 @ I-I  12

May 7

I-I 4 @ BL 15

May 8

HT 14 @ CB 3

May 9

I-I 6 @ WSJ 12

May 14

CB 14 @ BL 12

May 15

NYC 3 @ HT 5

May 20

HT @ I-I canceled

May 21

WSJ 3 @ BL 7

May 27

NYC @ I-I rained out

May 29

I-I 7 @ CB 16

June 1

WSJ @ HT rained out

FB @ NYC rained out

June 4

FB 8 @ BL 2

June 5

I-I 3 @ HT 15

June 6

CB @ WSJ wet conditions

June 8

CB 0 @ NYC 8

June 10

WSJ 4 @ I-I 2

June 11

NYC 14 @ BL 5

June 13

FB 8 @ WSJ 9

June 15

I-I @ NYC postponed

June 18

I-I 6 @ FB 15

June 19

FB 17 @ CB 5

June 22

FB 5 @ HT 6

June 24

FB 16 @ I-I 3

June 27

BL 4 @ WSJ 5

July 6

HT 4 @ NYC 0

July 9

HT 17 @ BL 5

July 10

WSJ 24 @ CB 14

July 13

BL 9 @ HT 4 (8 innings)

I-I 4 @ NYC 7

July 16

WSJ 17 @ FB 8

BL 8 @ CB 4 (at BL)

July 17

HT 8  @ I-I 3 (at HT)

July 18

NYC @ WSJ rained out

July 20

CB 7 @ HT 18

FB 8 @ NYC 5

July 23

NYC 23 @ FB 14

July 25

HT 10 @ WSJ 4

July 29

CB 0 @ I-I 18

July 30

BL @ FB rained out

Aug 6

HT 6 @ FB 4

Aug 10

WSJ 4 @ HT 11

BL 3 @ NYC 6

Aug 12

NYC 3 @ I-I 6

Aug 15

CB 2 @ WSJ 9

Aug 20 

CB 6 @ FB 7

Aug 22

NYC 0 @ WSJ 13

Aug 27

BL @ FB - BL forfeits

Aug 28

NYC 18 @ CB 28

Sept. 19

NYMSL Playoffs 

Semifinals

NYC 10 @ HT 8

FB 2 @ WSJ 9

Championship Game

NYC 5 @ WSJ 6 (11 innings)

Consolation Game

FB 7 @ HT 3

Teams and Field Locations

Bullets (BL): North Meadow/Central Park #2 (Westside @97 St), Thurs, 5:30 pm

Chartbeat (CB): McCarren Park #1/Brooklyn, btw. Driggs & Bedford, Fri., 6 pm

Forbes  (FB): Riverside Park #6 (103 St & Riverside Dr), Thurs, 7 pm

High Times (HT): Heckscher Playground/Central Park #2 (SE corner @ 63 St); Mon, 7 pm; Great Lawn/Central Park #3 (Westside), 5:30 pm

Institutional Investor (I-I): St. Varten's Park, 35 St btw 1st & 2nd Aves, Wed. 6 pm

Wall Street Journal (WSJ): North Meadow/Central Park #7 (Westside @97 St), Sat, 11 am

WNYC (NYC): North Meadow/Central Park #10 (Eastside @ 100 St), Mon, 6 pm