Category Archives: Great Britain

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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GB Veteran Roth Aims for Giants’ Staff

The first in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Michael Roth is one of only four pitchers to play for Great Britain in both of its World Baseball Classic appearances, and the only one to merit … Continue reading

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GB Prospect Watch as Younger Chisholm Signs

In a move yet to be reported by the Diamondbacks, the younger brother of Great Britain’s Jazz Chisholm has also signed with Arizona. Dominique, or ‘Deejay’, inked a professional contract with his big brother’s organisation. Jazz announced the move via … Continue reading

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Young Players Shine at Brooklyn World Baseball Classic Qualifier

By Gabriel Fidler BROOKLYN, New York – Watching the World Baseball Classic as a fan adds a whole new dimension to following baseball, as countries form their own dream teams where David Wright, Giancarlo Stanton, and Ryan Braun face off … Continue reading

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Nateshon Thomas, British Virgin Islands Baseball Trailblazer

By Gabriel Fidler, @extrainnings_bb BROOKLYN, New York – Great Britain entered the recent World Baseball Classic Qualifier as a serious underdog, but upset Brazil and defeated Pakistan on its way to the qualifier final against Israel. While Israel claimed the … Continue reading

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Treacle, Crumpets, and Great Britain’s All-Star Pitching Coach

By Gabriel Fidler, @extrainnings_bb BROOKLYN, New York – At the recently completed World Baseball Classic Qualifier, Israel advanced to the main body of the World Baseball Classic in March, fending off a determined Great Britain, which had upset Brazil and … Continue reading

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WBCQ Brooklyn: Pitching, Slugging Deliver Israel Brooklyn WBC Qualifier Championship

BROOKLYN, New York – Israel left no doubt that it deserved a place in the 2017 World Baseball Classic with a convincing 9-1 win over upstart Great Britain to win the fourth and final qualifier without losing a game. The … Continue reading

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WBCQ Brooklyn: Great Britain Eliminates Brazil, Advances to Qualifier Final

BROOKLYN, New York – Great Britain made the most of its six hits and received great pitching performances from Blake Taylor and Chris Reed in upsetting Brazil 4-3 on a beautiful autumn evening. The victory propelled Team GB to the World Baseball … Continue reading

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WBCQ Brooklyn: Great Britain in WBCQ Semis after 14-0 Win

BROOKLYN, New York – Driven by a combination of great pitching and a barrage of hits, Great Britain advanced to the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic Brooklyn Qualifier with a mercy rule win over Pakistan. Team GB will face … Continue reading

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