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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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Japan Holds Narrow Lead over USA in New World Rankings

The new world rankings were revealed yesterday by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation and, though the top six spots remained unchanged, there was significant movement elsewhere in the chart. Big winners included Australia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua, while Venezuela, … Continue reading

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International Baseball Tournaments, a Compendium

As I began writing previews for teams in the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifying rounds, I became very aware of the lack of organised information regarding international baseball tournaments.  I am primarily concerned (at least for now) only with competitions … Continue reading

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