WBSC Europe appoints Baseball and Softball Commissions, Karin Kruno named new WBSC Baseball Division Board Continental Vice President Europe

WBSC Europe appoints Baseball and Softball Commissions, Karin Kruno named new WBSC Baseball Division Board Continental Vice President Europe
13/04/2022
The newly elected WBSC Europe Executive Board met for the first time since elections in February.
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Asian Games 2022 baseball stadium completed in Shaoxing City, China

Asian Games 2022 baseball stadium completed in Shaoxing City, China
13/04/2022
According to Xu Chen, the president of the Chinese Baseball Association and WBSC Baseball Division Board Continental Vice President Asia, the completion of the Shaoxing Baseball Stadium marks a new stage of development of Chinese baseball. It can also undertake higher-level international events in the future.
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Yoanis Alexsandrov signs for Chicago Cubs, becomes first Bulgarian player to join MLB

Yoanis Alexsandrov signs for Chicago Cubs, becomes first Bulgarian player to join MLB
13/04/2022
The 17-year-old catcher learned baseball in Nettuno, Italy. He reportedly agreed to a US$ 85,000 bonus.
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Nigeria Baseball Softball Association acting president passes away

Nigeria Baseball Softball Association acting president passes away
12/04/2022
Sotonye was the 1st Vice President of the association before he became the Acting President following the death Dr. Williams Boyd, former NBSA president who passed away in May last year.
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Juan Reynaldo Perez elected as new president of Cuban Baseball Federation

Juan Reynaldo Perez elected as new president of Cuban Baseball Federation
12/04/2022
Perez, who is also president of the Cuban Softball Federation, was elected by the General Assembly on Monday, 11 April.
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WBSC Official Rules of Softball Fast Pitch 2022-2025 now available

WBSC Official Rules of Softball Fast Pitch 2022-2025 now available
11/04/2022
Among the main changes introduced in the new set of rules is the addition of a penalty for placing an incorrect runner on second base in a tiebreaker inning.
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Baseball’s global appeal highlighted by MLB Opening Day rosters, broadcast agreements

Baseball’s global appeal highlighted by MLB Opening Day rosters, broadcast agreements
11/04/2022
MLB will have 141 media partners broadcasting games and highlights to 207 countries and territories in up to 16 languages globally.
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Top-ranked Japan opens 51st Men’s Softball League season

Top-ranked Japan opens 51st Men’s Softball League season
11/04/2022
All 18 teams took the field on opening weekend held at Mitsugi Softball Stadium in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Chiba Lotte pitcher Roki Sasaki throws first NPB perfect game in 28 years, breaks world record with 13 consecutive strikeouts

Chiba Lotte pitcher Roki Sasaki throws first NPB perfect game in 28 years, breaks world record with 13 consecutive strikeouts
10/04/2022
Nicknamed “Wonder of Reiwa”, 20-year-old pitcher Roki Sasaki of Chiba Lotte Marines threw the 16th perfect game in Nippon Professional Baseball history, needing only 105 pitches to complete the feat as he fanned 19 batters to tie the NPB record. The WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019 Japan international, who also broke the world record by fanning 13 consecutive batters, became the youngest pitcher in Japan and the world to achieve perfection. Chiba Lotte Marines defeated Orix Buffaloes with the score of 6-0.
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WBSC Premier12, Olympic baseball stars in the spotlight as MLB 2022 season opens

WBSC Premier12, Olympic baseball stars in the spotlight as MLB 2022 season opens
08/04/2022
Olympic gold medalist and WBSC Premier12 reigning MVP Seiya Suzuki (pictured above) made his much-anticipated debut going 1-for-2. Tokyo silver medalist Joe Ryan will pitch against bronze medalist Julio Rodriguez ("the future of baseball", according to the New York Times) as the Minnesota Twins host the Seattle Mariners.
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