Tim Sullivan has been a member of the DC Men’s Senior Baseball League since 1996. His baseball career began in Waterbury Connecticut where he was a 4-year baseball letterman at Crosby High School. Tim attended Western Connecticut State University for a season, teaming with DCMSBL Larry Lombardi’s brother Doug to form the left side of the infield and middle of the batting order. When Tim’s batting average doubled his grade point average, he enlisted in the Air Force. His first Air Force assignment sent him to Panama, where he played on the US Southern Command baseball team for three seasons. There he played in the Panama City and Districtoriel leagues as a Shortstop as well as assistant coach. His favorite memory was beating the Manuel Noriega managed Panamanian Defense Force baseball team.
After several assignments, Tim was stationed at Patrick AFB, Florida, where he was able to return to baseball. He attended an open tryout with 17 other guys and the league decided to make a team out of those who showed up. Tim played 3 seasons with this team, helping them go from dead last in 1992 to championship in 1995. Tim then relocated to the DC area and found DCMSBL.
In his time with DCMSBL, Tim has played/coached on several teams, winning 5 championships. He played and coached with the Fairfax Tigers, DC Thugs, DC Rangers, DC Rattlers, Potomac River Bandits, Cardinals, and his current team the Fairfax Outlaws. Tim also played and coached on several national level Tournament teams, playing in the MSBL World Series and Fall Classic on many occasions, and earning a Fall Classic Championship in 2015. He continues to put together teams at the 50+ Age group from DCMSBL, including some former DC alumni, to play in national tournaments. He also is quick to point out that he and Jim Villa have been teammates for his 26 seasons in DCMSBL, and he currently leads their stolen base competition 3-2.
Tim’s highlights include playing in the MSBL Father/Son World Series with his youngest, Terrence, as well as teaming with his son-in-law, Joshua Bender, on the Washington Rattler’s 30+ team Tim coached. Tim has played with over half of the current DCMSBL Hall Of Fame. His fan base can be seen every Father’s Day game, with wife Gina, son Terrence and fiancé Kaitlyn Muller, and daughter Shannon with son-in-law Josh there to remind him this is a young man’s game. Tim will continue to play this game as long as he is on teams that have fun, compete, and understand that it is a gift to still be playing the game of baseball.