The IBL is a wood bat league in which both composite and aluminum bats are prohibited; the official ball of the IBL is the Wilson 1010 Italy. The overall level of the competition is considered the highest in Europe.
Until 2010, the IBL featured a league format that demoted and relegated the last place finisher to the minor leagues (Series A2), while the Series A2 champion would be promoted into the IBL. However, in late 2009 FIBS approved the decision to eliminate the promotion and relegation system starting with the 2010 season and thus will apply a fixed-team franchise format similar to that found in Major League Baseball.
The current IBL consists of eight teams, each contesting 42 games; a team plays two 3-game series against every other team. The four teams that finish with the best regular season record qualify for a round-robin playoff. The first and second-place finishers of the round-robin are cast into the best-of-7-games Italian Baseball Series and compete for the championship, referred to as the Scudetto.
- Caffe Danesi Nettuno (Nettuno)
- Godo Knights (Godo)
- De Angelis North East Knights (Russi)
- T&A San Marino (San Marino)
- Telemarket Rimini (Rimini)
- UGF Fortitudo Bologna (Bologna)
- ASD NETTUNO 2 BC (Nettuno)
- PADOVA BSC TOMMASIN (Padova)
League Starts from 9/3/2017 5:25:58 PM
League Starts ends on 9/18/2017 5:26:03 PM
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