Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 11

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 11

In this second to last episode of season 1, we take you to Canberra to visit with Louis Cohen (ACT Bandits/Canberra Cavalry) and Chad Scheilz (Tuggeranong Vikings) before heading to Adelaide with Alex Carter (Port Adelaide Magpies/Adelaide Bite). All three IBC members tell their tale of their overseas experience thus far.  

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 10

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 10

This episode features clips and bloopers of IBC members throughout Australia as well as in South Africa and China. This episode gives you a good feel of the overall experience of playing abroad and the various cultural experiences that come with it.  

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…

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…

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…

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.”  

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 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 E65: Former AA Pitcher Makes a Baseball Career and Life through Australian Baseball

IBC E65: Former AA Pitcher Makes a Baseball Career and Life through Australian Baseball

In 1995 Ryan Schurman was a 10th round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves. Twenty years later he is married with a baby boy and living in Germany and coaches cricket. Ryan is another remarkable story of how playing baseball overseas can not only be a way of extending a playing career, but also a life…

IBC E64: South African baseball as a Winter ball Option with Tanner Leighton

IBC E64: South African baseball as a Winter ball Option with Tanner Leighton

In 2012, Tanner Leighton, the #4 ranked NAIA prospect in the country from The Masters College in California, was one of many players in the independent ball system who had been in contact with scouts during his college tenure, yet had no luck come June. After a season of Independent ball, playing with both the…

IBC Member Nate Harris leads Heathmont to 4th Melbourne Winter League Championship in 5 Years

IBC Member Nate Harris leads Heathmont to 4th Melbourne Winter League Championship in 5 Years

When Nate Harris signed up for the Gold Membership at the International Baseball Community website in late April, 2016, he never would have guessed that he would be on the mound pitching for a championship in Melbourne, Australia five months later. The catcher who converted to pitcher in his junior year at Menlo College (NAIA)…

Sonoma Stomper enjoys Winter ball in Australia

Sonoma Stomper enjoys Winter ball in Australia

Fresh off of surgery, former New Mexico Highlands University first baseman Tommy Lyons was looking for a place to play winter ball to get back into baseball shape. He had been playing independent ball in the Pacific Association for three years and decided playing in Australia for the 2015-2016 winter was a great way to prepare him for the 2016…

IBC E63: Three Back-To-Back Seasons Overseas and Over 20 Countries Visited

IBC E63: Three Back-To-Back Seasons Overseas and Over 20 Countries Visited

Will Thorp grew up playing baseball in British Columbia, Canada where he also started his college career at a local junior college. After a successful freshman year, he earned a chance to play at Lewis-Clark State College, one of the top NAIA baseball programs. In 2014, upon graduating from LC, Will decided to hang up his cleats.ll “I…

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