Monthly Archives: February 2020

Baseball5 Euros: Lithuania, France Qualify for World Cup

VILNIUS, Lithuania – After an exciting first day at the European Baseball5 Championship, Day Two dialled up the emotion and the intensity. By the end of play, history had been made as Lithuania and France qualified for the premier Baseball5 … Continue reading

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Baseball5 Euros: Russia and Italy Undefeated on Day One

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Fourteen nations converged on Lithuania for the first-ever baseball5 championship on any continent. With a mixture of baseball and softball giants like the Netherlands, Italy, and the Czech Republic and minnows Estonia, Latvia, and Moldova, there were … Continue reading

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Loaded WBC Qualifier Roster for South Africa: Unsworth, Lovegrove, Ngoepes

South Africa is the first federation to name its roster for the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers and it reads like a who’s who of SA Baseball. Included are Dylan Unsworth, Kieran Lovegrove, Gift Ngoepe, Jonathan Phillips, and Rowan Ebersohn. … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Dates and Venues Announced for 2021 World Baseball Classic

Press release Major League Baseball World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the dates and venues for the 2021 World Baseball Classic today.  The fifth installment of the WBC, which will be played from March 9-23, 2021, will take place at … Continue reading

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Orlando, Rienzo, Takahashi on Brazil’s WBC Qualifier Roster, Bo Bichette Missing

Brazil released its roster for the World Baseball Classic and it includes Paulo Orlando, Andre Rienzo, and Bo Takahashi. Yan Gomes and Bo Bichette are not on the list, as would be expected of big leaguers, though Eric Pardinho is … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Philippines

In every World Baseball Classic Qualifier, a Southeast Asian representative has always had one player with impressive name recognition. In 2013, Thailand featured Johnny Damon. Last time, the Philippines had Chris Aguila and Clay Rapada. This time, the island nation … Continue reading

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Play Everywhere: Baseball5 Update and 2020 Schedule

Since we published our history of baseball5 events last March [updated link], the WBSC’s newest discipline has spread quickly around the globe. From its creation 18 months before then, 75 events had been held involving 39 countries. As we shall … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Czech Republic

Our series of WBSC roster projections continues with Czech Republic, which had a solid 2019, claiming the European Under-23 title, finishing third at the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier, and performing admirably at the Under-12 World Cup. Baseball Czech will bring its … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: A Sneak Peak into Pakistan’s Official WBCQ Roster

Days after we released guest author Alex Ayala’s roster projection on Pakistan [link], we have been given an exclusive preview into Pakistan Federation Baseball’s (PFB) official World Baseball Classic Qualifier roster. The federation’s official list includes 29 players, of which … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Panama

Panama lists a total of 57 players on its World Baseball Classic Qualifier ‘dream team’ and, even with three its best-known players declining—Johan Camargo, Jaime Barria, and Dario Agrazal—should have high enough calibre players for a realistic shot at advancing … Continue reading

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