CSTA PRESTIGE Awards honors Tom Valcke

24/04/2012

Vancouver – Tom Valcke was named the recipient of the President’s Award by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance today at the 6th Annual CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Gala held at the River Rock Casino Hotel in Richmond, British Columbia.

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Japan Gears Up for V Women’s Baseball World Cup

Japan Gears Up for V Women’s Baseball World Cup
23/04/2012

Kyoto; An all-star team of the Japanese women’s professional league, by breaking off their season, took on the amateur National Team for two exhibition games in Kyoto on April 21 and won both matches 6-1 and 9-0.

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Alfredo Despaigne Wins Record Home Run Race on Inside-the-Park “Oddity”

23/04/2012

A dramatic battle for mythical title of “Cuba’s Home Run King” raging for the past month has finally come to a dramatic and somewhat odd conclusion on the season’s final day of action.

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94th Japanese High School Baseball Championship in Koshien Stadium in August as Forerunner to XXV IBAF 18U World Championship in Seoul

94th Japanese High School Baseball Championship in Koshien Stadium in August as Forerunner to XXV IBAF 18U World Championship in Seoul
23/04/2012

Japanese High School Baseball Federation announced that the 94th National Championship will be held at Koshien Stadium for 15 days from August 8, 2012. The final game on August 22, weather permitting, will start from 10:30 am instead in the afternoon until 2 years ago, not to affect already tight electric power supply in summer by additional huge power consumption of TV viewers throughout Japan.

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Italy’s Alessandro Maestri to compete in Japan

19/04/2012

Despite knowing the challenges that he was to face, Italy’s Alessandro Maestri decided to embark upon a journey that no other Italian has embarked upon—destination: Japan’s Shikoku Island League.

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Abreu Equals Despaigne’s Single-Season Home Run Standard

19/04/2012

All season long most eyes have been focused squarely on Granma’s Alfredo Despaigne and his quest to catch and surpass the single-season home run mark of 33 established last spring by José Dariel Abreu (Cienfuegos) and Yoennis Céspedes (Granma, now with the Oakland Athletics in the North American major leagues).

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“Beisbol por la Paz” nominated for the “Spirit of Sport” Awards

17/04/2012

The Beisbol Por la Paz (Baseball for Peace) project by the IBAF is within the short list of projects nominated for the Spirit of Sport Awards 2012. The Awards will be presented to the Laureates during the 10th annual SportAccord Convention in Quebec (Canada) on Thursday 24 May 2012 during the Plenary Session (starting at 11.45).

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Australia names Women’s National Team for 2012 Season

17/04/2012

For four players this will be their fifth World Cup, having first competed at the inaugural ten years ago which was also hosted by Canada. Congratulations to Katie Gaynor, Shae Lillywhite, Sam Hamilton and Amy McCann on this monumental achievement.

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WBC Qualifiers: Journey begins for New Zealand

13/04/2012

Baseball New Zealand have rounded first base in their quest for national sporting recognition with the naming of their qualifying pool for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) later this year.

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Yoennis Céspedes Expands the List of Cuban Big Leaguers to 167

13/04/2012

by Peter C. Bjarkman Oakland A’s rookie slugger Yoennis Céspedes has already surrendered his share of the Cuban League single-season home run record. But apparently not looking back, Céspedes has been busy enough making his own loud splash at the big league level during Major League Baseball’s opening week. After debuting with a ringing homer […]

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New South Wales wins National U15 Girls Championship in Australia

11/04/2012

In the second inning on Tuesday night April 3 (2012) in Havana’s Latin American Stadium Granma’s Alfredo Despaigne cracked home run number 34 of the current National Series season. It was the first of two loud Despaigne cannon shots on the night that highlighted a 21-10 romp over Havana Industriales before an enthusiastic crowd announced at slightly above 12,000 partisans. Despaigne’s two homers capped a season-long pursuit of a new league home run standard that the Granma slugger himself had surrendered only one season back.

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Support from Korean Professional Baseball Players Association (KPBPA) and Retired Korean Professional Players Union, “Ilgoo-Hoe”

Support from Korean Professional Baseball Players Association (KPBPA) and Retired Korean Professional Players Union, “Ilgoo-Hoe”
10/04/2012

Korean Professional Baseball Players Association(KPBPA) and Retired Korean Professional Players Union named “Ilgoo-Hoe” start a business for development of baseball together. The two groups set the dissemination of baseball in Asia as the top priority for the international exchange plan.

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IBAF introduces Management System to improve Communication

07/04/2012

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) is undergoing a process of updating all of its technical and administrative procedures, in order to facilitate more direct and immediate interactions between the national federations and the offices of the IBAF.

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Thirteen Canadians on Opening Day rosters

05/04/2012

OTTAWA-Opening Day in Major League Baseball will see thirteen Canadian baseball players on active big-league rosters when the season gets underway (in North America) this evening.

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Funds raised for Baseball Stadium in Vietnam

04/04/2012

Today (April 4, 2012), Hana Bank has made an agreement with the Baseball Federation of Asia(BFA) and Vietnam to provide a sum of about US$ 180,000 in order to construct a baseball stadium in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

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