Israel national baseball team
|Confederation||Confederation of European Baseball|
In June 2015, Israel senior national team player Dean Kremer became the first Israeli to ever be selected in the Major League Baseball draft. He was picked by the San Diego Padres in the 38th round. On 22 July it was announced that Kremer would fulfill his commitment and play for the UNLV Rebels baseball team. After playing for the Rebels for the 2016 season, Dean Kremer was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and assigned to the Ogden Raptors.
- 1 Current roster
- 2 International tournament results
- 3 See also
- 4 References
|Israel roster - 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualification|
International tournament results
World Baseball Classic
|World Baseball Classic record||Qualification record|
|2006||Did not enter||No qualifiers held|
|2009||Did not enter||No qualifiers held|
|2013||Did not qualify||United States||2||1||18||14|
|2017||Qualified - TBD||United States||3||0||15||3|
2013 World Baseball Classic
The team competed in the September 2012 Qualifier 1 round, in Jupiter, Florida against Spain, France, and South Africa. Israel won easily in their first game. Israel then beat Spain in the winner's bracket. Spain then eliminated South Africa to earn a rematch with Israel, in the final game. Spain won the winner-take-all final game, 9–7 in 10 innings, to advance to the main tournament.
2017 World Baseball Classic
In September 2016, Israel competed in the 2017 Qualifier 4 round. Colorado Rockies coach Jerry Weinstein served as the manager. Israel's roster included 20 MLB-affiliated minor leaguers, making up 86% of the team, more than any other team in the qualifiers even before including recent Major Leaguers.
Israel won all three of their games in the qualifier, beating Great Britain twice and Brazil once. With the win, Israel will play in Pool B in South Korea in March 2017, against South Korea, Taiwan, and Netherlands.
European Under-21 Baseball Championship
European Juveniles Baseball Championship
European Senior National Team Championship
European Baseball Championship
|European Baseball Championship record||Qualification record|
|2010||Did not qualify||Croatia||2||2||22||27|
|2012||Did not qualify||Israel||3||2||39||16|
|2014||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2016||Did not qualify||Slovenia, Austria||8||2||97||29|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Israel national baseball team.|
- "Israel's baseball team moves up in world rankings". i24news. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "The Official IBAF 2014 End-of-the-Year World Rankings -- Recognised by WBSC". Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- "Senior National Team on their Way to Vienna - Israel Baseball - Official Site". Retrieved 31 July 2015.
- "Israel off to great start in Baseball Classic Qualifier tournament in Brooklyn" - Israel News, Jerusalem Post
- Israel 5 - Great Britain 2
- Israel 9 - Great Britain 1
- Israel 1 - Brazil 0
- Israel Advances to the World Baseball Classic
- Final Standing