Category Archives: Tournaments

Checking in on Russian Baseball

Russian baseball has just finished a busy year with the annual Russian Series to determine its domestic champion. Along the way, the federation sent squads to compete at the European B-Level Championship and Pool 2 of the Under-18 European Championship … Continue reading

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Venezuela Unveils Premier 12 Roster

Venezuela announced its roster for the Premier 12 on Saturday, and it includes four players with significant MLB experience. As with most teams from the Americas, Venezuela is severely hampered by MLB’s decision not to allow 40-man roster players to … Continue reading

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Mexico Announces Premier 12 Roster

The next nation to announce its Premier12 roster is México [list], which will feature some recognisable names in Christián Villanueva (above), Fernando Salas, and Horacio Ramírez, along with five other former major leaguers. As with the other COPABE (Americas) nations, … Continue reading

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Controversy and Excitement for the Euro Baseball Cup

BREAKING: A new event has been added to the international calendar this autumn, but not without some controversy. The Professional Dream Baseball Cup, also known as the European Baseball Cup, is set to take place in Andalusía from Oct. 30-Nov. … Continue reading

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XXXII Under-12 Pan-American Championship

The Under-12 Pan-American Championship took place with absolutely no fanfare from (or, indeed, announcement) from September 7- 14, 2019. Games were played at the Luis Alberto Villegas Stadium in Medellín, Colómbia, in the shadow of the professional stadium where one … Continue reading

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2019 European Championship Roster Preview

The 2019 European Championship starts today in Bonn and Solingen, Germany, with even more at stake that continental bragging rights. The top five teams will join South Africa in Bologna and Parma a few days after this tournament ends to … Continue reading

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Austria Claims 2019 Danube Cup over Slovakia, Hungary in Offensive Showcase

JÁNOSSORMOJA, Hungary – The Austrian Baseball Federation’s Under-22 team showed impressive growth since its last outing at the Under-23 European Championship, blasting Hungary’s Under-18 squad and overcoming an early 7-1 deficit against Slovakia’s senior national team to claim gold at … Continue reading

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Africa Olympic Baseball Qualifiers: Zone East Preview

The first stop in the qualification process for baseball at the Tokyo Olympics started in Accra, Ghana, during the penultimate weekend in March. Burkina Faso and Nigeria punched their tickets to the African Championship, with the former steamrolling by both … Continue reading

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Africa Olympic Baseball Qualifiers: Zone West Preview

The road to the 2020 Olympics for baseball begins tomorrow, March 22, in the most unlikely of places: Labone Secondary School in a suburb of Accra, Ghana. That any team other than South Africa is attempting qualification is a major … Continue reading

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2019 Pan-American Games Qualifier

The citiies of Ibiúna and São Paulo, Brazil were selected to host the final qualification tournament for the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima. Four other teams had already secured places at that event, including Perú as hosts, Argentina as South … Continue reading

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