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 building up their club from nothing.

In 1991 the club was founded when a local Croatian immigrant who had spent his youth playing baseball in South America and Australia recruited a group of local teens from the small town of approximately 8,000 to form the first baseball team in Attnang.

Fast forward 25 years the Athletics now boast a beautiful stadium and clubhouse, a youth field sponsored by MLB, and host one of the most popular international baseball tournaments on the planet with live music and teams from all over Europe. This documentary shows that “for the love of the game” is not just an American saying and proof once again that baseball is truly a global game.

 

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