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Interactive: Is French baseball finally coming of age?

Photo: Joseph Bamat, FRANCE 24 | Team France baseball coach Eric Gagné, September 2014.

The French are hardly known as fans of the "old ball game". But some are determined to put their country on the baseball map.

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This summer, the French Federation of Baseball and Softball (FFBS) has organised an unprecedented international tournament on its own turf.

The event has given France an opportunity to measure itself against baseball heavyweights Japan and Holland, but also to show to the world that it is finally getting serious about the sport.

FRANCE 24 takes a close look at the players, officials and fans who hope France will one day be synonymous with world-class baseball.

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