Bologna

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Bologna is an Italian baseball club. They play their home games at Stadio Gianni Falchi in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. They won the first Serie A1 title in 1948 and has since claimed titles in 1969, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1984, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019. They also won the European Cup in 1973, 1985, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2019. After winning the 2013 Cup, they became the first European team invited to the Asia Series, playing in the 2013 Asia Series.

Major leaguers to appear for Bologna have included Eddy Rodriguez, Eddy Garabito, Chris Aguila, Guillermo Rodriguez, Ronny Cedeño and Julio Ramírez. Former NPB players have included G.G. Sato and Katsuhiro Maeda. Italian national team stars to appear for Bologna have included Roberto Bianchi, Davide Dallospedale, Gianmario Costa, David Sheldon, Daniele Frignani, Mark Talarico, Daniel Newman, Giovanni Pantaleoni, Ilo Bartolucci, Franco Tavoni, Gabriele Ermini, Claudio Liverziani, Paolino Ambrosino, Fabio Milano, Riccardo De Santis, Alessandro Vaglio and Alex Sambucci.

They have had many sponsors over the years, leading to their being known during various periods as "Amaro Montenegro Bologna", "Fortitudo Bologna", "Italeri Fortitudo Bologna", "Libertas Bologna", "Montenegro Bologna", "Fortitudo Amaro Montenegro", "Be.Ca. Carni Bologna", "Italeri Bologna", "Biemme Giocattoli Bologna", "Poliedel Fortitudo Bologna", "Biemme Fortitudo Bologna", "Fortitudo Baseball Club", "Unipol Bologna", "Guadianello Bologna" and "Unipolsai Bologna".

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Yearly Record in Playoff Era[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs European Competition
1986 37-11 Alberto Rinaldi Semi Final Runner-Up
1987 30-12 Alberto Rinaldi Semi Final
1988 34-8 Alberto Rinaldi Semi Final
1989 26-16 1st Round
1990 34-32
1991 19-17
1992 25-11 Dimes Gamberini Runner-Up
1993 21-15 Luis Casanova Semi Final Runner-Up
1994 32-16 Vincenzo Blanda/Alberto Rinaldi Semi Final
1995 22-32
1996 17-37
1997 Serie A2 Volfango Valbonesi
1998 17-31 Volfango Valbonesi 3rd Place
1999 23-25 Volfango Valbonesi
2000 26-22 Mauro Mazzotti
2001 39-15 Mauro Mazzotti Semi Final
2002 39-15 Mauro Mazzotti Semi Final
2003 42-12 Mauro Mazzotti Champions
2004 43-11 Mauro Mazzotti Runner-Up Runner-Up
2005 35-19 Mauro Mazzotti Champions
2006 30-18 Marco Nanni Semi Final 3rd Place
2007 27-15 Marco Nanni Semi Final
2008 34-8 Marco Nanni Semi Final
2009 30-12 Marco Nanni Champions Runner-Up
2010 25-17 Marco Nanni Runner-Up Champions
2011 29-13 Marco Nanni Semi Final 3rd Place
2012 31-11 Marco Nanni Semi Final Champions
2013 28-8 Marco Nanni Semi Final Champions
2014 30-8 Marco Nanni Champions
2015 37-9 Marco Nanni Runner-Up Runner-Up
2016 27-9 Daniele Frignani Champions 3rd Place
2017 25-9 Daniele Frignani Semi Final Runner-Up
2018 26-2 Daniele Frignani Champions 3rd Place
2019 21-3 Daniele Frignani Champions Champions