Liverpool Trojans Baseball Club Est.1946
7th Sept 2016
It is with deep regret that we have to inform you that Norman Wells one of the elder statesmen of British Baseball and a key founder of one of England's most enduring teams, the Liverpool Trojans, has sadly passed away at the age of 94.
The commitment of Norman Wells to baseball in Liverpool and Britain extends approximately seven decades. But Normans' involvement in British baseball extends beyond his club. He also served as the secretary of the Merseyside league and the North-West league for 15 straight years as well as playing roles in various national governing bodies.
Additionally, Wells is one of a handful of British scorers to receive international status and is also a past winner of the National Scorers Award.
He was made a Life Member of the British Baseball Federation in 2008. Postscript: In 2011, Norman was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sefton Sports Awards (covering the Sefton borough of Merseyside) for his services to his club and to baseball. Later that year, he went on to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Merseyside Sports Awards.
He was also inducted into the BBF Hall of Fame and was an Olympic Torch bearer in 2012.
The Liverpool Twojans continue to improve in the AAA Central Division, finishing their 2016 regular season with an impressive 13 - 13 record. In only their second full season, the Twojans qualified for the post-season play offs, taking on the AAA North Eastern AAA runners-up, Sheffield Bladerunners.
The Twojans and Bladerunners road to the final had a common element, as both semi-final opponents forfeited their games leaving Sunday's final to be contested by the two top seeds in the division. The prize at stake was the opportunity to contest the AA National Finals taking place at Farnham Park, Surrey, on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug.
Sadly for the Twojans, the Balderunners proved to be strong opponents and won the final by a score of 16 - 0. A harsh defeat to take, but the Liverpool Twojans will come back stronger and more determined next season.
Sunday 5th June 2016
Britain’s oldest existing baseball club, the Liverpool Trojans, marked their 70th anniversary as the club’s first and second teams met for the very first time.
The original team was formed in 1946 by ex-servicemen returning from the second world war. During the early years the team were on a very steep learning curve as the standard of baseball in the UK was extremely high. During the mid 70's and early 80's the Trojans won the British Championship 3 times and won their own division for nine consecutive years, at the time a British record. Winning ways returned to the Trojans in 2011 & 2012, becoming AAA National champions after losing out in the semi-final in 2010. In 2013 the Trojans once again made it to the AAA national Finals but were beaten by the London Metros. The current Liverpool Trojans are setting their own high standards and are keen to follow their predecessor's winning ways.