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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CTBA takes charge of Taiwan amateur reserve players

11/01/2012

In a major step to revitalize amateur baseball, CTBA (Chinese Taipei Baseball Association) has taken charge to establish two teams of a total 58 top-selection amateur players from all corners of Taiwan.

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Barry Larkin elected to the Hall of Fame

09/01/2012

NEW YORK, NY – Barry Larkin, a 12-time All-Star, nine-time Silver Slugger and three-time Gold Glove winning shortstop, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in balloting verified by Ernst & Young.

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MLB Ambassador and Envoy Programmes Bring talented Trio to Auckland for MLB’s Training with the Pros Camp

07/01/2012

Major League Baseball (MLB) and Baseball New Zealand are teaming up to present ‘Training with the Pros’ baseball camp and clinics across Auckland this month, with a week of world-class baseball instruction featuring three current Major League Baseball players plus some of New Zealand’s top coaches and national team players.

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USA Baseball to expand on-field Programming in 2012

05/01/2012

DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball will offer more National Team developmental and identification opportunities in 2012, the federation announced Thursday. The move will affect youth-level on-field programming — USA Baseball National Teams and associated identification events — for athletes ages 13-17.

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Australian Women’s National Team with Camp

03/01/2012

The Senior Women’s Baseball Camp is underway at Nurrabundah Baseball Fields in Canberra, and from all reports it’s very hot, but the women aren’t letting that stop them.

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CPBL holds Amateur Player Draft for 2012 season

29/12/2011

Taiwan’s professional baseball league (CPBL) held its annual draft in Taipei on Wed. (Dec. 28), with a total of 21 amateur players selected to bolster the four ballclubs’ line-up for the next season.

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Japan’s Aomori Team in thriller win to conclude E.Sun Cup AAA Tourney in Taiwan

29/12/2011

The Meiji Jingu Team, from Japan’s Aomori Prefecture, edged out Taiwan’s Kaohsiung County squad 8-7 in a 13-inning thriller (Tues. Dec. 27) to wrap up the final contest of the 2011 E.Sun Cup AAA International Baseball Tournament.

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End of the Year Address from President Riccardo Fraccari

27/12/2011

We have arrived at the end of 2011, which was an extremely trying year that saw us engaged in the reorganization of our institution as well as in the management of three of our Championships, namely, the 12U in Taiwan, the 16U in Mexico and the Baseball World Cup in Panama.

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Junior Women’s World Championship Gold Medal game showed competitive level

26/12/2011

Although 2011’s was the ninth such 19-and-under tournament since the ISF began the event in 1981, this one had some ‘firsts.’

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“Strike AIDS Out” Event in South Africa with 300 Kids playing Baseball

“Strike AIDS Out” Event in South Africa with 300 Kids playing Baseball
21/12/2011

The “Strike AIDS Out” event had about 300 kids playing baseball throughout the day. About 70 of them were HIV-positive. This one-day event took place at the St. Barnabas School in Bosmont, Johannesburg on November 26.

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IBAF announces inaugural 15U Baseball World Championship

IBAF announces inaugural 15U Baseball World Championship
21/12/2011

Executing the changes to the tournament calendar, which was approved and announced during the XXVI IBAF Ordinary Congress in Dallas, Texas in early December, the International Baseball Federation is introducing a new tournament in 2012.

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