Tag Archives: WBSC

WBSC Olympic Qualifiers Set for June in Florida, Taiwan

Press release by World Baseball Softball Confederation. It has been edited only to provide the correct name for Taiwan.  PULLY, Switzerland; 16 March 2021 — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the timing and locations of the two … Continue reading

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WBSC Women’s, U15 World Cups Postponed

Press release from WBSC. PULLY, Switzerland / TIJUANA, Mexico; 23 February 2021—The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has asked the Tijuana Organizing Committee and the Mexican government to postpone the 2021 WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup® and the U-15 Baseball World … Continue reading

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WBSC Opens Permanent, Sustainable HQ in Switzerland

PULLY, Switz. — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has officially opened its new and permanent global headquarters in Pully, Switzerland, directly adjacent to the Olympic capital city of Lausanne. The new headquarters have been named “Home Plate” and is owned … 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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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Introduction

We are pleased to announce that our newest series will be projected rosters for the each of the 10 nations in the upcoming World Baseball Classic qualifiers. We are very fortunate to have guest author Alex Ayala as the lead … 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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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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First Baseball5 Competition in Britain Hosted by BaseballSoftballUK, Kent Sport

This article was written for, and first appeared on, baseballsoftballuk.com. By Gabriel Fidler, with additional reporting from Kent Sport and Liz Knight On June 28, 2019, the British sporting world was treated to a feast of events, with matches in … Continue reading

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History of Baseball5 Clinics and Tournaments

[Ed. Note: An updated list (as of 18 February 2020) of all baseball5 events is attached to the bottom of this article.] Since its introduction at the 2017 World Friendship Games in Burundi, the new sport of Baseball5 has spread … 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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