Category Archives: Czech Republic

2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

We were asked on Twitter whether we knew about teams, host sites, and possible expansion for the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. Plenty is already known and more can be surmised from previous qualifying rounds. The four nations that finished … Continue reading

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2017 European Top 50 Club Rankings

Josh Chetwynd revealed Mister Baseball’s ranking of the Top 50 European baseball clubs today (link) and the Netherlands’ Curaçao Neptunus took home the top ranking, its fourth time as the best team in Europe. Italy, Germany, and other clubs from the … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (22-31 December)

We wrapped up the year with news from around the globe. MLB announced major plans to invest in development centres in China (link). We premiered a new series of graphics: The ‘Top Stiffs’ who missed a vote because of the … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (8-14 December)

Even in the second week of December, there is still plenty of baseball being played and discussed around the globe. The East Africa baseball championship begins, but scores are conflicting and difficult to find (tweets). Pakistan defeats India, 11-2, in … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (15-30 November)

The Bolivarian Games, a lesser known Pan-American tournament, started on Nov. 20. We offered daily wrapups: Days 1 and 2 (tweet), Day 3 (tweet), and Day 4 (tweet). We also profiled prospects playing for Colómbia, Jorge Alfaro and Tito Polo: Several big … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (15-31 October)

The World Baseball and Softball Confederation met in Gaborone, Botswana, for its Congress, adding Botswana, Congo, St Maarten, and Tanzania as its newest members (tweet). There are now 184 baseball and softball-playing nations, up from 180 before the WBSC Congress. In … 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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U23 Review: Top European Prospects

Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball in Europe and, aside from a burgeoning league in the UK, baseball at universities is rare. For most young European baseballers, a national … 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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