15/02/2013 4 Minute Read

Preseason Golden Spikes Watch List released

DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced its preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List on Thursday, marking the organization’s first step toward identifying the top amateur baseball player in the country. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented in 2013 for the 36th time.

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15/02/2013 2 Minute Read

“Baseball For All” squad wins inaugural Mayan Princess Cup

Merida, Yucatan – On the same day that baseball pioneer Justine Siegal learned that her sport had succeeded in its petition to be played at the Pan American Games, her “Baseball For All” (BFA) team of 12-year-olds beat the host Yucatan Flower Power squad 11-1 in a game that was closer than the score indicated, to win the inaugural Mayan Princess Cup. BFA wound up undefeated with a perfect 6-0 record through the double knockout style tournament that included an earlier 8-5 victory over Flower Power, as well as a pair of wins against each of the Jalisco Blue Jays and Colegio Merida.

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14/02/2013 2 Minute Read

Cuba’s Final Classic Roster Contains Some Major Surprises

After weeks of speculation, the final 28-man roster for Cuba’s World Baseball Classic team was announced on Wednesday in a press conference staged in Havana’s Latin American Stadium.

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14/02/2013 1 Minute Read

Two more Aussies ink MLB contracts break record for largest signing class

Todd McDonald has signed with the Texas Rangers while Dakota Mitchell has signed with the Cincinnati Reds becoming the 23rd and 24th Australian signees of the 2012 International Signing Period breaking the previous record of 22 from the 2004 signing class that included Shane Lindsay, Tim Kennelly and Drew Naylor.

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12/02/2013 1 Minute Read

2015 Pan Am Games to include Women’s Baseball

OTTAWA-Canada will be the defending gold medalists in men’s baseball when the 2015 Pan Am Games get underway two summers from now in Toronto, and for the first time in games history, our Women’s National Team will have a chance to compete for a medal as women’s baseball has been added to the sports program.

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12/02/2013 1 Minute Read

Brujos de los Tuxtlas (MEX) win I Latin American Series

Brujos de los Tuxtlas (Mexico) has won the inaugural edition of the annual Latin American Series.

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08/02/2013 2 Minute Read

‘Beisbol por la paz’ made huge steps forward

In the first of the 16 months of the program, at least 200 kids at risk have been kept away from street gangs and violence and have attended structured and supervised baseball practices twice a week or more.

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08/02/2013 2 Minute Read

Mexican Team wins 2013 Caribbean Series in 18 Innings

Hermosillo, Mexico. The 2013 Caribbean Series is in the books. On Thursday evening Yaquis de Obregon from Mexico defeated Leones del Escodigo 4-3 in a marathon over 18 innings and 6 hours 59 minutes in the final. Doug Clark broke the tie with a solo home run in the top of the ninth extra inning. Both teams had exchanged runs in the 14th frame to extend the thriller. It was the longest game in Caribbean Series history.

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07/02/2013 6 Minute Read

Bell and Raines headline Canadian Ball Hall’s Class of 2013

Rob Ducey, Tom Cheek and Nat Bailey will also be honoured in a ceremony to take place at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 29 on the museum’s ceremonial grounds in St. Marys

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06/02/2013 4 Minute Read

Cuba’s Expanded Classic Training Roster Still Contains Sufficient Mysteries

Cuba’s preliminary roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic – now swollen from an original 28 selections to a current list of 36 – checked into Havana’s Hotel Tulipan on Monday morning and immediately began extensive training in Latin American Stadium under the guidance and careful watchful eyes of national team manager Victor Mesa, technical director (general manager) Jorge Fuentes, and league commissioner Higinio Vélez.

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