WBSC Awards Hosting Rights: U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018 to Nicaragua…

WBSC awards Hosting Rights: U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018 to Nicaragua, U-15 Baseball World Cup 2018 to Panama The World Baseball Softball Confederation today awarded the hosting rights of next year’s III WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup® to Nicaragua and the IV WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup® to Panama. “WBSC is excited to award these…

WBSC Reveals New Logo For Launch Of New Baseball 5-on-5 Street Competition in Cuba

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the launch of the first-ever, official five-on-five street baseball competition, “the WBSC Baseball 5 Championships”, which will take place from 23-24 November in Havana, Cuba. WBSC today also revealed the new logo that will mark the identity of the new urban discipline, along with the hashtag #playeverywhere…

WBSC Baseball Softball world joins IWG in advocating Women in Sport across all levels

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and the International Working Group (IWG) today announced that WBSC and 82 Baseball and Softball National Federations around the world (to date) have endorsed the IWG Brighton Plus Helsinki Declaration on Women and Sport. WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari signed the declaration alongside the IWG Co-Chairperson, Ms. Ruth Maphorisa, last…

WBSC welcomes Venezuela Pro League LVPB, PONY and USSSA….

WBSC welcomes Venezuela Pro League LVPB, PONY and USSSA as newest Members in push to 1 billion players, fans worldwide WBSC strengthens global membership with 202 National Federations and Associate Members across 143 countries and territories The World Baseball Softball Confederation has approved the memberships of PONY Baseball and Softball, the United States Specialty Sports…

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,…