Cats of Antwerp

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Nick Name Cats
Earliest Known Date 1923
Location Antwerp, Belgium
Nine Class Senior

Chetwynd, "Baseball in Europe," p. 74, 75, says that visiting Japanese sailors inspired local Belgians in 1923 to form the first known "native-born" baseball team, the Antwerp Cats. Several teams of locals were formed, often coached by the Japanese.

Note--a US Army/Navy team in Antwerp competed in a 1919 baseball tournament played by servicemen in Europe. See Brussels.


Chetwynd, "Baseball in Europe," p. 74, 75.

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Found by Bruce Allardice


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