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The International Baseball Community Podcast features interviews with college and professional baseball players and coaches who have taken their career overseas. The purpose of the podcast is to shed light on all the opportunities that are out there in lesser-known baseball markets such as in Europe and Australia. Host David Burns is the founder of http://www.BaseballJobsOverseas.com, a platform where players and coaches can connect with clubs around the world.

The International Baseball Community Podcast features interviews with college and professional baseball players and coaches who have taken their career overseas. The purpose of the podcast is to shed light on all the opportunities that are out there in lesser-known baseball markets such as in Europe and Australia. Host David Burns is the founder of http://www.BaseballJobsOverseas.com, a platform where players and coaches can connect with clubs around the world.
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Austria

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The International Baseball Community Podcast features interviews with college and professional baseball players and coaches who have taken their career overseas. The purpose of the podcast is to shed light on all the opportunities that are out there in lesser-known baseball markets such as in Europe and Australia. Host David Burns is the founder of http://www.BaseballJobsOverseas.com, a platform where players and coaches can connect with clubs around the world.

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English

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Episodes

How to get your foot in the door overseas with an average background

7/3/2019
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http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com There are a large number of baseball players overseas these days looking to take their career overseas with a large variety of backgrounds. Those who may not have the strongest of backgrounds or the strongest of stats, may have to take matters into their own hands to get their foot in the door. Dave and Jimmy tackle that topic in this episode.

Duration:00:18:03

Working Your Way Into The Australian Baseball League

5/29/2019
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The Australian Baseball League has made huge strides in recent years, with the expansion to include a team from Korea and New Zealand in 2018 as well as the signings of former MLB players such Josh Collmenter, Gift Ngoepe and Pete Kozma. The league also featured Japanese NPB stud pitcher Shota Imanaga and some of Europe's top talent in Markus Solbach (GER), Alex Maestri (ITL), and Dwayne Kemp (NED) who all had standout seasons. Rounded out with a number of young affiliated players, top indy...

Duration:00:21:22

Climbing the ladder to multiple offers around the globe

2/23/2019
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http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com Jimmy Jensen went from cut from his high school baseball team, to All-American, to men's league baseball before he decided to give overseas a try. Little did he know that signing his first overseas contract in 2015 would change his life forever in multiple ways. List to part two of his story, continuing where we left off at the end of his first season on IBC Podcast episode 67

Duration:00:36:15

New Zealand's new pro baseball team and more with Baseball NZ CEO Ryan Flynn

9/7/2018
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http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com Baseball New Zealand CEO Ryan Flynn returns for the third time, this time to provide an update on the exciting times going on in the world of baseball in New Zealand, in particular the new Australian Baseball League professional franchise team based in Auckland. Some of the topics discussed in this episode are: Growth of baseball in New Zealand in recent years New Australian Baseball League franchise team, the Auckland Tuatara and what the name means...

Duration:00:39:46

How overseas can be a good option for established and aspiring pro's

6/29/2018
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In this interview with professional pitcher Arik Sikula, he speaks of his experiences both in Australia and Colombia pitching in the winter and why these experiences helped him improve as a pitcher and an athlete.

Duration:00:39:27

Importing to the Shikoku Island League and Signing Manny Ramirez

10/12/2017
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Three years ago on IBC Podcast Episode #26 I interviewed Zak Colby who was fresh off of his first season playing independent professional baseball in Japan in the Shikoku Island League. Zak has continued to play there working his way into a foreign recruitment role for the whole league while playing for the Kochi Fighting Dragons. His biggest signing to date was Manny Ramirez who he signed to play for the Fighting Dragons for the 2017 season, to hit fourth behind Zak in the lineup. In this...

Duration:00:54:56

U.S. Independent pro star chooses overseas baseball route

3/16/2017
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Recently one of the top pitchers in independent professional baseball decided to give up the lifestyle that comes with playing pro baseball in the U.S., which he said he loves, in order to play club baseball in the Czech Republic which play mostly on weekends. Sound crazy? Soon to be 30 years old, Tim Brown has been playing professional baseball for 8 years now and while still at the top of his game, has decided to play baseball in Europe in 2017. "At this point, I just want to travel and...

Duration:00:22:02

From no overseas prospects to playing in Spain and South America

2/24/2017
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http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com/e68 Daniel Catalan had a successful college career playing with Holy Name University where hit a very respectable .282 and a very nice OBP in his senior year of .410. He also led HNU in triples in both his seasons there and did not commit a single error in the outfield. Like many talented college graduates, professional teams did not come knocking on his door. So he gave overseas baseball a try and signed up for a profile at the International Baseball...

Duration:00:38:01

From cut from high school team to top international import

12/1/2016
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http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com Overseas professional import Jimmy Jensen tells his story how he made his way up from cut from his high school baseball team travelling the world playing baseball.

Duration:00:21:26

How Josh Wyant combined his love for travel, baseball and history

10/3/2016
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Josh Wyant grew up playing baseball in North Carolina and was never the standout player but always had a passion for the game and worked hard at getting better. He was a three sport athlete between cross country, baseball and swimming and as college grew closer, he was told his best shot was at running. In his senior year of high school he moved to a new high school and was given the opportunity to improve himself to the level he needed through a coach who did more for him in that one season...

Duration:00:48:19

This Former AA Pitcher's Aussie Baseball Experience Changed His Life Forever

9/23/2016
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In 1995 Ryan Schurman was a 10th round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves. Twenty years later he is married with a baby boy and living in Germany and coaches cricket. Ryan is another remarkable story of how playing baseball overseas can not only be a way of extending a playing career, but also a life changing experience.

Duration:00:51:36

Winterball in Cape Town, South Africa

9/12/2016
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In 2012, Tanner Leighton, the #4 ranked NAIA prospect in the country from The Masters College in California, was one of many players in the independent ball system who had been in contact with scouts during his college tenure, yet had no luck come June. After a season of Independent ball, playing with both the Washington Wild Things and London Rippers, Leighton went to play winter ball in Australia for the Melville Braves of Perth. Tanner then spent the 2013 summer season playing with the...

Duration:00:25:49

Three Back-To-Back Seasons Overseas and Over 20 Countries Visited

6/20/2016
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Will Thorp grew up playing baseball in British Columbia, Canada where he also started his college career at a local junior college. After a successful freshman year, he earned a chance to play at Lewis-Clark State College, one of the top NAIA baseball programs. In 2014, upon graduating from LC, Will decided to hang up his cleats. "I had finished up college on a rough note. My 4 years at LC taught me a ton about myself, how to handle situations, how to look at the game in a complete different...

Duration:00:42:59

Playing baseball in Canberra with Graham Vickers, President of the Ainslie Bears

5/23/2016
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For the 2015-2016 winter season, there were a total of nine IBC members sign contracts in the Capital Territory State League based in Canberra, Australia. This is one of six state leagues in Australia that regularly import baseball players from abroad. This interview is with Graham Vickers, the president of the Ainslie Bears, a club who have utilized the website to import players over the past couple of seasons. Here is an earlier interview from 2015 with Andrew Medeiros, an IBC member and...

Duration:00:39:33

How Sam Siddall built a career overseas despite limited playing experience in college

4/4/2016
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Sam Siddall is a graduate from the Midland University (NAIA) where he spent three years as a relief pitcher with limited action. Post college, in 2013, he was playing in a mens league in Alberta, Canada when a friend presented him with an opportunity to coach youth in Australia after receiving the opportunity himself and having to decline. Sam had some coaching experience but no experience as a head coach at the time. He jumped on the opportunity and soon found himself in Adelaide, Australia...

Duration:00:36:05

A decade of baseball overseas part 3 – International player, MLB Scout, Entrepreneur

2/17/2016
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After finishing up the 2010 season with Almere and Hamburg and achieving his long term goal of pitching the Dutch Head Class, Boomer was undecided what to do about his baseball career and was leaning towards focusing on finishing law school and getting a job. After back-to-back years with no offseason and pitching 7-9 innings every start, his arm definitely needed a rest. However during the 2010 summer while on break from pitching in Holland, Boomer visited a girl living in Budapest...

Duration:00:36:28

A decade of baseball overseas part 2 - From fired in Europe to employment with MLB

2/2/2016
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In IBC episode 58, Justin "Boomer" Prinstein walked us through the beginning of his international professional baseball story which was a wild one with lots of ups and downs with stops in Belgium and Israel. This was all in the span of one season as well. He returned home for only a month before committing to the Southern Districts Hawks of the South Australian Baseball League for second half of the 2007-2008 winterball season. He arrived at the beginning of December, well into their season,...

Duration:00:54:08

From fired in Europe, to baseball in the middle east to a career with MLB (part 1)

1/19/2016
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More stories at: http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com Justin "Boomer" Prinstein has been involved in baseball overseas since he first came to Europe in 2006 as an import pitcher. The former George Washington University pitcher his junior and senior years in the shadows of some of his teammates. In fact, half of his team from his junior year were drafted. He was a bit undersized (5'11") and his high 80's fastball was figured to be maxed out as far as scouts were concerned. In 2006, upon...

Duration:00:32:17

Is Euro League Baseball a go in 2016? An interview with ELB CEO Wim van den Hurk

1/5/2016
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More international baseball stories at: http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com The Euro League Baseball (ELB) is a new professional baseball league in Europe set to launch in 2016. There has been a lot of hype over the league during the offseason as players and imports anticipate something that has a lot of potential to be great. As the new year rings in and spring training is approaching fast, there are many rumours circulating about if the league will actually launch in 2016 and if so, how...

Duration:00:28:12

Playing baseball in France in a nutshell. Is France a safe place to play In 2016?

11/30/2015
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With all the violence that has taken place in France as of late, I can understand why someone may be hesitant to consider playing baseball there in 2016. However, when considering the alternative of staying and playing in the U.S. (for most of you), is France really any more dangerous? The U.S. by far dominates international headlines with regards to violent shootings, so why not take your career over to Europe? My ignorant impression from the outside as a Canadian living in Europe is that...

Duration:00:44:52