Note: Standings as of 22 September 1991 – Two matches between Liverpool Tigers and Enfield Spartans still outstanding. If Enfield won both, as expected, it would mean a playoff between Nottingham and Enfield for a place in the Final against London Athletics.
London Athletics won the British Baseball Federation National League pennant in 1991, with Humberside Mets’ Rich Villa – Mr. Dedication – throwing the first No-Hitter in BBF National League history on 1 September 1991 against Enfield Spartans, perhaps the second best team in the League. The No-Hitter was pitched at the first Baseball Centre of excellence in Britain in Hull.
Rich Villa is originally from Chicago, and attended Lewis University, before trying out for a few Major League Baseball organisations, and despite failing to get a contract, still followed his dream to Britain.
 Anon. (1991) “UK Baseball: National League” Baseball Times. Volume 2. Number 8. November 1991. pg. 22.
 Anon. (1991) “Mr Dedictation – Rich Villa” Baseball Times. Volume 2. Number 8. November 1991. pg. 22.
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