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Olympic Qualifier: Netherlands – Italy

Game 15 of the Olympic Qualifier between the Netherlands and Italy was expected by many to be the de facto championship, but instead, the Netherlands used it to claim a place in the Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Here are our … Continue reading

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Final Olympic, Americas Baseball Qualifiers Postponed Indefinitely

New dates for the WBSC Americas Qualifier and the Final Qualifier will be announced in due time. LAUSANNE, Switzerland—The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the postponement of the WBSC Baseball Final Qualification Event for the Games of the … Continue reading

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Olympic Baseball, Softball, Tokyo 2020 Games postponed to 2021

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) welcomed the difficult joint decision today of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to a date … Continue reading

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BREAKING: World Baseball Classic, Olympic Qualifiers Postponed

    Major international news broke this evening as MLB and USA Baseball published press releases within 35 minutes of each other postponing the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers and the Americas Olympic Baseball Qualifier. The three tournaments were scheduled to … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Final Olympic Baseball Qualifier postponed to June

Taipei, TPE — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), together with host Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) and the Chinese Taipei Professional Baseball League (CPBL), today announced that the WBSC Baseball Final Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo … 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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Olympic Baseball Qualification (As of Nov. 8)

Baseball qualification for the Olympics can be maddening to understand. With major tournaments, plus an additional 10 events feeding into those qualifiers, there is a lot of which to keep track. Thus far, two of the six teams for Tokyo … Continue reading

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Olympic Qualifier: Israel – Czech Republic

Game 12 of the Olympic Qualifier between the Czech Republic added a twist in the road for Israel and left the possibility that the Czechs could advance to the Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament with a bit of help. Here is … Continue reading

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