Baseball! A game played and loved by millions of Americans!
It is a little known fact that an estimated 60 million people play baseball worldwide, with Japan being currently ranked No.1 in World Baseball.
Dozens of countries around the world play the "All American Pastime" and are excelling at the sport.Here in New Zealand, one of the world's last major sporting countries to realise its passion for baseball, interest is rapidly swelling. Player numbers have grown from 600, five years ago,
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to be in excess of 6,000 throughout New Zealand in 2015. Christchurch is no exception!
The Canterbury Baseball club was founded in 2004, with a baseball diamond constructed at Avonhead Park. It was the formation of the Eastside Cardinals in 2011, soon to be followed by the Southern Astros, in 2012, that prompted the Canterbury Baseball Association to be established in 2013. Since then, we have seen steady growth with the establishment of the Christchurch Redbirds (2016) and Selwyn Baseball (2017) ...