Switzerland Baseball Road Trip
The view from our Lausanne hotel of Lake Geneva
and the surrounding areas. It's a great way to start your day!
Our Swiss baseball road trip took us all around Lake Geneva and beyond. Here we
are playing in Bern against the Cardinals.
The next day we were in Lausanne (home of the Olympic Committee) to play the Indians.
Chateau Chillon in Montruex kicked off our daily sightseeing after a lake cruise on the first day.
A team photo of the brave Americans in Switzerland. Back row: Harry Wade, Dennis McCroskey, Ted Simendinger,
Angelo Kournianos, John Gilmore, Don Kiser, Dave Markzon, and Rick Shaw. Front
row: Curtis Holland, Carl Anderson, Jerry Krassner, Robb Struckel, Glenn Mercer,
and Jake Burns.
The home field of the Fribourg B52s was the most scenic sites of our daily baseball games.
The bells on the grazing cows beyond left field sounded like wind chimes the entire game.
Sightseeing and shopping in Geneva was great exposure to this international city.
Later that day we played an evening game with the Geneva Dragons who also hosted us for a post game reception.
Our trip culminated with our play in the Bulle 2000 Baseball Tournament.
The Bulle Tournament was comprised of opponents from Switzerland, Italian, France, and the Dominican Republic.
In true baseball fashion, Bob Uecker was able to get
his reserved seat for most of our games.