French Division 1 Baseball Championship
The Division Élite is the highest level of baseball in France. Its clubs compete for the Championnat de France de baseball.
|No. of teams||8|
|Huskies de Rouen|
|Most titles||Paris Université Club (22)|
|Official website||http://www.ffbsc.org/ (French)|
It is an eight-team league that plays a 28-game schedule on weekends, with the season running from late March to early October. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs with the two first advancing directly to the semifinals. Teams ranked 3 to 6 play a best-of-five qualification for the semi-finals where they join the first two of the season. Semi-finals and finals are also played to the best-of-five. The league follows a promotion and relegation system where the last of the regular season gets to the Nationale 1 while the second-last play a barrage to the N1 finalist for a spot in the next Élite season.
The Division Élite was created in 1926. Not all editions were held and some results are missing.
- (in French) 2011 Division Élite Schedule
- (in French) Baseball historic, French baseball federation documentation, p. 12 Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine