By Steve LaMontia, Executive Regional Director
Your name: Glenn Mayfield
City or town of residence: Millington, TN
League name: (1) Mid South Adult
Baseball League (MSABL) and (2) Memphis MSBL
Town where league is based: Memphis, TN
Where did you grow up: West Tennessee
High school and college: During high
school in Bolivar, TN
What do you do for a living:Information Systems Manager
Family information: Wife Gail, Sons Shawn and Dustin and Daughter
Describe your baseball resume: Baseball
was always my favorite sport. I played
during high school, but stopped when I joined the Air Force. I played softball, but didn’t have an
opportunity to play baseball again until I was 34. I’ve played in the Memphis league’s since 1994. In 1997 I started managing my 25+ team, the
Pirates, which I still do today. I have
been president of the Memphis MSBL 25+ league on multiple occasions. As I got older and the league seemed to get
younger I founded the Mid South Adult Baseball League in 2009 for guys 40 and
over. We’ve grown from a group of guys
that divided up in to two teams each week that first spring to a 6 team league
this year. I still run the MSABL and
manage my team the River Rats.
For the last
two years I’ve been the tournament director for the River City Classic wood bat
tournament which is held in Memphis,
What is your greatest baseball moment,
either watching or playing: Probably
as a kid growing up in Tennessee
in the 60’s sitting on the porch listening to the Cardinals on the radio with
When did you start playing for MSBL and how
did you hear about it: I was playing
adult baseball for a couple years when our league decided to become affiliated
with the MSBL.
Do you still play: Yes I do.
What team and age bracket: River Rats 40+ Wood Bat
What is the best thing about your league: Having a league in the area for older guys to
still compete and against guys close to their age has allowed guys that
normally would have stopped playing to have a place to continue to enjoy the
game of baseball and the friendships that go with it.
What is the funniest thing you have ever
witnessed on a ball field: Just
watching 40+ year old men on a baseball field is funny enough in itself
sometimes. Last year in a tournament in Huntsville, AL
one of our team mates on the bench told our third baseman to get ready to turn
a triple play. On the next pitch the
ball was hit to him, he stepped on 3B, threw to second and then on to first to
complete the triple play. The fact that
it was called before it happened cracked everyone up.
Questions just for fun:
Who is your favorite player of all time and
why: Ozzie Smith because I saw him
play so often and was always amazed at some of the plays he made.
Who is the best player in the majors right
now: Justin Verlander
Who is the greatest pitcher of all time and
why: There are a lot to choose from,
but my pick is Nolan Ryan because he was so dominant for so long.
Are there any additional personal comments
you wish to add about your playing or life thus far: I’ve always enjoyed playing baseball, but
I get just as much if not more enjoyment now out of being around the friends
that I’ve made over the years through the sport.
Are there any comments about
MSBL you wish to share: I appreciate
all that Steve, Brian, Gary
and everyone else at the national level do, from their support of the local
league and regional tournaments to putting on the national tournaments.