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/…

Guest post: IBC import Dustin Hamilton on his experience playing in Austria

Guest post: IBC import Dustin Hamilton on his experience playing in Austria

Written by IBC member Dustin Hamilton. Baseball has always been a big passion of mine and was something I knew I wanted to pursue for as long as I could. I was blessed with the opportunity to play most of my college ball in Hawaii and enjoy the many great perks the island had to…

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!

IBC E51: Skydiving in the Austrian Alps, Running of the Bulls in Spain, Diving with Great White Sharks in Australia….. and oh ya… pro baseball

IBC E51: Skydiving in the Austrian Alps, Running of the Bulls in Spain, Diving with Great White Sharks in Australia….. and oh ya… pro baseball

Growing up in Southern California, Clayton Carson had the regular baseball dreams and aspirations that any young kid would have. Coming from a good baseball family and community, he had the opportunity to make the most out of the game of baseball. In college he jumped around from a few different colleges before settling in with…

IBC E38: Getting your foot in the international door with Austrian second division baseball

IBC E38: Getting your foot in the international door with Austrian second division baseball

In October 2013, Jeff Barto decided to get an early start contacting clubs in Europe for the 2014 season. The NCAA division I grad from Utah Valley University had a number of opportunities pop up soon after creating a profile on the International Baseball Community website. After exchanging a few emails with about 8 different clubs, his…

IBC E23: Draci Brno GM on Importing & Czech Baseball

IBC E23: Draci Brno GM on Importing & Czech Baseball

The International Baseball Community podcast Episode #23 features back-to-back interviews on Czech baseball. First I interview Draci Brno GM Arny Nesnal and then Lucie Cubikova, director of international affairs for Czech baseball. Between the two of them, listeners are able to get a clear idea of what Czech baseball has to offer. Mr. Nesnal fills IBC…

IBC Podcast E16: German Bundesliga Baseball with Rob Herrmann of the Paderborn Untouchables

IBC Podcast E16: German Bundesliga Baseball with Rob Herrmann of the Paderborn Untouchables

The German Bundesliga Baseball 1 is regarded as the next highest level of European baseball below the big two, Italy and the Netherlands. Rob Herrmann spent 2013 playing for one of the frontrunners in recent years, the Paderborn Untouchables.            Rob’s story is an inspirational one as he made his way…

IBC Episode 14: Baseball in Sweden and Australia from Two Perspectives

IBC Episode 14: Baseball in Sweden and Australia from Two Perspectives

In IBC podcast episode 14, I interview international baseball coach Trevor Rooper and player Scotty Mulhearn. Trevor has coached in Holland, Austria, Sweden , Brisbane (Australia) and now has signed on with a club in Sydney Australia for the 2013-2014 winter. In 2011, Trevor led the Attnang Athletics of Austria to an all time record…

IBC Podcast E9: Brisbane Baseball with International Baseballer Jeff Tezak

IBC Podcast E9: Brisbane Baseball with International Baseballer Jeff Tezak

Podcast episode #9 continues to focus on the various baseball hotbeds in Australia, this time with Brisbane, one of the largest baseball regions in the country. Jeff Tezak spent two years in Austria playing for the Vienna Metrostars and has since taken his game to Brisbane for the past couple of years to play with…

2013 European Baseball Imports Speak on Experiences

2013 European Baseball Imports Speak on Experiences

The following are short email interviews asking members of the International Baseball Community who are scattered around Europe how their experiences are going so far (mid summer 2013. Here is what I asked: 1) How is your season going so far? 2) What have you enjoyed the most about being / playing in Europe?  …

Experience of a Lifetime

Experience of a Lifetime

It was June 11th, 1999 and it was the first day I stepped onto the field in Attnang-Puchheim and into the international baseball world and I thought to myself, “What have I gotten myself into?!?” The sagging green fence was half blown into left field from the previous night’s storm. The pitcher’s mound was nothing…

Over 30 + IBC Member Signings in 2013!

Over 30 + IBC Member Signings in 2013!

Wow! What a whirlwind 2013 has been! Now that the 2013 season has ended, I am now officially through my first import scramble with the International Baseball Community website. The featured picture for this article is a collage of some of the clubs involved in signing some of my members in 2013. Through countless emails…

IBC E6: Inside Western Australian Baseball with Owen Reid of the Perth Heat

IBC E6: Inside Western Australian Baseball with Owen Reid of the Perth Heat

This podcast episode is an interview with Owen Reid, an international baseball player who has made stops in Austria, New Zealand, and Australia since 2009. Owen has held jobs as a player and most recently in management with Australia’s most successful professional baseball club, the Perth Heat. Topics discussed in this podcast Owen’s strategy that…

International Baseball Social Network Launched

International Baseball Social Network Launched

Baseball players and coaches interested in playing baseball while traveling the world now have the ultimate resource available to do so without spending a dime and without spending hours scouring the internet posting on message boards and emailing teams. At www.internationalbaseballcommunity.com, players, coaches and teams from around the world can network with eachother by creating…

A Window into Pro Baseball in Europe

A Window into Pro Baseball in Europe

My European Pro Baseball Guide For those of you who are without agents, who are at the end of their college career or whose days in the minors has reached a dead-end, there are many opportunities for you out there to continue to play the game you love while also getting paid to see some…

Create a free profile using the International Baseball Community website

Create a free profile using the International Baseball Community website

For those of you unfamiliar with The International Baseball Community website, it is a free social network that you can take advantage of to create a profile and network with teams from around the world. Just launched in December 2012, it will be heavily marketed to teams in Europe in early 2013 and expanded out from…

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