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…

“Small Town America Or The World”: How Not Being Drafted Led Two Players On A More Than Memorable Journey

“Small Town America Or The World”: How Not Being Drafted Led Two Players On A More Than Memorable Journey

EACH year, early June can be a roller coaster of emotions for college and high school baseball players from around the country. With only 40 rounds in the MLB draft (not counting compensation rounds), hundreds of prospects from across the country go undrafted each year. For college seniors, not being drafted could mean the end of…

IBC E25: From not drafted to three of Europe’s top leagues in three years

IBC E25: From not drafted to three of Europe’s top leagues in three years

In this second interview, Chris provides listeners and aspiring European baseball professionals with great info on: 1)   History of going from non-drafted to playing in three of Europe’s top leagues. 2)   Detail on the Dutch Major League. Weekly schedule, top clubs, opportunities. 3)   The subtle differences between European baseball and baseball in the US. 4)  …

IBC E8: 4 countries and baseball year-round with Dennis Kelly

IBC E8: 4 countries and baseball year-round with Dennis Kelly

In this Episode Dennis Kelly takes us through his experiences playing baseball in Sweden (Karlskoga Bats), France (Montpellier Barracudas), Australia (Sandringham Royals) and Germany (Mannheim Tornados). If you are lacking in motivation to play baseball overseas, listen to Dennis tell his story which took him from the beaches of Australia  to the beaches off the coast of France…

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 Podcast Episode 5: An Interview with Owen Ozanich; Aussie Ball, WBC, Eurocup

IBC Podcast Episode 5: An Interview with Owen Ozanich; Aussie Ball, WBC, Eurocup

Owen’s  Background Born in France  before moving to Burlington, Vermont. As a little leaguer he was the winning pitcher of New England state championship game that was televised on ESPN2. In high school he lead the South Burlington Rebels to a 20-0 record and the Vermont State Championship. Fall of 2007 he made the University of…

IBC Episode 04: Interview with former USC Trojan and 2012 French Champion Chris Mezger

IBC Episode 04: Interview with former USC Trojan and 2012 French Champion Chris Mezger

Interview with Chris Mezger, former USC Trojan, Best Pitcher of the 2012 French Final Series, Eurocup Final Four pitcher. It was my pleasure to interview Chris, a humble big man standing at 6’10″ (2.09 m), former USC Trojan and soon to be veteran of not only European baseball, but of some of the top baseball…

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