WBU Premier Division 2012
|St. Peter’s RFC||10||10||0||0||20|
WBU Premier Division 2013
|St. Alban’s RFC||9||6||0||3||12|
|St. Peter’s RFC||9||5||0||4||10|
WLBU Premier Division 2014
The Welsh Baseball Union governs the Men’s game in Wales, currently only running leagues at underage level. St. Peter’s (2012), Grange Albion (2013) and St. Alban’s (2014) won the last three titles in the Men’s League before it was abandoned.
About Welsh Baseball
Welsh Baseball is the Welsh version of Rounders or Baseball and is their Traditional Celtic Sport. It is played like Baseball or Rounders on a diamond, with the original posts instead of bases like in Medieval Rounders, and the diamond is assymetrical. The bat is more like a cricket bat than a baseball or rounders bat, being slightly flat and tapers from the base to the handle. Points are scored for each base reached and also a point for getting all the way round back home.
The sport is played in mostly working class areas of South Wales and Liverpool, particularly in neighborhoods with a strong Irish Catholic population.
The game was originally Rounders but a visiting American Baseball team led by the legendary A.G. Spalding, played matches in Liverpool against local teams at the turn of the 20th Century (early 1900s), and the English Rounders Association (Liverpool) adopted some of the innovations in Baseball, thus deciding it was no longer Rounders and changed the name. It instructed its counterparts in the Welsh Baseball Union and Gloucester Baseball Union (no longer active) to do the same, thus leading to a hybrid Rounders-Baseball code unique to Wales and Liverpool.
 Wayback Machine Internet Archive – Welsh Baseball Union (2013) Premier Division [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20130122204111/http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/ [Accessed 11 April 2017]
 Wayback Machine Internet Archive – Welsh Baseball Union (2013) Premier Division [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20130908075104/http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/ [Accessed 11 April 2017]
 Wayback Machine Internet Archive – Welsh Baseball Union (2014) Premier Division [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20141016050038/http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/ [Accessed 11 April 2017]
Thanks to Hugh Mulcahy.
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Last Updated: 13 November 2020
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