Tag Archives | British Baseball

Herts Baseball Open Try-out

Baseball fans in Hertfordshire and North West London who’ve always fancied moving from the armchair to the diamond now have the perfect opportunity to do so.  Herts Baseball Club will be holding an open try-out for new players of all abilities on Sunday 1 March ahead of what promises to be the most exciting season […]

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Q&A with Will Lintern

Having emerged from the Tonbridge Bobcats youth programme, Will Lintern realized the “American dream” of many young baseball players in Britain by getting a place at Menlo College in California, where he was able to play the sport every day. Will was a member of the London Mets’ championship-winning squad of 2008 and has played for Great Britain on many occasions, […]

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Cartoons by Rex Phillips added to Project Cobb site

During the independent breakaway league of 1992-1994, a fanzine titled Linedrive was edited by London Warriors supporter Phil Ross, with contributions from Rex Phillips (including cartoons offering British baseball humour). A selection of the cartoons has been made available as part of Project Cobb. The fanzines were kindly supplied by Project Cobb collaborator Mark Tobin […]

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Q&A with Josh Chetwynd

Best known in Britain for his role as co-host of Baseball on Five, Josh has also represented Great Britain in five European Championships, led the London Mets to two domestic titles, and published a pair of books covering baseball history in Britain and the rest of Europe. Thanks must go to Matt for posing the questions and to Josh […]

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Q&A with Stephan Rapaglia

Stephan Rapaglia has been Head Coach of Great Britain since early 2004. He is a former professional pitcher in the Houston Astros’ minor league organization as well as in The Netherlands and Germany. He has also coached in the US, both for Division I Iona College and for the Johnstown Johnnies (of the independent professional Frontier League). Thanks once again […]

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Q&A with Brant Ust

If baseball had the popularity in Britain that football, rugby, and cricket enjoy, then Brant Ust would undoubtedly be a household name, not least because of his tournament MVP performance at the 2007 Euros, which spearheaded Great Britain’s silver medal finish  – their equal best A-pool result. From his first baseball experiences in a backyard in Buckinghamshire to a Minor […]

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Support Herts Baseball Club

As you can see from their great website, Herts Baseball Club are one of the leading lights within British baseball.  So much so that they have outgrown their current facilities and have therefore put together some terrific plans to turn their home, Grovehill Park, into “one of the best baseball complexes in the country”.  What should […]

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Strike Four: Adventures in European Baseball by Jeff Archer

(White Boucke Publishing, 1995) 250 pages. Review updated 20 February 2011 Many Americans have found themselves in Britain and been surprised to learn of the existence of organized baseball here, but few have become as involved in the game’s running as Jeff Archer did in the 1970s. Given the sparseness of literature on this, or […]

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