We are underway with our review series of the European Baseball season 2010. We already looked at the Italian Baseball League and the Dutch Hoofdklasse. Now at the plate: the German Baseball-Bundesliga.
Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg
2010 Record: 24-4
2010 Ranking: 1st place in southern division of Baseball-Bundesliga after regular season. During the playoffs the Buchbinder Legionaere beat the HSV Stealers and the Paderborn Untouchables in four games each, reaching the championship series. In the finals they blew a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series against the Heidenheim Heidekoepfe, but managed a win in the decisive fifth game for their second national title after 2008.
Runs Scored: 265 (1st)
Runs Allowed: 78 (1st)
Best Batter: Klaus Hopfensperger. The 29-year-old was limited at the beginning of the season due to a knee injury, but came back successfully. He batted .432 (OBP .518/SLG .750) with four homeruns, nine runs scored and 17 RBI in just 17 games. He later was named MVP of the final series against Heidenheim.
Best OPS: Matt Vance 1.195 (2nd in league, minimum 100 PA)
Most Home Runs: Matt Vance 5 (tied for 3rd)
Most RBI: Ludwig Glaser 30 (tied for 3rd)
Most Runs Scored: Matt Vance 37 (3rd)
Most Stolen Bases: Matt Vance (2nd)
Best Pitcher: Boris Bokaj. The Czech national team hurler had a 10-1 record with an ERA of 1.96 in 15 games (14 starts) in his first year in Germany. He struck out 63 batters in 82 2/3 innings, while walking 36.
Best ERA Starter: Boris Bokaj 1.96 (led league)
Best ERA Reliever: Rene Herlitzius 1.25 (Minimum 20 IP)
Most Strikeouts: Boris Bokaj 63 (3rd)
Most Walks: Boris Bokaj 36
Most Innings Pitched: Boris Bokaj 88.2 (tied for 5th)
Neuenburg Atomics (South)
Cologne Cardinals (North)
Pulheim Gophers (North)
Dohren Wild Farmers (North)
Gauting Indians (South)
Mainz Athletics (South)
Dortmund Wanderers (North)
Saarlouis Hornets (South)
HSV Stealers (North)
Bonn Capitals (North)
Haar Disciples (South)
Mannheim Tornados (South)
Paderborn Untouchables (North)
Solingen Alligators (North)
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (South)