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…

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 5

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 5

First stop is La Rochelle, France for the French All-Star home run contest where IBC member Alex Carter puts on a show. From there IBC members playing in Germany, Switzerland, and France meet up in Pamplona, Spain for the Running of the Bulls. We then pop over to eastern France to check in on IBC…

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 4

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 4

In this episode we drop by the infamous Finkstonball baseball and softball tournament and music festival in Attnang-Puchheim, Austria. Numerous IBC members are in town for the weekend including Globetrotters Jimmy Jensen, Scotty Mulhearn and Daniel Catalan. The week after Finkstonball we follow the host team the Attnang Athletics and their imports Ryan Rupp and…

Travel the world using baseball as your ticket

Travel the world using baseball as your ticket

Most professional baseball players and coaches who think of pro baseball overseas, think of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Korean Baseball Organization, Chinese Professional Baseball League, Latin American leagues, Mexican League, Australian Baseball League, Dutch Major League, Italian Baseball League, or Japanese independent professional leagues.  However, did you know that there are way more amateur/…

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 3 – Argentina and Austria

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 3 – Argentina and Austria

Get some insight into the clubhouse lifestyle in Attnang-Puchheim, Austria before stopping in with the Buenos Aires Shankee in Argentina for the start of their spring season.

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 2 – France and Austria

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 2 – France and Austria

It is a snow packed baseball day in Austria with Steven and Ryan before visiting Daniel Catalan in Paris with his new club and his sweet set up at Paris University!

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 1 – Austria and Belgium

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 1 – Austria and Belgium

Season 2 takes us to the 2017 summer season overseas where the majority of IBC imports are playing or coaching in Europe. In this first episode we start off with imports on two teams coming off a championship season in 2016, the Attnang Athletics of the Austrian first division and the Deurne Spartans of the…

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