Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico get ready for WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup Americas Qualifiers

Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico get ready for WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup Americas Qualifiers
23/02/2024
Five weeks away from the tournament's opening day, Brazil and Puerto Rico named their roster for the tournament, while hosts Colombia listed 35 players in their preliminary roster.
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Hirokazu Ibata on Global Baseball Games: "Europe is talented"

Hirokazu Ibata on Global Baseball Games: "Europe is talented"
23/02/2024
The WBSC had a chance to talk to the Samurai Japan manager in Tokyo. "I approached players who I want or expect to be at the Premier12."
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Baseball World Cup winner Sharlon Schoop shares fond international career memories ahead of Global Baseball Games

Baseball World Cup winner Sharlon Schoop shares fond international career memories ahead of Global Baseball Games
23/02/2024
The Dutch veteran started the 2011 Baseball World Cup final against Cuba at second base, with his younger brother Jonathan, a future MLB All-Star, at third. "International baseball is different. You play with guys you grew up with. It is still baseball, but the chemistry is different. You play with your heart."
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Koshien winner Masayoshi Ogara to manage Japanese U-18 National Team

Koshien winner Masayoshi Ogara to manage Japanese U-18 National Team
23/02/2024
It will be Ogura's second stint as Japan's U-18 National Team manager after the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2012. "The responsibility humbles me. Watching Japan win under Shiro Mabuchi last year made me emotional."
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Olympic gold medallist, MLB All-Star Hyun-jin Ryu returns to Korea

Olympic gold medallist, MLB All-Star Hyun-jin Ryu returns to Korea
22/02/2024
The left-hander signed an eight-year contract with the Hanwha Eagles, the club he played for from 2006 to 2012, worth US$12.8 million.
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Baseball5 popularity in Africa: Over 1,000 children participate in seven tournaments in six months

Baseball5 popularity in Africa: Over 1,000 children participate in seven tournaments in six months
22/02/2024
Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania hosted the events. The WBSC signed a MoU with the Olympafrica Foundation and ANOCA in 2021.
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WBSC Men's Softball World Cup: Hong Kong, China announced as wild card entry, to play in Group B in Prince Albert

WBSC Men's Softball World Cup: Hong Kong, China announced as wild card entry, to play in Group B in Prince Albert
22/02/2024
This marks Hong Kong, China's sixth participation in the top men softball competition in the world, and their return to the World Cup after seven years.
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WBSC releases Members Handbook in Spanish

WBSC releases Members Handbook in Spanish
22/02/2024
"We are launching this new tool in conjunction with the 10 year anniversary of the WBSC, to bring forward our vision to support all our members in the path for more modern, sustainable, and well-organised Community," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.
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Great Britain to visit OKC Spark eyeing Women's Softball World Cups, European Championship & LA28 Olympics

Great Britain to visit OKC Spark eyeing Women's Softball World Cups, European Championship & LA28 Olympics
21/02/2024
“As our journey towards the LA 2028 Olympic Games continues, the opportunity to play against quality competition becomes vitally important, especially with a group of young athletes," said Great Britain Softball Head of Performance Gary Anderson.
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Baseball5: Azraq Refugee Camp assistant coach Reem Hadroos receives WBSC certification

Baseball5: Azraq Refugee Camp assistant coach Reem Hadroos receives WBSC certification
21/02/2024
The 18-year-old served as a volunteer assistant to head coach Amjed Alatoom. The two are pictured above. Hadroos has two brothers on the refugee team. "I will do my best to contribute to qualifying the team for the 2026 Youth Olympics."
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