Tag Archives: FIBS

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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BREAKING: New WBC Qualifiers Format Suggests Classic Expansion

Qualification for the World Baseball Classic has changed to a new format that seems to indicate an expansion of the main tournament by four more countries. Multiple sources, including one from a European federation, as well as newspapers in Central … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Players A-B

We begin our look at European players and those eligible for the continent’s national teams with players and coaches with family names beginning with ‘A’ or ‘B’. The subsequent nine names include two draftees, two of Great Britain’s top prospects, … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Introduction

The number of Europeans playing baseball at American universities and high schools reached what is likely an all-time high in 2019. In 2018, a total of 77 Europeans and those eligible for the continent’s national teams suited up for American … Continue reading

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Holmberg, Graefser Lead Coaches’ Clinic in Budapest

Last month, MLB Europe’s Bill Holmberg and Zach Graefser graced a small suburb of Budapest for the MLB Europe Baseball Coaches’ Clinic (Baseballedző Képzés). An evening of seminars led to two days of practical instruction to coaches from all over … 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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