The European Association of Professional Baseball (EAPB) was founded in May 2015 by some of the strongest teams in Europe. The EAPB aims to start and operate Euro League Baseball in 2016, the first Professional Baseball League in Europe with teams from the Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany and Czech Republic.
The first Winter Meeting held on Friday October 23, resulted in a decision to actually start Euro League Baseball in 2016. The decision was taken after discussions about the size and the length of the schedule. The meeting concluded with the plan to shorten the season to 3 or 4 months and to limit the number of games to 18, having weekly 2-game series on Monday and Tuesday or Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We’re very happy with the outcome of this important meeting where all teams showed their support for Euro League Baseball having its inaugural season in 2016” says President Wim van den Hurk.
The first ever EAPB Winter Meeting was held on Friday, October 23, 2015 and 9 teams were represented by their Presidents and/or General Managers.
The participating teams will be L&D Amsterdam, Unipol Bologna, Bonn Capitals, Draci Brno, Munich-Haar Disciples, Buchbinder Legionäre, Curaçao Neptunus, Rouen Huskies, T&A San Marino and Templier Sénart.
Official website: http://www.euroleaguebaseball.com