Stephen Fry highlights the Great Britian baseball team cause

May 27, 2010

Oh yes he did!  Find out more at BaseballGB.


Thoughts on Baseball and Softball’s Olympic hopes being dashed

August 22, 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board announced on 13 August that golf and rugby would be put forward for entry to the 2016 Olympics.  The decision ended baseball and softball’s hopes for an immediate return to the Olympic fold after a previous decision in 2005 removed the sports from the 2012 London Games.

Read more at BaseballGB about what this means for the future of baseball in Great Britain and as an international sport.

Great Britain heading to Croatia for Baseball World Cup

July 26, 2009

Great Britain were originally scheduled to play their first round Baseball World Cup games in Moscow, Russia.  If that appeared to be an unusual venue, the new home of Pool D will seem just as strange at first glance.

Great Britain and Japan will be playing in Zagreb, Croatia, alongside the home nation and Nicaragua.  The change of venue less than two months before the tournament is set to start is the latest twist in the story of Great Britain’s World Cup aventure.  Read more about the latest news at BaseballGB here.

An All-Star team of Major Leaguers who have played in Great Britain

June 6, 2009

As part of Project Cobb, ex-‘Baseball on Five’ presenter Josh Chetwynd (and author of two McFarland publications: British Baseball and the West Ham Club, and Baseball in Europe) has written an article compiling an All-Star team of players who have appeared on British soil over the years. 

Featuring greats such as Willie Stargell, Tris Speaker, Cap Anson, Sam ‘Wahoo’ Crawford, Bob Feller and AG Spalding, it makes for an impressive team.  More importantly, Josh’s article explains how every player ‘qualifies’ for the list, charting an interesting history of baseball on British shores.

Read the full article by clicking through to BaseballGB here.

A guide to the 2009 British Baseball season

April 19, 2009

The British baseball season gets underway today.  Learn more about the competition by reading BaseballGB’s preview here.

British Baseball 2009 Schedules

April 19, 2009

Did you know there are forty-five senior baseball teams playing in the official British Baseball Federation leagues this year?  The teams are split into six different leagues and BaseballGB has published all of the fixtures in handy pdf formats. 

Check them out here.

Q&A with the GM of the Great Britain baseball team

February 22, 2009

BaseballGB recently spoke to Great Britain’s general manger, Alan Smith, about his long playing career in Britain and his current role.