WBSC Presidential Council Meeting reviews growth strategy for ‘new normal’ in int’l sports

WBSC Presidential Council Meeting reviews growth strategy for ‘new normal’ in int’l sports
03/08/2020
With the COVID-19’s impact on sports, particularly international events, WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari convened the think-tank session to sweep over many important issues to continue the global growth of baseball and softball in the face of new challenges.
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WBSC holds e-conference with baseball leaders from the Americas

WBSC holds e-conference with baseball leaders from the Americas
03/08/2020
President Fraccari’s call was with the newly formed COPABE working groups, which are focused on marketing, events and development.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba vs. USA for gold at Sydney 2000 Games

Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba vs. USA for gold at Sydney 2000 Games
03/08/2020
This international baseball clash turned into an instant classic as two powerhouses collided on the iconic Olympic stage Down Under.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind - 2000 Sydney: Watch Cuba and Netherlands battle

Olympic Baseball Rewind - 2000 Sydney: Watch Cuba and Netherlands battle
02/08/2020
Cuba was undefeated in 21 games played in three different editions of the Olympics. The Dutch had a 1-2 record when they took the field at the Sydney Baseball Stadium.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind - Atlanta 1996: Watch Japan and Cuba go for gold

Olympic Baseball Rewind - Atlanta 1996: Watch Japan and Cuba go for gold
01/08/2020
Japan's roster had a mix of Industrial League veterans and young prospect to face baseball's international juggernaut of the time.
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Federation Focus: Lithuania has one of three Europeans playing at MLB level

Federation Focus: Lithuania has one of three Europeans playing at MLB level
31/07/2020
The game of baseball was introduced to the country in 1922, but the Lithuania Baseball Association was founded only in 1987. Federation President Virmidas Neverauskas, the father of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dovydas, guided us through baseball in the Baltic area.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind Series: Italy, Korea open Atlanta 1996 Games with thriller

Olympic Baseball Rewind Series: Italy, Korea open Atlanta 1996 Games with thriller
31/07/2020
The third episode is about the debut game in the tournament for Italy and Korea. It would develop in a thriller.
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International soccer prospect Junior Firpo has baseball memories

International soccer prospect Junior Firpo has baseball memories
31/07/2020
The FC Barcelona player recalled baseball in the streets as a kid in the Dominican Republic during a TV show.
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Tokyo 2020: Mexican Olympic Softball players are training daily, submitting workout reports online

Tokyo 2020: Mexican Olympic Softball players are training daily, submitting workout reports online
31/07/2020
Softball Mexico will make their Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games, after winning last year’s WBSC Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier.
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One year ago: First-ever WBSC mixed-gender Softball World Cup concludes

One year ago: First-ever WBSC mixed-gender Softball World Cup concludes
30/07/2020
The inaugural edition of the WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup was played in Tainan, Taiwan, from 26-30 July.
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Olympic Rewind Series - Barcelona 1992: Baseball's first Gold Medal Game - CUB v TPE

Olympic Rewind Series - Barcelona 1992: Baseball's first Gold Medal Game - CUB v TPE
30/07/2020
Cuba beat the US, while Chinese Taipei defeated Japan in the semifinals for the right to compete for the historic first-ever gold.
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Special 30th anniversary logo unveiled for Brazilian Baseball Softball Confederation

Special 30th anniversary logo unveiled for Brazilian Baseball Softball Confederation
30/07/2020
Founded in 1990, the CBBS is the governing body responsible for the organization and administration of baseball and softball in the South American country.
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Softball Canada head coach Mark Smith adjusts for Tokyo 2020 Olympic curveball, postponement

Softball Canada head coach Mark Smith adjusts for Tokyo 2020 Olympic curveball, postponement
30/07/2020
"I think we will appreciate a whole lot of things in life a little bit more once we get to the other side of this thing.”
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Oliver Pérez becomes Mexican player with longest MLB tenure

Oliver Pérez becomes Mexican player with longest MLB tenure
29/07/2020
On Sunday, 26 July, the lefthander surpassed his childhood hero Fernando Valenzuela and Jorge De La Rosa.
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Belgium puts brakes on baseball and softball for at least four weeks

Belgium puts brakes on baseball and softball for at least four weeks
29/07/2020
"Given the resurgence of the virus, it was our only option," said Belgian baseball and softball president René Laforce.
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