Germany national baseball team

The Germany national baseball team is the national baseball team for Germany. They are a contender for the European Baseball Championship, and have competed in the Baseball World Cup.

Germany national baseball team
Information
Country Germany
ConfederationConfederation of European Baseball
ManagerErich Kittlaus
European Championship
Best result2nd (1957)

2016 teamEdit

Roster for 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.[1]

Manager: Garth Iorg
Coaches: Willie Upshaw, Dennis Cook, Martin Helmig, Troy Williams.

Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P Sven Schüller   Los Angeles Dodgers
P Markus Solbach   Arizona Diamondbacks
P Jan-Niclas Stöcklin   Mainz Athletics
P Daniel Thieben   Paderborn Untouchables
P Maurice Wilhelm   Bonn Capitals
P Daniel Thieben   Paderborn Untouchables
P Luke Sommer   Heidenheim Heideköpfe
P Lukas Steinlein   München-Haar Disciples
P Will Ohman   MLB Retiree
P Enorbel Marquez   Retired
P Sascha Koch   Bonn Capitals
P Lucas Dickman   Mainz Athletics
P Martin Diego Velad   Heidenheim Heideköpfe
C Christopher Howard   Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg
C Bruce Maxwell   Oakland Athletics
C Simon Gühring   Heidenheim Heideköpfe
IF Eric Brenk   Bonn Capitals
IF Ludwig Glaser   Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg
IF Daniel Hinz   Paderborn Untouchables
IF Lukas Jahn   Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg
IF Nadir Ljatifi   Cincinnati Reds
IF Donald Lutz   Cincinnati Reds
IF Christoph Ziegler   München-Haar Disciples
IF Kevin Trisl   München-Haar Disciples
OF Max Boldt   Mainz Athletics
OF Dominique Taylor   Kansas City Royals
OF Kevin Kotowski   Mainz Athletics
OF Sascha Lutz   Heidenheim Heideköpfe
OF Kent Matthes   Lancaster Barnstormers

Previous teamEdit

Roster for 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.

Manager: Erich Kittlaus
Coaches: Terry Abbott, Justin Pope, Gene Roof, Troy Williams.

Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 20 Mike Bolsenbroek (1987-03-11)March 11, 1987 Buchbinder Legionäre
P 9 Alex Burgos (1990-12-01)December 1, 1990   Lakeland Flying Tigers
P 5 Martin Dewald (1986-03-05)March 5, 1986 Heidenheim Heideköpfe
P 15 Harry Glynne (1990-06-03)June 3, 1990 Solingen Alligators
P 6 Eugen Heilmann (1981-06-12)June 12, 1981 Paderborn Untouchables
P 29 Andre Hughes (1985-01-01)January 1, 1985 Solingen Alligators
P 32 Adam Kudryk (1987-12-31)December 31, 1987
P 46 Justin Kuehn (1987-12-31)December 31, 1987 Buchbinder Legionäre
P 23 Enorbel Marquez (1974-12-11)December 11, 1974   Telemarket Rimini
P 13 Will Ohman (1977-08-13)August 13, 1977 Free agent
P 21 Markus Solbach (1991-08-26)August 26, 1991   Windy City ThunderBolts
P 30 Luke Sommer (1985-06-22)June 22, 1985 Heidenheim Heideköpfe
P 17 Daniel Thieben (1993-09-18)September 18, 1993   Pulaski Mariners
C 19 Kai Gronauer (1986-11-28)November 28, 1986   Las Vegas 51s
IF 11 Maximilian Boldt (1988-09-01)September 1, 1988 Mainz Athletics
IF 33 Michael Franke (1981-09-22)September 22, 1981 HSV Stealers
IF 31 Toby Gardenhire (1982-09-11)September 11, 1982 Free agent
IF 28 Ludwig Glaser (1987-12-19)December 19, 1987 Buchbinder Legionäre
IF 39 Donald Lutz (1989-02-06)February 6, 1989   Cincinnati Reds
IF 14 Jendrick Speer (1980-09-26)September 26, 1980 Paderborn Untouchables
IF 7 Matthew Vance (1986-06-28)June 28, 1986 Buchbinder Legionäre
IF 3 Matt Weaver (1990-01-27)January 27, 1990   Danville Braves
OF 22 Aaron Altherr (1991-01-14)January 14, 1991   Philadelphia Phillies
OF 24 Max Kepler (1993-08-27)August 27, 1993   Minnesota Twins
OF 26 Mike Larson (1983-08-27)August 27, 1983 Mainz Athletics
OF 12 Eric Suttle (1984-07-17)July 17, 1984   Lexington Legends
16 Simon Gühring (1983-07-14)July 14, 1983 Heidenheim Heideköpfe
18 Jake Shaffer (1987-08-16)August 16, 1987 Retired list

International tournament resultsEdit

World Baseball ClassicEdit

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Host(s) Round Position W L RS RA Host W L RS RA
2006 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify Germany 2 2 40 29
2017 Did not qualify Mexico 0 2 7 20
Total 0/4 2 4 47 49

Baseball World CupEdit

  • 1972 : 16th
  • 1973 : 11th
  • 2007 : 14th
  • 2009 : 17th
  • 2011 : 15th

European Baseball ChampionshipEdit

Team Germany competed in the 2019 European Baseball Championship, and came in 6th. Among the players who competed for it were Donald Lutz and Markus Solbach.[2]

  • 1954 : 4th
  • 1955 :   3rd
  • 1956 : 5th
  • 1957 :   2nd
  • 1958 :   3rd
  • 1960 : did not qualify
  • 1962 : 5th
  • 1964 : did not qualify
  • 1965 :   3rd
  • 1967 :   3rd
 
  • 1969 : 4th
  • 1971 :   3rd
  • 1973 : did not qualify
  • 1975 :   3rd
  • 1977 : did not qualify
  • 1979 : did not qualify
  • 1981 : did not qualify
  • 1983 : did not qualify
  • 1985 : did not qualify
  • 1987 : 7th
 
  • 1989 : 8th
  • 1991 : did not qualify
  • 1993 : 7th
  • 1995 : 6th
  • 1997 : 10th
  • 1999 : 10th
  • 2001 : 7th
  • 2003 : 12th
  • 2005 : 4th
  • 2007 : 4th
 

ReferencesEdit