First Hit, Run, RBI and Stolen Base in MLB for Germany’s Donald Lutz


Outfielder Donald Lutz of the Cincinnati Reds wrote history again. The 24-year-old, who was called up to the big leagues at the beginning of the week to become the first German player in Major League Baseball, registered a game of firsts on Sunday.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Donald Lutz becomes first German-developed player to play in the Major Leagues


Monday night, outfielder Donald Lutz pinch-hit for the Cincinnati Reds to become the first German-developed player to play in Major League Baseball. Lutz was also a member of the German National Team that competed in the Qualifiers for the 2013 World Baseball Classic and is the second graduate of the Major League Baseball International European Academy to play in the Major Leagues.

Donald Lutz to become first German Major Leaguer


The 24-year-old first baseman/outfielder Donald Lutz is on the verge of making history. When he will get called up from Double-A Pensacola by the Cincinnati Reds for their series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, it would make him the first German player on a MLB team.

Johnny Stormats new President of Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation


The Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation held their Annual Meeting on the weekend of April 4-6 in Nyköping.

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.

MLB supervisor Larry Young at IBAF Umpire Camp


The IBAF is proud to announce that Larry Young, MLB Umpire Supervisor, will be one of the camp instructors at the IBAF Umpire Clinic in Barcelona from July 10th to July 14th, 2013.

WBC: The Dominican Republic joins Puerto Rico in the final


San Francisco. The Dominican Republic will play the final of the third World Baseball Classic. The Caribbean powerhouse defeated (4-1) The Kingdom of The Netherlands in a game dominated by Dominican pitchers.

Pitcher Kenley Jansen added to Netherlands World Baseball Classic Roster


Phoenix, AZ – Team Kingdom of the Netherlands announced today the addition of right-handed pitcher Kenley Jansen to its World Baseball Classic roster for play during the Championship Round at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Jansen replaces pitcher Jonatan Isenia, who has a strained right elbow.

One Spot open for Semi-Finals


Miami. It was a testament what excitement can be created with the World Baseball Classic. In front of a full house at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida the Dominican Republic had a feel of home field advantage against the United States in a 3-1 win, which sends them into the semi-finals. They are joining the Netherlands and Japan in San Francisco with the fourth berth being determined between Puerto Rico and Team USA on Friday evening.

240 Kids in 24 Teams at Indoor Baseball Tourney in Germany


On February 16, 2013 24 teams from six federal states followed the invitation of the Luetjensee Little Lakers to Europe’s biggest indoor baseball tournament for kids – the 6th Little Lakers Baseball Cup.