Glenton Kullar Base Bollklubb is a professional baseball club based in Glenton Kullar, Wilkes, Koana Islands. They turned professional in the 1908 baseball season after being voted in to Division Ett, replacing the outgoing Hamnområde BK.
Formed after a meeting by locals who had grown concerned about the lack of baseball teams in the city in 1897, the team was misspelt during the registration process as Base Bollklubb rather than Bollklubb or Baseboll Klub, something the club has never bothered to change, hence the unique naming convention of BbK at the end of the name.
Initially playing friendly games against other community clubs in surrounding towns and cities, Glenton Kullar soon garnered a big following in the city after an advertising campaign in the local newspaper Stadsbo Observatör (City Dweller Observer) in late 1903, encouraging people to come down and try baseball. By 1905, the club had multiple teams split into age groups, with three grades of Alla åldrar (All Ages) who continued to play exhibition games. With the sport continuing to develop professionally in the subsequent years, the second and third All-Age teams were soon dissolved due to lack of interest from rival clubs for games; preferring to play against the First grade.
Prior to the end of the 1907 baseball season, Glenton Kullar entered the ballot to join the professional tiers of baseball within the Koana Islands for the first time, successfully winning election into Division Ett at the expense of Hamnområde BK.
The club play it’s games at Kaskaivofält (Kaskaivo Field), a quirky stadium located in the former industrial area of Glenton Kullar known as Blåsbo. Originally surrounded by large smokestacks from factories making things such as steel and textiles, Kaskaivofält was originally a wasteland that was covered in smoke and smog until the closure of the majority of factories in the late 1960s. A large 5-storey factory that was turned into a hotel in 1986 sits along the right field wall, allowing guests to watch the game from their balconies and keep any home run balls that come their way due to the shortened outfield. A 9-foot wall goes up to 10 feet in left Centre which extends to the left field foul pole, but the deep outfield in the middle has made a little “triple-alley” for the speedy baserunners to benefit from. Pitchers have a tough time here as a result.
Playing in yellow, blue and white, Glenton Kullar BbK are sometimes known as the Chiefs, a nickname the club promoted in the early 1990s to try to “Americanise” the clubs brand and engage with fans from the United States, Japan and South Korea.