The European Big League Tour, an initiative by Rick van den Hurk to bring Major League players to Europe, will come to Rotterdam and London in 2012. The big leaguers will hold youth clinics in the Netherlands on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11. Afterwards they travel to the United Kingdom for two more clinics on the weekend of November 17 and 18. The names of the participating Major League players will be announced soon.
Registration of the European Big League Tour 2012 is now open on www.europeanbigleaguetour.com. Additionally it is already confirmed that the tour continues through the next couple of years according to a report by www.honkbalsite.com, as Rotterdam Topsport and EBLT reached an agreement about not only the 2012 edition, but also those of 2013 and 2014.
It is going to be the third edition of the European Big League Tour. In 2010 and 2011 van den Hurk invited John Baker, Adam Jones, Gregory Halman, Jeremy Guthrie, Roger Bernadina, Prince Fielder, Brady Anderson, Kyle Barbour, Mike Stanton, Dexter Fowler and Bobby Bonilla to clinics in the Netherlands (2010 and 2011), Belgium (2010), Czech Republic (2011) and Italy (2011).
Program European Big League Tour 2012
- November 9: Arrival players + Master class / Meet & Greet Rotterdam
- November 10 +11: Clinics Rotterdam
- November 12-13: Sightseeing Netherlands
- November 14: Travel to United Kingdom
- November 15-16: Sightseeing London
- November 17-18: Clinics London