Tag Archives: Italian Baseball

Gasparini on Hooligans, His Career, and Italy’s Baseball Future

One might expect that “Europe’s Best Prospect Ever,” as Baseball America suggested in the summer of 2013 (link), would be immediately distinguishable by his appearances or car, but Marten Gasparini is a refreshingly calm and focussed 20-year old. Despite being … Continue reading

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Universiade All-Time Results

The 29th Summer Universiade is in the books and the tournament was the fourth edition to include baseball. We recapped the results and standings, along with some interesting facts earlier in the week (link). The tables below offer a glance at the … Continue reading

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Teahen Italian Leader in Walks, Owens and Bermudez Star

Over the winter, we broke the news that Mark Teahen was coming out of retirement to play in Italy  (link), and over the course of the season, we have offered regular updates of his season with Padova (link). Teahen, though, … Continue reading

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Teahen Leads IBL in Walks as Season Concludes

Tommasin Padova finished its season with a two-game sweep at the hands of Angel Service Nettuno, which finished three games behind Italian Baseball League leaders Fortitudo Bologna 1953. Former major leaguer Mark Teahen finished on a high note, hitting a … 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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Paduans Split, Teahen’s Walk Streak Ends

Tommasin Padova broke its six-game losing streak in a weekend split with Parmaclima Parma thanks to 9 2/3 shutout innings from its bullpen, but former Kansas City Royal Mark Teahen’s streak of free passes ended at 10 games. The Paduans … Continue reading

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Globetrotting Lansford Signs with Bologna

Earlier this week, UnipolSai Bologna bid farewell to one of the Italian Baseball League’s best pitchers, Rudy Owens. Today, the club announced it is replacing Owens with fellow American hurler Jared Lansford. Lansford is a former Oakland Athletics’ prospect who … Continue reading

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Owens’ University Commitment Leaves Bologna Missing an Ace

After a superb run in the Italian Baseball League, former Pirates’ top prospect Rudy Owens has ended his season to return to university. Owens, only 29, earned a cup of coffee in 2014 and was in his first campaign in … Continue reading

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Padua Swept in Last Two July Series, Teahen Walked in Every Game

Tommasin Padova’s pitching staff was battered in its last two series of July, dropping two games apiece to Italian Baseball League leader T&A San Marino and Rimini. After several weeks of stellar pitching efforts, the Paduans gave up 34 runs … Continue reading

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Padua Bests Former Big Leaguer, Splits Series

Tommasin Padova pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the Italian Baseball League season as they survived former top MLB Prospect Rudy Owens to beat UnipolSai Bologna on Friday night, 2-1. The Paduans went down 10-1 the following day, but … Continue reading

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