WBSC Yearbook 2023: "A memorable journey" of wonderful achievement - President Fraccari
28/03/2024 1 Minute Read

WBSC Yearbook 2023: "A memorable journey" of wonderful achievement - President Fraccari

The digital publication encompassing an "impressive" year for the World Baseball Softball Confederation is available to download on the WBSC website.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has published its official Yearbook 2023, a comprehensive resource that provides an in-depth look into the 2023 season, complete with reports, captivating images and data.

"When I look through the pages of this superb publication, it's a memorable and relevant journey through the wonderful achievements the WBSC and the global baseball and softball community have accomplished in what was an impressive year for our organisation and sport," wrote WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari in his message.

The WBSC calendar included 13 tournaments in 2023, featuring 104 teams across all five Olympic continents.

"It also included the introduction of new tournaments to ensure that more athletes are given the opportunity to compete internationally," Fraccari added.

The WBSC first-edition events for 2023 were the Baseball Champions League, U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup, U-15 Women’s Softball World Cup and Youth Baseball5 World Cup.

The Yearbook dedicates a section to each event, allowing readers to relive the highlights and memorable moments that made 2023 another unforgettable season.

"Today's world needs a unifying force and at the WBSC, we are fully aware of the power Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 have in fostering relationships between different cultures and driving cohesion," stated WBSC Secretary General Beng Choo Low. "In a divided world, our disciplines are the perfect example of how peaceful competition can be hard and fair at the same time."

She added: "While the work of the WBSC Legacy Club in refugee camps in Jordan is a clear example of Baseball5 achieving this, I believe we have also seen it through the world-class events held throughout a busy 2023."

The 2023 Yearbook serves as an indispensable guide, offering stakeholders a comprehensive overview of the activity of baseball’s and softball’s global governing body. 

The Yearbook is available to download on the WBSC website.