The French National Baseball Team in Arizona

The French National Baseball Team is going to play 4 MLB and 2 College teams in Phoenix AZ, March 3 to 13 2014.

From left to right : Mr Gerrit Steenblik, Honorary Consul, Mr Boris Rothermundt and Mr Axel Cruau, Consul general of France in Los Angeles - Paradise Valley, march 11th.

At the origin of this event is Eric Gagné, an All Star pitcher and Cy Young trophy winner with the Angeles Dodgers. This tour is a significant part of the training of the French team before its participation to the European Championship, which will be played in Germany and the Czech Republic between September 12 and 21 2014.

Under Eric Gagné’s management, the French team will be proud to be matched with the most prestigious teams performing their Spring Training in the area : The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox for the MLB , as well as Paradise Valley Community College and Seminole State College.

Eric Gagné has been the General Manager of the French National Baseball Team since 2013. He brings with him an invaluable experience and professionalism and under his guidance Team France has greatly increased its international recognition. You can learn more about this experience by viewing his interview with “l’Equipe TV”on this website :

With MLB European Big League Tour gathering 400 young French players last November in Paris the French Federation of Baseball and Softball hit a home run and is confident to repeat it in Phoenix and demonstrate that baseball can indeed be a French pastime!


Some useful links :

• For the French Team’s complete schedule in Phoenix :

• To contact the French team or learn more about French baseball :

Patrice Baudin,
General delegate in North America :
Phone: (418) 520-2120

French Federation of Baseball and Softball :
Facebook :

Young baseball and softball players who are French citizens or who can claim at least one French grandparent are eligible to be considered for the French National team.
Download the registration form at:

Last modified on 13/03/2014

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