European Cups cancelled

Unfortunately, it is not an April Fools joke. Due to the corona pandemic, the CEB (European Baseball Confederation) has announced that all European Cup tournaments will be cancelled for 2020, something the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) asked for the other week. This means that the European Champions Cup with L&D Amsterdam Pirates and …

French Division one will have 11 teams in 2020

Last year, the highest French League, Division 1, expanded to twelve clubs for the first time in its existence. As one team dropped in the offseason and no other teams could be found to fill the void, Division 1 will contain eleven teams in 2020. After a first season in which the Rouen Huskies, the …

2020 CEB cup goes to Sénart

On their website, the Templiers de Sénart announced they have been appointed the organization of the 2020 CEB cup. The French runner up will host an international tournament like this for the first time. The Templiers de Sénart was the runner up in this year's French championship as they fell to the Rouen Huskies in …

Rouen Huskies in driver’s seat

In France's Division 1 best-of-five championship series (Championnat de France), the Rouen Huskies have taken a commanding 2-0 lead. After yesterday's game in Sénart was rained out, a doubleheader was played today.  In both games, the Huskies beat the Templiers de Sénart with big margins: 9-2 and 10-3. The first game of today was also …

My top ten of European ballcaps

Recently I wrote a blog post about my favorite Dutch ballcaps. Today I will post one about my favorite European ballcaps. Throughout Europe, there are many baseball clubs. Some of them sport some nice ballcaps. Time for an overview of my favorite ones. Be warned, there is a lot of green coming up.  10. Munich-Haar …

Overview of national champions in Europe in 2017

Here is an overview of this year's baseball champions of European countries as far as the available information allows me to write something about it. Austria: In the ten-team Baseball League Austria, the reigning champion Attnang-Puchheim Athletics took on the Vienna Wanderers. The Athletics won the first two games at home but fell twice to …

Euro League Baseball will start but without Italian and Dutch teams

In January you could read here already that the number of participants of the Euro League Baseball was down to four. Back then it was still questionable if L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate. But today it was announced that the club from Amsterdam will not participate, still because of a ban applied by the KNBSB …

Euro League Baseball will start in 2016 but with a different format

Last Friday, nine members of the Euro League Baseball met in Amsterdam for the first winter meeting of the league. All representatives decided to give the new league a go but with a different format than the original one. In the original format there was a bi weekly four game schedule in which the games …

Bonn Capitals joins Euro League Baseball

Yesterday the Euro League Baseball expanded with the Bonn Capitals as the tenth member. When League president Wim van den Hurk, father of former MLB player and current NPB star Rick van den Hurk, visited the Capitals in July, the club showed some serious interest already. In addition Haar Disciples became Aspirant Member of EAPB which …

European Cup 2015: Results of day five in Rotterdam and Paris

Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Draci Brno  5 - 1 Draci had to win to get to the final game towmorrow. Of course they were depending on the result of the afternoon game between A.S.D. Rimini Pirates and Curacao Neptunus. In the first inning Draci Brno openened the score when they scored a run when Michal Ondracek …

European Cup 2015: Results of day four Rotterdam and Paris

UnipolSai Bologna @ Solingen Alligators  18 – 10 With a 12-2 score in the favor of Bologna, it looked that this would be another mercy rule, seven inning game.  But in the seventh inning, Solingen decided to spoil Bologna’s party. Pietro Caldoni entered the game in relief for Justin Cicatello, much to the liking of …

European Cup 2015: Results of day two from Rotterdam and Paris

Due to other obligations, I will focus on the Dutch teams. The opening game of day two in Paris was a big one, between T&A San Marino and L&D Amsterdam Pirates.  UnipolSai Bologna had an easy one vs Brest Zubrs and another exciting game was scheduled for the night between Solingen Alligators and PUC. T&A …

European Cup 2015: Results from Rotterdam and Paris

This morning the European Cup started in Rotterdam and in Paris. Draci Brno @ Templiers de Sénart 0 - 2 In a game that came close to a pitchers duel, the only two runs of the game came in the bottom of the second inning. With Rolando Merino at second base, Felix Brown singled down …

Preview European Cup for clubs 2015 Rotterdam

Tomorrow the yearly European Cup for clubs will start again. One edition in Rotterdam at Curacao Neptunus and one edition in Paris at PUC. As far as I can remember, it is the first time since 1987 that PUC is hosting a European tournament. The winners of each edition will face each other later this …

Kick off for new European Professional Baseball League

Today the new European Association of Professional Baseball was founded in Amsterdam. This new EAPB will be the governing body of the new Euro League Baseball, a professional baseball league in Europe. The goal is to start this league in 2016. The inaugural meeting was attended by Co Haspels, Peter van ‘t Klooster (both Vaessen …

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