IBC E69: U.S. Independent Pro Star Chooses Overseas Baseball Route

IBC E69: U.S. Independent Pro Star Chooses Overseas Baseball Route

Recently, one of the top pitchers in independent professional baseball decided to give up the lifestyle that comes with playing pro baseball in the U.S., which he said he loves, in order to play club baseball in the Czech Republic which play mostly on weekends. Sound crazy? Not so much when you listen to his rational…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 9

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 9

Former imports of the MacArthur Orioles (Sydney) Jimmy Jensen, Max MacNabb and Caleb Fenimore are back in Australia for another season of baseball but this time with separate clubs. In this episode Jimmy and Max return to Sydney to visit their former club and Caleb who was back for his second year. The trio plus friends take…

Aus Liebe zum Spiel – An inspirational Austrian baseball story

Aus Liebe zum Spiel – An inspirational Austrian baseball story

The Attnang Athletics completed the 4-3 comeback series win Boston Red Sox style in the semi finals of the 2016 Austrian Baseball League playoffs en route to winning their third championship. It was the perfect way to celebrate their 25th anniversary and was a nice reward for years of hard work which included countless volunteers hours…

IBC E68: How Daniel Catalan went from no overseas prospects to playing in Spain and South America

IBC E68: How Daniel Catalan went from no overseas prospects to playing in Spain and South America

Daniel Catalan had a successful college career playing with Holy Name University where hit a very respectable .282 and a very nice OBP in his senior year of .410. He also led HNU in triples in both his seasons there and did not commit a single error in the outfield. Like many talented college graduates,…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 8

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 8

Max MacNabb and Louis Cohen are the two biggest IBC success stories of the 2016-2017 season as both pitchers worked their way from state league baseball in Australia to key starting pitching roles for the Adelaide Bite and Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League. Prior to pitching for the Cavalry, Louis had never pitched…

Video: International Stars @ Prague Baseball Week 2016

Video: International Stars @ Prague Baseball Week 2016

In what has grown into a friendly rivalry, the International Stars and the Czech National Team have battled it out at Prague Baseball Week since the Stars entered the tournament for the first time in 2013. Since then, the two teams in have met in the championship game every year with the Stars winning in…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 7

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 7

Tyler Krobetzky and Chelsea Cohen met while playing abroad in Australia. In this episode, one year later, Chelsea and Tyler take advantage of their Australian mid-season Christmas break to visit New Zealand for their second time as a couple. Chris Kuno takes us through a day in his life as a youth coach in Shanghai…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 6

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 6

Jimmy Jensen along with IBC member Jeremy Howard (and wife) go on a road trip down the Great Ocean Road with some unreal footage of The Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park near Melbourne. IBC member Chris Kuno shows us around during his first weeks…

This Couple Travels the Globe Together Playing the Game They Love

This Couple Travels the Globe Together Playing the Game They Love

This past holiday season, while the majority of us locked ourselves inside to stay away from the cold as we dreamt of the baseball (or softball) season still months away, couple Tyler Krobetzky and Chelsea Cohen flew to New Zealand for Christmas before flying to Tasmania for New Years Eve. To the majority of us…

Day in the life of IBC member and coach Chris Kuno in Shanghai, China

Day in the life of IBC member and coach Chris Kuno in Shanghai, China

Chris Kuno registered for a membership on the International Baseball Community website in April of 2016 and was one of two IBC members selected by the SECO Academy in Shanghai, China to coach youth aged 6-12 for the winter of 2016-2017. Chris put together this video of his journey for International Baseball Community fans to…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 5

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 5

Jimmy Jensen takes us on a skate through Melbourne while Max MacNabb gets called up to the Australian Baseball League and makes the ABL All-Star game roster. Sneak previews into an IBC member on a whole new continent….    

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 4

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 4

Jimmy Jensen enjoys a Thanksgiving feast in his honour, Mike Gonzalez introduces us to the lifestyle of playing and living in Perth while Scotty Mulhearn and his Red Sox teammates partake in “Manshower 2016.”  

IBC E67: From cut from his high school baseball team to top international import (Part 1)

IBC E67: From cut from his high school baseball team to top international import (Part 1)

Overseas professional import pitcher Jimmy Jensen tells his story how he made his way up from cut from his high school baseball team travelling the world playing baseball. This first episode is the story of his constant struggles with being underestimated and how his determination and will paved the way to a new career, one…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 3

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 3

In this episode we visit four imports players who are playing for the same club in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia  

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 2

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 2

In this second episode, we once again check in on Jimmy Jensen in Melbourne and introduce long term IBC veteran member Scotty Mulhearn in Brisbane along with IBC teammates, Bart Janssen and Eric Herman.  

Recent Trend of Baseball Players From California Playing in Europe Raises Level

Recent Trend of Baseball Players From California Playing in Europe Raises Level

In recent years there has been an influx of American baseball players taking their career overseas to Europe, with Californians making up a large percentage. Since the Launch of the International Baseball Community website in early 2013, the number of aspiring professional baseball players playing overseas, both college grads and established professionals, has risen dramatically. In fact…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 1

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 1

In this first episode we visit three IBC members playing overseas, Jimmy Jensen and Max MacNabb in Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia and Jaz Shergill in Cape Town, South Africa.  

IBC’s Top Performers in Europe for the 2016 Summer

IBC’s Top Performers in Europe for the 2016 Summer

It is that time again for recognition of those IBC members who performed the best in the past season. What is IBC? It stands for the International Baseball Community which is a website dedicated to continuing or starting professional baseball careers overseas for both players and coaches. Of the 96 contracts signed for the summer…

IBC Vlog: German and Czech baseball, import lifestyle with Eric Brenk & Alex Lee

IBC Vlog: German and Czech baseball, import lifestyle with Eric Brenk & Alex Lee

At Prague Baseball Week 2015, I sat down with Alex Lee and Eric Brenk, two former teammates at Wofford College took unique paths to overseas baseball which include seasons in Austria, Australia, Germany, and the Czech Republic. One used their experience to see over 15 countries while the other used his German heritage to move…

IBC E66: He was told to pursue running instead of baseball. Now this history buff enjoys WWII tours while playing baseball in Europe

IBC E66: He was told to pursue running instead of baseball. Now this history buff enjoys WWII tours while playing baseball in Europe

Josh Wyant grew up playing baseball in North Carolina and was never the standout player but always had a passion for the game and worked hard at getting better. He was a three sport athlete between cross country, baseball and swimming and as college grew closer, he was told his best shot was at running.…

It’s not about the number of hours you put in, it’s about what you put in those hours.