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.


Olympic gold medalist Frederich Cepeda makes history in Cuban Baseball League

Olympic gold medalist Frederich Cepeda makes history in Cuban Baseball League
18/12/2020
The former Olympic gold medalist became the only player with at least 2,000 hits, 300 home runs and 400 doubles.


'Hero' Enrique Fonseca, last living player on Venezuelan squad that won the 1941 Baseball World Cup, passes away at the age of 102

'Hero' Enrique Fonseca, last living player on Venezuelan squad that won the 1941 Baseball World Cup, passes away at the age of 102
11/12/2020
He was the catcher behind the wins of Daniel Canonico. The two, Fonseca on the right, are pictured above.
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Baseball’s Kim Ng becomes first female pro team General Manager in North American sports history

Baseball’s Kim Ng becomes first female pro team General Manager in North American sports history
16/11/2020
Forbes has ranked Ng as one of the most powerful women in US and international sports.
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Switzerland: 21-year-old softballer makes history as first Swiss to earn US college scholarship

Switzerland: 21-year-old softballer makes history as first Swiss to earn US college scholarship
13/11/2020
The Zurich-native will play for NJCAA’s SouthEastern Women’s Softball College.
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100 years ago: Babe Ruth played baseball in Cuba

100 years ago: Babe Ruth played baseball in Cuba
02/11/2020
After hitting 54 home runs for the Yankees, the Babe joined the New York Giants on a tour in Havana, Cuba. He earned $20,000 (equivalent to $260,280 in 2020) for the appearance and lost it all gambling.
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