8 Teams for V Women’s Baseball World Cup announced

04/02/2012

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) is announcing the eight teams, which will be participating in the V Women’s Baseball World Cup. The tournament will be played from August 10 to 19, 2012 at Telus Field in Edmonton, Canada.

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Big League Teams will have an international signing allowance

04/02/2012

The collective bargaining agreement signed by Major League Baseball (MLB) and their Players Association (MLBPA) in November 2011 contains a few items that are of some interest for the world of international baseball.

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Results 18U Oceania Championship Final Day February 2

02/02/2012

Australia has won the 2012 18U Oceania Championship, which was held at Paseo Stadium in Guam. The team from down under defeated New Zealand 17-2 in the gold medal game on Thursday. It was the seventh win in as many games for Australia to finish the tournament with a perfect 7-0 record. The event served as qualifier for the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship, which takes place from August 30 to September 8, 2012 in Seoul, Korea.

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MLB to host Venezuela-Dominican Republic Showcase for the first time

02/02/2012

Major League Baseball will, for the first time, launch a showcase that features top unsigned amateur prospects from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic competing against one another in front of scouts from all 30 Major League Clubs.

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CPBL Taiwan announce roster for Game against Japan All-Stars

01/02/2012

Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) announced the 24-man team roster on February 1, as they will go up against Japan’s All-Stars for the game to be played on March 10 at the Tokyo Dome.

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Barry Larkin to lead Major League Baseball International Elite Camp in Brazil

31/01/2012

Major League Baseball International (MLBI), in cooperation with the Confederation of Brazilian Baseball & Softball (CBBS), will conduct an MLBI Elite Camp, led by Baseball Hall of Fame Electee Barry Larkin, in Brazil this February.

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Big Win for the Big Cats – Sydney Women’s Invitational

Big Win for the Big Cats – Sydney Women’s Invitational
31/01/2012

Day 4 and final day of the Sydney Women’s Invitational at Blacktown International Sportspark was a Victorian day as the two Victorian teams defeated the local Sydney sides to reach the championship game.

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WCBF holds 20th Anniversary Commemorative Award Luncheon

25/01/2012

The World Children’s Baseball Fair (WCBF) held the 20th Anniversary Award Luncheon at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California last weekend. Founders Sadaharu Oh and Hank Aaron were honored among others.

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Owners unanimously grant MLB Commissioner’s extension

24/01/2012

Major League Baseball Club owners have completed a unanimous vote on the two-year extension of the term of Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, it was announced today.

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International Talent Committee agrees to seek input from foreign baseball experts

19/01/2012

During its first official meeting in New York on January 9th, the newly created International Talent Committee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball agreed to broaden its resources by identifying and seeking partnerships with a wide variety of outside sources with direct knowledge of international baseball operations and cultures.

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President Fraccari talks about defections in Cuba

18/01/2012

Cuba accepted the challenge. According to an article posted by “El Nuevo Herald” and signed by Anne Marie Garcia, the last visit to the Isla Linda by IBAF President Riccardo Fraccari was not an ordinary one.

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Baseball and Softball to have Olympic Torch Bearers

13/01/2012

Eight thousand Olympic Torch Bearers will carry the flame on an eight thousand mile journey throughout Britain next year before the torch finally comes to rest in Olympic Park — and Manchester Softball League Head Harry Somers and Norman Wells, Honorary President of the Liverpool Trojans Baseball Club, have been selected by a special Sport England panel to be among them.

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MLB extends Contract with Commissioner Bud Selig

13/01/2012

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ – Major League Baseball Club owners voted to extend the contract of Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig through the 2014 season, it was announced today.

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ABF announces 2012 Baseball Australia Hall of Fame Inductees

12/01/2012

Baseball Australia Hall of Fame membership is divided into two categories of excellence; 1.) Playing and 2.) Managing / Coaching. All members are inducted in one of eight eras and nominations adhere to strict standards of criteria for selection, with the primary criteria being that a nominee must have had a prolonged impact on the game of Baseball at the highest level available at that time and not be deemed to have brought the game of Baseball into disrepute.

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Rhein-Main Baseball Academy founded in Mainz, Germany

Rhein-Main Baseball Academy founded in Mainz, Germany
11/01/2012

It is another huge step for the development of Baseball in Germany. And it is kind of logical with the construction of the new baseball and softball stadium in Mainz and the youth concept of the local club Mainz Athletics in the last couple of years.

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