by Alex Walchli (Cardinals media director)
BERN CARDINALS ANNOUNCE RE-SIGNING OF PLAYER/COACH JOHN BAUM FOR THE 2009 SEASON
The four-time defending Swiss baseball champion Bern Cardinals has re-signed John Baum for the coming season. The player/coach has been with the Cardinals since the beginning of the teams 4 consecutive titles. Baum, .426AVG, 6 HR, 21 RBI in 61 at bats in 2008; along with a 7-1 record, 1.08 ERA, 77K’s, in 52 innings, has proved to be a duel threat on the field. He comes back looking to help the Cardinals tie the Therwil Flyers record of five national titles won in a row. The Cardinals kick off the ’09 season in a re-match of last season’s final when they take on the Lausanne Indians on April 5th.