About the IAL

The Illowa APBA League is a face to face league that uses the basic (dice) version of the APBA baseball game.  We’ve been around since 1975.  We have managers throughout Illinois, one in Iowa, and one in Pennsylvania.  We play a 162 game schedule.  Our 10-team league has playoffs and a World Series as well as a mid-season All-Star Game.

For those not familiar with the APBA baseball game, it is a baseball simulation game which uses dice, cards and boards.  The cards represent Major League Baseball players and statistically perform similar to how the actual player did in real life.  The object of the game is to simulate a baseball game by rolling dice and referring to the cards and boards and obtaining play results.

The IAL is a continuous ownership (keeper) league and we have a rookie draft each year before the season starts.  Trades are an important part of IAL’s off-season.

For more information on how we run our league, see our constitution.

Managers in the IAL are committed to the league and keep stats and write articles.  But mostly, we’re in it to have fun!


  • By Spiro Minas, August 31, 2011 @ 11:25 am


    I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and lived across the street from a recreation center run bt the city. One of the directors there introduced my friends and I to APBA in 1976 and I have been in love with this game since. We would roll complete seasons, playoffs and World Series. Its great to see the game still being played. My friends and I often speak of “rolling” a few games but nothing a structured as your league. I will definitely check back to your site to see how things are going. GREAT STUFF AND KEEP ROLLING!

  • By Tim Anderson, March 19, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    Hey guys this is Tim Anderson of the Chicago Clout.

    I don’t know how many of you will remember me but I remember you. I was thinking about the league and I decided to find it. If any of you want to say hi here is my e-mail. loudfaimly@comcast.net

  • By Mike Raisanen, November 17, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    Had a great time at the leagues All Star weekend sitting in a couple of series for the Hitmem. Thanks for the fun.

  • By DANNY KIRKENDALL, July 24, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

    ok; I just bought the 2015 basic game with 40 add teams. problem is can’t find any league openings.
    Please help mefind a opening.
    9628 Buckingham dr. fairdale,ky.

  • By DANNY KIRKENDALL, July 24, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

    help neeed to find a league

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