Barry Larkin to lead Major League Baseball International Elite Camp in Brazil


Major League Baseball International (MLBI), in cooperation with the Confederation of Brazilian Baseball & Softball (CBBS), will conduct an MLBI Elite Camp, led by Baseball Hall of Fame Electee Barry Larkin, in Brazil this February.

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WCBF holds 20th Anniversary Commemorative Award Luncheon


The World Children’s Baseball Fair (WCBF) held the 20th Anniversary Award Luncheon at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California last weekend. Founders Sadaharu Oh and Hank Aaron were honored among others.

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Owners unanimously grant MLB Commissioner’s extension


Major League Baseball Club owners have completed a unanimous vote on the two-year extension of the term of Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, it was announced today.

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International Talent Committee agrees to seek input from foreign baseball experts


During its first official meeting in New York on January 9th, the newly created International Talent Committee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball agreed to broaden its resources by identifying and seeking partnerships with a wide variety of outside sources with direct knowledge of international baseball operations and cultures.

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President Fraccari talks about defections in Cuba


Cuba accepted the challenge. According to an article posted by “El Nuevo Herald” and signed by Anne Marie Garcia, the last visit to the Isla Linda by IBAF President Riccardo Fraccari was not an ordinary one.

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MLB extends Contract with Commissioner Bud Selig


PARADISE VALLEY, AZ – Major League Baseball Club owners voted to extend the contract of Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig through the 2014 season, it was announced today.

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Barry Larkin elected to the Hall of Fame


NEW YORK, NY – Barry Larkin, a 12-time All-Star, nine-time Silver Slugger and three-time Gold Glove winning shortstop, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in balloting verified by Ernst & Young.

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USA Baseball to expand on-field Programming in 2012


DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball will offer more National Team developmental and identification opportunities in 2012, the federation announced Thursday. The move will affect youth-level on-field programming — USA Baseball National Teams and associated identification events — for athletes ages 13-17.

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Junior Women’s World Championship Gold Medal game showed competitive level


Although 2011’s was the ninth such 19-and-under tournament since the ISF began the event in 1981, this one had some ‘firsts.’

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American Baseball Foundation presents Research Summary at IBAF Congress


The ABF presented its summary of research related to youth baseball pitching to the Development Commission of the International Baseball Federation at its world congress held in Dallas, Texas on December 2 & 3, 2011.

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