Category Archives: Japan

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 … 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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WBSC Rankings 2019 (Part IV): Debutants, Revised Rankings, and More

In our fourth article on the most recent world baseball rankings, we delve even deeper into the methodology to explain some idiosyncracies. Our research affirmed that two nations are missing from the rankings, multiple important tournaments did not deliver rankings … Continue reading

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BREAKING: New WBC Qualifiers Format Suggests Classic Expansion

Qualification for the World Baseball Classic has changed to a new format that seems to indicate an expansion of the main tournament by four more countries. Multiple sources, including one from a European federation, as well as newspapers in Central … Continue reading

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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

[Ed. Note: An updated list (as of 18 February 2020) of all baseball5 events is attached to the bottom of this article.] Since its introduction at the 2017 World Friendship Games in Burundi, the new sport of Baseball5 has spread … 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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