Category Archives: Italy

Teahen Hitless as Padua Splits Doubleheader

After an excellent effort in his Italian debut, Mark Teahen was hitless in Padua’s second series of the Italian Baseball League season. Tommasin Padua claimed its first victory of the season in the opener, 7-0, before dropping the second contest … Continue reading

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Padua Winless Despite Teahen’s Efforts

Mark Teahen reached base three times and scored a key run, but Tommasin Padova’s bullpen blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth and T&A San Marino won 5-2. The hosts earned the series win after a 13-3 drubbing a day … Continue reading

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Teahen Doubles in Italian Debut

Mark Teahen doubled and drove in a run in his Italian Baseball League debut, but Tommasin Padua lost 13-3 to IBL powers T&A San Marino. The host’s starter, Carlos Quevedo, struck out 10 in five scoreless innings, as Padua fell … Continue reading

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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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