Category Archives: Great Britain

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 V-Z

Our glance at Europeans playing baseball at North American high schools and universities concludes with 14 players representing 10 different countries. These include the only athlete with Russian connexions, the top Lithuanian prospect, and three players that were selected for … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Players S-T

Our penultimate group of players from Europe or eligible for the continent’s national teams includes a baker’s dozen of players with surnames starting with ‘S’ and ‘T’. They include two players that were invited to the MLB Elite Tournament at … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Players K-M

As our rundown of European-eligible players proceeds through the alphabet, we dive into letters ‘K’ through ‘M’. These 12 athletes include players raised in Czech Republic, Israel, and Italy, plus dual citizens that suit up for Croatia, Greece, Ireland, and … 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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First Baseball5 Competition in Britain Hosted by BaseballSoftballUK, Kent Sport

This article was written for, and first appeared on, baseballsoftballuk.com. By Gabriel Fidler, with additional reporting from Kent Sport and Liz Knight On June 28, 2019, the British sporting world was treated to a feast of events, with matches in … Continue reading

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LYBL Wins First-Ever MLB Cup London

This article was written for, and first appeared on, baseballsoftballuk.com. The countdown to the London Series officially began in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday as the London Youth Baseball League (LYBL) took home the inaugural MLB Cup London … 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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