Hull Baseball History

Baseball in Hull has, until recent times, been vibrant and the envy of other regions in the country. In 1948 there were over 80 teams in and around Hull with many of the major companies fielding teams.

The representative Hull team played other cities at the old Craven Park in front of crowds in excess of 10,000

By the mid 60’s the number of teams had fallen to around eight teams but still represented one of the strongest area’s in the country. The numbers continued to fall into the 90’s but the standard was still high which resulted in 10 players from Hull Clubs included in the Great Britain team which won the European ‘B’ championships held at Eastmount Centre, Hull. The final was watched by a crowd estimated to be in over 2,000.

From this high point the game in general but particularly Hull began to wane and by 2008 there was only one team in Hull still playing baseball.

2013 saw a number of ex-players return to the game in a coaching and playing capacity, striving to re-establish Hull baseball as a major force once again.

Results improved dramatically with Hull Scorpions winning the Northern AA division with a record of 22 wins and only 2 losses in 2013.

In 2014 they were promoted and competed in the Northern AAA division and repeated their success with an 18 wins and 4 loss record.

Hull Baseball Teams



Hull had a rich heritage of baseball and at Hull Scorpions, whilst moving forward to develop the sport within the city and beyond, we also find it important to celebrate the past. Many people from inside and outside the city have played for one or more teams within Hull, many have represented Great Britain and it is important to recognise those who form part of our baseball history.

We have started to create a Hull Baseball Roll of Honour, including many teams and individuals who have played or been involved our wonderful game. More names will be added and we will endeavour to give you as much information about these players, coaches, umpires, scorers and volunteers as we get them.

Hull Aces

Alan Wilson

Hull Giants

David Hartley

Steve Kirkby

Angus Walker

Andrew Whittaker

Humberside Mets

Frank Parker

Neil Read

Hull Royals

John Wiltshire

Bill Cornforth

Hull Warriors

Darren Butler

Lach Forbes