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, British Softball Federation and Little League Inc.
ADULT LEAGUE TEAMS
Herts has five 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 Triple-A League National Champions in 2008. In 2012 and 2018 the team was a runner-up in the National Baseball League and was ranked 38th in Europe.
YOUTH LEAGUE TEAMS
The club also runs one of the largest youth baseball programmes in the UK. It offers baseball to boys and girls aged between 6 and 17. The club’s Under-14 All-Star team became National Champions in 2010 and runner-up in 2011. The Herts U17 team was a runner-up in 2013.
In 2017 the club launched its softball programme which has opened playing opportunities to a wider demographic in particular female players and those interested in the more recreational version of the game.
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 Basing Hill Ballpark in North West London which opened in 2019. 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 advanced players. We offer baseball and softball opportunities for all. Click here for more details about playing baseball and softball.