Baseball in Greece

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Baseball in Greece
Current season, competition or edition:
2013 Greek Baseball League season
Sport Baseball
Founded 2000
No. of teams Greek Baseball league (8)
Country  Greece
Most recent champion(s) Spartakos Glyfadas (2012)

Baseball in Greece is regulated by the Hellenic Amateur Baseball Federation (HABF), which was founded in 1997.[1] HABF overseas is represented by one league known as the Greek Baseball league. Greece is represented in international play by the Greek National Baseball Team.

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HABF was founded in 1997 preparation for the hosting of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The leagues' inaugural season was in 2000, with Marousi 2004 from Athens winning the Greek Baseball league title that year. The inaugural Greek Cup was also held in 2000 and was won by the another Athenian team, Spartakos Glyfadas. HABF currently has about 20 men's amateur teams playing in two stadiums and a number of practice fields. U.S. and Greek players compete in the league.

Peter Angelos, the Greek-American owner of the Baltimore Orioles, helped finance a Greek national team for the 2004 Olympics.[2][3]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greece out to put itself on baseball map - Kyodo World News Service
  2. ^ Manuel, John (July 30, 2004). "Host Greece Sports Unlikely American Roster". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ Bruce, Robert. "Greek-American Backs National Baseball Team". Athens News (Hellenic Communication Service, L.L.C.). Retrieved 2010-08-20. 

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