Bogage: Meet the ‘Baseball Brit,’ who’s traveling to 162 baseball games this season

From Jacob Bogage at the Washington Post on April 14, 2019, on SABR member Joey Mellows:

Joey Mellows likes to say his journey to 162 major league, minor league and independent league baseball games is an “authentic fan experience.” But most fans haven’t spent their life savings to traverse the United States while watching its national pastime.

Mellows, 34, from Portsmouth, England, grew up playing the usual European sports, but fell in love with baseball while working abroad in South Korea.

He loves the game so much that he saved up enough money to make a cross-country American trek to see a season’s worth of baseball in the same year that the Red Sox and Yankees will visit Great Britain in June for Major League Baseball’s first game in Europe. We caught up with Mellows to hear more about his journey. Questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity.

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Originally published: April 15, 2019. Last Updated: April 15, 2019.