Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg
|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Deutsch World Heritage Encyclopedia. (January 2011)|
Regensburg Legionaere is a baseball and softball club from Regensburg, Bavaria. The team is also known as Buchbinder Legionaere, following a sponsorship deal with German car rental company Buchbinder Autovermietung ("Bookbinder Car Rental").
Founded in 1987, the first men's team plays in the first division of the Baseball Bundesliga and is the defending champion. In the 2010 season, Legionaere led the Southern Division in most offensive and defensive categories, posting a combined .367 batting average and hitting 21 home runs as a team, while the club's pitching staff posted a 2.21 ERA.
The full club consists of 11 teams:
- 1st Men's Baseball, plays in Bundesliga's 1st Division
- 2nd Men's Baseball
- Bavarian League Softball
- Bavarian League Baseball
- District League Baseball
- Bayern Youth League
- Youth National League
- Student Livepitching
- Student Tossball
- Softball, U15
As part of a fund raising effort, Legionaere began selling stock in the club at the price of €100 a share, equating to €1 of the team value. The shares are not marketed as high-return investments but contributions that give the supporter a presence in the organization.
Season by Season Performance (1st Bundesliga)
|2007||1||25||21||4||.840||Lost to Mainz Athletics in Finals, 2-3|
|2008||2||28||20||8||.714||Defeated Mannheim Tornados in Finals, 2-3, to win 1st Championship in club history.|
|2009||1||24||21||3||.875||Lost to Mannheim Tornados in Semifinals, 2-3|
|2010||1||28||24||4||.857||Defeated Heidenheim Heideköpfe in Finals, 3-2, to win 2nd Championship in club history.|
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