Perhaps the biggest development in European baseball this past year has been is the Euro League that was established and started play this spring.
Initially there are four teams playing in the league from different leagues around Europe. Amsterdam Baseball was created to compete in the league and will be comprised of some of the Dutch League Amsterdam Pirates.
Each team will play twelve games with six home and six away. The season began on April 19th and will continue through September.
This is a huge step forward in forming a Europe wide league that could encompass many of the great leagues that are already present in countries like Germany, Italy, France, and so many more.
Inaugural Euro League Teams:
Stay tuned as we will bring you updates on games, standings, and news and notes from around the league as it progresses.
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.