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.
As the organizing nation, Greece had the opportunity to field representative teams for all the team sports included in the then Olympics program such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, field hockey, and baseball.
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
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 level.
It is hoped that you too might join us on this mission to make Hellas Baseball a dream for many.
The team is now preparing for the 2017 European Championships "B-Pool" in Belgrade, Serbia from July 24-30 . The winner advances to the "A-Pool" Championship in 2018.