Category Archives: Nigeria

Africa Olympic Baseball Qualifiers: Zone West Preview

The road to the 2020 Olympics for baseball begins tomorrow, March 22, in the most unlikely of places: Labone Secondary School in a suburb of Accra, Ghana. That any team other than South Africa is attempting qualification is a major … Continue reading

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2019 International Baseball Schedule

Every year, Extra Innings publishes a list of all international baseball fixtures. This list evolves over the year as most international baseball events beyond the top tournaments are planned less than six months in advance. This was never more true … Continue reading

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2019 African Baseball Championship and Olympic Qualifier

Photo from Ghana Baseball and Softball Federation Facebook page. According to various sources, 2019 will feature the first African Baseball Championship since 2007, with the winner advancing to a final Olympic qualification tournament for Tokyo 2020. A total of 17 … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education Final [T-Z]

Today, we give you the final nine of what turned out to be 74 players eligible for European national federations, many of whom were born in Europe and others who are dual citizens. The student-athletes represent 17 countries, more than … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education [Part 1]

We have long held an interest in baseball at universities outside of the United States, but in preparing an article on the top European prospects in the United States, it occurred to us that we ought not to limit our … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (15-31 October)

The World Baseball and Softball Confederation met in Gaborone, Botswana, for its Congress, adding Botswana, Congo, 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. In … Continue reading

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