Euro League Baseball

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Euro League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Founded 2015[1]
Inaugural season 2016
No. of teams 3 active in 2016
Countries Czech Republic (1 team)
Germany (2 teams)
Continent Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Draci Brno
Official website euroleaguebaseball.com

Euro League Baseball (ELB) is a professional baseball league in Europe founded by the European Association of Professional Baseball (EAPB). The winner of an ELB season is awarded the Gregory Hallman trophy.[2] ELB played its inaugural season in 2016 with three teams: Draci Brno, Haar Disciples and Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg.[3] The first championship was awarded to Draci Brno.

Organization[edit]

EAPD holds a 60% stake in Euro League Baseball Ltd. which is the operator of the EBL and holds all naming and media rights as well as all partnership and sponsor contracts regarding Euro League Baseball. EAPB President Wim van den Hurk is the CEO of Euro League Baseball Ltd.

Current clubs[edit]

Euro League Baseball teams (Red pog.svg: active in 2016, Steel pog.svg: currently inactive)

2016 season[edit]

The inaugural ELB season in 2016 was contested by three teams: Draci Brno, Haar Disciples, Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg.[3] Each team played a total of 8 regular season games (4 at home and 4 away) between April and July.[14]

Amsterdam Baseball[edit]

A team called Amsterdam Baseball was founded with the purpose to compete in ELB, and to be run by the league. The backbone of the team was supposed to be players from Amsterdam Pirates, but also some previously retired players like Dirk van 't Klooster and Chris Mowday.[15] However, when the season was already well underway, Amsterdam Baseball had to withdraw from the league due to pressure from the European and Dutch baseball federations. This left the league with only three teams for its inaugural season.[16]

Standings[edit]

2016
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


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Euro League Baseball kicks off in 2016". Euro League Baseball. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like, part 2". dutchbaseballhangout.wordpress.com. 2016-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b "ELB is set to start 4-team inaugural season". euroleaguebaseball.com. 2016-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Draci Brno Homepage". Draci Brno. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Haar Disciples Homepage". Haar Disciples. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Buchbinder Legionäre Homepage". Buchbinder Legionäre. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "L&D Amsterdam Homepage". Amsterdam Pirates. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Unipol Bologna Homepage". Fortitudo Baseball. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bonn Capitals Homepage". Bonn Capitals. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Neptunus Homepage". Neptunus. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rouen Huskies Homepage". Rouen Huskies. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ "T&A San Marino Homepage". T&A San Marino. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Templiers de Sénart Homepage". Templiers de Sénart. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Schedule 2016". euroleaguebaseball.com. 27 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Inaugural ELB season to start coming week". yankeebiscuitfansdutchblog.mlblogs.com. 16 April 2016. 
  16. ^ "ELB pulls Amsterdam Baseball from schedule". dutchbaseballhangout.wordpress.com. 10 June 2016. 

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