2021 in Review - Top Stories of the Year

2021 in Review - Top Stories of the Year
31/12/2021
Never miss a moment! The top stories in 2021, a year in which baseball and softball returned to the Olympic Games and the international events calendar restarted following the impact of Covid-19 around the world.


2021 in Review: The WBSC - A Year of Amazing Achievement

2021 in Review: The WBSC - A Year of Amazing Achievement
30/12/2021
In the final part of the 2021 in Review series, we take a look back at the WBSC's additional accomplishments on and off the field and the exciting future ahead.
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2021 in Review: WBSC on social media, expanding digital horizons

2021 in Review: WBSC on social media, expanding digital horizons
28/12/2021
With the return of baseball and softball to the international stage, millions of people around the world engaged with WBSC content on social media while the organisation also reached out to more fans via new platforms.
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Secretary General Beng Choo Low: Athletes at the heart of WBSC's continued innovation

Secretary General Beng Choo Low: Athletes at the heart of WBSC's continued innovation
24/12/2021
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Secretary General Beng Choo Low reflects on the many challenges and triumphs of 2021 in the following end-of-year message to National Baseball and Softball Federations, Continental Associations and Associate Members:
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2021 in Review: Baseball, Softball a home run at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

2021 in Review: Baseball, Softball a home run at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
22/12/2021
In spite of not being able to host spectators in Tokyo, both baseball and softball events were a huge hit with fans around the world.
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2021 in Review: Living-legends, future stars highlight international softball's return in 2021

2021 in Review: Living-legends, future stars highlight international softball's return in 2021
21/12/2021
The WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru, was the first softball world championship played since the COVID-19 outbreak.
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End-of-the-year message from WBSC President to global baseball-softball community

End-of-the-year message from WBSC President to global baseball-softball community
20/12/2021
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari addresses baseball and softball leaders, players, media and fans around the world in his end-of-year address.
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2021 in Review: Olympic Virtual Series success indicates baseball/softball has bright digital future in eSports

2021 in Review: Olympic Virtual Series success indicates baseball/softball has bright digital future in eSports
17/12/2021
The WBSC Executive Board included eSports as a discipline of baseball/softball on 12 December 2020. The success of the baseball's popularity in the Olympic Virtual Series showed that virtual baseball/softball has an exciting future ahead.
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2021 in Review: Olympics, Yamada, Frazier, Rodriguez headline historic year for int'l baseball

2021 in Review: Olympics, Yamada, Frazier, Rodriguez headline historic year for int'l baseball
15/12/2021
Shut down in 2020, international baseball in 2021 returned to the field with Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers, 18 months after the Premier12 2019. The U-23 in Mexico became the first Baseball World Cup played since the U-18 2019 in Korea.
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2021 in Review: A year to remember for Baseball5

2021 in Review: A year to remember for Baseball5
09/12/2021
The WBSC showcased the five-on-five discipline at the Tokyo 2020 Fan Park sports experience. WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari presented Baseball5 to 54 members of the ANOCA. The first World Cup will highlight the 2022 international schedule.


2021 in Review: WBSC Athletes Commission plays key role in safeguarding campaign

2021 in Review: WBSC Athletes Commission plays key role in safeguarding campaign
07/12/2021
Commission co-chairs Maria Soto and Justin Huber also played an active role in the Tokyo 2020 Games-Time Experience while Commission member Randolph Oduber represented the WBSC Executive Board at the U-23 Baseball World Cup closing ceremony.
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Year two of WBSC's Federation Focus series showcases 10 different countries

Year two of WBSC's Federation Focus series showcases 10 different countries
03/12/2021
The WBSC published the first episode of its 'Federation Focus' series in January 2020 -- it featured Palestine. The series focuses on the various cultures and activities in the growing world of baseball and softball.
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Year in Review: WBSC Development Commission hits record figures in equipment distribution in 2021

Year in Review: WBSC Development Commission hits record figures in equipment distribution in 2021
01/12/2021
"It's the first time we succeeded in distributing so much equipment at one time," said Angelo Vicini, WBSC Treasurer and Chair of the Development Commission.
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