Martin Miller is no more the President of European baseball


Martin Miller (right in the cover picture, awarding Dutch Federation’s Technical Director Rob Eenhoorn) quit as the President of the European Confederation (CEB). During the Congress in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the Executive of CEB was beaten in a voting that proposed some Statutes modifications.

The Dutch Federation celebrates 100 years of history


1912 was the year when the Republic of China was established (right on January 1), ending the Imperial Rule, but leading to a Civil War. It was also the year when, January 23 in The Hague (The Netherlands), 13 countries signed the International Opium Convention, the first drug control treaty of the history.

Teams for Haarlem Baseball Week announced


The organizers of the Haarlem Baseball Week announced the participating teams for the 26th edition of the international baseball tournament. Besides host the Netherlands, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Japan and Chinese Taipei have confirmed their arrival. The “Haarlemse Honkbalweek” will be held from July 13 to 22, 2012 at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, Netherlands.

BaseballSoftballUK receives Grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund


(LONDON, ENGLAND) (MARCH 6, 2012) – BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK), the development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom, announced today that it has recently been awarded a grant of $160,000 (£100,000) from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), administered by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association. The grant, along with funding from Sport England, will allow BSUK to complete the first phase of its development plans at Farnham Park, Buckinghamshire to construct two dedicated 300′-sized fields for baseball/softball and one 400′ baseball field.

Austrian Baseball Federation receives Grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund


VIENNA/ATTNANG-PUCHHEIM, AUSTRIA (March 6, 2012) – The Austrian Baseball Federation announced today that it was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $104,465.75 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF). The grant will support the erection of a new youth baseball field at the USD Athletics Ballpark in Attnang-Puchheim, which serves as one of the premium quality academies in Austria.

The baseball season is off to an early start in Spain


The 2012 baseball season officialy took off as the spanish Division de Honor opened on February 25th

Baseball really goes international


When Ichiro Suzuki showed up at the Seattle Mariners training facility in Arizona in February 2001, most people thought he didn’t belong there.

Men’s World Championship one year away


The official countdown to the ISF XIII Men’s World Championship begins in earnest with the one-year-to-go milestone celebrated in Auckland today.

Rhein-Main Baseball Academy founded in Mainz, Germany

Rhein-Main Baseball Academy founded in Mainz, Germany

It is another huge step for the development of Baseball in Germany. And it is kind of logical with the construction of the new baseball and softball stadium in Mainz and the youth concept of the local club Mainz Athletics in the last couple of years.

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.’