End of the year message from the WBSC President to the global baseball softball community

End of the year message from the WBSC President to the global baseball softball community
20/12/2023
"The first editions of the Baseball Champions League, U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup, U-15 Women’s Softball World Cup and Youth Baseball5 World Cup were all a great success."
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2023 Year in Review: Baseball5, a six-year-old with a bright future ahead

2023 Year in Review: Baseball5, a six-year-old with a bright future ahead
20/12/2023
Baseball5 programmes are active in over 100 countries but it was Cuba who won the inaugural Youth Baseball5 World Cup in October.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup alum Jayden Kim signs for Pittsburgh Pirates

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup alum Jayden Kim signs for Pittsburgh Pirates
20/12/2023
Born in 2006, Kim was Australia's starting shortstop at the XXX and XXXI U-18 Baseball World Cups.
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Premier12 2024 presented by RAXUS: World's Top 12 nations qualified for WBSC's flagship baseball tournament

Premier12 2024 presented by RAXUS: World's Top 12 nations qualified for WBSC's flagship baseball tournament
20/12/2023
The top 12 teams in the WBSC/Konami Men's Baseball World Rankings at the end of 2023 qualify for the Premier12 2024, the most important event on the international baseball calendar next year.
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2023 Year in Review: Two maiden World Cups, new competition format highlight memorable year for international softball

2023 Year in Review: Two maiden World Cups, new competition format highlight memorable year for international softball
19/12/2023
The U-23 Men's Softball World Cup and the U-15 Women's Softball World Cup enjoyed their historic first edition, while the Women's Softball World Cup inaugurated the Two-Stage Format with a successful group stage.
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WBSC Congress approves Statutes Amendments to enhance global baseball/softball

WBSC Congress approves Statutes Amendments to enhance global baseball/softball
19/12/2023
The Member Federations voted in written form on 6 December. One combined Executive Board will lead the WBSC with the support of two additional permanent Commissions for Baseball and Softball.
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British Baseball Hall of Fame announces Class of 2023

British Baseball Hall of Fame announces Class of 2023
19/12/2023
The Historic Committee selected Charlie Muirhead, while Craig Savage was the sole inductee from the Modern Ballot. "I can't quite believe that I am to be listed in a category alongside such historical influences on the game as Sir Francis Ley and Sir John Moores."
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Over 5,000 children participate in MLB Cup Fall season in China

Over 5,000 children participate in MLB Cup Fall season in China
19/12/2023
The MLB Cup included stops in 13 cities. MLB also launched the First Pitch programme in 12 cities, involving over 9,000 participants. My First Baseball Lessons enjoyed six more episodes.
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Baseball5 workshop held in Austria

Baseball5 workshop held in Austria
19/12/2023
During their inaugural convention in November, the National Federation hosted a workshop on the five-on-five version of baseball/softball.
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Japan finish 2023 on top of WBSC/KONAMI Men's Baseball World Ranking

Japan finish 2023 on top of WBSC/KONAMI Men's Baseball World Ranking
18/12/2023
The World Baseball Softball Confederation and Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. have expanded their global partnership to incorporate the WBSC World Rankings naming rights.
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