Netanya Tigers

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Netanya Tigers
נתניה טייגרס
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League Israel Baseball League
Location Israel Netanya
Ballpark Sportek Baseball Field
Year founded 2006
League championships 0
Colors Orange and Black
Manager Israel Ami Baran
Uniforms

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The Netanya Tigers (Hebrew: נתניה טייגרס‎‎) was an Israeli baseball team from Netanya in the Israel Baseball League.

The Tigers finished the inaugural 2007 season in fourth place, 19-21 (.475), and were defeated by the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox in the semifinals of the 2007 championship, 6-3.

History[edit]

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The team's Manager was Israeli Ami Baran, who was originally from Chicago.

The first player selected by the Tigers in the inaugural 2007 draft was outfielder Dan Rootenberg.[1] He is a former Midwood High School and Binghamton University left-handed hitting outfielder, who hit .407 for Binghamton during his senior year, garnering All-SUNYAC and All-State honors, played in the Frontier League, the Swiss professional league, and for the Pleasantville Red Sox, and in 2006 batted .351 in the Westchester Rockland Wood Bat League. The first pitcher drafted by the Tigers was right-handed 6'5" pitcher Leon Feingold, who pitched for the State University of New York at Albany 1990-1994, the Cleveland Indians system from 1994-1995, the independent Atlantic League in 1999, and also played for the Pleasantville Red Sox. Both Rootenberg and Feingold were among the group of four players first signed by the League.

Stadium[edit]

Located at the Sportek Baseball Field in Tel Aviv, due to a lack of appropriate facilities in Netanya.

Update[edit]

For the first week of the season the Tigers did not have a home field, due to stadium construction delays in Tel Aviv. However, Sportek Stadium opened in mid-July 2007 at the intersection of Ibn Gvirol and Rokach Streets in Tel Aviv, and was home to both the Netanya Tigers and the Tel Aviv Lightning.

Roster[edit]

Netanya Tigers roster
Active (25-man) roster Coaches/Other
Starting rotation

Bullpen

  • Currently unknown


† 15-day disabled list
Roster updated 08.03.2007
Transactions

Catchers

Infielders


Outfielders

Designated hitters

  • Currently unknown
Manager

Coaches

Suspended list

  • Currently vacant


External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "First Player Draft in IBL History Yields Bumper Crop" (HTML). IsraelBaseballLeague.com. Retrieved 2007-04-29.