New World Baseball Softball Body born at historic Tokyo Congress

14/04/2013

TOKYO — Baseball and softball players, supporters, and fans worldwide – from professional leagues to local clubs and junior teams – have come out ‘Swinging For The Fences’ and pitching for the Olympic Games, following the launch of a global campaign to get baseball and softball back into the Games

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World Baseball & Softball set for Milestone in bid for Olympic Games Program Inclusion

08/04/2013

LAUSANNE – The table has been set for the campaign to return baseball and softball to the Olympic Games. A historic milestone is expected to be reached in Tokyo this week when the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) convenes its congress in the Japanese capital.

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Baseball-Softball to launch 2020 Olympic Games Campaign

06/04/2013

The international baseball and softball governing bodies will make a major announcement regarding the bid for inclusion at the 2020 Olympic Games at a media conference in Tokyo on 14 April. Details of a new combined baseball and softball federation to govern and take the sport forward in the 21st century will also be announced.

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Day 4 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 4 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
04/03/2013

Argentina 11 vs. Netherlands 1 Argentina made it three wins from four games when they toppled the Netherlands 11-1 this morning. That win has the team on course to finish third in their pool. But it also includes the Black Sox, who they play tomorrow. The chief destroyer for Argentina was its lead-off batter, Fernando […]

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Day 3 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 3 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
03/03/2013

Canada 6 v. Mexico 0 Canada continued their game-by-game approach to the 2013 Tradestaff World Softball Championships as they notched up their third win in as many games at the tournament at Rosedale Park in Auckland. The side, which on the opening night of the tournament were given a wake-up call when they had to […]

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Day 2 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 2 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
02/03/2013

Australia 10 v. Indonesia 0 Australia again showed that they will be the team to beat in their section at the 2013 TradeStaff World Softball Championships when they beat Indonesia 10-0 in four innings. Among the standout players for Australia were Andrew Kirkpatrick and Zenon Winters. Kirkpatrick, who was the designated player, batted three for […]

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Day 1 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 1 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
01/03/2013

Samoa v Great Britain Samoa made a dream start to its second appearance at a world softball championship when they beat Great Britain 2–0 at Rosedale Park in the opening game of the 2013 tournament. Samoa’s opening run and the tournament’s first was scored in the fourth with Joshua Niu, batting eighth in the order, […]

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2020 Olympics: 8 sports aiming at inclusion

12/02/2013

The EB of the IOC voted wrestling out of the core sports. FILA will have to join the 7 shorlisted sports (including baseball/softball) in the May presentation

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Didier Seminet confirmed as the President of the French Federation

06/02/2013

Didier Seminet has been confirmed as the President of the French Federation of Baseball, Softball and Cricket.

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Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation with new Website

Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation with new Website
30/01/2013

The Royal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation (RFEBS) has launched a new website. The new hub for Spanish Baseball and Softball on the web received a complete re-design with a modern look.

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Teams at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship 2013

Teams at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship 2013
23/01/2013

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — Sixteen of the world’s best men’s teams will be in the North Shore for the 13th ISF Tradestaff Men’s World Championship. This ten day tournament will feature 56 round robin games and 10 playoff games using the double page playoff system. Below you will find how each team qualified. Argentina Finished […]

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Joint Coaching by Men’s Baseball & Women’s Softball Olympian Athletes

Joint Coaching by Men’s Baseball & Women’s Softball Olympian Athletes
27/12/2012

80 Elementary School Base Ballers including 3 girls and 90 Junior High Softball Girl Players in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture braved freezing cold to join instruction sessions of baseball and softball at the Gymnasium of Tohoku Fukushi University on December 24.

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Baseball, Softball present unified Vision for the 2020 Olympic Games

19/12/2012

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The leaders of the new World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), presented today their unified vision for the inclusion of baseball and softball in the 2020 Olympic Games to the IOC’s Olympic Programme Commission. Led by the WBSC’s Co-presidents Don Porter and Riccardo Fraccari, the delegation also included 2008 Olympian Maria Soto from Venezuela and national team pitcher and professional player, Alessandro Maestri from Italy as well as current IBAF Vice President, Antonio Castro, and ISF Secretary General Beng Choo Low.

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IBAF and ISF agree on name of new combined body

17/12/2012

Following the historic votes of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and International Softball Federation (ISF), approving the formation of a unified international federation, IBAF and ISF leaders announced the name of the new international federation that will govern both baseball and softball together: the World Baseball Softball Confederation.

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IBAF receives unanimous Approval on Merger with ISF

12/12/2012

The final results of the International Baseball Federation’s mail-in ballot were announced Wednesday and saw unanimous approval from the IBAF membership to create a new and unified world body that would govern both baseball and softball at the international level.

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