Six months to baseball's first pitch in Tokyo

Six months to baseball's first pitch in Tokyo
29/01/2020
The first game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is scheduled on Wednesday, 29 July, in Fukushima. A modified double-elimination system will lead to the medal games, scheduled on Saturday, 8 August in Yokohama
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World Baseball Classic to expand from 16 to 20 nations as Qualifiers announced

World Baseball Classic to expand from 16 to 20 nations as Qualifiers announced
28/01/2020
Location, dates, teams and pools have been announced for the qualifiers in March.
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Australia Pacific Cup: Four Olympic softball teams in action

Australia Pacific Cup: Four Olympic softball teams in action
28/01/2020
Tokyo-bound Japan, Mexico and Italy join the hosts Australia, who will field two teams, at the Blacktown International Sportspark, the home of softball at the Olympic Games in 2000. Chinese Taipei and New Zealand round out the list of participants.
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Canadian Larry Walker inducted into Cooperstown Hall of Fame

Canadian Larry Walker inducted into Cooperstown Hall of Fame
27/01/2020
He reached the 75 per cent grade in his tenth and final year of eligibility. He's coached on the Canadian National Team for the last 15 years, most recently at the WBSC Premier12 2019.
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WBSC Baseball, Softball World Rankings hit milestones on road to 2020 Olympics

WBSC Baseball, Softball World Rankings hit milestones on road to 2020 Olympics
27/01/2020
Unprecedented baseball and softball activity is taking place around the globe, particularly in Africa and emerging nations.
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Federation Focus: The birth of baseball/softball in Palestine

Federation Focus: The birth of baseball/softball in Palestine
27/01/2020
An inspired professional soccer player helped to establish baseball and softball officially in Palestine.
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Nicaragua Softball Federation President Roberto Espinoza passes away

Nicaragua Softball Federation President Roberto Espinoza passes away
27/01/2020
“I’m very saddened on the passing of Roberto Espinoza, a tremendous leader and a friend of mine for almost 15 years,” said Tommy Velazquez, WBSC Softball Chairman.
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5x MLB All-Star Adam Jones opts to play in Japan with NPB's Oryx Buffaloes

5x MLB All-Star Adam Jones opts to play in Japan with NPB's Oryx Buffaloes
24/01/2020
Adam Jones, the 35-year old former All-Star, has signed a US$8 million contract that may prove worth $15.5 million if he hits all incentives.
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Dates confirmed for WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup, U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup to start 23 August

Dates confirmed for WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup, U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup to start 23 August
24/01/2020
The WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2020 will take place from 14-23 August in Mexico, while the U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup will run from 23-30 August in Lima, Peru.
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U-18 Men's Softball World Cup: Host New Zealand names roster

U-18 Men's Softball World Cup: Host New Zealand names roster
23/01/2020
New Zealand is looking at a chance of winning the U-18 World Title after 31 years: "We have selected a well-balanced squad with a lot of these players able to play multiple positions," said head coach Thomas Makea.
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Dominican Republic Premier12 manager Rojas to lead NY Mets

Dominican Republic Premier12 manager Rojas to lead NY Mets
23/01/2020
Highly regarded Luis Rojas is the son of Dominican baseball legend Felipe Alou and brother of former six-time MLB All-Star Moises Alou.
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Continental quota confirmed for Baseball5 World Cup & Youth Baseball5 World Cup

Continental quota confirmed for Baseball5 World Cup & Youth Baseball5 World Cup
23/01/2020
A deadline of 15 February has been set for the WBSC Continental Associations to confirm their respective qualification process for the Baseball5 World Cups 2020.
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Alyssa Nakken to coach MLB, makes history

Alyssa Nakken to coach MLB, makes history
23/01/2020
A former softball star, Alyssa Nakken has been with the San Francisco Giants since 2014. She will focus on the clubhouse culture.
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President Fraccari awarded United States Sports Academy Eagle Award

President Fraccari awarded United States Sports Academy Eagle Award
22/01/2020
The Eagle Award is the Academy's highest international honour. USSA acknowledged President Fraccari's "significant contributions to the growth of baseball and softball and his efforts to get both sports into the Olympics."
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Six months to the return of Olympic softball

Six months to the return of Olympic softball
22/01/2020
Softball will kick off the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a special opening game in Fukushima, Japan.
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