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70-and-over baseball players take to field in Troy

Metro Detroit is fourth in country to have 70+ MSBL division

Baseball players 70 and older take the field in Troy
Baseball players 70 and older take the field in Troy

TROY, Mich. – Fans are excited about returning to Comerica Park for Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, but there was another game Tuesday a little further north.

Read: Free Tigers tickets offered for those getting vaccinated as Comerica Park returns to full capacity

The Detroit MSBL has been around since 1988. Their games might be slower and with fewer home runs, but it is still a game of passion.

The Detroit MSBL has 52 teams and six different age divisions. Tuesday was the first day for their newest age group -- 70 and up. It’s the fourth league in the country to have one.

John Bosch, 82, played baseball when he was in high school. When he came to watch a friend’s game when he was 71, he knew he could still play.

Players said they love baseball, but they love the friendships more.

You can watch Nick Monacelli’s full story in the video above.

More information on the Detroit MSBL can be found on its official website here.


About the Authors:

Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.