WBSC Premier12 Opening Round locations, groups to be revealed at press conference in Mexico City

08/02/2019

Major announcements at press conference will include unveiling of the three Opening Round hosts, dates and locations; revealing the National Teams in Groups A, B and C; unveiling the Official 2019 WBSC Premie12 Trophy; and new sponsorship

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World’s Top 12 nations qualified for WBSC Premier12 2019 major international baseball event

19/12/2018

The most important international baseball event in 2019 will be played over 32 games and across 4 nations from 2-17 November, with the Premier12 Finals to be played at Japan’s iconic Tokyo Dome.

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WBSC launches World Rankings web platform for Baseball, Softball

17/12/2018

The new WBSC World Rankings website features robust functions such as tracking, trends, top climbers, charts, country-by-country comparisons, ranking by continent, points earned by each National Team/Federation per competition, methodology, and a world rankings news section in six languages.

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Record 76 nations featured in Final 2018 WBSC Baseball World Rankings

17/12/2018

The sport of baseball continues its globalization. Baseball is growing in countries like Indonesia, US Virgin Islands, Sri Lanka, Curacao, Aruba, Chile, Ukraine, Ireland and Georgia, according to the official world rankings and WBSC data.

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Bolivia, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malaysia, Zimbabwe make historic debuts in new Women’s Softball World Rankings; USA No. 1

17/12/2018

A record 67 countries and territories are now ranked in Women’s Softball. Puerto Rico and Mexico hit historic highs, move into the top five of the world rankings for thefirst time. Japan earned the most world rankings points in 2018.

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Japan, Canada, Chinese Taipei lead new WBSC Women’s Baseball World Rankings

05/12/2018

The latest rankings reflect the results of over 100 matches from the Women’s Baseball World Cup across an evaluation period of 2014-2018.

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Global growth: 14 new nations enter WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings in 2018

15/11/2018

WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings expands to record 48 nations. South Africa takes over as the top-ranked African nation. All five Olympic continents featured within the Top 12.

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Global Sport: Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania all represented in Top 10 of latest WBSC Baseball World Rankings

27/09/2018

WBSC has released the new Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s National Team performance — from U-12 to Professional — in official WBSC-sanctioned international competitions over a four-year period (2015-2018).

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USA new No. 1, passes Japan in WBSC Baseball World Rankings

22/02/2018

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has released the latest WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s National Team performance — from U-12 to Professional — in WBSC-sanctioned international competitions over a four-year period (2015-2018).

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Final 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS: World Champion New Zealand remains No. 1

15/01/2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today unveiled the 2017 end-of-the-year standings in the Official WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS.

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No. 1 to 75: The Final 2017 WBSC Baseball World Rankings Presented By ENEOS

10/01/2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today unveiled the final 2017 standings in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS

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U.S. passes Japan to claim No. 1 spot as WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS expand +63% to Record 62 nations

19/12/2017

National Team softball competitions experienced record levels in 2017, with 24 new nations earning ranking points for the first time, expanding the WBSC Softball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS from 38 nations to 62, marking an increase of 63% from 2016, following the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include softball and baseball at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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New sponsor, standings for latest WBSC Baseball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS

19/09/2017

The World Baseball Softball Confederation today unveiled the latest standings in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings and introduced a new sponsorship category and partner for the Official WBSC World Rankings.

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New WBSC World Rankings revealed following World Baseball Classic 2017

28/03/2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today released the latest standings in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings, following the recent conclusion of the 16-nation World Baseball Classic 2017 — the top-tier WBSC world championship hosted by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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WBSC unveils End-of-Year Baseball World Rankings 2016: No. 1 to 70

22/12/2016

WBSC has revealed the 2016 end-of-the-year standings in the Official WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s complete National Team results (from U-12 to Professional) in international competitions over a four-year period (2013-2016).

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WBSC unveils updated Baseball World Rankings from No. 1 to 70

25/11/2016

The World Baseball Softball Confederation today unveiled the updated 2016 standings in the Official WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s entire National Team programme (from U-12 to Professional) in international competition over a four-year period (2013-2016).

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WBSC announces new 2016 Men’s Softball World Rankings

09/11/2016

LAUSANNE (Switzerland) — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the updated 2016 standings in the Official WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings, following a reformatting of the rankings methodology to weigh additional events. Four continents (Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania) are represented within the Top 10, while all five global continents are within the Top 15.

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WBSC announces new 2016 Women’s Softball World Rankings

10/10/2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland  —  The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the updated 2016 standings in the Official WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings, following a reformatting of the rankings methodology to weigh additional events. Four continents (Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania) are represented within the Top 10, while all five global continents are within the Top 25.

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WBSC reveals new Women’s Baseball World Rankings 2016

22/09/2016

 The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the updated standings in the Official WBSC Women’s Baseball World Rankings 2016. The newly updated rankings reflect the final standings and over 100 international matches of the Women’s Baseball World Cup®, dating back to 2012.

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WBSC reveals updated 2016 Baseball World Rankings: Nos. 1-71

25/08/2016

The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the updated 2016 standings in the Official WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s entire National Team programme (from U-12 to Professional) in international competition.

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WBSC launches first-ever softball World Rankings: Japan women’s no. 1, New Zealand men’s no. 1

22/03/2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today launched the first-ever world rankings for softball, across both men’s and women’s disciplines. The newly implemented world ranking system tracks the performance of a country’s National Team in the Softball World Championships, including junior and top-tier levels, over a three-year period. The WBSC Softball Competitions Commission […]

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New WBSC Baseball World Rankings released

17/03/2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the latest standings in the Official WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s entire National Team programme (from U-12 to Pro) in international competition. The WBSC Baseball World Rankings reflect a 4-year cycle and a data set of more than 1,000 international contests dating back to […]

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IBAF Men’s Baseball World Rankings after 2013 World Baseball Classic

20/03/2013

With the conclusion of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, which saw the Dominican Republic winning the title in the championship game over Puerto Rico, the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) has updated its Men’s Baseball World Rankings.

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2012 Year-End Men’s Baseball World Rankings

06/12/2012

Following the conclusion of the 26th BFA Asian Baseball Championship the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) releases the year-end Men’s Baseball World Rankings. Cuba remains at the top of International Baseball. But their lead over the runner-ups U.S.A., Japan and Korea shrunk throughout the 2012 season.

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Brazil leaps into Top 20 of Men’s Baseball World Rankings

29/11/2012

The IBAF Men’s Baseball World Rankings have been updated once again following the conclusion of the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in Taipei City and Panama City, the Asian trip of the Cuban national team with games against Chinese Taipei and Japan and the South American Championship.

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