Category Archives: Asia

Hong Kong Postpones International Open until March

BREAKING: The Hong Kong Baseball Association has officially postponed its annual International Baseball Open (HKIBO). The decision means that only one more international baseball tournament is still left on the 2020 calendar, The World Comes to Palm Beaches, still scheduled … Continue reading

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U18 Asian Championship Postponed Again, U12s Moved to March 2021

BREAKING: The Under-18 and Under-12 Asian Championships have been postponed until 2021. The U12s were recently confirmed for December, after having once been listed in September. Taiwan will retain hosting rights to both tournaments.  On May 11, [link] Baseball Federation … Continue reading

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Police Win Third-Straight Bangladesh Men’s Title

Believe it or not, Bangladesh has held contested a men’s national baseball championship each of the past seven years and Friday’s title match marked the tenth time a team has been crowned. Although the sport was only introduced to the … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Ansar Claim Fourth Women’s Title in Four Years

Baseball was only introduced to Bangladesh in 2006, but it has already now held four women’s national championships. While that number might seem insignificant, it is the eighth largest total for any country and ahead of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, … Continue reading

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Start Dates for 2020 National and Independent Leagues

Last update 21 August.  Given the flurry of announcements of national leagues opening around the world, we thought we should collate the various start dates. There are currently 29 active leagues, with one more scheduled for late August. The first … Continue reading

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1982 World’s Fair Baseball Camp and the Under-18 World Championship

One of the most frustrating omissions from international baseball records has been the results of the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair Camp baseball tournament. The tournament is considered to be the second Under-18 World Championship, but nothing more has been found … Continue reading

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Olympic Baseball, Softball, Tokyo 2020 Games postponed to 2021

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) welcomed the difficult joint decision today of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to a date … Continue reading

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Women’s Baseball Calendar 2020: Egypt, Pakistan Among History-Makers

We cannot think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to unveil out first-ever women’s baseball calendar. The number of women’s baseball events has been growing in the last few years, with Europe joining Asia, the Americas, … 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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