Monthly Archives: March 2013

The 2017 World Baseball Classic

Now that we’ve had two days to enjoy the incredible run by the Dominican Republic, it’s time to glance at least one eye to the future, which for international baseball fans means the 2017 World Baseball Classic. With the establishment … Continue reading

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All-Time World Baseball Classic Records

Team                           Record             RF        RA       RD Australia                       1-8                   31        60        -29 Brazil                             3-3                   18        18        … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic Claims Second World Title

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score The Dominican Republic used its patented blend of pitching, athleticism, and timely hitting to shut out Puerto Rico 3-0 in the 2013 World Baseball Classic championship game. The team did so in a record-setting way, winning … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic Advances to WBC Final

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score The World Baseball Classic championship game will have a distinctly Caribbean flavour this year. The Dominican Republic fought off a gallant Dutch side to earn a 4-1 semifinal round victory and advance to the title match … Continue reading

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Ríos, Puerto Rico Shock Defending Champs Japan

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Edwin Rodríguez, manager of the underdog Puerto Rico team, put together a game plan against the two-time defending World Baseball Classic champions Japan and stuck to it, and Álex Ríos hit a two-run homer to give … Continue reading

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International Baseball Tournaments, a Compendium

As I began writing previews for teams in the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifying rounds, I became very aware of the lack of organised information regarding international baseball tournaments.  I am primarily concerned (at least for now) only with competitions … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 16)

The semifinals in the World Baseball Classic are set! How will the rankings look after the Dominicans take on the Netherlands and Japan faces Puerto Rico? Check previous editions here and look for a new chart tomorrow! Dominican Republic (6-0): Only once … Continue reading

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Santana’s Blast Leads Dominicans in Shutout Win

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Carlos Santana broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a monstrous solo home run and the Dominican Republic shut out Puerto Rico, 2-0, to win Pool 2 of the World Baseball Classic. The victors … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 15)

The U.S. is gone after a huge upset by Puerto Rico, but the Puerto Ricans will need a few more upsets to leap up the table. Their first chance comes tonight against the Dominican Republic. Check previous editions here and look for … Continue reading

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Figueroa Pitches Puerto Rico Past USA, Into Finals

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Puerto Rico scored a run in the first inning and Nelson Figueroa made it stand it up with six scoreless frames, and the team withstood a late rally from the United States to qualify for the … Continue reading

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