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WBC 2017: Cuba gives game away in eighth

Cuba let Japan work hard for its money. The Caribbean nation took the lead twice but eventually gave the game away in the eighth inning as it was beaten by Japan 8-5. Japan took an early lead in the bottom of the first on a solo homerun hit by Tetsuto Yamada. But Cuba fought back… Continue reading WBC 2017: Cuba gives game away in eighth

World Baseball Classic

2017 WBC: Exciting games a real promotion

Yesterday’s games were a real promotion for the World Baseball Classic. Exciting games in which the score went back and forth and the one of this morning with a perhaps unexpected outcome showed that this event is worth watching.  Venezuela  11 –  10  Italy Yesterday, team Italy showed again that you cannot rule out the… Continue reading 2017 WBC: Exciting games a real promotion

Australian Baseball · Cuban baseball · Italian baseball · World Baseball Classic

Cuba beats Australia and advances to 2nd round, Italy stuns Mexico

In the decisive game between Cuba and Australia in group B, the Cubans stayed at the right side of the score. After trailing 4-1, the Aussies pushed and scored two runs but eventually, they fell short.  For four innings not much happened. Both teams had runners in scoring position a few times but neither team… Continue reading Cuba beats Australia and advances to 2nd round, Italy stuns Mexico

Ballparks · Japanese Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Ballparks around the world: Tokyo Dome

In Ballparks around the world another World Baseball Classic venue will be in the center of the attention. The Tokyo Dome in Japan will be host to the WBC for the fourth time since 2006. Next to hosting group B with Australia, China, Cuba and Japan, it will also host group E in the second… Continue reading Ballparks around the world: Tokyo Dome

Cuban baseball · Dutch baseball · International Baseball

Women’s World Cup Baseball: Dutch ladies lose nail biter

In the first game of the consolation round, the Dutch ladies took on Cuba. In what was a nail biter, the Dutch outhit the Cubans but could not take advantage of being better at bat and of the errors that Cuba made in the first four innings. Cuba kept the Dutch lineup in check for… Continue reading Women’s World Cup Baseball: Dutch ladies lose nail biter

Cuban baseball · Major League Baseball

Defectors may represent Cuba soon

For years the Cuban government outlawed baseball players that left the country for the greener baseball pastures in the USA, called MLB. These players were not allowed to represent Cuba any longer in any international tournament. The result was a Cuban team that deteriorated and that dropped to fifth place in the newly published WBSC… Continue reading Defectors may represent Cuba soon

Dutch baseball · International Baseball

New World Rankings released

The WBSC released the new World Rankings today. El Nuevo Ranking Mundial de Béisbol WBSC – Comunicado de Prensa: https://t.co/kdXgDnBYZC pic.twitter.com/rd7kxaMfiG — WBSC Baseball (@WBSCBaseball) March 18, 2016 As expected Japan remained in first place as did the USA remained in second. Chinese Taipei moved up a spot and Korea moved up four due to… Continue reading New World Rankings released