Spain rebrands top baseball and softball leagues; National Team programme a priority

Spain rebrands top baseball and softball leagues; National Team programme a priority
24/02/2021
The Spanish Softball League will open on 28 March, while the Spanish Baseball League is set to open on 11 April. Spain's baseball-softball president Jesus Lisarri said: "We are working for change."
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Former MLB All-Star Shin-Soo Choo will make KBO debut at 38, aims for Olympic roster spot

Former MLB All-Star Shin-Soo Choo will make KBO debut at 38, aims for Olympic roster spot
24/02/2021
The left-handed slugger signed for the Seattle Mariners after helping Korea win the U-18 Baseball World Cup 2000.
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WBSC Women’s, U-15 Baseball World Cups postponed

WBSC Women’s, U-15 Baseball World Cups postponed
23/02/2021
The two Baseball World Cups, which were set to take place in Tijuana this March, were originally part of the 2020 international baseball calendar.
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Hensley Meulens to manage Netherlands at final WBSC Olympic Baseball Qualifier

Hensley Meulens to manage Netherlands at final WBSC Olympic Baseball Qualifier
23/02/2021
Meulens, who has MLB coaching experience, was on the Dutch National Team that defeated Cuba at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
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Enrico Obletter, Italian Women’s National Softball Team Head Coach, dies at 61

Enrico Obletter, Italian Women’s National Softball Team Head Coach, dies at 61
23/02/2021
The Australian coach was Italy’s pitching coach during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and earned the Azzurre a place in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after winning the WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Olympic Qualifier.
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1 Year Ago Today: WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup opens in New Zealand

1 Year Ago Today: WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup opens in New Zealand
22/02/2021
The inaugural edition of the WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup opened a year ago at the newly renovated Colquhoun Park in Palmerston North, New Zealand. This event turned out to be the only WBSC international event in 2020.
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Caribbean Baseball Cup to be played in April with Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Caribbean Baseball Cup to be played in April with Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
22/02/2021
The tournament, organized by the Confederation of Caribbean Baseball and sanctioned by the WBSC, is scheduled from 16 to 24 April in Curaçao.
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Baseball/softball players can attend free anti-doping webinar on Feb 25 as part of WBSC cooperation with International Testing Agency

Baseball/softball players can attend free anti-doping webinar on Feb 25 as part of WBSC cooperation with International Testing Agency
22/02/2021
The initiative that allows baseball/softball athletes access to this service is made possible by an agreement between the WBSC and the International Testing Agency.
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Adrian Gonzalez joins Mexican Baseball League as he eyes playing at Tokyo Olympics

Adrian Gonzalez joins Mexican Baseball League as he eyes playing at Tokyo Olympics
22/02/2021
The former MLB All-Star, nicknamed 'El Titán', hasn't played since 2018. He told MLB Network Radio he feels in the best shape of his life.
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Keeping baseball and softball real: WBSC renews ITA partnership

Keeping baseball and softball real: WBSC renews ITA partnership
22/02/2021
With baseball and softball being featured at the Tokyo 2020 Games for the first time since 2008 – the ITA will ensure a harmonized and intelligence-led anti-doping program for the WBSC throughout the year and all future Summer Olympics.
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Softball Australia opens three-week Olympic training camp aiming to medal at Tokyo Games

Softball Australia opens three-week Olympic training camp aiming to medal at Tokyo Games
19/02/2021
Australia has made the podium in all four softball Olympic competitions, including a silver medal in Athens 2004.
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Video: Softball Canada launches 'Women of Softball Spotlight Series'

Video: Softball Canada launches 'Women of Softball Spotlight Series'
19/02/2021
New videos will be released through Softball Canada’s website and social media accounts every few weeks leading up to the start of the 2021 softball season.


Australian Gabbie Plain tosses perfect game as she gets ready for Tokyo Olympics

Australian Gabbie Plain tosses perfect game as she gets ready for Tokyo Olympics
18/02/2021
“To go to the Olympics, it would be incredible, like, an amazing experience, once-in-a-lifetime, probably," Plain said.
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NPB promotes baseball, fitness to children at Tokyo Elementary School

NPB promotes baseball, fitness to children at Tokyo Elementary School
18/02/2021
The initiative is part of NPB's Physical Education Support Project.
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Nicaragua First Division Baseball Championship to open on 19 February

Nicaragua First Division Baseball Championship to open on 19 February
17/02/2021
The finalists of the 2020 campaign, Boer and Dantos, will compete in the opener of the 18-team league, which is organized by the country's Superior Baseball Commission.
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