BASEBALL (WITH NO BATS OR GLOVES) MAKES DEBUT AT FRIENDSHIP GAMES IN AFRICA

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) staged a new form of baseball that did not include gloves or bats for baseball’s debut at the Friendship Games, which took place from 10-13 August in Bujumbura, Burundi. The annual Friendship Games, organised by Peace and Sport in the Great Lakes region of Africa since 2007, is a…

WBSC UNVEILS NEW BRANDING, ‘GAME TIME!’ SLOGAN…

WBSC UNVEILS NEW BRANDING, ‘GAME TIME!’ SLOGAN IN OLYMPIC CAPITAL, LAUSANNE The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today unveiled its brand new slogan — Game Time! — at a launch event at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, with WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari also revealing the world governing body “already has a vision for 2024,…

WBSC TO LAUNCH NEW BRAND IDENTITY, SLOGAN AT OLYMPIC MUSEUM

World Baseball Softball President Riccardo Fraccari to hold Media Roundtable With the upcoming return of baseball and softball at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) will unveil its new brand identity and slogan to the media and members of the Olympic Family at the Olympic Museum, Quai d’Ouchy 1, 1006…

WBSC REVEALS POOLS, GAME SCHEDULE FOR 2017 JUNIOR WOMEN’S SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Web-streaming and play-by-play available, enhancing coverage of the youth softball showcase The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the pools and official game schedule for the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, which will be staged in Clearwater, Florida (USA), from 24-30 July. The record 26 nations in the women’s youth softball flagship event…

WBSC Launches African Summit To Analyse And Spotlight Wave Of New Baseball/Softball Growth On Continent

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the launch of the inaugural WBSC African Summit 2017, WBSC’s first-ever conference of its kind is being organised to review and best harness baseball and softball’s increasing participation rates and popularity across the African continent. The three-day summit will be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5-7…

RECORD 26 NATIONS TO COMPETE IN WBSC U-19 WOMEN’S SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Global Expansion: Turkey to debut on youth softball world stage LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Marking 100 days until the start of the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, the World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced that a record number of National Teams will compete in the youth softball flagship event. Twenty-six nations will take the…

UMPIRES FROM 25 NATIONS TO OVERSEE 2017 WBSC SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The World Baseball Softball Confederation today appointed umpires from 25 countries to officiate the 2017 WBSC Softball World Championships. For the 15th WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship, which will be staged in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, from 7-16 July, 24 umpires from 15 countries will make up the on-field umpiring crews. At the 12th WBSC Junior…

WBSC LAUNCHES NEW YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COMMISSION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has launched a new Youth Commission to further position baseball and softball among the leaders in youth sport. The WBSC Executive Committee approved the establishment of the youth-centered commission at its recent meeting in Rome that was hosted at the headquarters of the Italian National Olympic Committee, where CONI President…

US To Make Baseball Popular In Nigeria

The spokesperson, Embassy of the United States of America, Russell Brooks said the US is making moves to make baseball popular in Nigeria. Brooks in a clinic organised by “Baseball Tomorrow” in Lokoja hoped the game is embraced by Nigerian for them to be able to feature in the League’s World Series. “Baseball is very…