Globetrotters – Season 3, Episode 1 “The Global Game”

Globetrotters – Season 3, Episode 1 “The Global Game”

In this episode we visit three IBC members playing in South Africa, Jaz Shergill along with couple Chelsea Cohen and Tyler Krobetzky, all of whom are with the same club. Chelsea is playing in her 7th season overseas and met Tyler while playing in Adelaide, Australia. The couple have since played in Europe twice and…

Literally travel the world playing baseball or fastpitch softball without spending a dime

Literally travel the world playing baseball or fastpitch softball without spending a dime

Accounting for both players and coaches in baseball as well as women’s fastpitch softball, as of February 1st, 2018, members of the International Baseball Community website have signed 638 baseball and softball contracts encompassing 23 different countries. Many of these members alternate between winter and summer baseball overseas, year-after-year. “The International Baseball Community has given me…

Video Contest: Video of adventures from our members overseas, the entries are in!

Video Contest: Video of adventures from our members overseas, the entries are in!

In an effort to showcase the lifestyle of our members playing or coaching abroad, we are assembling a promo video and we want to feature our members of the International Baseball Community website, past and present. In return for helping us out, we are offering prizes to the top 3 videos that best showcase the…

What opportunities are there to play baseball professionally overseas? Guaranteed there are more than you realize….

What opportunities are there to play baseball professionally overseas? Guaranteed there are more than you realize….

There are plenty of opportunities to play professional baseball overseas for both the established and aspiring professional baseball player. Every year overseas is an option year-round for hundreds of players to continue their baseball career including those: in the twilight of their pro career in the midst of their pro career the recently released yet…

If you are looking for a long weekend in Europe with baseball, women’s fastpitch and party, look no further

If you are looking for a long weekend in Europe with baseball, women’s fastpitch and party, look no further

If you can find your way to Austria from May 18th through May 21st, 2018, mark that weekend off as “busy” and prepare yourself for the most epic weekend of baseball, softball and party. Finkstonball is the longest standing invitational baseball tournament in Europe and is held annually at a small town of 8,000 in…

Top 10 Signs Your Import Player is a Dud

Top 10 Signs Your Import Player is a Dud

As European spring training approaches, imports from around the globe will begin landing in Europe and settling in with their prospect clubs. Without a doubt, any club that has imported for a number of years has encountered some issues with regards to imports and more likely than not, some of the items on this list…

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 11 “Doppler Effect”

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 11 “Doppler Effect”

After winning the Baseball League Austria Championship with the Attnang Athletics in 2016, Steven Johnson and Ryan Rupp both re-signed with the Athletics with one goal in mind…..repeat. This episode highlights their 2017 playoff journey both on and off the field.  

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 10  “Take a breath”

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 10 “Take a breath”

The epitome of a baseball globetrotter, Jimmy Jensen wraps up his 5th straight season overseas (year-round), this time with the Stuttgart Reds of the German Bundesliga. In this episode Jimmy shares his 2017 summer experience of baseball and travel while also reflecting on his journey overseas thus far.  

IBC’s Top Coaches Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Coaches Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

Once again it is time to recognize the members of the International Baseball Community website around the globe during the 2017 summer. This post is recognizing our coaches who made the biggest impact on the game abroad. Congratulations to all our members for a great season overseas and for doing a great job at growing the game…

IBC’s Top Softball Players Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Softball Players Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

Due to increased signings of softball players in Europe through our website, for the first time we have put together rankings to recognize our top performers.  For the following rankings, we used our knowledge of the various levels of play across Europe to best put a ranking on performance.  Qualifying Criteria: Must be a former or current…

IBC’s Top D2/D3 Players Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top D2/D3 Players Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

Due to an increase in importing within second and third divisions overseas, for the first time we have put together performance rankings of our members who signed within these leagues. To see our top performers in the first divisions around the globe this past summer you can check out our Top Batters , Top Pitchers and Top Two-Way Players…

IBC’s Top Two-Way Players Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Two-Way Players Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

Once again it is time to recognize the members of the International Baseball Community website who were playing around the globe during the 2017 summer. This post is recognizing our top performing two-way players who were utilized both for their bat and their pitching abilities. You can also check out our Best Batters and Best Pitchers of 2017.…

IBC’s Top Pitchers Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Pitchers Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

Once again it is time to recognize the members of the International Baseball Community website who were playing around the globe during the 2017 summer. This post is recognizing pitchers only (see the 2017 Best Batters list here). For the following ranking, we used our knowledge of the various levels of play around the globe to best…

IBC’s Top Batters Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Batters Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

Once again it is time to recognize the members of the International Baseball Community website who were playing around the globe during the 2017 summer. This post is recognizing batters only (see the 2017 IBC’s Best Pitchers list here). For the following ranking, we used our knowledge of the various levels of play around the globe to…

Italian Baseball League Documentary Part 1: T&A San Marino

Italian Baseball League Documentary Part 1: T&A San Marino

Every year the baseball club I play for in Austria, the Attnang Athletics, holds a four day spring training near Grado, Italy. The past couple of years I decided to stay after spring training and do an Italian baseball tour. For the first tour, imports Jimmy Jensen and Melvin Perdue accompanied me. Out first top…

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 9  “Csere”

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 9 “Csere”

We are off to the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary, one of Europe’s most visiting cities to visit Lisa Maulden and Braden Lee, both IBC members who spent the 2017 season with the Budapest Reds Baseball and Softball Club. We then check in on Chad Scheilz and Kyle Ford in Metz, France as they both…

IBC E70: Signing Manny Ramirez and Japanese Independent Pro Baseball with Zak Colby

IBC E70: Signing Manny Ramirez and Japanese Independent Pro Baseball with Zak Colby

Three years ago on IBC Podcast Episode #26, I interviewed Zak Colby who was fresh off of his first season playing independent professional baseball in Japan in the Shikoku Island League. Zak has continued to play there working his way into a foreign recruitment role for the whole league while playing for the Kochi Fighting…

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 8 “Alpines eh?”

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 8 “Alpines eh?”

For the first time Globetrotters takes us to one of the most competitive semi-pro baseball leagues in Canada where a number of IBC members have signed on to play in recent years. Jack Shannon shows us around his new home in St. John, New Brunswick while playing for the St. John Alpines.    

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 7

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 7

Coming off his second straight season overseas in Austria then Australia, Michael Gonzalez (and fellow import teammate) Andrew Schenk make a pit stop in Bali, Indonesia before traveling to their new teams in Europe. Michael then shows us around his new home in Chartres, France.  

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 6

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 6

An old baseball glove left behind by a U.S. solider during WWII is found and donated to the Attnang Athletics clubhouse. Steven Johnson and myself hit the road to Prague for Prague Baseball Week with the International Stars. While in Prague we meet up with Zak Colby of the Kochi Fighting Dogs from the Shikoku…

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