14/04/2013 2 Minute Read

An Olympic flavour at the IBAF Congress

The first 2 sessions of the 2013 IBAF Congress had a strong Olympic flavour, even if the launching of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is scheduled for the afternoon.
Tsunezaku Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic Commitee, and Ryozo Kato, Commissioner of NPB, made both strong statements in favour of the reinstatement of baseball and softball in the Olympic Games. Takeda mentioned the importance the sports may have if the Games are played in Tokyo.

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Baseball Canada announces Junior National Team Spring Training Camp Roster
11/04/2013 2 Minute Read

Baseball Canada announces Junior National Team Spring Training Camp Roster

OTTAWA- Baseball Canada announced today the names of 30-players who will compete in the Junior National Team’s annual Spring Training Camp April 12-22 in Orlando, Florida.

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09/04/2013 3 Minute Read

MLB names Chris Davis, Clayton Kershaw Players of the Week

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been named the American League Player of the Week for his historic performance during the period ending April 7th. This marks Chris’ second career weekly honor, having split the final award of the 2012 season with Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander on October 1st. Hall of Famer Eddie Murray was the last Oriole to win consecutive Player of the Week honors, accomplishing the feat on September 13th and September 20th in 1981. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

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04/04/2013 3 Minute Read

Chicago White Sox host 2013 Civil Rights Game

Additional Civil Rights Game Activities Include MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, Baseball & the Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion and Youth Clinic

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04/04/2013 2 Minute Read

2015 Pan Am Games feature Women’s and Men’s Baseball and Softball Competitions

The 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario (TO2015) will feature women’s and men’s baseball and softball competitions. Women’s baseball is going to make its first ever appearance on the program, while men’s softball returns for the first time in 12 years.

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03/04/2013 6 Minute Read

Cuba’s All-Time Big League Player Roster Again Inches Slightly Upward

It should serve as some kind of a warning to those dozens of young players now leaving Cuba annually with aspirations for grabbing the next Céspedes-like or Chapman-like contracts. It should also be a wakeup call for all those diamond prospects in Havana and points beyond that are still fantasizing about the coveted possibilities of carving out a lasting baseball legacy by somehow making their way into the North American big leagues.

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03/04/2013 4 Minute Read

MLB Opening Day Rosters feature 241 Players born outside of USA

Two-hundred forty-one players on 2013 Opening Day 25-man rosters and inactive lists were born outside the 50 United States, Major League Baseball announced today. This year’s percentage of 28.2 marks the fourth highest of all-time.

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28/03/2013 2 Minute Read

MLB makes new $10 million donation to welcome back veterans

Initiative Funds Hospitals and Clinics Providing PTSD Treatment and Other Services to Returning Veterans and Their Families.

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22/03/2013 3 Minute Read

Through the World Baseball Classic the old game grows globally

The 2013 World Baseball Classic crowned the Dominican Republic as the IBAF World Champions. The last time the Caribbean island had celebrated a world title in their national sport was in 1948.

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20/03/2013 1 Minute Read

Nicaragua wins Baseball Gold at X Central American Games

Nicaragua has won the Gold Medal at the X Central American Games in San Jose, Costa Rica. The team of manager Noel Areas defeated Panama 6-5 in the Gold Medal Game. Ofilio Castro drove in the decisive run with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

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