Japan Tour & Cal Ripken

Cheltenham Representatives

Two key planks of the under 12 representative program are the Kangaroos Japan Tour and the Cal Ripken tournament in the US.

Given that Victoria does not have a designated under 12 State program, these two touring teams have represented the pinnacle of representative baseball at this age group.

Japan Tour – Kangaroos

Also known as ‘Rubberball’ (due to the type of ball used) the Japan Tour has been running annually for more than two decades and Cheltenham players have been chosen to represent what is effectively Victoria in many of those teams. The international tournament takes place in Tokyo each year.

The list below is not at all complete; any gaps to be filled or inaccuracies to be corrected would be appreciated. Please send any information to cheltenhamrustlers@gmail.com

2010: Matthew Stenhouse, Jack Daniels, Michael Leslie, Alex Warren

2009: Koji Campitelli, Jack Enciondo, Riki Preston, Michael Natoli, Koki Fukusaku

2008: Lachlan Whiteside

2006: Yoshi Campitelli, Brett Curnow

2005: Angus Macquire

2004: Daniel Farmer

2003: Nathan Aron, Pat Liston, Geoff Holland

2002: Justin Erasmus, Shane Middleton

1997: Stuart Simpson

1992: Richard Harrison, Nick Vallanan, Matthew Barr

1989: Chris Smith

Cal Ripken World Series

The Cal Ripken World Series is a prestigious international Tournament developed and sponsored by ex-MLB Star Cal Ripken and takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, each year.

Teams sent by Australia to the tournament compete under that name, so it is effectively a National team.

Cheltenham players that have participated in the Cal Ripken World Series:

2010: George Callil

2009: Justin Aron

2007: Brett Curnow

2003: John Blaskett

2002: Karl Mackay