Category Archives: Slovakia

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

Posted in Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Georgia, Greeece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Asia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Caribbean, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North America, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Danube Cup History | A Duna Kupa Története História | Dunajského Pohára | Donau Cup

A long-standing tradition in Central Europe is the Danube Cup, a multidisciplinary sporting competition founded in 1990 to promote peace among countries formerly separated by the Iron Curtain. Baseball (and softball) was proposed as a sport in 1995, though issues … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Europe, Hungary, Slovakia, Tournaments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baseball Euros Expansion Under Consideration

In non-WBC Qualifier news out of the Czech Republic, it appears that the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) is considering expanding the European Championship. At the latest congress last weekend, CEB issued a number of awards, including Federation of the … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Europe, European Championships, Great Britain, Greeece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tournaments, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WBSC Rankings 2019 (Part I): Israel and Europe on the Rise

The new WBSC world rankings have been unveiled for men’s and women’s baseball and on the men’s side there are a number of interesting takeaways. A number of high-profile baseball nations achieved record-high rankings, including Mexico and Israel, while a … Continue reading

Posted in Belgium, Europe, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Austria Claims 2019 Danube Cup over Slovakia, Hungary in Offensive Showcase

JÁNOSSORMOJA, Hungary – The Austrian Baseball Federation’s Under-22 team showed impressive growth since its last outing at the Under-23 European Championship, blasting Hungary’s Under-18 squad and overcoming an early 7-1 deficit against Slovakia’s senior national team to claim gold at … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Danube Cup, Europe, Hungary, Slovakia, Tournaments | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Africa, Argentina, Asia, Asian Baseball Championship, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Don't Blink Home Run Derby, El Salvador, Europe, European Championships, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greeece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Baseball Open, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Mexico, MLB, MLB European Academy, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North America, Oceania, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Premier 12, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South America, South American Championship, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tournaments, U23 European Championship, Uganda, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zambia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Europe, Europeans in US Education, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tournaments, U23 European Championship, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Europe, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tournaments, U23 European Championship, Ukraine | Leave a comment

U23 Review: Top European Prospects

Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball in Europe and, aside from a burgeoning league in the UK, baseball at universities is rare. For most young European baseballers, a national … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Europe, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Scouting, Slovakia, Spain, Tournaments, U23 European Championship, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment