WBSC Welcomes Japan Softball Association and French Baseball Softball Federation Signing a Cooperation and Development Agreement

The Japan Softball Association (JSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Baseball Softball Federation (FFBS) pledging to support the French national team’s continued development and the long-term expansion of softball in France. The cooperation will begin this week, as the FFBS participates in a first-of-its-kind observer programme during the Japan versus United…

WBSC To Live-Stream South American Men’s Softball Championship, Starts Tomorrow

In another key opportunity to showcase baseball and softball’s growing global footprint — played in over 140 countries by approximately 65 million people — the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) will live-stream the South American Men’s Softball Championship, which opens tomorrow (2 June) in Monteria, Colombia. During the Opening Round, fans worldwide can go to…

Successful Women’s European Tour Showcases Baseball-Softball as Global, Gender-Balanced Sport

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari today cited the quality, attendance and viewership of the 2018 European Professional Softball Series Presented by WBSC as a key indicator that baseball and softball are continuing to emerge as a global, gender-balanced sport with significant growth potential in Europe. World Baseball Softball Confederation, Riccardo Fraccari, WBSC…

WBSC Launches New Commercial and Marketing Entity ‘BASE’

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the launch of Base, a new commercial and marketing entity with offices in London, Miami and Tokyo. Taking immediate effect, Base will oversee the media and sponsorship rights distribution of WBSC’s available portfolio of properties, including the new five-on-five street game Baseball5™, the WBSC Baseball World Cup®…

Softball to feature at World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama

Softball will be one of 30 sports on the official programme of the World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) leaders welcomed the decision taken today by the International World Games Association (IWGA) at the IWGA Annual General Meeting. All 37 international sports federations that are members of the IWGA,…

WBSC announces dates for 2018 Baseball World Cups and Softball World Championships

Three Baseball World Cups: U-15; U-23; Women’s Two Softball World Championships: Junior Men’s; Women’s The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the dates of the 2018 Baseball World Cups and Softball World Championships that will be hosted in Canada, Japan, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States. Five official baseball and softball world championships are…

NATIONAL TEAMS REVEALED FOR 2017 WBSC MEN’S SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Marking just over 100 days until the start of the 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship, the World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the nations that will compete in the men’s softball flagship event. A near record-high of 20 nations — the second largest in the event’s history — will be present for the 15th…