IBAF and ISF announced their plan to merge

24/07/2012

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and the International Softball Federation (ISF) have announced their plans to merge into a single International Federation (IF). This announcement follows meetings of both the ISF and IBAF Executive Committees, who will recommend to their respective Congresses the formal merger.

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Cuba wins 26th Haarlem Baseball Week

23/07/2012

Cuba has won the 26th edition of the “Haarlemse Honkbalweek”. They won the title at the international tournament with a 4-2 victory over Puerto Rico in the championship game on Sunday. Team USA (Collegiate) finished in third place after a 4-3 win over IBAF Baseball World Champion Netherlands in the Bronze Medal Game at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, Netherlands.

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Netherlands win U15 European Championship

Netherlands win U15 European Championship
23/07/2012

The Netherlands have won the U15 European Championship in Jablonec and Liberec, Czech Republic. The Dutch team beat Germany 10-5 in the Gold Medal Game on Saturday. Russia finished in third place after prevailing in the Bronze Medal Match against the Czech Republic.

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A big Send-Off to Japanese Women’s National Team

23/07/2012

(Matsuyama, Ehime) Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) invited Japanese Women’s National Team (Madonna Japan) to Matsuyama City and introduced them to a capacity crowd at Botchan Stadium before the start of the All-Star Game on Saturday, July 14.

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Czech Republic wins U12 European Championship

19/07/2012

The Czech Republic has won the U12 European Championship in Hluboka/Zliv, Czech Republic. They defeated Russia 19-1 in the championship game to defend their title. Lithuania finished in third place after beating Israel in the bronze medal game.

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Taipei City to host II IBAF 12U Baseball World Championship

17/07/2012

Taipei City is going to host the II IBAF 12U Baseball World Championship in the summer of 2013. The success of the tournament, held for the first time in 2011, was the key factor to select Taipei for the second consecutive time. Deputy Mayor Timothy Ting and IBAF President Riccardo Fraccari jointly announced the decision on Saturday.

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President Fraccari honored as Executive Advisor of Asian-Pacific Baseball Training Center Project

14/07/2012

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) announced that President Riccardo Fraccari received from City of Tainan the honorary position of Executive Advisor for the Pacific Baseball Training Center project, a project initiated by City of Tainan that involves 1.57 billion NTD (about 52 million US Dollar) budget with 4 baseball fields, accommodation facilities and restaurants to be built to host international and national baseball teams.

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Cuba to play CPBL Team in Exhibition Series in November

13/07/2012

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) announced that Team Cuba is coming to Chinese Taipei to take on the squad assembled by players of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) this coming November. This historical visit will mark Cuba’s first time to come to Chinese Taipei for games other than international tournaments, and this will also be the first time for CPBL to play Cuba’s national team.

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UCENS starts Caminho do Beisebol in Brazil

12/07/2012

The UCENS (The japanese-brasilian culture and sport association) has started the Caminho do Beisebol (Path to baseball).

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The baseball Clinic conducted in Nigeria was a success

12/07/2012

The highlights of a 6-day baseball clinic that was conducted in Ibadan (Nigeria) are the Awards given to 6 sports personalities who contributed to organization, promotions, sponsorship and overall success of the baseball clinic that was facilitated by coach Gerard Hall and coach Charles Barbee from the United States.

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IBAF announces First Round Schedule for XXV 18U Baseball World Championship

10/07/2012

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) is announcing the schedule for first round of the upcoming XXV 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea. The tournament will be played from Thursday, August 30 to Saturday, September 8.

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TC Clinic in Japan in August

09/07/2012

The educational clinic for Technical Commissioners will see 18 participants representing Korea, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Chinese Taipei and Japan. The clinic will be held in Tokyo from August 23 to 26 in collaboration between the International Baseball Federation and the Baseball Federation of Japan.

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Detroit Tigers sign Australian Youth Player of the Year

09/07/2012

by Trish Quayle, Australian Baseball Federation 2011 Australian Baseball Youth Player of the Year, Zac Shepherd has signed with MLB franchise Detroit Tigers Shepherd’s signing follows hot on the heels of fellow MLB Australian Academy (MLBAAP) player Lewis Thorpe, who signed with the Minnesota Twins Tuesday. The seventeen year old short stop is one of […]

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Young Aussie Prospect signs with the Twins

05/07/2012

Australian Lewis Thorpe has signed with the Minnesota Twins, living up to his reputation as a dangerous left-handed pitcher and serious Major League Baseball prospect.

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Punjab University wins first Women Baseball Championship in Pakistan

Punjab University wins first Women Baseball Championship in Pakistan
05/07/2012

The first ever Pakistan Inter-varsity Women Baseball Championship was held at Islamabad from June 24, 2012. The Punjab University emerged as the first champions after winning the final against Islamia University, Bahawalpur by a margin of 13-3.

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