Major League Baseball (MLB) has opened its first stand-alone store in Europe, with a retail location in Covent Garden, London. As the Postseason pennant races tighten down the stretch, the MLB Official Pop-Up Store will debut with a full spectrum of clothing and memorabilia from all 30 MLB Clubs.
Conner Brown, an 18-year-old Great Britain Baseball catcher, recently spent three weeks at the Armin Wolf Arena in Regensburg, Germany receiving instruction from, among others, Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and World Series winner Steve Finley as part of Major League Baseball’s annual Elite Camp.
Fantasy Baseball UK – probably the best fantasy baseball game this side of the Atlantic - is back for 2016. Rosters will open on 27 March for managers to start building their team ahead of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on 3 April (although managers can join after date that as well).
On a weekend of brilliant weather that just evaded the rain at Farnham Park on 18-19 July, 38 co-ed slowpitch teams across A, B and C grades of play competed in the first MLB Tournament held since 2002.
During the second week of May, 10 players from BSUK’s Baseball High Performance Academy (HPA) travelled to Toulouse in the south of France to try out for a place at Major League Baseball’s European Elite Camp.
Fantasy Baseball UK – probably the best fantasy baseball game this side of the Atlantic - is back for its 12th year and rosters are now open for managers to start building their team ahead of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on 5 April (although managers can join after date that as well).
BSUK is offering three signed copies of an exciting new baseball-themed children’s book, Charlie Bubbles to Fenway!, to the winners of a baseball contest open to children and young people up to the age of 14.
Play Ball! community youth leagues will make a return to the youth baseball and softball development scene this summer in the form of a pilot programme run by BSUK and Major League Baseball in four key locations.
BSUK has announced an exciting schedule of events for the official Opening Day at Farnham Park Sports Ground on Saturday 20 July to celebrate the creation of purpose-built baseball and softball diamonds on the site, with the BBC’s Colin Murray confirmed as the presenter for the Opening Ceremony.
An official Opening Day and ceremony to mark the completion and use of the UK’s first dedicated baseball and softball facility at Farnham Park will be held at the new fields on Saturday 20 July. The event will be open to the public and will be attended by members of the domestic and international sporting communities.