Tag Archives | Great Britain

Great Britain players in college ball: 2009

Last Saturday I wrote about how the Great Britain players involved in continental European leagues in 2009 were faring so far. Today, I’m instead looking at members of the Great Britain national team programme who competed in college baseball this season. There were some notable achievements, including a GB player being named to the Collegiate […]

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Q&A with Ian Young

Ian Young has played domestic baseball in Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, and France, he has competed in international baseball for Great Britain since 2001, and he also played collegiate ball in the United States. Thank you to Matt for his help with the questions and to Ian for taking the time to talk to BaseballGB. (more…)

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Q&A with Alan Smith

Alan Smith has been General Manager of the Great Britain Seniors since 2004. As a player, he enjoyed success for a number of top-tier teams in the London area, particularly on the mound, over a span of more than two decades. Thank you to Matt for helping with the questions and to Alan for kindly taking time […]

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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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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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