Category Archives: Europe

Teahen Hits First Italian Homer; Awaits Breakout

Mark Teahen hit his first home run in the Italian Baseball League, but struggled in three other June games as his Padua club won only one of four games in the past fortnight. Teahen’s roundtripper came in a 6-2 loss … Continue reading

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Padua Swept; Teahen Drives in Both Game Two Runs

Tommasin Padova lost a rollercoaster in the Friday series opener to T&A San Marino, 8-6, before dropping a 5-2 decision a day later. Though he was only 2-for-9 over the weekend, Mark Teahen drove home both runs in Saturday’s game, … Continue reading

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Notable Foreign Players in Italy

With the high profile signing of former Royals’ star Mark Teahen, Tommasin Padova dominated the off-season hot stove in the Italian Baseball League this past winter, but a handful of noteworthy foreign players also joined or returned to IBL clubs. … Continue reading

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Padua Swept as Teahen Neutralised

UnipolSai Bologna put 20 runs on the board against Tommasin Padova this past weekend, and Mark Teahen drew four walks against a wild but effective Andrea Pizziconi as Padua lost 11-8 and 9-1. Bologna appeared to be cruising to an easy win … Continue reading

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Teahen Breaks Slump in Padua Sweep

Mark Teahen reached base six times and drove in a key run as Tommasin Padova took two from last place Padule in yesterday’s Italian Baseball League doubleheader in Sesto Fiorentino (near Florence, Tuscany). Teahen drew four walks and stroked a sacrifice … Continue reading

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Padua Splits as Teahen Struggles

Padua staged a dramatic comeback in Friday’s opener with Novara, but was routed today as Mark Teahen went hitless for the weekend. The struggling Tommasin Padova club has now split both of its series with Novara (4-4), but has a … Continue reading

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Teahen Walked Four Times in Padua Loss

Mark Teahen was walked or plunked every time he stepped to the plate in the second game of Padua’s series with Rimini, but a late comeback once more fell short against the host IBL club, and Tommassin Padova lost 10-9. … Continue reading

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Teahen’s Big Day Propels Padua Comeback Bid

After a tough series against Novara, Mark Teahen struck back against Rimini in a big way, ripping two doubles and drawing a walk, but Padua’s comeback fell short and Rimini claimed a 6-5 victory. Rimini jumped to an early 5-0 … Continue reading

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GB’s Esch on Playing for the Queen, Next to Ichiro

The second in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Jake Esch was due to appear for Great Britain in the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier, but instead found himself summoned to the big leagues by … Continue reading

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GB Star Blake Taylor Healthy, Ready to Climb Ranks

The second in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Blake Taylor was a key pitcher in Great Britain’s improbable run to the championship game of the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn. The southpaw had … Continue reading

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