Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier

18/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

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Media accreditation now open for WBSC Baseball Europe/Africa Olympic qualifier in Bologna and Parma, Italy


Media registration is now open for the WBSC Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifying Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020, which is scheduled for 18-22 September in the Italian cities of Bologna and Parma.

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2x MLB MVP Juan Gonzalez named Puerto Rico’s skipper for WBSC Premier12 2019


Former Major League Baseball (MLB) slugger and MVP Juan Gonzalez has been named the manager of the Puerto Rican National Team in November’s WBSC Premier12, the biggest international baseball event of the year and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier, the Puerto Rican Baseball Federation announced.

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NY Mets coach Luis Rojas to lead Dominican Republic in WBSC Premier12


The Dominican squad’s announcement follows the recent high-profile appointments of rivals Mexico, Puerto Rico and USA, who named Juan Castro, Juan Gonzalez and Joe Girardi as their respective managers in the WBSC Premier12 major international event, which will feature baseball’s Top 12 ranked nations.

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Baseball games at Pan Ams were fast; WBSC hails success of new game-clock regulations


WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari says the new faster games will make baseball/softball more attractive for the Olympics and other multi-sport events.

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Girardi names US coaching staff with MLB, Int’l experience for WBSC Premier12, Olympic qualifier


One week after being named USA’s new National Team manager, Girardi brought on a coaching staff that features decades of major league experience and World Series winners.

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World Series-winning manager Joe Girardi to lead USA in WBSC Premier12


USA Baseball named four-time Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series winner Joe Girardi as manager of the U.S. National Team for November’s WBSC Premier12, the main international baseball event of the year and 2020 Olympic qualifier.

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Former MLB player Juan Castro named manager of Mexico’s Premier12 team


Castro will look to improve upon Mexico’s fourth-place finish in the 2015 WBSC Premier12 and secure a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by finishing as the top team from the Americas. In the 2015 Premier12, second-place USA was the top finisher out of the Americas.

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Israel qualifies for Baseball European Championship


The Israeli Baseball National team defeated Lithuania in a three-game series and qualified for the European Championship. The top five teams of the Euros will advance to the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier

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100 Days to WBSC Premier12 top international baseball event of the year, Olympic qualifier


Today marks 100 days to the biggest international baseball event on this year’s calendar, the II WBSC Premier12, which will be a global battle between the Top 12 ranked Men’s National Teams in the world and also serve as an Olympic qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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1 Baseball, 2 Softball events at Lima 2019 Pan Am Games


The Lima 2019 Pan American Games opens in Peru on Friday, 26 July, and includes three baseball/softball events, which will be played under official WBSC regulations: men’s baseball, men’s softball and women’s softball.

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1 year to Baseball, Softball’s Olympic return at Tokyo 2020 Games


Baseball and softball will return to the 2020 Olympics after being absent for the 2012 and 2016 editions, with baseball/softball having grown to 65 million athletes across 140 countries worldwide. The bat-and-ball sport is one of five new events added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme, where baseball/softball, as the top sport in Japan, is expected to be one of the main attractions.

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WBSC awards MEDIAPRO exclusive broadcast rights in the Americas to 2022


The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has awarded MEDIAPRO the exclusive broadcast rights across the Americas for all WBSC’s world championships through 2022 as well as the flagship global competition on the calendar, the 2019 WBSC Premier12.

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