History of Fighting Flies

ABOUT US

FIGHTING FLIES Bratisla­va has one of the best teams with more than 20 years of baseball history in Slovakia. Three times second place in Slovak Championship (1994, 1996, 1999), bronze medal from Slovak Championship (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001), Slovak Cup winner (1994, 1995). Participant of European Cup Winner´s Cup (1995, 1996, 2000, 2002) and CEB Cup (1997, 1998, 1999).

Fighting Flies is always taking care of our youth players in all categories. Since 2008 we cooperate with the US organization GoodSports, which is represented in Slovakia by former MLB professional player Tom Johnson.

FIGHTING FLIES

The baseball club Fighting Flies Bratislava was founded in 1994 after it became independent from TJ STU Bratislava (where we played since 1992) and became the first only baseball orientated club in Slovakia. Since 2010 we cooperate with Bratislava´s part Devínska Nová Ves and the Ivana Bukov­čanaElementary school.

BASEBALL

Baseball has been in Slova­kia since 1991. Ohe oiginally American sport followed 10 years history of a familiar sport – softball, which has been played inSlovakia since  the 80´s. It is one of the most played sports worldwide. Between 1992–2008 it was an Olympic sport. International Baseball Association (IBA) is the main organization, in Europe it is Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) and in Slovakia the Slovak Baseball Federation (SBF).

Baseball is a hitting game focused mainly on dynamics, reaction, speed and endurance. The important parts of baseball are technical skills and knowledge of the rules and game system, which needs logical thinking and creativity.  A combination of physical skill, fast thinking and decision making are the basics of  a good baseball player. Like Ernest Hemingway said about this attractive sport: Baseball is the fastest chess in the World.

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