John Bissylas

Hellenic Amateur Baseball Federation

Baseball in Greece is regulated by the Hellenic Amateur Baseball Federation (HABF), which was founded in 1997. It's first goals were to prepare a National Team for the 2004 Athens Olympic games held in Greece and establish a development league for players living in Greece. Currently the team's main goal over the next 2 years is to advance into Pool A again and compete for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

2004 stadium

Hellas National Baseball Team

The Hellas National Team first major international tournament was the 2004 Athens Olympics. Since then the team has participated in numerous European Championships and Cups, most recently at the 2016 European Pool "A" Championship in The Netherlands. The team players are Greeks from all over the world and from the existing development league in Greece which is mainly based in Athens.

Meet the Team

Panos Mitsiopoulos


Hellenic Amateur

Baseball Federation


Panos has been the president since the beginning.

Tom Mazarakis

General Manager

Hellas National

Baseball Team

Tom has been the GM since 2005 and has also been instrumental in forming the local Greek Baseball League.

Joseph Vreonis


Hellas National

Baseball Team

Joseph was appointed manager of the team in 2017 after many years as a player and coach for the National Team.

John Bissylas


Hellas National

Baseball Team

John joined the team as a coach in 2016 for the European Championships in The Netherlands.

Rye Pothakos

Coach / Scout

Hellas National

Baseball Team

Rye joined the team in 2017 as a coach and scout after 30 years in baseball at the collegiate and professional levels.

The Players

2016 and 2017  team rosters.

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