Baseball in Greece

Baseball was played in Greece before the 2004 Olympics as exhibition games in the 1950's and in the late 1960's early 70's as Little League games on the US Air Force and Navy Base in Athens.

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The Hellas National Baseball Team owes it’s birth and persistent existence to the International Olympic Committee’s 1997 decision that awarded the 2004 Olympic Games to Athens, Greece.

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Want to join the team?  Find out what baseball experience is needed and the official Greek citizenship documents required for eligibility.


GM  Tom Mazarakis

Athens, Greece


Coach  John Bissylas

Toronto, Canada

Tel:  1.416.720.5537


Coach/Scout  Rye Pothakos

Saskatoon, Canada

Tel:  1.639.471.8009


Build it and they will come

Welcome to Hellas Baseball also known as Greek Baseball.

In a land dominated by soccer, basketball, swimming, island hopping and dining out, baseball in Greece takes its place as the most unique sport in the country.

Founded for the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Hellas Baseball's mission has always been to develop local baseball talent and provide a competitive National Team for Greek players everywhere in the world to join and to proudly represent their country on an international stage.

It is hoped that you too might join us on this mission to make Hellas Baseball a dream for many.

Hellas Baseball


Next Tournament

The team is now preparing for the  2018 European Pool C Championships. Location and dates have not been confirmed yet.