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Exploring the history of baseball in Britain, highlighting the work at Project COBB and the British Baseball Hall of Fame

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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Call for Papers: This Diamond Isle

A Call for Papers has just been published for 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. Pieces may focus on anything […]

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Celebrating individual successes on poor or mediocre teams in British baseball’s top tier

In baseball, as in other team games, stronger sides generally comprise stronger players, and weaker sides weaker players. All but the very strongest nines ever assembled, though, have had at least one sub-par member, and many poorly performing ensembles have boasted individual stars. This article is about celebrating the latter. (more…)

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Don Merchant is congratulated by his Alconbury team-mates after his home run versus London (courtesy of the Dutch National Archives)

Haarlem Baseball Week, 1961: an early British foray onto the Continent

Recently, I wrote about the history of British clubs in European competitions sanctioned by the continent’s baseball confederation. Of course, there are many other tournaments held in Europe that bring together teams from different countries, including Britain. For instance, several British teams have forged links with clubs on the Continent, particularly in The Netherlands, and made […]

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The Pirates shake hands with the Pioniers after the semi-final

The Croydon Pirates at the 2005 European Cupwinners Cup (Part 2)

Part 1 of this two-part article provided a brief history of British clubs in European competition and the context of the Croydon Pirates’ entry into the 2005 Cupwinners Cup. This second part tells the story of what happened on the Pirates’ tour. The quotes and memories are taken from recollections shared over email correspondence approximately […]

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