The Baseball Federations of Malaysia and Pakistan met at the University of Putra, Malaysia. The Deputy President of the hosting Federation Hanafiah Ayub issued an invitation to the guests to attenda a baseball international event in August
The Baseball Federation of Asia has now a new Vice President (Japanese Hall of Famer Masatake Yamanaka and two new Members at Large (Andika Monoarfa of Indonesia and Syed Fakhar Ali Shah, the President of Pakistan Baseball Federation)
The Baseball Federation of Japan (BFJ) organized a two-day Baseball5 Seminar in Tokyo, Japan, from 26-27 January, with the support of the WBSC. A total of 66 coaches and players learned the basics of the new WBSC urban discipline to create a domino effect all over the country in the next months.
Atsunori Inaba, manager of the world No. 1 Samurai Japan National Baseball Team since 2017, announced the 28 players he has selected to play against No. 6 Mexico in two WBSC-sanctioned games at Osaka’s Kyocera Dome on 9-10 March.
After announcing the host cities and the composition of the three groups, WBSC organized a Workshop for the participating team to the Premier12 2019. Next announcement will be in April with the full 32 game schedule
Australia aims to qualify this year for its fifth Olympic Games softball competition in Tokyo 2020 at the Asia/Oceania Softball Olympic Qualifier, to be held in Shanghai, China, from 24-29 September, 2019.
In his role as a WBSC Global Ambassador of Baseball, President López Obrador will support the global growth of baseball, particularly with regard to elevating baseball’s status to a permanent Olympic sport.
WBSC presented the groups and venues of the second Premier12. The global baseball battle will take off in Jalisco (Mexico), Taichung (Chinese Taipei), Seoul (Korea) and will then move to Tokyo and Chiba, Japan
Major announcements at press conference will include unveiling of the three Opening Round hosts, dates and locations; revealing the National Teams in Groups A, B and C; unveiling the Official 2019 WBSC Premier12 Trophy; and new sponsorship
WBSC and the Government of Mexico will sign a Memorandum of Understanding based on three guidelines: the introduction of Baseball5, educational programmes for coaches, umpires and scorers and international events to the Country
WBSC and Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport (CONADE) today announced a major partnership that includes the awarding of hosting rights of the U-23 Baseball World Cup® to CONADE in conjunction with the Mexican Baseball Federation.
Australia, Japan and New Zealand are tunning up for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019, to be held from 13-23 June, in Prague and Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic. New Zealand is the defending world champions.
The WBSC Athletes Commission aims to represent the best interests and voice of baseball and softball players at the executive level of the world governing body. The Commission will be present at World Cups and other sanctioned events
Andy Paz became in 2011 the third player developed in France (after Joris Bert and Frédéric Hanvi) to signo a contract with a MLB franchise. The documentary will tell the story of his life and how he grew up playing Baseball5 as a kid