XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship with 12 Teams

18/03/2012

The 12 national teams from the 18 and under category will be gathering in Seoul, Korea for the XXV 18U Baseball World Championship this summer. The tournament will be held in the capital city of Korea from the August 30th to September 8th.

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Riccardo Fraccari and Don Porter at the Dutch “Jubileum”

18/03/2012

It’s very unlikely that baseball will be as popular as soccer in The Netherlands but, as Rob Eenhoorn (Technical Director of the Dutch Federation, KNBSB) warns: “Never say never. We just won a World Championship and not so long ago this looked simply like a dream”.

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Martin Miller is no more the President of European baseball

17/03/2012

Martin Miller (right in the cover picture, awarding Dutch Federation’s Technical Director Rob Eenhoorn) quit as the President of the European Confederation (CEB). During the Congress in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the Executive of CEB was beaten in a voting that proposed some Statutes modifications.

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The Dutch Federation celebrates 100 years of history

16/03/2012

1912 was the year when the Republic of China was established (right on January 1), ending the Imperial Rule, but leading to a Civil War. It was also the year when, January 23 in The Hague (The Netherlands), 13 countries signed the International Opium Convention, the first drug control treaty of the history.

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Paul Stortoni joins Argentine Federation

14/03/2012

After a series of meetings, and for the benefit of the National Baseball Federation, Baseball Argentina adds Paul Stortoni to its technical staff as General Manager of the national teams. Along with Ramiro Schiavoni, National Manager and his coaching staff he will coordinate and support the technical organization of the sport.

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Blue Jays and Baseball Canada celebrate ‘Canada Day’ at Al Lang Field

14/03/2012

St. Petersburg-It was an uncommon scene at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg today as both teams mingled during pregame batting practice, posed for photos together and some old faces reunited with the common bond of baseball, Canadian baseball.

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Chinese Taipei played a huge role in the charity game in Tokyo

14/03/2012

The game of baseball and its fans were the true and only winners, as NPB (the japanese Major Leagues) Samurai Japan played a CPBL (Chinese Taipei professional league) All Star team for the charity game at the Tokyo Dome this past weekend. CPBL players and officials said they were honored to participate, and thankful for the chance of showing solidarity to the japanese people for the continuing relief and recovery efforts.

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IBAF meets with Kenko and Mizuno Executives

12/03/2012

During his visit to Japan IBAF President Riccardo Fraccari, together with Vice President Kazu Tawa and Marketing Manager Masaru Yokoo, took time to meet with the executives of two companies that are proud sponsors of the organization.

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President Fraccari at Charity Event in Tokyo

12/03/2012

Samurai Japan (an All Star team of the NPB, the Japanese Major Leagues) beat the All Stars of the CPBL (the professional League in Chinese Taipei) 9-2 in a charity game played Saturday 3/10 at the Tokyo Dome in front of a 35,505 fans in attendance. The game was meant as a fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. A total of 12,000 tickets were give to residents from disaster struck areas.

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Errors cost Canada’s Juniors in loss to Netherlands

11/03/2012

St. Petersburg, FL-The Netherlands took advantage of six Canada Junior National Team errors en route to an 8-2 victory at historic Al Lang Field.

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New CPBL Commissioner Hwang seeks League expansion

10/03/2012

The new Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) Commissioner Hwang Jenn-Tai, along with his Secretary-General Liang Kung-Pin(known as Brady), are realistic about the work ahead, but also have set a number of goals.

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After PASO Assembly IBAF and ISF are closer to an agreement

10/03/2012

IBAF President Riccardo Fraccari attended the 50th General Assembly of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) in Mexico City.

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President Fraccari visited the Hall of Fame and Museum of Japan

10/03/2012

IBAF President Riccardo Fraccari visited the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum of Japan together with Vice President Kazu Tawa.

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The Federation of Japan presents a video on Olympic reinstatement

10/03/2012

Baseball fans and players will see the message of the IBAF and the Baseball Federation of Japan that supports the campaign to bring back baseball to the Olympics on the giant scoreboard of the TokyoDome during the 2 charity matches on March 10.

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Teams for Haarlem Baseball Week announced

09/03/2012

The organizers of the Haarlem Baseball Week announced the participating teams for the 26th edition of the international baseball tournament. Besides host the Netherlands, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Japan and Chinese Taipei have confirmed their arrival. The “Haarlemse Honkbalweek” will be held from July 13 to 22, 2012 at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, Netherlands.

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