Category Archives: Japan

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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The Week in International Baseball (28 January-3 February)

The week started with a Bahamian pitcher listed as a Top 50 Junior College draft prospect, who could be a potential Great Britain ace: Chavez Fernander, a sophomore from @baseballbahamas with @PolkStBaseball, named a Top 50 JUCO Draft Prospect. As … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (14-20 January)

The Under-15 Oceania Championship begun, though it was delayed by rain from the 17 January opening. After noting two weeks’ ago that no Great Britain national team members were playing winter ball, we broke the news last week that Barry … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (1-14 November)

As the Houston Astros celebrated their first World Series championship, the rest of the world played plenty of baseball. We spoke with the Mets’ Blake Taylor about his time with Great Britain in the WBC qualifiers and his 2017 season … 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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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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