25/04/2012 8 Minute Read

Cuban League Quarterfinals Open with Four Intriguing Matchups

by Peter C. Bjarkman The just-concluded fifty-first edition of the Cuban National Series was packed with plenty of unprecedented twists and a full measure of substantial surprises. Now a renewal of post-season action promises to prolong this special brand of Cuban baseball excitement. Most attention likely will be focused squarely on the Occidental League where […]

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24/04/2012 2 Minute Read

CSTA PRESTIGE Awards honors Tom Valcke

Vancouver – Tom Valcke was named the recipient of the President’s Award by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance today at the 6th Annual CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Gala held at the River Rock Casino Hotel in Richmond, British Columbia.

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23/04/2012 5 Minute Read

Alfredo Despaigne Wins Record Home Run Race on Inside-the-Park “Oddity”

A dramatic battle for mythical title of “Cuba’s Home Run King” raging for the past month has finally come to a dramatic and somewhat odd conclusion on the season’s final day of action.

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19/04/2012 4 Minute Read

Abreu Equals Despaigne’s Single-Season Home Run Standard

All season long most eyes have been focused squarely on Granma’s Alfredo Despaigne and his quest to catch and surpass the single-season home run mark of 33 established last spring by José Dariel Abreu (Cienfuegos) and Yoennis Céspedes (Granma, now with the Oakland Athletics in the North American major leagues).

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17/04/2012 2 Minute Read

“Beisbol por la Paz” nominated for the “Spirit of Sport” Awards

The Beisbol Por la Paz (Baseball for Peace) project by the IBAF is within the short list of projects nominated for the Spirit of Sport Awards 2012. The Awards will be presented to the Laureates during the 10th annual SportAccord Convention in Quebec (Canada) on Thursday 24 May 2012 during the Plenary Session (starting at 11.45).

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13/04/2012 7 Minute Read

Yoennis Céspedes Expands the List of Cuban Big Leaguers to 167

by Peter C. Bjarkman Oakland A’s rookie slugger Yoennis Céspedes has already surrendered his share of the Cuban League single-season home run record. But apparently not looking back, Céspedes has been busy enough making his own loud splash at the big league level during Major League Baseball’s opening week. After debuting with a ringing homer […]

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05/04/2012 2 Minute Read

Thirteen Canadians on Opening Day rosters

OTTAWA-Opening Day in Major League Baseball will see thirteen Canadian baseball players on active big-league rosters when the season gets underway (in North America) this evening.

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03/04/2012 1 Minute Read

Fair Ball: From Canada to Uganda

Team Canada’s first game at the 2011 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA was scheduled to be against Team Uganda. But just before last summer’s tournament, the African nation’s teenaged players were denied entry-visas into the United States.

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02/04/2012 1 Minute Read

Transpacific Field of Dreams

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” This famous observation was made in 1954 by Jacques Barzun, a French-born scholar of American culture, and highlights the game’s special connection to some inner cores of American civilization.

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31/03/2012 2 Minute Read

Toronto Blue Jays agree to sponsorship deal with Baseball Canada

Building off of the agreement with Little League Baseball Canada and continuing with its commitment to amateur baseball in Canada, the TORONTO BLUE JAYS have partnered with Baseball Canada on a sponsorship package for all National Programs.

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