British Baseball Federation National League 1991

British Basebal Federation Logo [Reference: 3]


*London Athletics21174
Nottingham Hornets211651
Enfield Spartans191452
Humberside Mets2110117
Cambridge Royals207139.5
Liverpool Tigers186129.5
Essex Arrows2161511
Nottingham Pirates2151612
British Baseball Federation National League 1991 [Reference: 1]

Note: Standings as of 22 September 1991 – Two matches between Liverpool Tigers and Enfield Spartans still outstanding. If Enfield won both, as expected, it would mean a playoff between Nottingham and Enfield for a place in the Final against London Athletics.


London Athletics won the British Baseball Federation National League pennant in 1991, with Humberside Mets’ Rich Villa – Mr. Dedication – throwing the first No-Hitter in BBF National League history on 1 September 1991 against Enfield Spartans, perhaps the second best team in the League. The No-Hitter was pitched at the first Baseball Centre of excellence in Britain in Hull.

Rich Villa is originally from Chicago, and attended Lewis University, before trying out for a few Major League Baseball organisations, and despite failing to get a contract, still followed his dream to Britain.

Rich Villa – Humberside Mets – who threw the first No-Hitter in British Baseball Federation National League History on 1 September 1991 [Reference: 2]



[1] Anon. (1991) “UK Baseball: National League” Baseball Times. Volume 2. Number 8. November 1991. pg. 22.


[2] Anon. (1991) “Mr Dedictation – Rich Villa” Baseball Times. Volume 2. Number 8. November 1991. pg. 22.

[3] British Baseball Federation (2020) fb5f13_6ebe17074f67479d963d45d397eaa72f_mv2 [Internet] Available from:,h_1330,al_c/fb5f13_6ebe17074f67479d963d45d397eaa72f~mv2.jpg [Accessed 28 July 2020]


Thanks to Hugh Mulcahy.

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