Happy 96th anniversary, Mexican Baseball League

Happy 96th anniversary, Mexican Baseball League
28/06/2021
Mexico City hosted the LMB's first-ever game on 28 June 1925. A total of 144 teams have participated in the league through 2019. After the cancellation of the 2020 season, two new teams joined LMB in 2021.
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Baseball Canada's 2x Olympian, former big leaguer Rheal Cormier dies at 53

Baseball Canada's 2x Olympian, former big leaguer Rheal Cormier dies at 53
09/03/2021
The left-hander made the Canadian roster for the 1988 Seoul Games and was back 20 years later at Beijing 2008 as the oldest baseball player in those Games.
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MLB makes 2 June Lou Gehrig Day

MLB makes 2 June Lou Gehrig Day
09/03/2021
The legendary 'Iron Horse' died on 2 June 1941 from the consequences of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, today known as Lou Gehrig's disease or motor neurone disease.
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International Women's Day - Plenty of trailblazers on and off the softball diamond

International Women's Day - Plenty of trailblazers on and off the softball diamond
08/03/2021
Since the beginning of the sport, women have always played a leading role in softball history.
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International Women's Day - Female trailblazers in men's baseball

International Women's Day - Female trailblazers in men's baseball
08/03/2021
Pitcher Stacy Piagno (pictured), who represented the US at the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2018, was part of the first all-female battery in a men's baseball league.
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Dutch baseball icon Han Urbanus dies at age of 93

Dutch baseball icon Han Urbanus dies at age of 93
08/02/2021
The Hall of Fame pitcher was the father of Charles Urbanus and the grandfather of Nick Urbanus, starting a baseball dynasty in the Netherlands. Pictured above (from left to right): Charlie, Han and Nick Urbanus - credit: Rob Jelsma Honkbalsite.com
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International Baseball mourns loss of two 1984 Olympics alumni

International Baseball mourns loss of two 1984 Olympics alumni
03/02/2021
Chung-Nan Tu, Chinese Taipei's "iron catcher", died at 61. Flavio Alfaro, who made a US roster stacked with future MLB stars, passed away at 59.
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WBSC Softball Hall of Famer Ty Stofflet, one of the greatest of all time, passes away at 79

WBSC Softball Hall of Famer Ty Stofflet, one of the greatest of all time, passes away at 79
25/01/2021
The legendary left-handed pitcher led USA to win the WBSC (ISF) Men’s Softball World Championship 1976, where he pitched one of the most remembered softball games in the history of the event.
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Thabo Tawana, Softball South Africa pitching coach, dies in car accident

Thabo Tawana, Softball South Africa pitching coach, dies in car accident
25/01/2021
Tawana wore South Africa’s national team jersey at the 1996 Men's Softball World Championship and was South Africa’s pitching coach at the WBSC U-19 Men’s Softball World Championship 2018 in Prince Albert, Canada.
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Legendary Hammerin' Hank Aaron dies at 86, baseball world mourns

Legendary Hammerin' Hank Aaron dies at 86, baseball world mourns
22/01/2021
The legend broke Babe Ruth's MLB home run record in 1974 and still holds career records for extra-base hits, RBIs and total bases.
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Joe Biden continues line of US Presidents with a passion for baseball

Joe Biden continues line of US Presidents with a passion for baseball
21/01/2021
US Presidents, from George Washington to Joe Biden, over the years have shown their love of the game.
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Year in Review - Top Stories of 2020

Year in Review - Top Stories of 2020
20/01/2021
Here's a list of all the top stories in 2020, a year in which the WBSC and its members still managed many achievements, both on and off the field, despite the impact of Covid-19 around the world.


Israel, United Arab Emirates to meet for first time in sports history at youth baseball event

Israel, United Arab Emirates to meet for first time in sports history at youth baseball event
20/01/2021
It will be the first time in history that the two nations meet in sports.
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Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for record US$5.2 million

Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for record US$5.2 million
15/01/2021
Actor Rob Gough completed the trade and said "cards are an incredibly diversified asset".
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2020 in Review: Baseball-softball global activity remains strong in challenging times

2020 in Review: Baseball-softball global activity remains strong in challenging times
31/12/2020
In the final part of it's 2020 in Review series, the WBSC looks at the state of play of the international Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 events calendar, with the potential of an action-packed 2021 ahead.