Category Archives: Tournaments

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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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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Bond Talks No-No, Pitching for Great Britain

WELS, Austria – This autumn, Nolan Bond will turn 21. Like others his age at the University of Houston, his conversations will include course schedules as he starts harder classes in his field, housing issues, and what he did over … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (30 July – 5 August)

It has been another busy week here at Extra Innings, and for those who have not subscribed to the site, we thought a run-down of the news we covered might come in handy. As usual, our news came from all … Continue reading

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MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement Includes London Games

LONDON – Major League Baseball games are coming to London! Following the success of MLB Battlegrounds in Hyde Park on July 4, the release yesterday of MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement had big news for Britain and Europe. The CBA made … Continue reading

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Tromp Represents Next Wave of Aruban Talent

MANCHESTER, N.H. – In the last eight years, the Netherlands’ national baseball team has seen something of a youth movement, with players like Andruw Jones, Gene Kingsale, and Sidney Ponson retiring, and players like Andrelton Simmons and Kenley Jansen become … Continue reading

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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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