Puerto Rico's Tommy Velazquez re-elected as president of WBSC Softball Americas

Puerto Rico's Tommy Velazquez re-elected as president of WBSC Softball Americas
18/10/2021
Velázquez will lead the continental body for another term (2021-2025).
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Baseball for the Blind set for growth in U.S.

Baseball for the Blind set for growth in U.S.
18/10/2021
The NY Lions Blind Baseball Team recently played the Connecticut Chargers, a sighted team whose players were blindfolded.
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Greece: Baseball5 lands in schools

Greece: Baseball5 lands in schools
15/10/2021
Almost 500 boys and girls from the Zois Education school are being introduced to the new street/urban game.
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Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Kaleigh Rafter named Softball Canada Women’s National Team head coach

Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Kaleigh Rafter named Softball Canada Women’s National Team head coach
14/10/2021
The former catcher will replace Mark Smith at the managerial position, who retired from coaching after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Italy officially recognizes Baseball5 as new discipline

Italy officially recognizes Baseball5 as new discipline
14/10/2021
The Board of Directors sanctioned the street version of baseball/softball as "official" during a meeting on 18 September.
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New US professional softball league: Women’s Professional Fastpitch (WPF)

New US professional softball league: Women’s Professional Fastpitch (WPF)
14/10/2021
The inaugural season will run from June 15, 2022 through to August 15, 2022 with the aim to give professional women's softballers more opportunities to play.
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13 October: WBSC reflects on exciting Olympic future on the day baseball became an Olympic sport in 1986

13 October: WBSC reflects on exciting Olympic future on the day baseball became an Olympic sport in 1986
13/10/2021
On 13 October 1986, IOC Session 91 in Lausanne voted baseball an Olympic medal sport. After making its comeback at Tokyo 2020, baseball/softball aims to become a permanent feature in the Games.
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Federation Focus: Baseball is in Dominican Republic's DNA

Federation Focus: Baseball is in Dominican Republic's DNA
13/10/2021
October's Federation Focus publication features the Dominican Baseball Federation. Amaurys Nina, a former professional outfielder now in charge of the country's baseball operations, spoke with the WBSC.
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National Team stars fill MLB postseason rosters

National Team stars fill MLB postseason rosters
13/10/2021
It's no surprise that many of the players in the MLB postseason have played for their respective national teams, which feature the best players in their countries.
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Hiromi Tokuda, WBSC Softball Continental Vice-President for Asia, passes away at 72

Hiromi Tokuda, WBSC Softball Continental Vice-President for Asia, passes away at 72
12/10/2021
Tokuda served as Japan Softball Association President for eight years.
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Peru and Brazil have the top U-15 girl's softball teams in South America

Peru and Brazil have the top U-15 girl's softball teams in South America
12/10/2021
Teams from five countries participated in an international softball tournament in Ecuador.
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WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari receives Italian Olympic Committee Golden Collar

WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari receives Italian Olympic Committee Golden Collar
12/10/2021
It's the highest sports honour awarded in the country and acknowledges Fraccari's "extraordinary accomplishments" as president of the IBAF and WBSC.
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USA Baseball has 38 in camp for Women's National Team Development Programme

USA Baseball has 38 in camp for Women's National Team Development Programme
12/10/2021
Eight of the players attended the first-ever Girls Camp earlier this month. The NTDP will run through 14 October. The staff leader is Veronica Alvarez.
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NPB, Topps announce first-ever trading card deal

NPB, Topps announce first-ever trading card deal
12/10/2021
It is the first time in its 80-year history that the company has released official trading cards for all 12 NPB teams.
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Five players from Japan’s 2017 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup team selected in NPB Draft

Five players from Japan’s 2017 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup team selected in NPB Draft
11/10/2021
Five players from Japan's 2017 U-18 National Team were selected in the latest NPB Draft, while two more draftees played for Japan in the U-15 Baseball World Cup 2018.
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