'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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13 October 1986: Baseball becomes an Olympic sport

13 October 1986: Baseball becomes an Olympic sport
13/10/2020
Baseball was featured as an official medal sport of Olympic Games from 1992-2008, and will make a historic return for Tokyo 2020.
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One year ago today: Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for first time in history

One year ago today: Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for first time in history
22/09/2020
On 22 September 2019, an 11-1 win against South Africa sealed the historic accomplishment that will help Israel send their biggest-ever Olympic delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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VIDEO: Australian women baseball players remember historic silver medal at 2010 World Cup

VIDEO: Australian women baseball players remember historic silver medal at 2010 World Cup
01/09/2020
Amy McCann, the center fielder of Australia's 2010 Women's National Team, produced a flashback video of the team's historic run in Venezuela.
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Twelve years ago: Ueno leads Japan to softball gold at Beijing 2008 Olympics

Twelve years ago: Ueno leads Japan to softball gold at Beijing 2008 Olympics
21/08/2020
On 21 August 2008, Japanese superstar pitcher Yukiko Ueno pitched Japan to their first and only Olympic Games softball gold medal with an incredible win over favourites, USA.
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Watch Yukiko Ueno’s perfect game at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, 16 years ago today

Watch Yukiko Ueno’s perfect game at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, 16 years ago today
20/08/2020
Ueno’s masterpiece, 16 years ago today, is the only seven-inning perfect game in the history of the Olympic Games.
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It's been 55 years since first-ever Women’s Softball World Championship in 1965

It's been 55 years since first-ever Women’s Softball World Championship in 1965
10/08/2020
The flagship international softball tournament was played for the first time in 1965 in Melbourne, Australia. With the launch of the global softball platform, the sport began its expansion on the international sports scene.
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Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba, Korea stage thriller for last gold medal at Beijing 2008

Olympic Baseball Rewind: Watch Cuba, Korea stage thriller for last gold medal at Beijing 2008
08/08/2020
The defending champions Cuba and undefeated Korea fought hard in a dramatic final.
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Olympic speed skater medallist Eddy Alvarez crosses over to MLB

Olympic speed skater medallist Eddy Alvarez crosses over to MLB
05/08/2020
Alvarez is only the second player in history to appear on an MLB roster after winning an Olympic medal in another sport. After the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, he focused on baseball. The story parallels legend Jim Thorpe.
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Oliver Pérez becomes Mexican player with longest MLB tenure

Oliver Pérez becomes Mexican player with longest MLB tenure
29/07/2020
On Sunday, 26 July, the lefthander surpassed his childhood hero Fernando Valenzuela and Jorge De La Rosa.
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28 July 2013: USA wins II WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup

28 July 2013: USA wins II WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup
28/07/2020
The US National Team dominated the final against Chinese Taipei in front of a record crowd of 10,000. The win started a three-peat.
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Olympic Rewind Series - Sydney 2000: Japan, USA play the most contested softball final in Olympic history

Olympic Rewind Series - Sydney 2000: Japan, USA play the most contested softball final in Olympic history
24/07/2020
In a collaboration between the WBSC and the Olympic Channel, fans are able to watch the Gold Medal Game of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the second time softball was featured in the Olympics, following the sport's debut at Atlanta 1996.
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