Category Archives: Italy

The Month in International Baseball (September)

Earlier this year, we premiered a new feature, “The Week in International Baseball”. After a month of serious travel and family commitments, we now offer “The Month in International Baseball” as a brief interlude. It has been a busy month for … 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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Gasparini on Hooligans, His Career, and Italy’s Baseball Future

One might expect that “Europe’s Best Prospect Ever,” as Baseball America suggested in the summer of 2013 (link), would be immediately distinguishable by his appearances or car, but Marten Gasparini is a refreshingly calm and focussed 20-year old. Despite being … 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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Teahen Italian Leader in Walks, Owens and Bermudez Star

Over the winter, we broke the news that Mark Teahen was coming out of retirement to play in Italy  (link), and over the course of the season, we have offered regular updates of his season with Padova (link). Teahen, though, … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Upsets and Standings

On Sunday, Europe crowned its first-ever Under-23 Champion, the Netherlands, after a thrilling 10-9 win in 10 innings over the Czech Republic. The Orange came back from a 5-1 deficit and led 8-6 going into the bottom of the ninth, … Continue reading

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Teahen Leads IBL in Walks as Season Concludes

Tommasin Padova finished its season with a two-game sweep at the hands of Angel Service Nettuno, which finished three games behind Italian Baseball League leaders Fortitudo Bologna 1953. Former major leaguer Mark Teahen finished on a high note, hitting a … Continue reading

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National Baseball Federations and Social Media

In the fast-paced world of sport, news flows quickly and rumours, scores, and quotes are reported by the minute. While many still wait to hear their news on SportsCenter or check the box scores in the morning, most journalists and … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (30 July – 5 August)

It has been another busy week here at Extra Innings, and for those who have not subscribed to the site, we thought a run-down of the news we covered might come in handy. As usual, our news came from all … Continue reading

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