What’s In A Name? The Curious History of Archaic British Baseball

As Britain prepared itself for the arrival of the Spalding funded 1889 Chicago White Stockings tour, bemused readers of the newspaper articles covering the efforts were quick to point out that baseball was not just British, but that we were rather good at it. Angels in the UK Editor Matt Thomas, writes on the fascinatingContinue reading “What’s In A Name? The Curious History of Archaic British Baseball”

A British Angel

“I honestly had no idea it was possible… I’m not really sure how [Great Britain] found out, but a coach contacted me in the middle of summer and asked if he could pass my information along to the Great Britain coach and asked if I was interested in playing, and I said, ‘Yeah, sure, that’dContinue reading “A British Angel”

The Forgotten Age of Northern English Professional Baseball

The small trophy in our possession clearly hints at a past glory, a time of professionalism for our sport that has long since passed and the likes we are almost certain to never see again on these shores. Angels in the UK Editor Matt Thomas, writes on the fascinating heritage of British baseball. In JuneContinue reading “The Forgotten Age of Northern English Professional Baseball”

Baseball in Britain, A Complex Backstory

Many modern day fans of baseball in Britain believe unwaveringly that the game was brought to these shores by Sir Francis Ley and A. G. Spalding… this is in fact not true. Angels in the UK Editor Matt Thomas, writes on the fascinating heritage of British baseball. The origins of baseball are something of aContinue reading “Baseball in Britain, A Complex Backstory”