WBSC Baseball and Softball Divisions Elect New Leaders

New leaders of the WBSC Baseball and WBSC Softball divisions were elected at the 12-14 October WBSC Congress at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana’s capital. Italy’s Riccardo Fraccari ran unopposed to win the seat as the Chairman of the WBSC Baseball Division, while Puerto Rico’s Tommy Velazquez was elected as the new Chairman…

WBSC awards Premier12 2019/Olympic Qualifier hosting rights to Japan’s NPB…

WBSC awards Premier12 2019/Olympic Qualifier hosting rights to Japan’s NPB for 2nd Round and Finals The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league today announced a hosting partnership for the second edition of the Premier12® in November 2019. As part of the agreement, NPB has been awarded the hosting rights…

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…