The Thai Tigers are a newly formed sports team that will represent Pattaya softball enthusiasts in several leagues and tournaments being played in and around Bangkok.
The Tigers originated out of a group of players coming out of the Pattaya Softball Club, which played for years and is still under the wings of the Pattaya Sports Club. The players decided they wanted to go further with their sport than just the fun recreational games they play every Saturday in Pattaya and see how well their skills matched up against the best in the kingdom. The team will play in the highly competitive BISL league in Bangkok and also take part in one of the largest and most competitive slo pitch softball tournaments in the SEA region later this year.
The Thai Tigers line up for a team photo.
The main body of the team is comprised of players based in Pattaya but has been strengthened by the addition of players who play in the Thai national baseball and softball teams, who will represent Thailand in the ASEAN Games and the soon to come Olympics where softball will be making its return in the Rio games in 2016.
Needless to say, the Tigers have been set up as a rather competitive team, which it is hoped will make the more established teams in the BISL sit up and take notice. Currently the team is also playing in the Thai-Taiwanese Business League in which they have just enrolled and they are already causing plenty of damage to established teams there.
This all could not have been established without the generous help of Stewart Fraser who is the owner of Fraser’s Sports Bar and Restaurant located on Theprassit Road in Jomtien. A big thank you from the players and organizers goes to him.
For those who are interested in slo pitch softball or any other form of baseball and/or softball, you can contact Tiger’s player & head coach Dirk at [email protected] Alternatively you can call into Fraser’s Sports Bar and ask Stewart how to find us.