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12 April 2021 | Issue No. 74
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Preview: The Global Game - A World Baseball Softball Confederation Podcast - Episode 1
Granma v Matanzas - Serie Nacional de Béisbol de Cuba - Game 6 - Championship Series
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100 days to go until softball at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as WBSC launches new podcast series 'The Global Game'
With Monday marking 100 days until softball opens the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on 21 July, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of The Global Game, a monthly WBSC podcast featuring insight and interviews with the biggest personalities in the world of international baseball/softball.
100 days to Tokyo Olympics: Cat Osterman tells WBSC podcast it's an honor for softball to be first sport played
The USA Softball legend talked about the Tokyo 2020 opening day, among other things, during the first edition of The Global Game, the new WBSC podcast.
WBSC Podcast: Softball opening Tokyo Olympics will send world a message of hope, says President Fraccari
The WBSC President is 'confident' that baseball and softball will be played at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, following the sports' return at Tokyo 2020, where they are expected to be one of the most followed events.
WBSC Podcast: Former MLB All-Star, World Baseball Classic winner Ian Kinsler ready to inspire new generation of Israel players with Olympic medal
“Hopefully we have a good showing at the Olympic Games, hopefully we play well, hopefully we medal and bring some awareness to Israel and the country and itself with baseball and push the youth baseball movement."
Manager Fernando Tatis invites 40 players to Dominican Republic camp as nation eyes Olympic baseball qualifier in June
Tatis and world No.10 Dominican Republic are looking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics through the upcoming WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier this June in Florida.
World Health Day: WBSC Vice-President Beatrice Allen urges baseball-softball to help create/sustain healthier future for all
The WBSC Vice-President and Chair of the WBSC Diversity and Inclusivity Commission reaffirmed the international federation’s support for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) campaign to build a fairer, healthier future for everyone.
43 teams compete India’s Men's, Women's National Softball Championships
With a total of 43 teams on the field, India's National Softball Championships were held from 20-24 March. The 42nd edition of the national event was played both by women’s and men’s teams and was organised in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
Olympic softball preview: Italy to take on USA, Canada in Florida
The Italian Baseball Softball Federation (FIBS - Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball) has announced a two-week training camp in Florida, USA, including friendly matches against the US and Canadian Olympic Softball Teams.
Swiss Baseball Softball Federation live-streams Awards Night
The 2021 Swiss baseball and softball season schedules are still being programmed. The opening weekend of Switzerland's top baseball and softball leagues, which was originally scheduled for 10-11 April, has been postponed.
MLB rosters, broadcast partners showcase globalization of baseball
Games will be broadcasted in 15 different languages to 223 countries or territories. The 28.3% of players on the active MLB rosters or on injured lists were born outside the United States.
Baseball Canada's Executive Director Jim Baba to retire at end of season
He was named the head coach in 1993 and became Baseball Canada's Executive Director in 2000, where he served the last 21 years. The Baseball Canada executive director currently chairs the WBSC Baseball Tournament Commission.
Granma wins 60th Cuban National Baseball Series in six games
WBSC's GameTime.Sport platform was awarded the international broadcasting rights of the Cuban National League, and the six-game series represents GameTime's largest viewership numbers. The series generated over 1.1 million views on YouTube, with 222k unique viewers, while GameTime's Facebook page generated over 1.4 million minutes of watch time.
Africa: Zambia launches Baseball5 urban league in capital Lusaka
The Zambia Softball Baseball Association (ZSBA) made one key step in the development of Baseball5, inaugurating a six-team league, with games to be played on multiple surfaces in the province of the capital city, Lusaka.
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