Royal Antwerp Eagles BSC turns 100
17/08/2023 1 Minute Read

Royal Antwerp Eagles BSC turns 100

On August 18 2023, Belgium’s oldest baseball and softball club will turn 100 years old!

It all started in the early 1920s, when a couple of Antwerp boys walked along Wilrycksche Plein as they noticed a group of Japanese sailors that played a strange game they had never seen. Out of curiosity, the boys decided to have a look, not knowing that they were laying the groundwork for all what has become baseball and softball in Belgium.

Before long, on August 18th 1923, Belgium’s first baseball club: the Antwerp Black Cats was formed. Outlasting the war, having all the sportive high’s and low’s, changing names, merging, adding softball and turning 50: The Royal Antwerp Eagles Baseball and Softball Club was named.

Setting their mark in the 1980’s as national champions and the-club-to-beat; the Eagles are still going tough today and are celebrating their centennial in the weekend of 18, 19 and 20 August 2023.

Everybody is welcome at the RAE 1923-2023 Centennial Weekend

Friday 18 August 2023
18:00 – Opening by RAE Chairman Peter van Ackeren
18:30 – All Star Game with former RAE players and first pitch by Frank Mathys
20:00 – Reception
20:30 – Live Music & Party Time

Saturday 19 August 2023
>> 05:00 – Live Music & Party Time
14:00 – RAE SLD3 vs Chicaboo’s Stabroek
19:00 – RAE SMR vs Olen Titans

Sunday 20 August 2023
10:30 – RAE BD4 vs Deurne Spartans 2
13:30 – RAE SLD1 vs Beveren Lions
15:30 – RAE SLD1 vs Beveren Lions

Happy celebrations everyone!
Till the next 100!

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