Joong-il Ryu to manage Korea at WBSC Premier12

Joong-il Ryu to manage Korea at WBSC Premier12
23/02/2024
Ryu, who won four Korean Series with the Samsung Lions, led Korea to an Asian Games gold medal in 2023.
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Hirokazu Ibata on Global Baseball Games: "Europe is talented"

Hirokazu Ibata on Global Baseball Games: "Europe is talented"
23/02/2024
The WBSC had a chance to talk to the Samurai Japan manager in Tokyo. "I approached players who I want or expect to be at the Premier12."
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Koshien winner Miyu Ogara to manage Japanese U-18 National Team

Koshien winner Miyu Ogara to manage Japanese U-18 National Team
23/02/2024
It will be Ogura's second stint as Japan's U-18 National Team manager after the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2012. "The responsibility humbles me. Watching Japan win under Shiro Mabuchi last year made me emotional."
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Olympic gold medallist, MLB All-Star Hyun-jin Ryu returns to Korea

Olympic gold medallist, MLB All-Star Hyun-jin Ryu returns to Korea
22/02/2024
The left-hander signed an eight-year contract with the Hanwha Eagles, the club he played for from 2006 to 2012, worth US$12.8 million.
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WBSC Men's Softball World Cup: Hong Kong, China announced as wild card entry, to play in Group B in Prince Albert

WBSC Men's Softball World Cup: Hong Kong, China announced as wild card entry, to play in Group B in Prince Albert
22/02/2024
This marks Hong Kong, China's sixth participation in the top men softball competition in the world, and their return to the World Cup after seven years.
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WBSC releases Members Handbook in Spanish

WBSC releases Members Handbook in Spanish
22/02/2024
"We are launching this new tool in conjunction with the 10 year anniversary of the WBSC, to bring forward our vision to support all our members in the path for more modern, sustainable, and well-organised Community," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.
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25 coaches certified at Softball Asia seminar in Thailand

25 coaches certified at Softball Asia seminar in Thailand
21/02/2024
A total of 26 coaches - Bhutan (1), Iraq (1), India (5), Malaysia (10), Singapore (2) and Thailand (7) - attended the seminar.
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Japan and Europe managers Ibata and Mazzieri discuss rosters ahead of Global Baseball Games

Japan and Europe managers Ibata and Mazzieri discuss rosters ahead of Global Baseball Games
14/02/2024
"I think we selected a good balance of players with national team experience and young players who were selected for the first time," said Hirokazu Ibata. "We are happy with what we have. We are also sorry because we had to make tough choices and leave some excellent players behind," commented Marco Mazzieri.
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Six Tokyo 2020 gold medallists are core of Samurai Japan Global Baseball Games roster

Six Tokyo 2020 gold medallists are core of Samurai Japan Global Baseball Games roster
14/02/2024
Pitchers Morishita, Kuribayashi and Taira; infielders Genda and Murakami (pictured above); and outfielder Kondoh competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Junk 5 win inaugural Japanese Baseball5 Championship

Junk 5 win inaugural Japanese Baseball5 Championship
08/02/2024
Yokohama Hayato High School A won the Youth Division. The Yokohama Budokan hosted the two eight-team tournaments sponsored by Samurai Japan.
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