With the Liga Paulista de Beisebol All-Star Game set for this Sunday, March 20, at Nikkey Santo Amaro, and the LPB season getting underway shortly thereafter, I thought this would be a good opportunity to look at the websites some of the teams we hadn’t covered previously. It is great to see more of these amateur Brazilian teams getting exposure on the world wide web!
First, here is the updated LPB website link for the 2011 season. There are 16 teams participating in the LPB this season, and the season schedule should be posted shortly.
One of the teams participating in the LPB this season is São Bernardo Base Ball Clube, which was founded in 1986 in the city of São Bernardo do Campo.
The Clube Cultural e Recreativo Nipo-Brasileiro de Piracicaba, located in the city of Piracicaba, will also be fielding a team in the LPB this season. On an unrelated note for you American readers, Piracicaba happens to be the site of a very large Caterpillar manufacturing plant.
Bats Baseball, located in the city of Parelheiros, probably has one of the cooler mascots and websites. I also love the team photos of these guys, including the bat boys!
The Nômades de Americana came in third place in the LPB last season, and surely will look to finish strong again in 2011. On a historical note, Americana is a city that was founded by American southerners after the U.S. Civil War who didn’t want to live under the Union government. There are descendants of these original settlers still in Americana today, though I don’t think they play much baseball.
Probably my favorite team name thus far, Underdogs Baseball is aptly named given that they will be in the same conference as defending LPB champion Bacamartes this season.
Special credit goes to Ricardo Segre, who has been compiling all of this information on the LPB Facebook page. Again, it is great to see more and more information about Brazilian baseball getting out there.