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Federation Deutscher Baseball und Softball Verband e.v.

The Germany national baseball team is a national team of Germany and is controlled by the Deutscher Baseball und Softball Verband e.v.. It represents the nation in senior-level men's international competition. Germany suffers from stricter citizenship rules than countries like Spain, Italy or Great Britain but has still finished 4th in the 2005 European Championship and 2007 European Championship, won games in the 2007 Baseball World Cup and 2009 Baseball World Cup then got Bronze in the 2010 European Championship. The team has had several US-experienced minor leaguers such as Simon Gühring, Tim Henkenjohann, Michael Franke, Claus Helmig, Rodney Gessmann, Mike Bolsenbroek, Kai Gronauer, Max Kepler, Ludwig Glaser and Daniel Thieben as well as major leaguer Donald Lutz; in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, they also had some German-Americans with pro experience, most notably major leaguer Will Ohman. The team is a member of the CEB.

In the 2009 World Baseball Challenge, Germany beat the US college national team, the country's first win ever against a US squad. Tim Henkenjohann got the win while Simon Gühring, Jendrick Speer and Michael Franke all homered.

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