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  • Lloyd, Hughes help in Emeralds triumph

    MIYAZAKI, Japan - When Luke Hughes and Graeme Lloyd return to the Perth Heat for the Australian Baseball League season this year, they'll each be carrying an extra piece of hardware. The pair are set to come back to Western Australia from the IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup in Japan with bronze medals as first-time members of the coaching staff for the Emeralds. MORE »
  • ABL alumni enjoying MLB success

    baseballers who practiced their trade in Australia - nine players and one manager - are currently active in MLB. They range from human web gem and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier of the Tampa Bay Rays, to Netherlands native/Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Didi Gregorius and Houston Astros interim manager Tom Lawless, who helmed a team in the original ABL for a season. MORE »
  • Holdzkom added to Pirates' 40-man

    PITTSBURGH - Former Adelaide Bite and Canberra Cavalry pitcher John Holdzkom has been added to the 40-man roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates, clearing the way for a possible call to the Major Leagues. MORE »
  • Hendriks to start for Royals tonight

    KANSAS CITY, 28 August - The Kansas City Royals have announced that Liam Hendriks, a West Australian and member of the Australian Baseball League's Perth Heat, will make his debut for their club in their Wednesday night game hosting Liam's old team the Minnesota Twins (10:00 am AET Thursday). MORE »
  • Aces announce Gauci as new Chairman

    MELBOURNE - The Major League Baseball-owned Australian Baseball League announced today that former Melbourne Storm CEO & MD, Ron Gauci, will serve as the new Chairman of the Melbourne Aces. MORE »
  • Cavs, Bite make picks in Aussie draft

    SYDNEY, 14 August - With their first selection in the Australian Baseball League's inaugural Australian Player Draft, the Canberra Cavalry selected pitcher Tristan Crawford. The Cavalry selected four of the five players taken in this year's historic first domestic selections as the ABL supplemented team rosters with homegrown talent. MORE »
  • Hendriks adjusting to another new team

    BUFFALO, New York - Perth Heat right-hander Liam Hendriks has had a 2014 full of change, but a terrific season at the Triple-A level in the Toronto Blue Jays system resulted in a trade to the Kansas City Royals organisation last month. MORE »
  • All-Star Game returns to Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, 30 July - The Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon Damian Drum, has announced today that Melbourne will host the 2014 Australian Baseball League All-Star Game for the third consecutive year at Melbourne Ballpark on Wednesday, 17 December at 7:30pm. MORE »
  • Adamson to help on Bite coaching staff

    ADELAIDE, 22 July - Bite fans will have to get used to one the team's favourite sons having a decreased on-field workload during season 2014/15. Veteran catcher Chris Adamson will this year take on the role of player/assistant coach this season, giving him new perspectives on the game and developing his leadership skills. MORE »
  • Sam Bat renewed as ABL's bat supplier

    SYDNEY, 18 July - Sam Bat and the Australian Baseball League (ABL) have announced that they will be renewing their existing partnership. The new three-year agreement will see the Canadian-based bat supplier partner with the ABL through to the completion of the 2016/17 ABL season. MORE »
  • White Sox's Thompson to pilot Aces in 2014/15

    We are pleased to announce that Tommy Thompson of the Chicago White Sox franchise has been signed as Manager for the 2014-2015 season. MORE »
  • Hendriks helps lead IL to ASG win

    DURHAM, North Carolina, 18 July - Perth Heat and Buffalo Bisons right-hander Hendriks struck out four over two scoreless innings of work, helping to lay the foundation for the International League's 7-3 win over the Pacific Coast League at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. MORE »