Category Archives: Croatia

2019 European Championship Roster Preview

The 2019 European Championship starts today in Bonn and Solingen, Germany, with even more at stake that continental bragging rights. The top five teams will join South Africa in Bologna and Parma a few days after this tournament ends to … Continue reading

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Holmberg, Graefser Lead Coaches’ Clinic in Budapest

Last month, MLB Europe’s Bill Holmberg and Zach Graefser graced a small suburb of Budapest for the MLB Europe Baseball Coaches’ Clinic (Baseballedző Képzés). An evening of seminars led to two days of practical instruction to coaches from all over … Continue reading

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2019 International Baseball Schedule

Every year, Extra Innings publishes a list of all international baseball fixtures. This list evolves over the year as most international baseball events beyond the top tournaments are planned less than six months in advance. This was never more true … Continue reading

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U23 Top Prospects Update

Last August, we selected our Top 20 prospects from the first European Under-23 Championship [link]. On Sunday, the 2018 qualifying round in Bratislava concluded with Ukraine and Croatia advancing to the 2019 championships, while a talented Great Britain squad will … Continue reading

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Under-23 European Championship Schedule

The Confederation of European Baseball announced the schedule for its Under-23 Championship Qualifier in August. Last year, 16 teams competed for the title of champion, but the top six remaining in the A-Pool, while the rest were relegated to the B-Pool. Great Britain and Croatia just missed the cut and lead the two respective … Continue reading

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The Month in International Baseball (September)

Earlier this year, we premiered a new feature, “The Week in International Baseball”. After a month of serious travel and family commitments, we now offer “The Month in International Baseball” as a brief interlude. It has been a busy month for … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Flashing Leather and Swiping Bags

While the German squad finished a disappointing fifth despite only losing a single game, their comeback win against France in pool play and patient approach against Great Britain’s Nolan Bond demonstrate how well-prepared the team was for the tournament. From … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Upsets and Standings

On Sunday, Europe crowned its first-ever Under-23 Champion, the Netherlands, after a thrilling 10-9 win in 10 innings over the Czech Republic. The Orange came back from a 5-1 deficit and led 8-6 going into the bottom of the ninth, … Continue reading

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National Baseball Federations and Social Media

In the fast-paced world of sport, news flows quickly and rumours, scores, and quotes are reported by the minute. While many still wait to hear their news on SportsCenter or check the box scores in the morning, most journalists and … Continue reading

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The European U23 Championship Explained

With a light day of action at the European Under-23 Baseball Championship, it is worth examining the newest competition to the European baseball scene. The U23 Championship replaces the U21 championship, last held in Tel Aviv in 2016 with only four … Continue reading

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