Baseball in Europe

A Country by Country History, 2d ed.

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About the Book

With the success of The Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, baseball in Europe has begun to receive more attention. But few realize just how far back the sport’s history stretches on the continent. Baseball as we recognize it has been played in Europe since the 1870s, and in several countries the players and devoted followers have included royalty, Hall of Famers from the U.S. major leagues, and captains of industry. Featuring approximately 60 new interviews and more than 70 new photos, this second edition builds extensively on the previous edition’s country-by-country histories of more than 40 European nations. Also included are two new appendices on European MLB players and European countries’ performance in worldwide rankings.

About the Author(s)

Josh Chetwynd is an award winning journalist who has served as a staff reporter for USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter and U.S. News & World Report. A former professional baseball player in the United Sates and Europe, he broadcasted baseball in the United Kingdom on both television for Channel Five and on radio for the BBC. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado.

Bibliographic Details

Josh Chetwynd
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 120 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7912-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3786-0
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

Reviews from the first edition:
“Impressive…scrupulously and thoroughly documented…an excellent research tool as well an informative and entertaining read…this book will be the definitive work on European baseball for seasons to come”—Booklist
“Very little else has been written on this subject, so Chetwynd’s excellent overview is welcome indeed. Highly recommended”—Choice
“A one-of-a-kind book”—Library Journal
“A well-written, highly informed, carefully researched, and scrupulously documented addition to international baseball scholarship…. [T]his book will be the definitive work on European baseball for seasons to come.”—Nine
“While the book’s usefulness as a reference resource should not be underestimated, it serves equally as a fine read. In short: buy it, enjoy reading it from cover to cover, and then find it a space on your most easily accessible bookshelf”—BaseballGB
“Fascinating”—Chicago Tribune
“Unrivaled in its description of baseball’s presence on the other side of the Atlantic…definitive”—The Guardian
“A comprehensive, handy reference guide to everything you need to know about America’s Pastime on the Old Continent”—
“Good read…covers the history of baseball in over 40 European countries”—Toronto Sun