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 and 2017 European Pool "B" Championship in Serbia . 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

President  HABF

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.

Jim Essian


Hellas  National  Baseball  Team

Jim has been re-appointed as manager of the team in 2018 after having served as manager at many championships and tournaments between 2008-2012.

Rye Pothakos

Coach / Head Scout

Hellas  National  Baseball  Team

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

John Bissylas


Hellas  National  Baseball  Team

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

Joseph Vreonis


Hellas  National  Baseball  Team

Joseph was appointed as a coach of the team after many years as a player for the national team.

Mark Pappas


Hellas  National  Baseball  Team

Mark became a coach in 2018.

He is currently the Hitting coach for Seton Hall University.

The Players

2016 and 2017  team rosters.

Holland 2016 A Pool