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2017 WBC: Israel surprises baseball world

A team that represents Israel and that contains mostly Americans from Jewish descent, stunned Korea in the opening match of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. In a close game, the “Israelis” needed ten innings to clinch the 2-1 win. The game had two faces. At one hand it was a thrilling one as both teams… Continue reading 2017 WBC: Israel surprises baseball world

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Korean manager on his guard for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Manager of the Korean national team, Kim-In Sik says that he fears team Kingdom of the Netherlands most. The team will be the toughest test for the Koreans, with its infield stacked with MLB players. Kim-In Sik claims that the primary goal for Korea is to survive round one. Kim-In Sik claims that the Dutch… Continue reading Korean manager on his guard for Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Korea manager dealing with players with personal issues

Manager of the Korean national team, Kim In-Sik, is mulling to cut Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-Ho from the Korean WBC roster due to several DUI charges that he faced. Next to Kang, Kim is mulling whether to use MLB closer Oh Seung-Hwan due to illegal gambling. Since Kang Jung-Ho is a bonafide slugger, this is good… Continue reading Korea manager dealing with players with personal issues

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2017 WBC: What are the odds for team Kingdom of the Netherlands?

With the Spring Training well on its way, the best baseball players of the world will take on each other in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Kingdom of the Netherlands will be in group A together with host Korea, Chinese Taipei and Israel. What are the odds for the Dutch to reach the next… Continue reading 2017 WBC: What are the odds for team Kingdom of the Netherlands?

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World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Great Britain to face Israel for final spot in main tournament

In a very close game in which Great Britain had the lead from the third inning , a suicidal action by Brazil’s Juan Carlos Muniz, who tried to steal third base, ended the game, leaving Brazil eliminated from the tournament.   Brazil  3  –  4  Great Britain   After two scoreless innings Brazil took a… Continue reading World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Great Britain to face Israel for final spot in main tournament

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World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Israel beats Brazil in very close game

The game in the winners bracket was played in the afternoon today at MCU Park in Brooklyn. Israel and Brazil made it a promotion for baseball as this game was a real pitching duel.  Eventually Israel stayed at the right side of the score with the smallest possible margin.   Brazil  0  –  Israel  1  … Continue reading World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Israel beats Brazil in very close game

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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