2019: A Year of Firsts - Gender equality, technology and innovation

2019: A Year of Firsts - Gender equality, technology and innovation
31/12/2019
Gender equality, technology and innovation headlined the Year of Firsts for the World Baseball Softball Confederation in 2019.
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2019: U-19 Softball World Cup - USA first to three-peat as U-19 world champs

2019: U-19 Softball World Cup - USA first to three-peat as U-19 world champs
30/12/2019
The tournament in Irvine was the first-ever softball world cup, replacing the previous world championships. It was also the last U-19 softball World Cup. Starting in 2020, this tournament will be a U-18 World Cup, replacing the previous age bracket.
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2019: U-18 Baseball World Cup - Epic Lo performance helps Chinese Taipei end USA dominance

2019: U-18 Baseball World Cup - Epic Lo performance helps Chinese Taipei end USA dominance
29/12/2019
USA was the four-time defending champions, but they met a star player in Lo Wie Chieh who proved to be the difference in the final. The announcement of Chinese Taipei as U-18 baseball champions became the WBSC's most liked Facebook post ever.
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2019: U-12 Softball World Cup - WBSC makes huge step on gender equality with first-ever mixed event

2019: U-12 Softball World Cup - WBSC makes huge step on gender equality with first-ever mixed event
27/12/2019
Four National Teams made history in July 2019, participating in the first-ever WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup. Czech Republic, Indonesia, Peru and Chinese Taipei, played the historic tournament at the Gueiren Baseball Stadium, in Tainan City, from 26-30 July. The event was held simultaneously with the U-12 Baseball World Cup.
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2019: U-12 Baseball World Cup - Chen stars in Chinese Taipei triumph in new home for U-12 baseball

2019: U-12 Baseball World Cup - Chen stars in Chinese Taipei triumph in new home for U-12 baseball
26/12/2019
Chinese Taipei won the 2019 edition of the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup in front of a sell-out crowd in the brand new Tainan Asia-Pacific International Stadium.
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2019: Softball Olympic Qualifiers - Mexico in Olympics for first time as softball field complete

2019: Softball Olympic Qualifiers - Mexico in Olympics for first time as softball field complete
24/12/2019
Mexico qualified for the Olympic Games for the first time as four nations - Australia, Canada, Italy the others - secured their berth for the softball’s historic return to the Olympic Programme at Tokyo 2020, joining hosts Japan and 2018 world championship winners USA.
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2019: Baseball Olympic Qualifiers - Israel's historic first time in Olympic baseball tournament

2019: Baseball Olympic Qualifiers - Israel's historic first time in Olympic baseball tournament
24/12/2019
The world No.19 baseball programme shocked the powers of Europe and made history, earning a well deserved spot at the 2020 Olympics.
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2019: Development - Africa Dev Programme & Women’s Baseball lead impressive year of growth

2019: Development - Africa Dev Programme & Women’s Baseball lead impressive year of growth
23/12/2019
During 2019, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) kept boosting the development of baseball and softball with multiple programmes around the world, especially in countries where baseball and softball have little presence or where development is at an early stage.
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2019: Premier12 - The “biggest int’l baseball event in recent history”

2019: Premier12 - The “biggest int’l baseball event in recent history”
20/12/2019
The success and excitement of the 2019 Premier12 have set the stage for a massive spectacle and worldwide spotlight on baseball at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, where baseball is king of sports content.
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2019: WBSC - Huge year sets up foundation for bright future

2019: WBSC - Huge year sets up foundation for bright future
19/12/2019
Secretary General Beng Choo Low looks back at a prolific and rewarding year for the WBSC as it lays the foundations for the globalisation of baseball, softball and Baseball5.
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2019: Baseball5 - continues to spread like "wildfire"

2019: Baseball5 - continues to spread like "wildfire"
17/12/2019
Baseball5 reached 34 new countries in 2019 taking the overall total of participating nations to 69 in less than two years.
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President Fraccari: “2019 - The biggest year in int’l baseball, softball history”

President Fraccari: “2019 - The biggest year in int’l baseball, softball history”
16/12/2019
WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari says a record 2019 sets the stage for greater success in 2020 in his end-of-the-year address.
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2019: Men’s Softball WCH - Argentina clinch historic title as Europe hosts for first time

2019: Men’s Softball WCH - Argentina clinch historic title as Europe hosts for first time
13/12/2019
The 2019 WBSC Men’s Men’s Softball World Championship was an unforgettable tournament, with a lot of first-times to remember. From 13-23 June, the top 16 national teams in the world competed in the Czech Republic "For the Title of World Champion" and delivered a unique softball experience to fans all around the world. Argentina claimed the world title for the first time.
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2019: Chinese Taipei wins U-12, U-18 Baseball World Cups, Asian Championship, Fed of the Year

2019: Chinese Taipei wins U-12, U-18 Baseball World Cups, Asian Championship, Fed of the Year
10/12/2019
It was an extra-ordinary season both off and on the field for the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association.
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