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.
December 15, 2008
In the latest part of BaseballGB’s series interviewing people involved with baseball in Britain, we talk to Josh Chetwynd discussing among other things:
- His baseball playing career (from Northwestern University, to the Swedish league and his involvement with the London Mets,
- His thoughts on the British baseball scene,
- The Great Britain national team,
- His role as co-presenter of Five’s MLB coverage.
The full Q&A can be found here.
May 25, 2008
Lots of topics were covered at BaseballGB this week. In case you missed them, here’s a summary with links to the full stories:
‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Eight – Bud’s meddling again, but how long will the Time Police crackdown really last?
Daily Rewind Review – A review of the new Daily Recap feature at MLB.com
Right on the nose – Chris Young takes one on the hooter and Johan Santana has a near miss, but can anything be done to protect the pitchers?
BBfB: Volume 5 – The launch of the latest in a series of guides about baseball. Volume Five looks at numbers and statistics.
National League: no managerial headaches for the Mets – Joe Gray reveals the possible dilemmas faced by managers in the British National League, while providing a run-down of the results from last weekend’s games in Britain.
New articles on the GBBSA website – Links to, and comments about, several new artices posted on the Great Britain Baseball Scorers Association website, including a history of the Great Britain national team by Five’s own Josh Chetwynd.