Post Eagle Newspaper


Dec 1, 2023

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Baseball Is Growing In Poland!

Baseball is alive and growing in Poland.  This March the largest Baseball Tournament in Europe was held in Dzialdowo Poland for the 19th year.  The Dzialdowo Yankees celebrated their 25th Anniversary under their founder and trainer Zdzislaw Ziolkowski.  Coach Ziolkowski has been instrumental in supporting the expansion on Baseball in Poland for the last 30 years.

This year the tournament was attended by boys and girls from the ages of 9 to 14.  They came by bus and train from Poland, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. For those of us who love Baseball it reminded me of our boys and girls in the United States.

The teams come to Poland on their own and are housed in two schools where the games are held in Olympic sized Gymnasiums.  Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation President, Al Koproski, thanks all who have supported the children in Poland and Eastern Europe for the last 25 years.

This past June the Senior Baltic League had their tournament with over 200 Senior Baseball Players participating.  The Tournament took place in Dzialdowo Poland with 20 teams competing in three categories.  The winning teams were Deby Osielsko, Yankees Dzialdowo and Gepardy Zory.

The Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation is a 501-c-3 non profit organization.  If you would like to help make your check out to PNYBF and sent to 222 Ocean Drive East, Stamford, CT 06902.  We also accept used equipment in good condition, which can be shipped to the above address.  Call Al at 203-323-9944 with questions.