Year in Review - Top Stories of 2020

Year in Review - Top Stories of 2020
20/01/2021
Here's a list of all the top stories in 2020, a year in which the WBSC and its members still managed many achievements, both on and off the field, despite the impact of Covid-19 around the world.


2020 in Review: Baseball-softball global activity remains strong in challenging times

2020 in Review: Baseball-softball global activity remains strong in challenging times
31/12/2020
In the final part of it's 2020 in Review series, the WBSC looks at the state of play of the international Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 events calendar, with the potential of an action-packed 2021 ahead.


COVID-19: WBSC Updates in 2020

COVID-19: WBSC Updates in 2020
30/12/2020
The timeline includes a break down, month-by-month, of the major WBSC news stories throughout 2020 pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.
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WBSC passes 750k followers on social media

WBSC passes 750k followers on social media
29/12/2020
Among Olympic-sport world governing bodies, the WBSC ranks amongst the most engaging accounts on Twitter. The year 2021 is set to be an explosive one for international baseball and softball’s digital media footprint.
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Beng Choo Low: 2020 accelerates adaptation and progress for international baseball/softball

Beng Choo Low: 2020 accelerates adaptation and progress for international baseball/softball
24/12/2020
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Secretary General Beng Choo Low reflects on the many challenges and triumphs of 2020 in the following end-of-year message to National Baseball and Softball Federations, Continental Associations and Associate Members:
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2020 in Review: 'Federation Focus' series highlights baseball/softball activity around the world

2020 in Review: 'Federation Focus' series highlights baseball/softball activity around the world
22/12/2020
The WBSC's new series inaugurated at the start of the year covered 11 different stories of very diverse National Federations Members.
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2020 in Review: WBSC Athletes Commission stays active, reviews game amid COVID-19 pandemic

2020 in Review: WBSC Athletes Commission stays active, reviews game amid COVID-19 pandemic
21/12/2020
The WBSC Athletes Commission is a regular voice in the discussion of new WBSC projects, while having a seat on the organisation’s decision table.


End-of-the-year message from WBSC President to the global Baseball Softball community

End-of-the-year message from WBSC President to the global Baseball Softball community
18/12/2020
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Faccari addresses baseball and softball leaders, players, media and fans around the world in the following end-of-year address:
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2020 in Review: Baseball5 takes the sport to communities never reached before

2020 in Review: Baseball5 takes the sport to communities never reached before
15/12/2020
The year began with the inclusion of the new five-on-five discipline on the programme of the Youth Olympics.
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2020 in Review - Softball: Olympic Softball architect Don Porter passes away; U-18 Men only World Cup played in disrupted year

2020 in Review - Softball: Olympic Softball architect Don Porter passes away; U-18 Men only World Cup played in disrupted year
11/12/2020
The fourth feature in the End of Year Review series takes a look back at the Softball season, which was marked by the loss of the legendary softball leader and the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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2020: An international baseball season like no other

2020: An international baseball season like no other
08/12/2020
The third feature in the End of Year Review series takes a look back at the Baseball season, which can certainly be called unique.
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2020: U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup - Japan wins lone global baseball/softball event in 2020

2020: U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup - Japan wins lone global baseball/softball event in 2020
04/12/2020
The U-18 Softball World Cup was the WBSC's only World Cup played this year.
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2020: Global baseball-softball development doesn’t stop amid global pandemic

2020: Global baseball-softball development doesn’t stop amid global pandemic
03/12/2020
In the first of the 2020 End of Year Review series, we look back on how WBSC development has continued despite the impact of COVID-19. Baseball and softball are currently being practiced by approximately 65 million people across 140+ countries and territories around the world. The WBSC is aiming to boost those numbers this decade with aggressive development plans.
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2019 WBSC Congress one-year progress report: An unforgettable year in many ways

2019 WBSC Congress one-year progress report: An unforgettable year in many ways
23/11/2020
The WBSC is assessing the past 12 months which, while filled with many challenges, also brought many accomplishments worthy of celebration, both on and off the field of play.
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2019: Year in Review

2019: Year in Review
01/01/2020
2019 was an historic year for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and has superbly set up 2020, where the return of baseball and softball to the Olympic Games will be the headline act.
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