The Week in International Baseball (15-30 November)

The Bolivarian Games, a lesser known Pan-American tournament, started on Nov. 20. We offered daily wrapups: Days 1 and 2 (tweet), Day 3 (tweet), and Day 4 (tweet). We also profiled prospects playing for Colómbia, Jorge Alfaro and Tito Polo:

We noted some of the countries eligible to play in the Bolivarian Games who did not send teams:

We live-tweeted the Bolivarian Games final between Panamá and Colómbia: mid game (tweets) and later (tweets), before Colómbia secured the gold:

Gift Ngoepe, the first African in MLB, was acquired by the Blue Jays, who featured the first Brazilian in MLB (tweet).

Meanwhile, preparations continued for the Under-23 Pan-American Championship as México revealed its roster (tweet) and Puerto Rico tabbed its first starting pitcher (tweet), while we profiled a top prospect, Harold Arauz (tweet). We linked to a channel for live streaming (tweet).

In European news, Polish Baseball added a new ballpark in Wroclaw (tweet) and Italy announced its participation in Honkbal Week 2018 (link). Additionally, Baseball Europe had a surprise piece of news as it revealed a new competition: The Super Six (link). We disclosed the teams for the premier edition:

Next week will see more from the Pan-American World Cup Qualifier and the East African Baseball Championship.

Previous articles in this series include:
1-14 November (link)
15-31 October (link)
1-14 October (link)
Month of September (link)
27 August-2 September (link)
20-26 August (link)

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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