Although often overlooked, baseball has a very intriguing heritage on British shores. One of the most compelling aspects of this dynamic is football teams adopting the sport as a summer alternative.
In this regard, I recently unearthed some obscure facts for Planet Prentonia about the Tranmere Rovers Baseball Team, which competed against Everton and other local clubs in 1944.
This piece also includes pleasant vignettes of baseball being played by other British football clubs, in addition to exploring how legendary players like Dixie Dean, Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens turned their hand to America’s national pastime.
I think you’ll really enjoy this article, so please check it out when you get time. Thanks.