WBSC Premier12 speedster Ukyo Shuto sets new NPB stolen-base record

WBSC Premier12 speedster Ukyo Shuto sets new NPB stolen-base record
30/10/2020
The Samurai Japan National Baseball Team member broke the record for consecutive games with a stolen base, breaking Yutaka Fukumoto's record of 11 set in the early 1970s.
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New WBSC Academy opens first online courses in push to further globalise baseball, softball

New WBSC Academy opens first online courses in push to further globalise baseball, softball
30/10/2020
The WBSC Academy will help facilitate athletes, coaches, officials and National Federations to conduct efficient self-learning of the various topics related to Baseball, Softball and Baseball5.
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Mexican National Softball Team, Fernando Valenzuela honoured with nation's top sports award

Mexican National Softball Team, Fernando Valenzuela honoured with nation's top sports award
30/10/2020
The Mexican National Sports Award is the highest sports honour in the country. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Mexican President and WBSC Global Ambassador Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on 20 November.
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Africa: Baseball, softball rebirth in Burkina Faso, strong National Team planned under new leader Sibore

Africa: Baseball, softball rebirth in Burkina Faso, strong National Team planned under new leader Sibore
30/10/2020
"We need everybody to come together to make this term successful," said Burkina Faso's new baseball and softball president, Ibrahima Sibore, who plans to launch high school and college competitions in collaboration with the government.
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Korean national women's softball tournament planned for November

Korean national women's softball tournament planned for November
30/10/2020
The event will be held at at Incheon LPG Sports Town from 12-18 November.
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New WBSC Integrity Unit releases updated Baseball5 official ball certification programme

New WBSC Integrity Unit releases updated Baseball5 official ball certification programme
29/10/2020
The recently established WBSC Integrity Unit is tasked with enhancing fair play and transparency, protecting athletes’ rights, promoting inclusiveness and further enhancing governance.
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WBSC, GameTime to live-stream final of Japanese Women's Baseball Federation on 31 October

WBSC, GameTime to live-stream final of Japanese Women's Baseball Federation on 31 October
29/10/2020
Agekke and Saitama Seibu Lions will face each other for the title at the end of a season that involved 32 clubs. Ayami Sato, Ayako Rokkaku and Yuki Kawabata will take the field
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Softball to return in Panama after pandemic pause

Softball to return in Panama after pandemic pause
29/10/2020
The Panamanian Softball Federation announced men’s and women’s tournaments will be held in December to kick off resumed activity.
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Two years ago today: Mexico wins their first-ever world championship in baseball at WBSC U-23 World Cup 2018

Two years ago today: Mexico wins their first-ever world championship in baseball at WBSC U-23 World Cup 2018
28/10/2020
The announcement of Mexico winning the U-23 Baseball World Cup remains one of WBSC’s most popular posts on social media.
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Poland's U-18 Women’s National Softball Team in training for European crown, WBSC World Cup Qualifier

Poland's U-18 Women’s National Softball Team in training for European crown, WBSC World Cup Qualifier
28/10/2020
The Central European country also participated in the Czech Open Championship held in Prague from 2-4 October.
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14 Samurai Japan National Team alumni taken in NPB Draft

14 Samurai Japan National Team alumni taken in NPB Draft
28/10/2020
The clubs selected 74 players, 14 of those have represented Japan in international baseball competitions.
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WBSC U-16 World Cup alum Julio Urias closes World Series for champions Dodgers

WBSC U-16 World Cup alum Julio Urias closes World Series for champions Dodgers
28/10/2020
The native of Culiacan helped the youth Mexican National Team to a fourth-place finish in 2011 and pitched 2.1 innings in the bronze medal game, the same workload he had during Game 6 of the Fall Classic. The outcome was very different.
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Puerto Rican baseball league to re-open April 2021

Puerto Rican baseball league to re-open April 2021
27/10/2020
Puerto Rican Baseball Federation President José Quiles Rosas said the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the opening later than the traditional February date.
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Japan U-12 National Team manager Toshihisa Nishi takes NPB minor league job

Japan U-12 National Team manager Toshihisa Nishi takes NPB minor league job
27/10/2020
The former All-Star second baseman will manage the second team of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars next year.
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2013 WBSC U-18 World Cup star Arozarena sets record for most-ever hits and home runs in single MLB postseason

2013 WBSC U-18 World Cup star Arozarena sets record for most-ever hits and home runs in single MLB postseason
27/10/2020
The WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup is a platform that consistently features players who go on to become the biggest names in the sport.
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