Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Week in International Baseball (7-13 January)

Two major rankings were released this week, with the WBSC listing its 2017 Top 75 and Mister Baseball offering the eleventh edition of its club rankings. Other news came from the Bahamas and Nicaragua, which announced a new international baseball … Continue reading

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2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

We were asked on Twitter whether we knew about teams, host sites, and possible expansion for the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. Plenty is already known and more can be surmised from previous qualifying rounds. The four nations that finished … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Argentina, Asia, Central America, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, North America, Panama, Russia, South Africa, South America, Spain, Thailand, Tournaments, Uganda, World Baseball Classic | Leave a comment

2017 European Top 50 Club Rankings

Josh Chetwynd revealed Mister Baseball’s ranking of the Top 50 European baseball clubs today (link) and the Netherlands’ Curaçao Neptunus took home the top ranking, its fourth time as the best team in Europe. Italy, Germany, and other clubs from the … Continue reading

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2017 Final WBSC World Rankings

The WBSC has published its final world rankings for 2017 (link) and, while the top six are unchanged, the tables featured some dramatic movement. With the changes, baseball is the only sport in the world that has nations from every continent … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (1-6 January)

With the calendar turning, international baseball fans will have to wait another 10 days to see any national teams suit up (The Under-15 Oceania Championship starts at 9 p.m. GMT on 17 January), but there was plenty of news in … Continue reading

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