International Baseball And Softball Federations Merge
The international governing bodies for baseball (International Baseball Federation) and softball (International Softball Federation) have approved the formation of one federation that will govern both sports—The World Baseball Softball Confederation. [...]
Baseball Makes First Cut In Efforts At Olympic Reinstatement
The International Baseball Federation announced two news items this week, one with an international competition that will play out in the fall, one that IBAF hopes will return in the [...]
IBAF Makes Second Push For Olympics
The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) made a second push to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the hopes of getting baseball reinstated for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Olympics Day Nine Wrapup
South Korea pulled off the greatest upset in Olympics history as it beat Cuba 3-2 behind an outstanding outing from Ryu Hyun-Jin.<br/><br/>Cuba had won three of the first four Olympic gold medals, while South Korea had won a solitary bronze in 2000. But it's hard to argue that South Korea was the class of this field, as it went a perfect 9-0 during the tournament, beating Cuba and Japan twice and bronze medalist Team USA once.
U.S. Beats Japan To Win Bronze
It's not what the medal they came for, but Team USA isn't heading home empty handed. Fresh off a disheartening defeat at the hands of Cuba in the semifinal game, the U.S. bounced back to beat Japan 8-4 in the bronze medal game. It was a game of comebacks for the U.S. Norichika Abe put Japan ahead 4-1 in the third when he hit a three-run home run off of Team USA starter Brett Anderson. But Matt Brown answered with a three-run homer of his own in the bottom of the inning to knot the score at 4-4.
Olympics Day Eight Wrapup
Cuba and South Korea won Friday's semifinal games to earn spots in Saturday morning's gold medal game, while Japan and the U.S. will play for the bronze medal.
Cuba Pounds U.S. For Spot In Gold Medal Game
They may be older than they've been in the past, and they don't have a wave of young pitching to replace their veteran stars. But on Friday, Cuba showed once again that when it comes to Olympic baseball, they're still the team to beat. Never was that more clear than Friday morning. With a spot in the gold medal game on the line, Cuba routed Team USA 10-2 in a game that was just as lopsided as the score indicates. Cuba has played in the gold medal game of every official Olympics tournament, and will be playing for its fourth gold in five tries.
Strasburg Ready For Start Against Cuba
Stephen Strasburg attributes his success to great mental and physical success since he enrolled at San Diego State. Now Strasburg, the only college player on Team USA, is getting ready to start against Cuba to try to give the U.S. the opportunity to advance to the gold medal game.
Olympics Day Seven Wrapup
The U.S. beat Japan to earn the No. 3 seed in the medal round, while South Korea wrapped up an undefeated round-robin schedule.
U.S. Tops Japan
Team USA beats Japan 4-2 in 11 innings, after 10 scoreless innings, to finish 5-2 in the round robin and advance to the medal round. Team USA plays Cuba in a one-and-done game, with the winner advancing to the gold-medal game.
Olympics Day Six Wrapup
Wrapping up the sixth day of Olympic competition in Beijing.