Thomas de Wolf Hangs up His Cleats

With the championship game of the Belgian Series, on Sunday, October 9, the career of slugger Thomas de Wolf came to an end. After twenty-nine years, Thomas decided to call it quits. No better way to finish your career with a championship. In 1993, Thomas got acquainted with baseball thanks to a classmate at kindergarten …

German Bundesliga Baseball: Mainz Athletics @ Stuttgart Reds, a Photo Impression

Today, yours truly attended his second game/doubleheader during his German vacation. The Stuttgart Reds hosted the Mainz Athletics. The weather was gorgeous, the beer was cold, and the hotdogs warm. In other words, perfect conditions for a ball game. The Mainz Athletics won game one 9-2, the Stuttgart Reds won game two 8-6, thanks to …

Gianni Frolijk Joins Mainz Athletics

The other day, the Mainz Athletics announced the acquisition of Gianni Frolijk in an Instagram post. The Dutch infielder joins the two-time German champions for the 2022 season. photo courtesy of Henk Seppen After spending three years in the Dutch hoofdklasse with HCAW (2) and Hoofddorp Pioniers, Frolijk decided to take a step back to …

Baseball in Germany teed off yesterday

Finally. The baseball fans in Germany can enjoy their favorite game again. Last night, three games were played. One in the North Division and two in the South Division. All three games were clear victories for the home teams. Cologne Cardinals  2  -  8  Untouchables Paderborn In the opening game of the North Division, the …

Format of 2020 German 1. Bundesliga Season known

Today, the DBV (German Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the format that will be used for the 1. Bundesliga in Germany. Last weekend it was leaked already that the season will start in the weekend of August 8/9. Last weekend the format of this year's 1. Bundesliga was still up in the air. Clubs could …

Germany will start season in August

Also some positive baseball news from Germany. According to the Facebook page of the Berlin Flamingos, the 1. Bundesliga, Germany's highest baseball league, will start on the weekend of 8/9 August. As a result, it will be a shortened season. But the start of the season will only take place if the announced facilitation of …

A day at the Dohren Wild Farmers

Yesterday, I spend a day at the Dohren Wild Farmers, a baseball club about 20-40 km from Hamburg in Germany. The baseball facility was made by the club itself without any financial help of the local municipality. As Dohren counts a bit more than 1,200 inhabitants, the club counts about 150 active members. The weather …

Crazy game in Dohren for season opener

The season opener of the Dohren Wild Farmers vs the Cologne Cardinals turned out in a crazy and ugly game. Early in the game, there was a bench-clearing brawl that led to several ejections. Eventually, the Cologne Cardinals won game one 15-8. Cologne Cardinals @ Dohren Wild Farmers The Cologne Cardinals took an early lead …

T&A San Marino signs Belgian slugger

Mister-baseball and the Mannheimer Morgen wrote about this already but in both cases, there was very little information. But now the move has been confirmed by the website of T&A San Marino and baseball.it. T&A San Marino has signed Thomas de Wolf from Belgium. The 27-year old player from Wilrijk in Belgium played in Germany …

European Champions Cup 2017: Day 3

Two games next to the ones with the Dutch teams involved: Fortitudo Bologna vs Mainz Athletics and A.S.D. Rimini Pirates vs T&A San Marino. In the game between Bologna and Mainz, it showed what a lack of pitching depth can lead to. Mainz Athletics  2  -  22  Fortitudo Bologna The Mainz Athletics weren't a shadow …

Schedule European Champions Cup released

The European Baseball Federation CEB has released the schedule of the upcoming European Champions Cup in Regensburg, Germany. The tournament will start on Wednesday, June 7th through Sunday, June 11th. The schedule of group A, in which Curacao Neptunus, with their new manager Ronald Jaarsma, will play, will look as follows: Wednesday, June 7: 11:00 …

Groups in European Champions Cup 2017 announced

According to the website of the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS), the groups of the 2017 European Champions Cup have been announced. Traditionally two of the three representatives of the IBL are in one group. In the tournament that will host the best teams of Europe, the Dutch and Italian teams will be the …

Mainz Athletics dominating to German title

For seven innings the game between last year's runner up Regensburg Legionaere and the Mainz Athletics. was rather lopsided. The strong pitching of the Mainz Athletics, in the person of Eric Massingham, kept the Legionaere on a leash for six innings. But Claytn Voechting of the Legionaere pitched well in the first four innings as he …

Regensburg strikes back in German championship series

The German championship series moved from Mainz, where the Athletics took advantage of their home field advantage by winning both homegames, to Regensburg, where the Legionaere were in a must win situation. If they lost it would have been the second consecutive championship series bust for the team from Regensburg. Last year they fell in …

Mainz Athletics one win away from championship

After beating up the Regensburg Legionaere 13-2 in game one, the Mainz Athletics won game two at their home ballpark, beating Regensburg 5-0. Next Saturday in Regensburg can be the decisive game for Mainz. If they win that game they can raise the championship banner.  Despite the 5-0 win, the Athletics did not quite outhit …

Mainz Athletics beat up Regensburg Legionaere in game one

Just like in the Netherlands, the German competition is at the stage of the championship series now. Where the first game in the Netherlands was a close one (a 6-5 for L&D Amsterdam Pirates over Curacao Neptunus), it wasn't the case in game one in Germany. The championship series between two South Division teams, the …

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