Category Archives: Italy

Miguel Cabrera Spoils Italy’s Upset Bid, Venezuela to WBC Round Two

GUADALAJARA, México – Italy came within three outs of an incredible upset, but Miguel Cabrera delivered a tape measure home run in the ninth inning as Venezuela advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. The 4-3 victory … Continue reading

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BREAKING: México Will Protest MLB Tiebreaker Decision

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – México defeated Venezuela 11-9 in the final game of pool play at the World Baseball Classic Pool D, and celebrated clinching a spot in the tiebreaker game against Italy to determine which nation would advance to the … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Cruises Past Italy and into WBC Round Two

GUADALAJARA, México – Puerto Rico left no doubt that it is a World Baseball Classic favourite with a 9-3 win over a hard-fighting Italian team. Carlos Correa hit another huge home run and José Berrios showed why he is one … Continue reading

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Venezuela Prevails over Italy in Extra-Inning Rollercoaster

GUADALAJARA, México – Italy jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but Venezuela scored eight unanswered runs and the two nations traded comebacks until the South Americans finally triumphed in the tenth. Martín Prado had the game-winning RBI to cap … Continue reading

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Baseball, Wine, and the Next “Italian Baseball Superstar”

In an intriguing move that we reported after it was announced on Italian-language media, Mark Teahen is coming out of retirement to play for Tommasin Padova in Italy. Retired since a final push at 2014 Spring Training, Teahen is arguably … Continue reading

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Italian Baseball Federation (FIBS) Map

We’ve put together a handy map of the Italian Baseball Federation, with each of the four levels coded into a different colour. Please inform us of any additions or other relevant information.

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Nettuno Signs Former Red Sox Prospect

With the big news that Mark Teahen has been lured out of retirement by Tommasin Padova, the Italian Baseball League will see another notable signing for the 2017 season, as former Red Sox prospect Ron Bermúdez inked a contract today … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Former Big Leaguer Teahen a Surprise Signing for Italian Baseball

By Gabriel Fidler, @extrainnings_bb With a minimum of fanfare, the Italian Baseball League (IBL) just added its biggest signing of all-time. In a recent move only reported by Italian-language media, IBL club Tommasin Padova has talked longtime big leaguer Mark … Continue reading

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Dutch Slug Their Way to European Title

BRNO, Czech Republic – The Netherlands claimed the 2014 European Baseball Championship title exactly the way it won all its games in the tournament: crushing home run after home run. The Dutch launched five roundtrippers and got strong pitching from … Continue reading

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Italy to Meet Netherlands in the 2014 European Championship Final

BRNO, Czech Republic – Dominant relief pitching and a bit third inning propelled Italy (7-0) to a 9-1 win over Czech Republic on a cool night for baseball at Draci Brno’s stadium. The victory qualified Italy for the European Baseball … Continue reading

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