Monthly Archives: January 2018

Hoffman Voted into Baseball Hall of Fame; First GB Member

This article first appeared on the website for Great Britain’s National Baseball Teams, but was written by our lead writer, Gabriel Fidler (link to original). He also interviewed Trevor Hoffman at the WBCQ (link). His hat might say SD rather than GB, but … Continue reading

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Live Photos from’s Top 100 Prospects Countdown counted down its Top 100 prospects for 2018 and we celebrated by live-tweeting photos of those players we saw on our tour of southeastern and New England minor league ballparks. We were hosted in a variety of stadia in … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (21-27 January)

With the first international tournament of the year in the books, there was still plenty of baseball news from five continents. The Latin Latin American Professional Baseball Series kicked off, plus we celebrated Great Britain’s first Hall-of-Famer. On Monday, we released … Continue reading

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2018 International Baseball Schedule

With the calendar turned to 2018, a whole year of international baseball tournaments is on the horizon. After 2017 that featured an electric World Baseball Classic that set records in attendance, television viewership, and revenue, this year does not have … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (14-20 January)

The Under-15 Oceania Championship begun, though it was delayed by rain from the 17 January opening. After noting two weeks’ ago that no Great Britain national team members were playing winter ball, we broke the news last week that Barry … Continue reading

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Visionary Isaacs Hosts Prospect-Laden HR Derby in the Bahamas

Todd Isaacs, Jr is not a name with which most baseball fans are familiar, but in a few years from now or sooner, international baseball fans will likely call him a pioneer. Most well-known for donning the jersey of Great … Continue reading

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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

Editor’s Note: This post was published in January 2018. Our most recent update on the qualifiers was written January 2020 and can be found here [link]. We were asked on Twitter whether we knew about teams, host sites, and possible … Continue reading

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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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