Author Archives: Gabriel Fidler

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.

British Baseball Weeks 5 & 6: Baseball in Wales, Cardiff with No-No; Capitals Toss Consecutive Shutouts, End Mets’ Run at Eight

The second fortnight in May was a good one for the London Capitals, as the team received a pair of impressive shutouts from its pitching staff and split a two-game set with the first-place London Mets. It was the Welsh … Continue reading

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Updates to Active National and Independent Leagues List

This year, as with last, we have offered a master list of most national and major independent baseball leagues around the world, with the majority all delaying their 2021 seasons. This weekend marks the last major checkpoint, as most leagues … Continue reading

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British Baseball Weeks 3 & 4: Relentless Offense for London Mets Breaks NBL Logjam

Our last update featured a four-way tie for first place in British Baseball’s National Baseball League. A fortnight later and the London Mets are once more on top as the juggernaut seeks its fourth consecutive title. The middle of the … Continue reading

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Americas Olympic Baseball Qualifier Preview and Rosters

The final continental qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics begins one week from today in Florida. Eight teams will compete for a single guaranteed berth to Japan, while the second- and third-place teams will head to Mexico shortly thereafter for the … Continue reading

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British Baseball Weeks 1 & 2: Hamilton Sets British Homer Record; Four NBL Teams Tied

The British baseball regular season started on May 2, with action in seven of its 17 leagues. We will primarily cover the top circuit, the National Baseball League (NBL), while highlighting noteworthy feats in the lower tiers. For more on … Continue reading

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WBSC Final Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 Moved from Taiwan to Mexico

Press release and photo by WBSC. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced that the WBSC Baseball Final Qualifier to the Olympic Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 has been moved from Taichung (TPE) to Mexico. The decision … Continue reading

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Explaining the Structure of British Baseball

Following baseball in Great Britain can be a rather confusing endeavor, with a myriad of different organisations and leagues. This primer aims to make clear what the various entities are and how they correspond to each other. It avoids any … Continue reading

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Cepeda, Despaigne, Prieto Highlight Cuba Olympic, Caribbean Rosters

Cuba has released rosters for two early summer competitions, the third Caribbean Cup and the Americas Olympic Baseball Qualification Tournament. The Copa del Caribe is set for May 8-15 after a postponement from a scheduled start this past weekend and … Continue reading

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Start Dates for 2021 National and Independent Leagues

With another year of baseball affected by COVID-19, many leagues around the world have delayed the start of the 2021 season. In fact, of the 72 leagues surveyed here—most of them national leagues—only 13 were active on April 1, the … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Germany’s Wittman Commits to West Texas A&M

Another European player has signed with an American university for the 2022 season, the third announced in the past week. Paul Wittmann is one of five German-raised players due to play in the U.S. next spring, and the fourth European … Continue reading

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