Softball Canada cancels junior National Team tryouts

Softball Canada cancels junior National Team tryouts
10/08/2020
The decision has been driven by the inter-provincial travel required, troublesome COVID-19 spikes in some parts of the country and challenges with various jurisdictional approaches to COVID-19, among other issues.
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India could be next frontier for baseball and softball development

India could be next frontier for baseball and softball development
10/08/2020
Major League Baseball opened an office in New Delhi, and according to a spokesman of the National Federation, a million boys and girls play softball in the subcontinent.
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It's been 55 years since first-ever Women’s Softball World Championship in 1965

It's been 55 years since first-ever Women’s Softball World Championship in 1965
10/08/2020
The flagship international softball tournament was played for the first time in 1965 in Melbourne, Australia. With the launch of the global softball platform, the sport began its expansion on the international sports scene.
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Italy's Baseball for the Blind season to begin on 5 September

Italy's Baseball for the Blind season to begin on 5 September
09/08/2020
It will be a seven-team championship. Semifinals are scheduled on 2 and 4 October. The final is scheduled on 10 October.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba, Korea stage thriller for last gold medal at Beijing 2008

Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba, Korea stage thriller for last gold medal at Beijing 2008
08/08/2020
The defending champions Cuba and undefeated Korea fought hard in a dramatic final.
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Italy, Czech Republic junior national softball teams to tune up together outside Milan

Italy, Czech Republic junior national softball teams to tune up together outside Milan
07/08/2020
The 25-game, WBSC-sanctioned series will feature both countries’ U-15 and U-18 national teams. The games will be held in Bollate, Legnano, Caronno and Saronno, Italy.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba vs. USA classic in Beijing 2008 semifinal

Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba vs. USA classic in Beijing 2008 semifinal
07/08/2020
It's been an international baseball must-see since the late 1960s. The Olympic flavour adds drama to the tenth episode of the series.
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Good things come in threes: Japanese softball legend Eri Yamada eyes third medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Good things come in threes: Japanese softball legend Eri Yamada eyes third medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
06/08/2020
An interview with Eri Yamada, who won bronze at Athens 2004 and gold at Beijing 2008, aims to win her third Olympic medal at Tokyo 2020. The two-time WBSC Women’s Softball World Champion talks about her Olympic experience and the expectations on Tokyo 2020.
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Pakistan Federation Baseball to open first Youth Academy on 9 August

Pakistan Federation Baseball to open first Youth Academy on 9 August
06/08/2020
It will be in Okara, Punjab province. More academies will open in Punjab and in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan within the next three months.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch China, Korea in extra-inning thriller at Beijing 2008 Games

Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch China, Korea in extra-inning thriller at Beijing 2008 Games
06/08/2020
Korea featured stars from KBO. China was managed by Major League Baseball (MLB) veteran Jim Lefebvre. The roster was almost entirely made of players in the China Baseball League, formed in 2002.
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Aussie legend, manager David Nilsson says Olympics, int'l play important for baseball

Aussie legend, manager David Nilsson says Olympics, int'l play important for baseball
06/08/2020
The former MLB All-Star turned down major contract-offers to have a chance to represent his country in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
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Taiwan Professional Women’s Softball League to open second half on 8 August

Taiwan Professional Women’s Softball League to open second half on 8 August
05/08/2020
The TPWSL was the first softball league in the world to start the 2020 season after the coronavirus pandemic struck.
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Olympic speed skater medallist Eddy Alvarez crosses over to MLB

Olympic speed skater medallist Eddy Alvarez crosses over to MLB
05/08/2020
Alvarez is only the second player in history to appear on an MLB roster after winning an Olympic medal in another sport. After the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, he focused on baseball. The story parallels legend Jim Thorpe.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind - Athens 2004: Watch Australia vs. Cuba gold medal game

Olympic Baseball Rewind - Athens 2004: Watch Australia vs. Cuba gold medal game
05/08/2020
International baseball powerhouse Cuba looked to rebound from a silver medal in 2000, while the Aussies were hoping to capture their first-ever Olympic gold in the sport.
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Akiyama, Tsutsugo, Cronenworth, Castellanos: More WBSC Premier12 stars playing in MLB

Akiyama, Tsutsugo, Cronenworth, Castellanos: More WBSC Premier12 stars playing in MLB
05/08/2020
The Cincinnati Reds gave a present to Akiyama for his first big league hit. Tsutsugo homered on opening day after going long more than 200 times in his NPB career. Cronenworth moved from shortstop to first base, while the Astros' called up Mexico's Humberto Castellanos.
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