Author Archives: Gabriel Fidler

About Gabriel Fidler

Card Sharp is devoted to my chief indoor hobby-baseball (and occasionally football [that's soccer to you Americans], hockey, American football, and basketball) card collecting.

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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Hong Kong International Baseball Open: Wrap

Yesterday, the sixth annual Hong Kong International Baseball Open concluded, and the host nation brought home the first national pool title of the HKIBO. As explained in our preview (link), the first five editions saw Hong Kong’s National Team and … Continue reading

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Central American Games: Nicaragua vs Panamá Preview

Below are the lineups and game notes for the biggest matchup yet in the Central American Games, as No. 13 Nicaragua hosts No. 15 Panamá. Though we are still reconstructing our database of all-time records, including most tournaments back to … Continue reading

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Central American Games Standings: Day 3

Day 1 Results 11 a.m. Guatemala 10 – Honduras 3 (Box) 3 p.m. Panama 11 – Costa Rica 1 (B0x) 7:30 p.m. Nicaragua 8 – El Salvador 2 (B0x) HR, Elmer Reyes (Video) Day 2 Results 11 a.m. Panamá 10 … Continue reading

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Central American Games: Nicaragua vs Honduras Preview

Preview of tonight’s game between Nicaragua (2-0) and Honduras (0-2) in the Central American Games in Managua, Nicaragua, at the national stadium, Estadio Dennis Martínez. Lineups de Nicaragua 🇳🇮 1. Ismael Munguía CF 2. Darrel Campbell 3B3. Ofilio Castro 1B … Continue reading

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Hong Kong International Baseball Open Preview

The Sixth Hong Kong International Baseball Open opened today. The tournament was launched in 2012 and has been played every December in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s national team has participated every year as either one club or two (Red and … Continue reading

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Central American Games Standings: Day 2

Day 1 Results 11 a.m. Guatemala 10 – Honduras 3 (Box) 3 p.m. Panama 11 – Costa Rica 1 (B0x) 7:30 p.m. Nicaragua 8 – El Salvador 2 (B0x) Day 2 Results 11 a.m. Panamá 10 – Honduras 0 (7) … Continue reading

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Central American Games: Nicaragua vs Guatemala Preview

Nicaragua Lineup Ismael Munguia CF Darrel Campbell DH Ofilio Castro 1B Cheslor Cuthbert 3B Elmer Reyes 2B Renato Morales RF Dwight Britton LF Janior Montes C Omar Obregón SS Carlos Teller P Nicaragua is tossing southpaw Carlos Teller, who has … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (15-21 October)

  The World Baseball and Softball Confederation met in Gaborone, Botswana, for its Congress, adding Botswana, Conga, St Maarten, and Tanzania as its newest members (tweet). There are now 184 baseball and softball-playing nations, up from 180 before the WBSC Congress. … Continue reading

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