Sandford Stad Basebollförening (Sandford Stad Baseball Association) is a professional baseball team in Sandford Stad, Koana Islands. Owned by Petri Ljungberg a Bulldog breeder and shopkeeper, the team was a merger between the Bulldogs Baseboll Klub and Sandford Stad Baseboll Klub, two teams who shared the same field, Parkgatan, in the outskirts of the city.
Ljungberg started the Bulldogs Baseboll Klub following a visit to Omfattandestad for business, where he watched Albert Spalding’s exhibition game in 1889. Initially started for himself and his fellow shopkeepers, the Bulldogs quickly gained popularity amongst the locals of Sandford Stad for their regular exhibition games prior to the arrival of rival team Sandford Stad Baseboll Klub started up by Pelle Samuelsson who owned the field Parkgatan where the Bulldogs played. A prominent textile mogul in the city, Samuelsson noticed the Bulldogs earning big profit from games against other teams around the region and approached Ljungberg to buy the Bulldogs Baseboll Klub who promptly declined the offer.
Samuelsson eventually created his own team and poached many of the Bulldogs players before Pelle’s passing in 1893. With the owner and father-figure of the new club no longer there, and the future of the Bulldogs playing at Parkgatan in jeopardy, Petri Ljungberg offered to buy Sandford Stad Baseboll Klub‘s players from Samuelsson’s wife who accepted but still held on to the park. Ljungberg renamed his team Sandford Stad BF and applied for acceptance into the Super Ligan after it’s inaugural season, but was rejected, eventually gaining acceptance the following year.
It wasn’t until 1905 when the Sandford Stad BF officially bought Parkgatan, a fairly average ballpark situated in the northern suburbs of Sandford Stad. The fence sits around 11 feet high with right handed batters benefitting from a slightly shorter left field.