The Week in International Baseball (1-14 October)

After touring the South Atlantic and Southern Leagues as the minor league season finished, our coverage shifted to the UK and Asia, where we covered tournaments at varying levels.

We gave regular updates and play-by-play on Twitter from the Asian Baseball Championship, which Japan won for an incredible 19th time in 27 chances. If you missed the action, check out our primer (link) and wrapup (link).

Our scouting report on Sri Lanka’s Karunarathne Chirath became our third-most viewed article of the year, as the 16-year old became the face of baseball in the country (link).

Two Curaçaoan players were named Orioles’ organisational all-stars (tweet). We spoke with Jiandido Tromp, an Eastern League All-Star in the Phillies’ system, earlier this year (link).

We took in Britain’s Autumn National University Baseball Championship, which sporting powerhouse Loughborough won over Queen Mary University London, its first medal ever. We offered an album of photographs from various teams (link), while shadowing 2016 champions Durham University (official page) and offering photos from each of their games (Game 1, Game 2), Games 3 & 4).

Two players that we profiled in our Under-23 European Championship series, Voytech Menšik and Marek Chlup, signed with the University of North Carolina to play baseball (tweet).

The rest of October will see more British baseball, interviews with more European baseballers, and plenty more on the sport from around the globe. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our new Instagram @ExtraInningsUK.

Previous articles in this series include:
Month of September (link)
27 August-2 September (link)
20-26 August (link)

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About Gabriel Fidler

Card Sharp is devoted to my chief indoor hobby-baseball (and occasionally football [that's soccer to you Americans], hockey, American football, and basketball) card collecting.
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5 Responses to The Week in International Baseball (1-14 October)

  1. fred johnson says:

    Perhaps, Gabriel, you might instruct the ignorant unwashed masses.

    I, for one ignorant and unwashed, do not understand the British baseball systems. It appears they have a national team and national leagues in several age groups, as do the countries in Europe. But I don’t get the additional universities competition, nor this tournament.

    Would you enlighten us?

  2. fred johnson says:

    C’mon. I’m not being sarcastic; I really would like to know.

  3. fred johnson says:

    Thanks, Gabriel. Look forward to it.

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