Tag Archives | Great Britain

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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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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Great Britain confirmed for the 2009 Baseball World Cup

British baseball received a boost yesterday with the official confirmation that the national team will be taking its place in next year’s Baseball World Cup.  As previously reported, Britain had qualified for the tournament due to their excellent silver-medal showing in the 2007 European Baseball Championships, but their participation was put in doubt by the […]

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Great Britain versus the Bangers: Game report

The players line up at the County Ground, Taunton, for the national anthem   The much-anticipated contest between Great Britain and a team of cricketers more than lived up to expectations thanks to a classy performance from the national side, a willingness among the cricketers to apply raw talent, and an enthusiastic crowd made up of baseball fans and […]

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