Euro League Baseball

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Euro League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Founded 2015[1]
No. of teams 10[2]
Countries Czech Republic (1 team)
France (2 teams)
Germany (3 teams)
Italy (1 team)
Netherlands (2 teams)
San Marino (1 team)
Continent Europe
Official website euroleaguebaseball.com

Euro League Baseball (ELB) is a professional baseball league in Europe founded by the European Association of Professional Baseball (EAPB). ELB plays its inaugural season in 2016 with four teams: Draci Brno, Haar Disciples, Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg and "Amsterdam Baseball", a newly created team.[3]

Organization

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

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

2016 season

The inaugural ELB season in 2016 is contested by four teams: Draci Brno, Haar Disciples, Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg and "Amsterdam Baseball".[3] Each team plays a total of 12 regular season games (6 at home and 6 away) between 19 April and 13 September.[15]

Amsterdam Baseball

The team Amsterdam Baseball was founded with the purpose to compete in ELB, and is run by the league. The home games are played at the Sportpark Ookmeer in Amsterdam. The backbone of the team are players from Amsterdam Pirates, but there are also some previously retired players like Dirk van 't Klooster and Chris Mowday.[16]

Standings

Euro League Baseball W L Pct. GB Home Road
Regensburg Legionäre 3 1 0.750 2–0 1–1
Draci Brno 2 2 0.500 1 2–2 0–0
Amsterdam Baseball 0 0 nan 1 0–0 0–0
Munich-Haar Disciples 1 3 0.250 2 0–0 1–3


See also

References

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  2. "Euro League Baseball Clubs". Euro League Baseball. Retrieved November 21, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  15. "Schedule 2016". euroleaguebaseball.com. 27 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Inaugural ELB season to start coming week". yankeebiscuitfansdutchblog.mlblogs.com. 16 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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