Play Ball! at 2013 World Baseball Classic

02/03/2013

Fukuoka/Taichung. The 2013 World Baseball Classic got underway on Saturday with three games. In Taichung, Chinese Taipei defeated Australia and the Netherlands stunned Olympic champion Korea with a shutout. In Fukuoka two-time defending WBC champion Japan needed a late comeback to beat Qualifier winner Brazil.

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Day 2 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 2 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
02/03/2013

Australia 10 v. Indonesia 0 Australia again showed that they will be the team to beat in their section at the 2013 TradeStaff World Softball Championships when they beat Indonesia 10-0 in four innings. Among the standout players for Australia were Andrew Kirkpatrick and Zenon Winters. Kirkpatrick, who was the designated player, batted three for […]

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World Baseball Classic Sponsored Car Wins NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Race

02/03/2013

While the radar gun in Taichung, Taiwan was measuring fastballs in the Chinese Taipei-Australia game, the first contest of the tournament, the World Baseball Classic was getting off to an even faster start on the other side of the world.

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2013 World Baseball Classic commences on Saturday

01/03/2013

For the third time after 2006 and 2009 the World Baseball Classic will be played from March 2 to March 19. Japan won the first two editions with wins over Cuba respective Korea in the title games.

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Jakub Izold from Slovakia signs with Cincinnati Reds

01/03/2013

Reportedly the first player from Slovakia, 19-year-old left-handed pitcher Jakub Izold has signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds organization. He is living and playing for the Czech Extraleague club Draci Brno since he is 16 years old. He attended MLB tryouts and the MLB European Academy in Tirrenia twice. The Reds first offered him a contract last December and signed in his home country Slovakia during the holidays.

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Day 1 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 1 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
01/03/2013

Samoa v Great Britain Samoa made a dream start to its second appearance at a world softball championship when they beat Great Britain 2–0 at Rosedale Park in the opening game of the 2013 tournament. Samoa’s opening run and the tournament’s first was scored in the fourth with Joshua Niu, batting eighth in the order, […]

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Final Rosters for 2013 World Baseball Classic

22/02/2013

World Baseball Classic, Inc. announced the final rosters submitted before the February 20th deadline by the 16 Baseball Federations participating in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Final rosters include up to 28 players. Provisional rosters were announced on January 17th.

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Jan Esselman new President of Confederation of European Baseball

Jan Esselman new President of Confederation of European Baseball
17/02/2013

Jan Esselman (Netherlands), who had served since 2005 as the Chair of the Technical Commission, is the new President of the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB). Esselman won the election(15 to 7, 6 votes were invalid) against Vojco Korosec of Slovenia, the country that hosted the Congress in Bled.

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Didier Seminet confirmed as the President of the French Federation

06/02/2013

Didier Seminet has been confirmed as the President of the French Federation of Baseball, Softball and Cricket.

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Mattia Mercuri signs a contract with the Braves

31/01/2013

Italian middle infielder Mattia Mercuri (born August 1994) signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Braves after attending a try out in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).

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