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#Blogathon – Top 10 International Leagues I want to Visit

#Blogathon – Top 10 International Leagues I want to Visit

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I cover a lot of international baseball league here at BaseballdeWorld and I’ve grown to love many of them.

With that in mind, I thought I would rank the leagues I’d love to watch personally. I love to travel, and I love visiting new baseball stadiums. So why not take a look at the leagues I’d love to see most.

I don’t count any league in the US regardless if I haven’t seen it or not. Also not included is Korea because I’ve already seen quite a bit of it, so these are only leagues I have not been able to see in person.

10. France – Now I admit a lot of these on the list have to do with places in general I’d like to travel. While the league in France might not be the best in the world, there is so much I’d love to see in France including baseball. The team I’d love to see most is the Rouen Huskies since they have dominated recently.

9. Austria – Another on the list that has a lot to do with location.

8. Taiwan – After living in Korea for three years, I’ve become a huge fan of baseball in Asia.

7. Dominican Republic – Who wouldn’ twant to see where so many of the MLB stars come from. The winter league here would be a fantastic place to spend a holiday.

6. Czech Republic – There are so many reasons I want to visit here. One is my sister-in-law is from here and I’ve heard so many good things about it. Another is the beer, which I’m a huge fan of, and then the baseball.

5. Netherlands – A really good league in Europe

4. Italy – Perhaps the best league in Europe

3. Japan – I really want to see who has rowdier fans, Japan or Korea.

2. Germany – I’ve grown to love this league. Not to mention I’m a history buff, love beer, and WWII might be my favorite time in history to study.

1. Cuba – Perhaps its the fact that its so hard to get to. Perhaps its the fact its one of the better league around. Or perhaps its because I’m fascinated by the island in general after watching Bill Lee visit.

If you could visit any league, where would it be? Why?


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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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    2 Responses to “#Blogathon – Top 10 International Leagues I want to Visit”

    1. uita71 says:

      I’m surprised that Australia didn’t make this list- great destination with a slowly burgeoning presence on the baseball landscape. I agree with a lot of these though- Cuba, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Dominican Republic. I’m also fascinated with checking out the Mexican Leagues someday.

    2. esbynum says:

      Yeah there were quite a few good ones I left off. I think in the end my love of history put a few on the list over others that would have made it for purely baseball purposes.


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