Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg

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Legionäre
League Baseball-Bundesliga (Süd), Euro League Baseball
Location Regensburg
Ballpark Armin-Wolf-Arena
Year founded 1987
League championships 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Colors red / grey / black
Website www.legionaere.de

The Legionaere is a baseball and softball club from Regensburg, Bavaria. The team is also known as Buchbinder Legionaere, following a sponsorship deal with German car rental company Buchbinder Autovermietung ("Bookbinder Car Rental").

Founded in 1987, the first men's team plays in the first division of the Baseball Bundesliga. In the 2010 season, Legionaere led the Southern Division in most offensive and defensive categories, posting a combined .367 batting average and hitting 21 home runs as a team, while the club's pitching staff posted a 2.21 ERA.[1]

Club structure[edit]

The full club consists of 11 teams:

  • 1st Men's Baseball, plays in Bundesliga's 1st Division
  • 2nd Men's Baseball
  • Bavarian League Softball
  • Bavarian League Baseball
  • District League Baseball
  • Bayern Youth League
  • Youth National League
  • Student Livepitching
  • Student Tossball
  • T-Ball
  • Softball, U15

As part of a fund raising effort, Legionaere began selling stock in the club at the price of 100 a share, equating to €1 of the team value. The shares are not marketed as high-return investments but contributions that give the supporter a presence in the organization.[2]

Season by season performance (1st Bundesliga)[edit]

Year Rank Games W L Win% Season Notes
2007 1 25 21 4 .840 Lost to Mainz Athletics in Finals, 2-3[3]
2008 2 28 20 8 .714 Defeated Mannheim Tornados in Finals, 2-3, to win 1st Championship in club history.[4]
2009 1 24 21 3 .875 Lost to Mannheim Tornados in semifinals, 2-3[5]
2010 1 28 24 4 .857 Defeated Heidenheim Heideköpfe in Finals, 3-2, to win 2nd Championship in club history.[6]
2011 1 24 21 3 .875 Defeated Paderborn Untouchables in Finals, 3-2, to win 3rd Championship in club history.
2012 1 24 20 4 .833 Defeated Paderborn Untouchables in Finals, 3-0, to win 4th Championship in club history.[7]
2013 1 28 23 5 .821 Defeated Solingen Alligators in Finals, 3-2, to win 5th Championship in club history and 4th win in a row.[8]
2014 2 28 20 8 .714 Lost to Solingen Aligators in semifinals, 1-3[9]
2015 1 28 24 4 .857 Lost to Heidenheim Heideköpfe in finals, 2-3[10]
2016 2 28 20 8 .714 Lost to Mainz Athletics in finals, 1-3[11]

Euro League Baseball[edit]

Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg was one of the three teams to start in the inaugural season of the Euro League Baseball.

2016 Euro League Baseball standings[edit]

Euro League Baseball W L Pct. GB Home Road
Draci Brno 6 2 0.750 2–2 4–0
Regensburg Legionäre 3 5 0.375 3 2–2 1–3
Munich-Haar Disciples 3 5 0.375 3 2–2 1–3


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball & Softball Portal -- Statistiken Deutscher Baseball und Softball Verband". Stats.baseball-softball.de. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived September 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "German Baseball: Final Standings - News - German Baseball Leagues - Mister Baseball". Mister-baseball.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Buchbinder Legionaere win German Championship with 10-0 shutout - News - German Baseball Leagues - Mister Baseball". Mister-baseball.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tornados, Heidekoepfe battle for German Championship - News - German Baseball Leagues - Mister Baseball". Mister-baseball.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "German Finals: Buchbinder Legionaere win 2010 Championship - News - German Baseball Leagues - Mister Baseball". Mister-baseball.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "German Finals: Buchbinder Legionaere with three-peat - News - German Baseball Leagues - Mister Baseball". Mister-baseball.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "German Baseball-Bundesliga: Regensburg wins Title after Thriller in Game 5 - News - German Baseball Leagues - Mister Baseball". Mister-baseball.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Solingen, Heidenheim square off in German Finals". Mister-baseball.com. 15 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Heidenheim Heidekoepfe German Baseball Champion 2015 after epic Showdown". Mister-baseball.com. 5 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "German Finals: Mainz Athletics celebrate 2nd Championship after 2007". Mister-baseball.com. 3 October 2016. 

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