High Times Wins 2017 NYMSL Championship

September 19, 2017

High Times won their third NYMSL championship on Sept. 9 in Central Park with a 4-3 extra-inning victory over arch-rival Wall Street Journal. A walkoff single by Jason Mills off Chris Morino was the difference.

The Bonghitters took an early 3-1 lead, but the Journals chipped away with runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Rob Agueli went the distance (eight innings) for the victory.

In the semifinal matches, High Times defeateed New York Public Radio, 12-3, and Wall Street stymied Forbes, 5-1. It was Forbes over NYPR, 11-2, in the consolation game.

High Times and Wall St. Journal have met five times in the championship game, with Wall Street taking three of the contests, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. High Times bested Wall Street the last time they met in the finals. Wall St. Journal was seeking a three-peat after title victories over Chartbeat in 2016 and New York Public Radio in 2015.

The previous NYMSL champions are:

2016: Wall St. Journal
2015: Wall St. Journal
2014: High Times
2013: Instututional Investor
2012: Wall St. Journal
2011: Wall St. Journal
2010: Wall St. Joural
2009: Wall St. Journal
2008: BusinesWeek
2007: High Times

The New York Media Softball League currently consists of seven teams: High Times, Wall St. Journal, Forbes, New York Public Radio, BuzzFeed, Chartbeat and Institutional Investor.  The league was founded in 2007.


2017 NYMSL Schedule

September 09, 2017

May 10  

CB 5 @ I-I 3

May 15

CB 4 @ NYPR 5

WSJ 6 @ BF 7 (HP2) 

May 17

HT 6  @ I-I 5

May 22

BF @ HT (HP2) rained out

June 2

NYPR 5 @ HT 6 (GL3)

CB 13 @ BF 24 (MP1)

June 5

WSJ 3 @ HT 5 (HP2)

BF 3 @ NYPR 18

June 7

NYPR @ I-I postponed

June 8

HT 7 @ FB 13

June 9

WSJ 11 @ CB 12

June 14 

BF 8 @ I-I 4 

I-I 11 @ BF 7 (TV)

June 16

I-I 8 @ CB 13

BF 9 @ HT 10 (GL3)

June 19

I-I @ NYPR rained out

HT @ CB (HP2) rained out

June 22

I-I 8 @ FB 11

June 23

HT 9 @ BF 11 (GL3)

June 24

NYPR @ WSJ rained out

June 26

WSJ 4 @ NYPR 6

June 28

WSJ 10 @ I-I 5

I-I 6 @ WSJ 7 (TV)

July 6

NYPR 3 @ FB 9

July 7

NYPR @ CB rained out

July 10

HT 15 @ WSJ 5 (HP2)

FB 6 @ NYPR 10

July 14

HT @ CB (GL3) rained out

July 17

I-I 5 @ HT 9 (HP2)

July 20

WSJ 12 @ FB 11

July 21

FB 6 @ CB 2

July 22

NYPR 7 @ WSJ 8

July 24

HT @ NYPR rained out

WSJ @ BF (HP2) rained out

July 27

FB 7 @ BF 6

July 28

CB 5 @ WSJ 10 (MP1)

July 31

CB 5 @ HT 7 (HP2)

Aug 2  

FB @ I-I rained out

Aug 3

FB 7 @ WSJ 7 (RP6)

Aug 4

BF 15 @ CB 3

Aug  7

NYPR @ BF rained out

HT @ CB (HP2) rained out

Aug 9

NYPR 7 @ I-I 6

Aug 10

BF 3 @ FB 15

Aug 11

NYPR 3 @ CB 16

Aug 14

FB 1 @ HT 7 - 6 innings (HP2)

I-I @ NYPR - I-I forfiets

Aug 16  

FB 18 @ I-I 7

Aug 17

CB 4 @ FB 9

Aug 21

HT 8 @ CB 4 (HP2)

NYPR 1 @ BF 5 (138 St. & Riverside Dr.)

Aug 23

BF 0 @ WSJ 8 (TV)

Aug 28

HT 5 @ NYPR 2 (NM12)

Sept 9

NYMSL Playoffs

Semifinals

NYPR 3 @ HT 12 (GL2)

WSJ 5, FB 1 (GL3)

Championship Game

WSJ 3, HT 4 (8 innings, GL2)

Consolation Game

FB 11, NYPR 2 (GL3)

 

Teams, Fields & Game Times

BuzzFeed (BF): shares fields

Chartbeat (CB): McCarren Park (MP) #1/Brooklyn, btw. Driggs & Bedford, Fri., 6:30 pm

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

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

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

Wall Street Journal (WSJ): shares fields

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


2017 NYMSL Playoff Match-Ups Set for Sept. 9

September 01, 2017

After a one-year hiatius from the NYMSL, High Times returned and won the regular season pennant with a 9-3 record. They were followed by Forbes (8-3-1), Wall St. Journal (6-5-1), NY Public Radio (6-6), BuzzFeed (6-6), Chartbeat (5-7) and Institutional Investor (1-11). BuzzFeed lost the tiebreaker to NYPR.

The 2017 NYMSL Playoffs will take place on Sept. 9 in Central Park's Great Lawn. Here's the schedule:

Seminfinals

NYPR @ HT, Field 2, 1:15 pm start

WSJ @ FB, Field 3, 1:15 pm start

Championship and Consolation Games

2:30 pm starts

Here's how the playoff teams fared against each other during the regular season:

HT 6, NYPR 5
HT 5, NYPR 2

WSJ 12, FB 11
WSJ 7, FB 7

HT 5, WSJ 3
HT 15, WSJ 5

NYPR 6, WSJ 4
WSJ 8, NYPR 7

FB 13, HT 7
HT 7, FB 1

FB 9, NYPR 3
NYPR 10, FB 6

The previous NYMSL champions were:

2016: WSJ
2015: WSJ
2014: HT
2013: I-I
2012: WSJ
2011: WSJ
2010: WSJ
2009: WSJ
2008: BusinesWeek
2007: HT

The winner receives the Bloom Cup and NYMSL 2017 medals.

Direct media questions to NYMSL commish Steve Bloom: bloomdude09@gmail.com


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