Posted on 21 September 2013.
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Baseball is a truly international sport being played all over the world. We are all familiar with the major international leagues from Japan, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Mexico, Venezuela, and so many more.
But what about some of the more obscure places?
Did you know they play baseball in Sri Lanka? or Ukraine? What about Croatia? Belarus, Pakistan, or Latvia?
These leagues may not be as good or as big as the professional leagues in Japan or Mexico, but they are competitive and could be the next place to really grow the game.
There are so many places I’d love to see the game played from all continents.
Would you believe that Thailand is ranked in the Top 25 in the world by the IBAF? Or that Sri Lanka, Croatia, and Indonesia all rank ahead of France?
The game is played in so many places. Honduras, Guam, Peru, Chile, Nepal, New Caledonia to name a few. Honestly, who can even name where New Caledonia is on the map? I don’t think I can.
It is such a worldwide sport, but we over look that because the leagues and foundation isn’t as big as it might be where we live or like to watch the game.
So where would you like to go to see baseball?
Photo: Flag of New Caledonia – an island located in the Pacific east of Australia – I had to look it up.
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