28/05/2013 1 Minute Read

SportAccord delegates experience hitting

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) stand is open at the SportAccord Exhibition, hosted by the Lenexpo Complex in St. Petersburg (Russia). The booth, built on the joint efforts by theIBAF and the ISF (International Softball Federation) is also a reality thanks to the support of the NPB, the professional organization of japanese baseball.

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27/05/2013 2 Minute Read

The SportAccord Convention opened on Sunday

Monday will be entirely dedicated to various meetings, including the General Assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and of the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF); the Exhibition will be open from 8.30 am on Tuesday 5/28, while the Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 6 pm the same day.

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43rd Annual Polish-American Night Entertains in Detroit
26/05/2013 2 Minute Read

43rd Annual Polish-American Night Entertains in Detroit

DETROIT– Comerica Park had a full house for the 43rd annual Polish-American Night hosted by the Detroit Tigers. The Minnesota Twins were in town and Anibal Sanchez crafted a nifty one hitter as the home team won, 6-0. Sanchez had a no-hitter until Joe Mauer, lined a single for the Twins with one out in the ninth.

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Farnham Park in UK due to open in early June
23/05/2013 3 Minute Read

Farnham Park in UK due to open in early June

The much-anticipated opening of the first purpose-built community baseball and softball complex at Farnham Park in Buckinghamshire is approaching fast.

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23/05/2013 2 Minute Read

Italy’s Chris Colabello, MLB’s ultimate underdog, joins Twins

by Ray Glier, USA Today ATLANTA – Chris Colabello would never grow fatigued at the question, “How long are you going to do this for.” For seven years he was an Independent League baseball player, unclaimed by all organizations, even the worst organizations, except for the 22 days in 2006 when the Tigers signed him, […]

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20/05/2013 2 Minute Read

ESF Umpires make the Grade

Bob Stanton, director of umpires for the ISF, recently travelled to London to present the first ISF Slow Pitch umpire course in Europe in almost a decade.
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Philadelphia Phillies sign German OF Julsan Kamara
13/05/2013 1 Minute Read

Philadelphia Phillies sign German OF Julsan Kamara

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed 17-year-old German outfielder Julsan Kamara to a seven-year minor league contract. He will join the MLB organization after finishing school in the spring of 2014.

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09/05/2013 1 Minute Read

Rob Kerkman an Officer and Gentleman

The ESF is sorry to inform all our friends throughout the Softball World on the passing of our friend and colleague Rob Kerkman.
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06/05/2013 2 Minute Read

Belgian Steve Janssen new Head Coach of Dutch National Team

The Belgian Steve Janssen, who served as pitching and bullpen coach previously, has been named head coach of the Dutch National Team for the World Port Tournament in Rotterdam this summer the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association (KNBSB) announced on Thursday. The 41-year-old former catcher succeeds Brian Farley, who left the national team coaching staff for personal reasons prior to the 2013 World Baseball Classic. At the WBC Hensley Meulens of the San Francisco Giants was in charge.

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06/05/2013 1 Minute Read

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.

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