Category Archives: Europe

Olympic Qualifier: Netherlands – Italy

Game 15 of the Olympic Qualifier between the Netherlands and Italy was expected by many to be the de facto championship, but instead, the Netherlands used it to claim a place in the Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Here are our … Continue reading

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BBF Press Release: GB U23 Coach Spencer Promoted

The following is a press release from the British Baseball Federation. We will have more imminently as the situation develops.  The British Baseball Federation is excited to announce the appointment of Mr Drew Spencer as the Lead Programme and Seniors … Continue reading

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BBF Press Release: Liam Carroll Resigns

The following is a press release from the British Baseball Federation. We will have more imminently as the situation develops.  Mr Liam Carroll, Great Britain Baseball (GB Baseball) Seniors National Team Manager(*), who has been involved in the programme from … Continue reading

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Baseball Euros to Expand in 2021, Qualification Changing

After hosting the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier in September, Italy will next welcome the European Baseball Championship. The 2021 edition will be the first with 16 teams and is the first major baseball tournament scheduled for next year to be confirmed … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Active Minor Leaguers in International Leagues

In recent articles, we have looked at the historic circumstances that have permitted active minor leaguers to sign with European baseball clubs. At one point, eight such players were listed on rosters in the Italian leagues (one has since been … Continue reading

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The Pandemic Contract Exception for International Leagues

Since we were first to the scene in announcing the historic loan of active minor leaguers Marc Civit, Hendrik Clementina (above), and Matteo Bocchi to Italy’s Serie A [link], we have also broken the news of multiple more signings by … Continue reading

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BBF Announces Women’s Baseball Donations

The following is a Press Release by the British Baseball Federation. It has been edited for style.  The British Baseball Federation (BBF) announces it has secured baseball equipment and digital baseball training licences for its Women’s Baseball League. Today marks … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Bologna Signs Three Active Minor Leaguers for 2020 Italian Season

The Cubs’ Matteo Bocchi, the Blue Jays’ Marc Civit, and the Reds’ Hendrik Clementina have been given permission to sign with UnipolSai Bologna for the 2020 season. They mark the first known signings of MiLB players with another league during … Continue reading

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Start Dates for 2020 National and Independent Leagues

Last update 21 August.  Given the flurry of announcements of national leagues opening around the world, we thought we should collate the various start dates. There are currently 29 active leagues, with one more scheduled for late August. The first … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Newcastle to Build Diamond; Link English, Scottish Baseball

A new baseball field is to be built in England this summer, the first new diamond in the country since a fourth field opened in 2017 at Farnham Park, the national baseball and softball facility. According to a press release … Continue reading

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