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Roundshaw Hop: Saluting long service

The national finals of the weekend just gone, as always, were about much more than just watching baseball. Top of my extra-curricular list was talking with fans, coaches, players, and officials. While it might be the only chance all year to meet some of the “old timers”, it’s also a great opportunity to catch up with the […]

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Roundshaw Hop: End-of-season statistics update – firings from my grey matter

For those of you who like your stats and keep an eye on the National Baseball League, there is some news that will hopefully be of interest. (It’s a good job I’m not writing this on Twitter, or I’d have no characters left to tell you what it is.) The news, which I’ve now built […]

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Roundshaw Hop: Leaders and challengers in the race for batting and pitching titles

With photographs kindly supplied by Robbie Monterosso There are just 2 weeks left before the post-season begins in the National Baseball League, and thus it is an excellent time for BaseballGB to provide British baseball fans with an update on the individual statistical leaders for the regular season. Below, the front-runners and challengers are listed for […]

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Roundshaw Hop: Jason Roberts sets new modern wins record

Jason Roberts gains his 11th win of the NBL season to break the modern top-tier record

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Roundshaw Hop: Early-season statistical leaders

The 2010 National Baseball League (NBL) season should see teams playing the most games since 2005; its 28-game schedule pits all competitors against each other in home and away double-headers. So with teams having played between eight and 12 games at this stage, the season is still in its early stages. Nevertheless it is worth […]

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Roundshaw Hop: Grand slams, back-to-back jacks, and inside-the-park home runs

After a relatively placid first week of the new National Baseball League season, bats exploded on the second Sunday, especially at Westmorland Park, where Bracknell, the defending champions, hosted the Essex Arrows. Game one saw a grand slam from Matt Maitland in the bottom of the first, but no other balls left the park until […]

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Roundshaw Hop: Cain notches up 500th K

In the third inning of Richmond’s opening-day trip to Croydon last Sunday, Ron Almonte, the home team’s shortstop, watched the fourth pitch of his at-bat sail through the strike-zone and was called out looking. The deliverer of the pitch was Cody Cain, and Almonte had just become the hurler’s 500th strike-out victim in regular-season British baseball. […]

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Roundshaw Hop: Reflecting on BaseballGB’s role

Before BaseballGB was created, British baseball lacked a nationally pitched website run by neutral commentators. Some clubs or regions had adopted blogging functionality on their websites, but there were no independently run national websites covering British baseball in depth. One of BaseballGB’s aims from the start has been to cover British baseball as objectively as […]

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Roundshaw Hop: Avoiding infamy – an update

Back in June I wrote a post about Croydon’s woeful season, and in particular whether they would break any single-season records of the wrong kind. Since I was checking this anyway, it wasn’t a great deal of extra effort to put together a table of best and worst single-season team records. I’ve done this here on the GBBSA […]

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Roundshaw Hop: Final weekend of NBL regular season approaches

While those involved in the National Baseball League (NBL) will inevitably have their thoughts on the approaching National Baseball Championship (NBC) at Roundshaw on 29 and 30 August, the final weekend of the regular season still offers much of interest.

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