Category Archives: Asia

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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The Week in International Baseball (1-14 October)

After touring the South Atlantic and Southern Leagues as the minor league season finished, our coverage shifted to the UK and Asia, where we covered tournaments at varying levels. We gave regular updates and play-by-play on Twitter from the Asian … Continue reading

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2017 Asian Baseball Championship Wrapup

Earlier this week, we offered a preview of the 2017 Asian Baseball Championship, which Japan won today. Entering the semifinals, both Japan and hosts Taiwan were undefeated, but the Samurai beat Taiwan twice, once to clinch home field advantage in … Continue reading

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SCOUTING: Sri Lanka’s Chirath Debuts

On the surface, Sri Lanka has had a disappointing result at the 2017 Asian Baseball Championship (ABC) in Taiwan, but it has been a tremendous year of growth for the Lions. On March 1, Sri Lanka finished off a three-game … Continue reading

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2017 Asian Baseball Championship Preview

The Asian Baseball Championship starts today in Taiwan between Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, & Hong Kong. Held every two-to-three years, the tournament was at its peak in the 90s and 00s when it served as the Olympic … Continue reading

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The Month in International Baseball (September)

Earlier this year, we premiered a new feature, “The Week in International Baseball”. After a month of serious travel and family commitments, we now offer “The Month in International Baseball” as a brief interlude. It has been a busy month for … Continue reading

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Japan Holds Narrow Lead over USA in New World Rankings

The new world rankings were revealed yesterday by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation and, though the top six spots remained unchanged, there was significant movement elsewhere in the chart. Big winners included Australia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua, while Venezuela, … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (27 August-2 September)

The past week has been a busy one for news relating to university-aged baseball players, as we continued our coverage of the U23 European Baseball Championship as the Universiade wrapped up its baseball competition. Yesterday we reviewed the current & former … Continue reading

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Universiade All-Time Results

The 29th Summer Universiade is in the books and the tournament was the fourth edition to include baseball. We recapped the results and standings, along with some interesting facts earlier in the week (link). The tables below offer a glance at the … Continue reading

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Japan Wins Universiade Baseball; Second Consecutive Title

Every two years, the best university students in the world compete in the Universiade or the University Olympics. Both summer and winter editions are contested, and baseball has featured in four Games, including the current Universiade in Taiwan and the 2015 … Continue reading

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