TBL Baseball. Catch the fever!

Welcome to the TBL Home Page!

The Transcontinental Baseball League is a 24-team, continuous ownership APBA Baseball League that plays a 162 game season using the Master Board Game and the Computer Game. We play roughly twenty games a month from April through November. TBL uses an innovative, realistic pitching system and restricts players to real-life usage. Our members are loyal, fun-loving and astute, and we have a high rate of retention. Now in our thirty-fourth season, our pennant races are always competitive and exciting. TBL is always interested in adding backup managers to its roster. To get involved, send e-mail to our Commissioner, Ray Murphy, at rmurph3@comcast.net or TBL’s unofficial recruiter and analyst, Walter Hunt, at hotc@walterhunt.com.

Fritz Light (of APBA) wrote: "The TBL Baseball Annual ... is very impressive, to say the least. We are grateful for your continued loyalty to APBA Baseball, and we congratulate your league on its staying power." Thank you, Fritz. 2016 is TBL's 35th season, and the league is as strong as it has ever been!

Last Updated: 3/16/2016.


Introduction:
TBL Intro Introduction to TBL, a 24-team APBA play-by-mail baseball league. This page summarizes how our league works. It includes a link to our current League Constitution and a link to the official TBL Ready Reference Card.
TBL Directory Here is the current TBL owner directory, in a secure format for league member usage only, and here is the league scoresheet.
TBL History Here is the gateway to the TBL Statistics History and here is the league Status Reporter.

2016 Season:    
2014 TBL Annual 2016 TBL Annual. The 2016 TBL Annual!
2014 League Standings 2016 TBL standings. Track the pennant races here.
2016 Reference Materials Official 2016 Offseason Headquarters. Our draft was held at the Doubletree in Milford, MA on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
TBL Instructions Page 2016 Standard Instructions. Here are the standard instructions for all 24 TBL Teams. Play Ball!

2015 Season:    
2014 TBL Annual 2015 TBL Annual. The 2015 TBL Annual!
2014 League Standings 2015 TBL standings. Track the pennant races here.
2015 Reference Materials Official 2015 Offseason Headquarters. Our draft was held on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 in lovely downtown Fishkill, NY.
TBL Instructions Page 2015 Standard Instructions. Here are the standard instructions for all 24 TBL Teams. Play Ball!

2014 Season:    
2014 TBL Annual 2014 TBL Annual. The Annual is back!
2014 League Standings 2014 TBL standings. Track the pennant races here.
2014 Reference Materials Official 2014 Offseason Headquarters. Our draft was held on Feb. 8, 2014 in Milford, MA.
TBL Instructions Page 2014 Standard Instructions. Here are the standard instructions for all 24 TBL Teams. Play Ball!

2013 Season:    
2013 TBL Annual 2013 TBL Annual. A somewhat abbreviated, but still highly entertaining edition this year.
2012 League Standings 2013 TBL standings. Track the pennant races here.
2013 Reference Materials Official 2013 Offseason Headquarters. Our draft was held on Feb. 9, 2013 in Fishill, NY.
Go here to see the 2013 draft in a simple format designed for cell phones/tablets.
TBL Instructions Page 2013 Standard Instructions. Here are the standard instructions for all 24 TBL Teams. Play Ball!
2012 Season:    
2012 TBL Annual 2012 TBL Annual. Hot off the presses! Thanks as always to the staff of The Annual for their efforts.
2012 League Standings 2012 TBL standings. Track the pennant races here.
2012 Reference Materials Official 2012 Offseason Headquarters. Our draft was held on Feb. 11, 2012 in Milford, MA. Results inside...

2011 Season:    
2011 TBL Annual 2011 TBL Annual.
2011 Reference Materials Official 2011 Offseason Headquarters. Here are the OFFICIAL off-season materials: draft grids, pitching grades, etc.

2010 Season:    
2010 TBL Annual 2010 TBL Annual.
2010 Reference Materials 2010 Offseason Headquarters. The 2010 TBL draft was held on February 20 in Mass. Click here for the results.

2009 Season:    
2009 TBL Standings 2009 TBL Standings. Click here to see the standings for all 24 teams. Standings are FINAL.
2009 TBL Annual 2009 TBL Annual. Click here to download the 2009 TBL Annual!
2009 Reference Materials 2009 Offseason Headquarters. The 2009 TBL draft was held on February 21st in Newburgh, NY. Click here for the recap.

2008 Season:    
2008 TBL Annual 2008 TBL Annual. Click here to download the 2008 TBL Annual! Our editorial team has outdone themselves... again!
2008 TBL Standings 2008 TBL Standings. Click here to see the standings for all 24 teams. Standings are FINAL.
2008 Reference Materials 2008 Offseason Headquarters. The 2008 TBL draft was held on February 9th in Milford, MA. Here are the results!

2007 Season:    
2007 TBL Standings 2007 TBL Standings. Click here to see the standings for all 24 teams. Standings are FINAL!
2007 Reference Materials 2007 Offseason Headquarters. The 2007 TBL draft was held on February 10th in Fishkill, NY. Here are the results.

2006 Season:    
2006 TBL Standings 2006 TBL Standings. Click here to see the standings for all 24 teams. Standings are FINAL!
2006 TBL Annual 2006 TBL Annual. Click here to download the 2006 TBL Annual! Authors Walter and Bob have really outdone themselves this year!
2006 Reference Materials 2006 Offseason Headquarters. The 2006 TBL draft was held on February 4. Here are the results.

2005 Season:    
2005 TBL Annual 2005 TBL Annual. Click here to download the 2005 TBL Annual! Thanks as always to Walter and Bob for their incredible efforts in producing this annual treat.
2004 TBL Standings 2005 TBL Standings. Click here to see the standings for all 24 teams. Standings are FINAL!
2005 Reference Materials 2005 Offseason Headquarters. The draft is over, here's all of the info you need to get your team ready for 2005!

2004 Season:    
2004 TBL Standings 2004 TBL Standings. Click here to see the standings for all 24 teams. Standings are now FINAL!
2004 TBL Annual 2004 TBL Annual. Take a look at this year's Annual (our best yet!), as well as the complete history in this archive.
2004 Reference Materials 2004 Offseason Headquarters. Here's your one-stop shopping location for off-season info: rosters, draft grids, pitching grades, draftable players, transaction logs, etc.

2003 Season:    
2003 TBL Standings 2003 TBL Standings. Click here to see the FINAL standings for all 24 teams.
2003 TBL Annual 2003 TBL Annual. Take a look at this year's Annual (bigger and better than ever), as well as the complete history in this archive.
Member Contribution Page Article Submission Page. NEW! While we work to decide the future of our printed newsletter, this page will provide a temporary outlet for articles, essays, monthly reports, etc. Send your contribution to the commissioner today!
2003 Reference Materials 2003 Offseason Headquarters. The 2003 TBL Draft was held on February 8, 2003 in Milford, MA. The weekend was a huge success. Click here for draft results, and all off-season reference materials.


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