Europe

Czech Republic
Czech Baseball Association

History

In the Czech Republic there are almost forty baseball teams in which nearly 4 000 players of all ages are registered. This amount of players means sixth place within Europe but for example in comparison with Germany and its 30 000 baseball members it is insignificant. The most baseball clubs we can find in Moravian part of the Czech Republic.

The regular competition has been played since 1970, at first in former Czechoslovakia. In 1993, when Czechoslovakia stopped to exist and the Czech Republic was established there was also Czech Baseball Extraleague found. First winner of the Extraleague there was Technika Brno and its players became champions also in the following year. Since 1995 Draci Brno has been dominating our Extraleague – they got 14 titles in a row. It is interesting that just two teams succeeded in winning the Extraleague and both of them come from the same city.

The winner of Czech Baseball Extraleague has right to represent the Czech Republic in European Cup.

First baseball game – was played in the Czech area in Plzeň in May 1920

First Czech baseball rules – were published by Ministry of National Defence as part of publication “American games”

First Major League player coming from Czechoslovakia – was Elmer Valo, born on 5th March 1921 in Rybník. He was playing outfield for Athletics, Dodgers, Indians, Senators, Twins and Phillies between the years 1940 and 1961.

Headquarters
Zátopkova 100/2 160 17, Prague 6 +420-220-513-290 www.baseball.cz baseball@baseball.cz

Organization

  • Portrait

    Petr Ditrich

  • Portrait

    František Přibyl

  • Lucie Čubíková

  • Robert Dvořák

  • Pavel Chadim

  • David Šťastný