Category Archives: Japan

Olympic Baseball Qualification (As of Nov. 8)

Baseball qualification for the Olympics can be maddening to understand. With major tournaments, plus an additional 10 events feeding into those qualifiers, there is a lot of which to keep track. Thus far, two of the six teams for Tokyo … Continue reading

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2019 Premier 12 Friendlies

Over the previous week or so before the Premier12, 11 the teams in the tournament played friendlies against each other in preparation for the event. Venezuela played the most contests, heading to Mexico for a pair of games before moving on … Continue reading

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History of Baseball5 Clinics and Tournaments

Since its introduction at the 2017 World Friendship Games in Burundi, the new sport of Baseball5 has spread like wildfire across the globe. It was included in the 2018 World Youth Games in Buenos Aires and has been added to … 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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New Rankings Offer Premier 12 Insight

The WBSC released its new rankings yesterday, taking into account more than 250 new games played, including the Under-15 World Cup and numerous continental championships. The U.S. retained its rightful place at the top after winning the U15 global title … Continue reading

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Fall Instructs Rosters International Preview [Part I]

While the minor league season has officially come to a close, many players have not put down the uniform for the final time this year. After MiLB playoffs conclude, all but four major league organisations hold a fall instructional camp, … Continue reading

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Asian Games Begins with Two Debutantes

With an Asian Games-record of 10 nations in the baseball competition, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand face off in a preliminary round to determine which of the three will advance to face Asia’s top seven. Only Thailand has appeared on … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (4-10 March)

The week started with Japan winning the second of its two-game friendly series with Australia 6-0 in the second national team series of 2018 (link with video). A combined Canadian university team will tour Europe in May (tweet). The ABL … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (25 February-3 March)

    The week started with a host of updates from our European players in American education. Great Britain’s Paul Kirkpatrick had a great start for Western Kentucky (tweet). Lithuania’s Marius Balandis had his first start of the year for … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (18 February-24 February)

It was an especially busy week in international baseball, particularly as we premiered what became a series on Europeans playing baseball at American high schools and universities. The original two-dozen list has not hit 60 and names continue to pour … Continue reading

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