Tag Archives: Confederation of European Baseball

Baseball Euros to Expand in 2021, Qualification Changing

After hosting the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier in September, Italy will next welcome the European Baseball Championship. The 2021 edition will be the first with 16 teams and is the first major baseball tournament scheduled for next year to be confirmed … Continue reading

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Start Dates for 2020 National and Independent Leagues

Last update 21 August.  Given the flurry of announcements of national leagues opening around the world, we thought we should collate the various start dates. There are currently 29 active leagues, with one more scheduled for late August. The first … Continue reading

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Baseball Euros Expansion Under Consideration

In non-WBC Qualifier news out of the Czech Republic, it appears that the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) is considering expanding the European Championship. At the latest congress last weekend, CEB issued a number of awards, including Federation of the … Continue reading

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WBSC Rankings 2019 (Part II): Cuba, Canada, Italy Fall to Record Lows

Yesterday, we introduced a series that analyses the latest WBSC rankings [link]. In it, we noted the ascendant nations of Europe, led by helium-filled Israel, which completed a shocking treble of tournament wins in 2019. Today, we look at a … Continue reading

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WBSC Rankings 2019 (Part I): Israel and Europe on the Rise

The new WBSC world rankings have been unveiled for men’s and women’s baseball and on the men’s side there are a number of interesting takeaways. A number of high-profile baseball nations achieved record-high rankings, including Mexico and Israel, while a … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (18 February-24 February)

It was an especially busy week in international baseball, particularly as we premiered what became a series on Europeans playing baseball at American high schools and universities. The original two-dozen list has not hit 60 and names continue to pour … Continue reading

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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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U23 Review: Top European Prospects

Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball in Europe and, aside from a burgeoning league in the UK, baseball at universities is rare. For most young European baseballers, a national … 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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Japan Wins Universiade Baseball; Second Consecutive Title

Every two years, the best university students in the world compete in the Universiade or the University Olympics. Both summer and winter editions are contested, and baseball has featured in four Games, including the current Universiade in Taiwan and the 2015 … Continue reading

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