Ra'anana Express

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Ra'anana Express
רעננה אקספרס
Ra'anana Express.jpg
League Israel Baseball League
Location Israel Ra'anana
Ballpark Yarkon Sports Complex
Year founded 2007
League championships 0
Colors Green and yellow
Manager Australia Shaun Smith
Uniforms

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The Ra'anana Express (Hebrew: רעננה אקספרס‎‎) was an Israeli baseball team from Ra'anana in the now-defunct Israel Baseball League.

The Express finished the inaugural 2007 season in fifth place, 17-24 (.415), and lost to the Netanya Tigers in the quarterfinals of the 2007 championship.

History[edit]

Ra'anana Express shirt logo.jpg

In 2007 the team was managed by Australian Shaun Smith.

The first player selected by the Express in the inaugural 2007 draft was Australian pitcher John Thew.[1] The team's first game was played against the Tel Aviv Lightning on June 24, 2007, at the Sportek in Tel Aviv.

Starting pitcher Esequier Pie, from San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic, threw two no-hitters in the 2007 season.

Stadium[edit]

Located in the Baptist Village in Petah Tikva, the Yarkon Sports Complex is home to the Express as well as the Petach Tikva Pioneers and the Israeli national baseball team.

2007 roster[edit]

Ra'anana Express roster
Active (25-man) roster Coaches/Other
Starting rotation

Bullpen

  • Currently unknown

† 15-day disabled list
Roster updated 28.06.2007
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". IsraelBaseballLeague.com. Retrieved 2007-04-29.