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British Baseball Beat: Season openers

Last Sunday was opening day for many teams

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British Baseball Beat: The season begins

The National Baseball League, the top-tier of British Baseball, got underway last Sunday. The Southampton Mustangs spent the off-season looking back at the 2013 NBL Final when their dreams of a first championship were dashed by the Harlow Nationals in a 12-7 defeat

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British Baseball Beat: A new season begins

Just as the start of the MLB season creates plenty of excitement, so does the thought that the British baseball season is just around the corner

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Winners announced for the 2013 British Baseball Writing Awards

We can now announce the winners of the 2013 British Baseball Writing Awards. There were three award-winning entries, and they were of such varied themes that it did not seem reasonable to try to rank them; thus, the prize fund will be shared equally between the winners. The award-winning writers were: Josh Chetwynd, whose history of […]

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Four new members of the British Baseball Hall of Fame inducted in 2013

Today the fifth annual class of the British Baseball Hall of Fame (BBHoF) has been announced, and there are four new inductees, bringing the total membership to 22. The inductees include there long-serving and well-decorated players as well as someone who built the backbone for British baseball’s historical recording. The four individuals are presented below. […]

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A treasure from British baseball’s past

A few weeks back, while clearing out her family home, a lady named Peggy Farrington came across an unusual small, white, round, stitched object. It was a baseball, unused, but clearly on the older side.

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BaseballGB previews tomorrow’s NBL play-offs

September in British baseball, with only a few exceptions, has in the game’s modern era become the October of Major League Baseball. Building on this tradition, in 2013 the National Baseball League postseason and the ninth month share a start day. Tomorrow, the teams ranked third through sixth from the regular season will travel to […]

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Back to Dingwall: the first British box score?

With sincere thanks to Inverness Reference Library, I now have a digital copy of what might well be the first box score to ever appear in a British newspaper (the Inverness Advertiser, 19 July 1870). In addition, a cutting from the same paper on 18 April 1871 confirms that the club survived at least one […]

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Deadline approaching for submitting article to “This Diamond Isle” issue one

The deadline is approaching to submit an article to the first issue of This Diamond Isle, a new biannual journal of British baseball (to be published online only as the periodical for the Project COBB Chartered Community of the Society for American Baseball Research). You can see the Call for Papers by clicking here. This notes a […]

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Great Britain make solid start to Euro qualifier

Great Britain’s current involvement in the European Championship B-Level qualifying tournament

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