Pakistan defeat Palestine to claim West Asia Baseball Cup title

Pakistan defeat Palestine to claim West Asia Baseball Cup title
02/02/2023
It's the fourth title for Pakistan. Both finalists qualified for the Asian Baseball Championship, which is a qualification event for the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup. Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in the bronze-medal game.
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Former KBO star, Premier12 champion & Olympic gold medalist Keun-Woo Jeong joins Korean Women's Baseball National Team coaching staff

Former KBO star, Premier12 champion & Olympic gold medalist Keun-Woo Jeong joins Korean Women's Baseball National Team coaching staff
02/02/2023
Korea will participate in the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) Qualifier for the IV WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup, scheduled from 21 May to 2 June in Hong Kong.
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Baseball/Softball initiative "Asoball" a huge hit in Japanese kindergartens

Baseball/Softball initiative "Asoball" a huge hit in Japanese kindergartens
27/01/2023
Asoball is a baseball-type experience programme "to nurture baseball/softball talent among toddlers and preschoolers" and which can also be played by parents.
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Nine Olympic gold medalists to lead World No. 1 Japan in World Baseball Classic 2023

Nine Olympic gold medalists to lead World No. 1 Japan in World Baseball Classic 2023
26/01/2023
Ryoji Kuribayashi, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Takuya Kai; Sosuke Genda, Munetaka Murakami, Tetsuto Yamada Kensuke Kondo, Masataka Yoshida and Seiya Suzuki competed in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Manager Hideki Kuriyama announced a 30-player roster also featuring five MLB players, including two-way superstar, WBSC Premier12 hero Shohei Ohtani and World Baseball Classic winner Yu Darvish.
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Former Chinese Taipei manager I-Chung Hong becomes CPBL's TSG Hawks first manager

Former Chinese Taipei manager I-Chung Hong becomes CPBL's TSG Hawks first manager
17/01/2023
I-Chung Hong, the Taiwan professional baseball record holder with 991 wins, was named inaugural manager of the expansion team TSG Hawks. The Hawks will participate in the CPBL minor league season in 2023 before making their debut in 2024.
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Alex Ramirez, Randy Bass, composer Yuji Koseki inducted into Japanese Hall of Fame

Alex Ramirez, Randy Bass, composer Yuji Koseki inducted into Japanese Hall of Fame
13/01/2023
The list is updated to 215 names. Inductions started in 1959.
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Korea reveals World Baseball Classic roster: Premier12 stars, Beijing 2008 gold medallists, Tokyo 2020 Olympians and MLB players included

Korea reveals World Baseball Classic roster: Premier12 stars, Beijing 2008 gold medallists, Tokyo 2020 Olympians and MLB players included
12/01/2023
World No. 4 Korea will compete in Group B in Tokyo from 9-13 March and face No. 1 Japan, No. 10 Australia, No. 15 Czech Republic and No. 30 China.
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Bhutan stages inaugural U-18 Baseball League and Winter Camp

Bhutan stages inaugural U-18 Baseball League and Winter Camp
12/01/2023
The Bhutan Baseball Softball Association launched a U-18 baseball league in August 2022 and plans to add more youth baseball and softball competition and a men's baseball adult league within 2023.
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Ten Asian countries participate in Baseball5 course in Bangkok, Thailand

Ten Asian countries participate in Baseball5 course in Bangkok, Thailand
09/01/2023
The one-day course introduced the basic rules of Baseball5 to 31 participants.
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World Baseball Classic: Ohtani & Suzuki included amongst 12 players named by Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama

World Baseball Classic: Ohtani & Suzuki included amongst 12 players named by Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama
09/01/2023
The list includes two-way phenom and WBSC Premier12 hero Shohei Ohtani (pictured, left), Premier12 2019 MVP Seiya Suzuki as well as hard-throwing right-hander and WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup alum Roki Sasaki.
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