|Herts Baseball Club was founded in 1996 and over the years has become one of the largest baseball organisations in the country. The club is affiliated with the British Baseball Federation and Little League Baseball Inc.
ADULT LEAGUE TEAMS
Herts has four teams, which play in the four British adult baseball leagues. The Herts Falcons, which is the club’s first team, competes in the National Baseball League (NBL) which is Britain’s top baseball league. The Falcons were promoted to the NBL in 2009, after becoming AAA British National Champions in 2008. In 2012 the team was a runner-up in the National Baseball League and was ranked 38th in Europe.
Our four adult teams – the Falcons, Eagles, Hawks and Raptors – are truly international, with players originating from as far as Japan, the United States, Germany, South Africa, China, Australia, Canada, Poland, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, South Korea and Serbia to add to the strong nucleus of British players.
YOUTH LEAGUE TEAMS
The club also runs one of the largest and most successful youth baseball programmes in the UK. It offers baseball to boys and girls aged between 4 and 18. The club’s Under-14 All-Star team became Great Britain’s Under-14 National Champion in 2010 and runner-up in 2011. The Herts U17 team was a runner-up in 2013.
Herts players are frequently selected by the various Great Britain National Teams and we hope that a player who has developed in the Herts youth programme will one day play on the world stage in MLB.
Herts Baseball Club attracts a lot of media interest and is frequently featured on BBC and other television channels and radio stations.
BALLPARKS IN HEMEL HEMPSTEAD AND NORTH WEST LONDON
The Club has two ballparks – Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and the Ballpark in North West London which opened in 2015. Herts has made substantial investments in its ballparks and baseball facilities with support from the National Lottery, BSUK and many other organisations and partners. As a result Herts Baseball Club is becoming a regular host of high-profile events such as the National Baseball Championships, Herts Spring League, Herts Futures Tournament, Hunlock Series, and others.
The club welcomes men and women, boys and girls of all ages, from beginners to elite players. We offer baseball opportunities for all. Click here for more details about playing baseball.