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  • 24
    May

    BSUK to support festival celebrating the first recorded baseball game

    The first documented game of baseball was played in Ashley Park, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey in 1749, and in a summer when the London Series will give baseball its highest-ever UK profile, BaseballSoftballUK will be supporting a festival on Sunday 7 July in Walton to celebrate the fact that “Baseball’s Coming Home”.

  • 20
    May

    New youth baseball club starts up in Kent

    Players at a new youth baseball club that started at the end of March in the Herne Bay area of Kent, with support from BaseballSoftballUK will soon test their skills with some friendly games against neighbouring teams from Kent and Essex.

  • 27
    Mar

    Cartmel Valley Juniors win indoor baseball game in Manchester

    On Saturday 23 March, Cartmel Valley Juniors travelled to Manchester to play their first baseball game of 2019 – an indoor game at Fives Trafford against the Urmston Ripper Nippers.

  • 25
    Mar

    Loughborough 1 wins Spring National University Baseball Championship

    The 2019 Spring National University Baseball Championship was played at Farnham Park on the weekend of 23-24 March, with 14 teams eager to take home the trophy and the title of the country’s best university baseball team.

  • 21
    Feb

    Baseball and softball excluded from 2024 Olympic Games

    The announcement today of the four new sports that are proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games signalled that baseball and softball will not be involved when the Paris Games roll around.

  • 13
    Feb

    UK Sport sets out blueprint for future funding

    UK Sport has set out its future funding strategy for Olympic and Paralympic sport, and in a dramatic break with its previous “No Compromise” policy, some funding will now be extended to sports that have future rather than immediate podium potential.

  • 13
    Feb

    UK Sport awards £30,500 Aspiration Fund grant to GB Baseball

    UK Sport, the government agency that funds Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams and athletes, has announced an award of £30,500 to GB Baseball to help the team with its Olympic qualification journey, starting with the European Baseball Championship this September.

  • 22
    Jan

    WBSC announces Olympic Qualifier dates and hosts

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has awarded hosting rights and announced the dates for six qualifying events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

  • 24
    Dec

    MLB London Series: The one where Rachael meets Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Boston Red Sox centre fielder Jackie Bradley Jr, generally known as JBJ, came to town on 14 December to promote the 2019 London Series and met up with GB Women’s Fastpitch Team Head Coach Rachael Watkeys in the historic setting of Lords Cricket Ground.

  • 18
    Dec

    BBF umpire Thomas Haywood features on BBC LGBT Sport Podcast

    BBF umpire Thomas Haywood has been featured on one of the latest broadcasts in the BBC’s LGBT Sport Podcast series, hosted by Jack Murley.

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