Category Archives: Germany

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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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: New WBC Qualifiers Format Suggests Classic Expansion

Qualification for the World Baseball Classic has changed to a new format that seems to indicate an expansion of the main tournament by four more countries. Multiple sources, including one from a European federation, as well as newspapers in Central … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Players E-J

The following 15 players in our latest update of European-eligible represent 11 different countries, including the only representatives from Austria and Denmark. Several of them suited up in Under-18 European Championship Qualifiers this summer, while another, Tal Erel, was part … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Players A-B

We begin our look at European players and those eligible for the continent’s national teams with players and coaches with family names beginning with ‘A’ or ‘B’. The subsequent nine names include two draftees, two of Great Britain’s top prospects, … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Introduction

The number of Europeans playing baseball at American universities and high schools reached what is likely an all-time high in 2019. In 2018, a total of 77 Europeans and those eligible for the continent’s national teams suited up for American … Continue reading

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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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MLB Elite Tournament Hosted in UK for First Time

This article was written for, and first appeared on, baseballsoftballuk.com. Major League Baseball (MLB) announced rosters today for its Elite European Development Tournament, which is being held at BaseballSoftballUK’s Farnham Park Baseball & Softball Complex from 25-27 June. A total … 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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Markus Solbach Breaks Australian Record

ADELAIDE, Australia — In a game featuring multiple WBC qualifying round stars, recent Dodgers signee Markus Solbach today broke the Adelaide Bite record for most strikeouts in a season. The German right-hander struck out fellow international veteran Gift Ngoepe in … Continue reading

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