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If you wish to reach the Commissioner, contact Larry at 917-807-0947.If you are sent to voice mail, please make certain to leave your name and number.   All items that involve game day (i.e. forfeits), should be conducted via a phone call. You may always reach the Commissioner by email.

Welcome to the Kevin McAuliffe City Softball League

2018 Season

The 2018 Season is in full swing.

The permit process is moving along and the general framework is in place. It's hard to believe that this is my 18th year running the League and the League's 27th year overall. With every year, I try to make improvements and this year will be no different.

With HDC winning the Championship last season over DHS, it appears that this season will be more competitive than ever. Can DHS pick up their 3rd title?

You’ll notice that the League Website,, will start to be updated and the Twitter (@GWhyNotSoftball) feed will pick up. A few quick items for all:

We are not planning to use Bonzi this season. The user experience did not simplify items for captains. There were some aspects of Bonzi that were good and I'm talking to another vendor to determine if I switch over to their platform. Unlike last year where Bonzi took a long time to process and execute, I will resolve this all sooner this season. I am open to investing in new features and functions. I want your experience to be consistent, simple to use and dynamic / current. Furthermore, Bonzi has recently been rebranded and I'm uncertain of their new offerings.

The cost of the umpires went up considerably last season, but I was notified after the fees where set. I'm finalizing the budget for this season, but I expect the League fee to go up $75 to offset the additional umpire fees. This is the first increase in the last few years which would set the fee for returning teams to $1775 and for new teams to $1825.

I will be sending out a weekly forecast of the next two weeks like I've done in recent seasons. I find it helpful for teams to receive and I share the same communication with the Umpire Chief. This is a good safety net to prevent coverage issues.

In reviewing the umpire's performance last season, I received predominantly positive feedback. We had great attendance and the umpire's maintained control of the games. Another item I want to improve on this season is reporting the umpires who officiated the games. It helps be with the monthly reconciliation and simplifies the process for the umpire chief as well when a conflict is identified.

I'm planning on setting up an Instagram Account for those who want to post pictures of League play.

The weather has been unpredictable in recent months and I will be watching it closely this season. Field conditions are always a concern and I always appreciate the feedback.

If you would like to have any of the rules reviewed for modification, please let me know. As always, teams that have been in the league in the past are given first preference to return. The permits for the Spring Season are available to start in mid-March this year, but I have us scheduled to begin the first week in April. Payment for the league is due by Friday, March 9, 2018. If you know anyone who may be interested in bringing in a new team, please have them contact me. I do expect to run the February special for referrals over the next two weeks. More to come on this promotion.

2017 Season

8/25/2017 - Congrats to HDC and DHS who battled into the final game of the Championship Series with HDC taking the Championship with a 6-4 victory. DHS won game 1, HDC game 2 and HDC held on to win for the first time since 2014. Season recap in the next few weeks. Congrats to all for making this another great season. Stay tuned to the Twitter feed @GWhyNotSoftball for the latest information.

7/27/2017 - Playoff Bracket posted on both sites. Playoff Bracket Web Playoff Bracket PDF
Bonzi Team / New Website now posted #GWhyNotSoftball

4/18/2017 - New software platform in development. See for yourself at . Bonzi Team / New Website in Dev now posted #GWhyNotSoftball

4/17/2017 - Opening Day today. Updated 2017 Rules posted. Plan is for next wave of schedule to come out near the end of this week. Still an opportunity for Free Agents and another team to join. Modell's 15% off coupon now posted #GWhyNotSoftball

4/13/2017 - Opening Day on 4/17. #GWhyNotSoftball

2016 Season

9/1/2016 - Congratulations to the Dying Quails who defeated the Hagfish 12-11 with a walk off home run in the bottom of the 7th to capture their first Kevin McAuliffe City Softball League Championship. The Hagfish trailed 11-4 heading into the top of the 7th, but did not want their season to end. After taking game 2 and forcing a decisive final game built up by scheduling conflicts, umpire requests and more, the game went on along the East River under the lights. With a walk off win, the Dying Quails top off a phenomenal season and the Hagfish cap a tremendous playoff run finishing in the Finals for the 2nd year in a row! #GWhyNotSoftball

Historical News

1/8/2013 - Sometimes it feels so great to help others. Every now and then you get to do something that makes you feel so great as it affects so many other people in a positive way. Based upon the email responses that I got back after my communication in early December, we have collectively assisted a large number of individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Sparked by all of the positive responses to donate the money to a good organization, I set out to see our funds go to a specific need rather than a blanket donation. I also wanted to see our donation reach others who share their passion in the community and support outdoor recreational activities. I reached out to Rob Walsh, Commissioner for SBS, and asked him for suggestions. He put me in touch with a member of the Brooklyn Bulldogs of the 78th Precinct Youth Council who referred me to the East Rockaway Little League.

The area around East Rockaway was devastated where many lives were lost and many homes were destroyed. The Brooklyn Bulldogs reached out to their President for me to see what else they needed. After a couple rounds of communication, we donated $1500 to help them purchase a new water pump that was purchased last year, but was destroyed by the salt water. The pump supplies water for the sprinkler system to water all of the fields.

Yesterday, I received a call from the League's President, Martin Andressen. He has been working with local East Rockaway Little League for over 40 years and I cannot do justice to describe the amount of gratitude he had toward all of us for the contribution. Their League serves 800 kids with over 2000 serviced when you include Travel and neighboring use of their facilities. They'll be operating at almost 70 percent capacity this year. In addition, they have a 3 year old Challenger program for those with Special Needs.

I know many of you are aware that we also do a 50/50 each year to raise money for NSSA, which is an organization that serves many of those with autism in the NY area. Without the 50/50, I have made certain that they were not forgotten sending them a $100 on behalf of the League in addition to the $200 in name of SBS for winning the 2012 Championship.

See the letter - Hurricane Sandy Donation