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.’

European Big League Tour Players support IBAF Olympic Reinstatement Campaign


Parma (Italy) – November 12, 2011 was a big day for over 400 young baseball players in Italy, as the European Big League Tour stopped in Parma bringing a number of Major League Baseball stars to town in order to spend some hours on the field with the kids.

Aussies near perfect for 1st Men’s World Championship Gold


SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN — Two walks issued were all that separated pitcher Adam Folkard from a perfect game here in today’s 5-0 win over New Zealand. The fact that the lanky hurler not only no-hit three-time defending International Softball Federation men’s world champion New Zealand, but did so in the gold medal game of the twelfth edition of the event, probably will set just as well with him on the flight home to Australia.

Aussies guaranteed their best Men’s World Championship finish


SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN — At the last edition of the International Softball Federation’s Men’s World Championship, Australia won a medal at the event for the first time when they came in third place. Here they are going to do even better, having guaranteed themselves a spot in tomorrow’s gold medal game with a 2-0 victory tonight over Canada.

First New Zealand loss at Men’s World Championship


SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN — Just 24 hours after teammate Andrew Kirkpatrick threw a (five inning) perfect game, pitcher Adam Folkard tossed a one-hitter as Australia blanked New Zealand, 7-0, in six innings at the International Softball Federation’s XII Men’s World Championship being played here.