A brief History of KBBSF – FRBBS
Baseball reached Belgium in the 1920s when US and Japanese sailors played on the Antwerp docks. Local groups soon caught on and the Flemish League (which later became VBSL) was set up in the 1930s.
Baseball grew in Europe and Belgium was a founding member of the Confederation of European Baseball in 1953. Softball followed suit and Belgium was also a founding member of the European Softball Federation in 1976.
In the meantime, the Belgian Baseball & Softball Federation was set up in 1975, under the auspices of which the Walloon League (LFBBS) was created in 1988.
Today, 45 clubs make up the Royal Belgian Baseball & Softball Federation, with 4100 members and over 2900 active competitive players.
Our Sports Today
Today we bring these national and international sports to Belgium:
Baseball – For men and women of all ages
BeeBall – For the very young
Softball – For men and women of all ages
Fast Pitch Softball – high paced sport – not “soft” at all
Slow Pitch Softball – also ideal suited for beginners and elderly
Coed Softball – mixed teams: exactly 50% male, 50% female
Baseball5 – For men and women of all ages
G-Baseball – Equipped for men and women of all ages with mental and or physical disabilities.