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FÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE DE BASEBALL ET SOFTBALL

41, rue de Fécamp, 75012, Paris

+33 1 44 68 89 30

+33 1 44 68 96 00

www.ffbs.fr

Latest World Championship National Team Results

FRA
2 : 5
GUA
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PER
8 : 1
FRA
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IRL
0 : 11
FRA
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IND
2 : 9
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JPN
7 : 0
FRA
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FRA
0 : 7
VEN
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BRA
14 : 0
FRA
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FRA
5 : 4
RUS
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KOR
9 : 3
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USA
12 : 1
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Governance

DIDIER SEMINET

President

THIERRY RAPHET

Secretary General

FABIEN CARRETTE-LEGRAND

Vice President

ANNIE COUTON

Vice President

JEAN-MARIE MEURANT

Vice President

PAUL NGUYEN

Treasurer

PREBAGARANE BALANE

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VINCENT BIDAUT

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CHRISTELLE BONAVITA

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YVES BLONDEL

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DIDIER CANNIOUX

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AUDREY CHAVANCY

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FRANçOIS DULPHY

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FABIENNE DUHOUX

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FRéDéRIC GUERN

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TOM NAGEL

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SYLVAIN PONGE

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PIERRE-YVES ROLLAND

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MIRIAM ROMERO

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ALAIN ROUCAN

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History

Founded in 1924, the French Baseball & Softball Federation is the organization in charge of the development of baseball and softball in France. The game of baseball was played as early as the end of the XIXe century in France thanks to exhibition games from Major League Baseball teams such as the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants. The first game ever to be played was a Sox vs Giants exhibition during the Spalding World Tour in Paris in 1889 when France was hosting the Universal Exposition. Clubs were created and the game started to grow, especially in the Paris area. After the First World War baseball got back on track and the Federation was founded in 1924, a year during which Paris welcomed the Olympics Games. Unfortunately and unless France was a leading country to the birth of both the European Baseball Confederation and the European Softball Federation in the 1950s it's only in the 1980s that baseball and softball really started to grow in France, rising from a few hundred players to more than 13.000. After experiencing difficult times from the mid-90s to the 2000s, the Federation now enjoys a new dynamic since 2010 and has nearly doubled his membership during that span. As of 2016 FFBS has 215 clubs and 12.500 members, a 20% increase over the 2013-2016 Olympiade.