Category Archives: New Zealand

The Week in International Baseball (14-20 January)

The Under-15 Oceania Championship begun, though it was delayed by rain from the 17 January opening. After noting two weeks’ ago that no Great Britain national team members were playing winter ball, we broke the news last week that Barry … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (1-6 January)

With the calendar turning, international baseball fans will have to wait another 10 days to see any national teams suit up (The Under-15 Oceania Championship starts at 9 p.m. GMT on 17 January), but there was plenty of news in … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (1-14 November)

As the Houston Astros celebrated their first World Series championship, the rest of the world played plenty of baseball. We spoke with the Mets’ Blake Taylor about his time with Great Britain in the WBC qualifiers and his 2017 season … 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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MLB Legend Jim Kaat Talks New Zealand Baseball, Dutch Heritage, and WBC

LOS ANGELES – Jim Kaat is a household name among older baseball fans after a lengthy baseball career, but among fans outside the United States, he may be just as well-known for his post-retirement work with New Zealand and the … Continue reading

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Melancon on New Zealand and Role as MLB Ambassador

LOS ANGELES – Mark Melancon made headlines this winter when he set a record for largest contract ever for a relief pitcher when the righthander signed with the Giants. The mark was short-lived, as both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen … Continue reading

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All-Time World Baseball Classic Records

Team                           Record             RF        RA       RD Australia                       1-8                   31        60        -29 Brazil                             3-3                   18        18        … Continue reading

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Taiwan Dominates Classic Qualifier, Awards

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Despite two attempts by upstart New Zealand to defeat them, Chinese Taipei put on a baseball clinic in the fourth 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifier, winning three straight games.  New Zealand, who was unranked by the International … Continue reading

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WBC Qualifiers Produce World Rankings Shakeup

After an exhilarating week of international baseball, the 2013 World Baseball Classic now has all 16 teams on paper. Of the four pools, two went as expected and saw Canada and Chinese Taipei advance to the big show, but each … Continue reading

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All-Time World Baseball Classic Records

Team                           Record             RF        RA       RD Australia                        1-5                   29        46        -17 Brazil                               3-0                   … Continue reading

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