Nations Revealed for Inaugural Premier 12 World Baseball Championship

Nations Revealed for Inaugural Premier 12 World Baseball Championship

26 November 2014

Courtesy IBAF.org LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) unveiled the line-up of the world’s best-ranked nations that have qualified for the first-ever “Premier 12” — the new flagship pro baseball world championship that will feature the National Teams from baseball’s 12 highest-ranked nations and become baseball’s highest-ranked international competition, awarding US$ multi-millions […]

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Final 2014 IBAF World Baseball Rankings: Japan Takes No. 1 Spot

Final 2014 IBAF World Baseball Rankings: Japan Takes No. 1 Spot

26 November 2014

With the conclusion of the 21U Baseball World Cup and the Central American and Caribbean Games, the final world standings have been released. There were only a few movers in the top 10 including Japan taking the No. 1 spot from the USA after making it to the finals of the 21 U BWC. The Netherlands […]

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Cuba Wins 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games

Cuba Wins 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games

26 November 2014

VERACRUZ, Mexico – Cuba, No. 3 in the world, defeated No. 18 Nicaragua 9-3 in the championship of the Central American and Caribbean Games (CACG) to regain its title. It was Cuba’s 15th title in 18 attempts at the CACG. New reforms in Cuba allowed several players return after playing professionally in Japan. Three national […]

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Minors: Will the Osos be back in Raton in 2015

Minors: Will the Osos be back in Raton in 2015

26 November 2014

The Pecos League has been in existence since 2011 and some teams have bounced around from city to city. The Raton Osos started out as the Ruidoso Osos in the league’s inaugural season of 2011.  A year later the Ruidoso team was gone. The Osos were reborn in 2013 in Raton. Over the next two […]

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MLB: A Look Back at 2014 Predictions

MLB: A Look Back at 2014 Predictions

01 October 2014

With the playoffs kicking off I thought it would be a fun project to take a look back at who I predicted would win. Here is my post from March. I picked the Dodgers to win it all, which is still a decent pick. I actually picked four of the five National League teams, although […]

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Minors: United League Announces Awards for 2014

Minors: United League Announces Awards for 2014

24 September 2014

The regular season awards for the United League were recently announced. The 2014 Silver Slugger Awards went to the Fort Worth Cats Ryan Lashey and the San Angelo Colts Chris Grossman. Lashey started the season with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League. He played with Normal for 49 games before coming to Fort Worth […]

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Minors: United League Announces All ULB Team for 2014

Minors: United League Announces All ULB Team for 2014

31 August 2014

The United League Baseball recently announced the All ULB Team for the 2014 season. The 2014 ULB Champion Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings led the team with 10 selections.         Position Players Position          Player                     Team                                BA     HR      RBI Catcher           Mario Mercedes     Brownsville Charros       .315      4         26 1st Base           Matt Chavez           San Angelo Colts            .369      […]

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France: Montpellier Leads League Standings

France: Montpellier Leads League Standings

19 June 2014

In the French Division 1 Baseball League, the Montepellier Barracudas currently lead the league in a tense four-way battle for the lead. Montpellier has a slim lead over Senart. Both teams have the same number of loses, but Montpellier has two more wins. Not far behind are both Paris UC and Rouen. The rest of […]

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College: Tim Tadlock Wins Skip Bertman Award

College: Tim Tadlock Wins Skip Bertman Award

19 June 2014

Press Release College Baseball Hall of Fame Texas Tech skipper named National Coach of the Year LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock as the 2014 Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year. Tadlock will be honored at the Hall of Fame’s annual […]

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Germany: Solingen and Heidenheim Continue To Lead Divisions

Germany: Solingen and Heidenheim Continue To Lead Divisions

19 June 2014

The Solingen Alligators and the Heidenheim Heidekopfe still lead their respective divisions in the German Bundesliga. The Alligators are dominating the North Division with a 19-1 record leading by a full five games over the two teams tied for second. Heidenheim’s lead is not quite as big as they lead the Regensburg Leagionaere by only two games.  […]

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Independent Baseball: Niagara New Team for Can-Am League in 2015

Independent Baseball: Niagara New Team for Can-Am League in 2015

19 June 2014

The Niagara Professional Baseball Group has been given provisional approval to field a team in the Can-Am League for the 2015 season. They will join the current four team league giving them another Canadian team to go with Quebec and Trois-Rivieres. The league will be six teams as Niagara and Ottawa will both be joining […]

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A Few Thoughts on the Great Tony Gwynn

A Few Thoughts on the Great Tony Gwynn

19 June 2014

For the past few days we have all seen some great tributes to the great Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn. He will definitely be missed but I feel a lot of the tributes are overlooking one thing. His impact at the amateur level. As we all know now, and many may not have known before, Gwynn […]

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Is the IBL Shutting Down the Season Already?

Is the IBL Shutting Down the Season Already?

14 June 2014

It is not an easy task to run a start up business. We see it everyday when different businesses in every town in America go under. It’s even harder to start a professional baseball league. Without the backing of Major League Baseball teams fight for fans on budgets that are razor thin. There have been […]

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MLB Draft: Should the Astros Draft Rendon or Aiken #1 Overall?

MLB Draft: Should the Astros Draft Rendon or Aiken #1 Overall?

05 June 2014

The Houston Astros aren’t the doormat of the American League anymore. Okay let’s not get carried away, because they still aren’t very good. They still might be one of the worst teams in baseball, but don’t count them out forever. They are putting together a lot of good young talent which comes when you have […]

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Independent Baseball League Teams with the Most Titles

Independent Baseball League Teams with the Most Titles

04 June 2014

In my continuing infatuation with independent baseball, I decided to take a look at the most successful teams in independent baseball. There are many ways in which you can determine success, but here I am looking at success in terms of championships. Now you can argue that some championships are bigger than others, but a […]

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Switzerland: Zurich Barracudas Tame the Zurich Lions

Switzerland: Zurich Barracudas Tame the Zurich Lions

04 June 2014

By Christopher Byrnes The Zurich Barracudas have won 10 in a row and moved to 10-1 on the season sweeping the Zurich Lions 16-7 and 13-1. The Barracudas lead the second place Therwil Flyers by 3.5 games in the standings. The Barracudas once again played solid defense and delivered timely hitting to support the pitching […]

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Independent Baseball League Stadium Ratings Part 2

Independent Baseball League Stadium Ratings Part 2

31 May 2014

We are back with Part 2 of our ratings. This time we take a look at the American Association, United League Baseball, and Pecos League. Not all of the stadiums for these leagues are available via StadiumJourney.com, so we are basing it on what we do have. There are a few other leagues we did […]

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Independent Baseball League Stadium Ratings Part 1

Independent Baseball League Stadium Ratings Part 1

30 May 2014

Independent baseball leagues often get overlooked when fans are looking to spend their  money. However, sometimes they are a great deal and ,depending on the league, there are some really nice stadiums that fans can see. I have been fascinated with indy leagues since reading a few books on them. So I thought we could […]

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France: Four Way Battle for First in Division 1 Standings

France: Four Way Battle for First in Division 1 Standings

30 May 2014

The first two months are over in the French Division 1 league and surprisingly the Rouen Huskies are not leading the league. Rouen, who have won eight straight titles, sits in fourth place currently. However, they are not far out of first. Both the Montpellier Barracudas and the Senart Templiers are leading the league with […]

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Netherlands: Three Way Race for Top Two Spots Heading into Last Weekend of First Half

Netherlands: Three Way Race for Top Two Spots Heading into Last Weekend of First Half

30 May 2014

The first half of the Dutch Major League is about to conclude in the Netherlands. The race for the top spot is still up for grabs even with just a few games left in the first half. The Vaessen Pioniers lead the league so far with a record of 14-2-1 just a single point ahead […]

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Italy: Stage One is Nearing an End with Bologna and Rimini Leading

Italy: Stage One is Nearing an End with Bologna and Rimini Leading

30 May 2014

The Italian Baseball League is nearing the end of the first stage round robin play. This year the IBL was split into two groups that played a round robin for the stage one.  Each division has four teams. In Group A are defending champion T&A San Marino, Unipol Bologna, Godo Knights, and newbie Padua. Group B […]

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Germany: Solingen and Heidenheim Lead Divisions

Germany: Solingen and Heidenheim Lead Divisions

30 May 2014

With only about six weeks to play in the German Bundesliga, the Solingen Alligators are dominating the competition in the North Division. The Alligators lead the North with a record of 15-1, with the only loss coming to the Paderborn Untouchables 4 to 3. Since the loss the Alligators have run off seven straight wins […]

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College: Top 8 Seeds Fight for Spot in Omaha

College: Top 8 Seeds Fight for Spot in Omaha

30 May 2014

The Road to Omaha kicks off today as the regional round starts today at sixteen different spots around the country.  As the rounds progress you can follow the bracket here. The top eight seeds were announced earlier this week with the Oregon State Beavers (42-12) picking up the top seed. In the top eight there […]

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College: 2014 Olerud Award Watch List Released

College: 2014 Olerud Award Watch List Released

30 May 2014

Press Release College Baseball Hall of Fame Small schools well-represented among 10 honorees LUBBOCK, Texas — As postseason play begins for many teams across the country, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame has released the initial watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. The award, named for the Washington State star […]

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