World Baseball Classic Success Drives Puerto Rico

PR Revival

The argument can be made that Puerto Rico never lost its love for baseball

U.S. World Baseball Classic Win Doesn’t Alter WBSC Rankings

Japan Still Ahead

Japan remains on top of the latest WBSC international baseball rankings

World Baseball Classic Podcast

WBC Podcast

The BA staff wraps up the WBC and looks at some young Padres prospects

Big Plays, Small Ace Lead U.S. To World Baseball Classic Crown

World Champions

Emotions were visible, performance measurable, results undeniable for U.S.

Retooled Israel Makes Stirring Run In World Baseball Classic

Mazel Tov

Israel's upstart run in the WBC stirred hopes the sport can grow in the country

World Baseball Classic Underscores Global Roots Of MLB

Global Roots

WBC could help baseball make inroads into areas where game is an afterthought

Team USA Wins World Baseball Classic For First Time, Blanking Puerto Rico

All Americans

Behind Marcus Stroman, the U.S. won its first WBC title

Rob Manfred, MLBPA United In Support Of World Baseball Classic

United Front

MLB and the players union agree the WBC has been a huge hit

Team USA Beats Japan, Advances To WBC Finals For First Time

USA Into Finals

Solid pitching and timely hitting helped the USA beat Japan

Japan Confident Heading Into WBC Semis, While U.S. Knows Of Danger

'We'll Win It'

Behind Tomoyuki Sugano, Japan feels confident about the U.S. matchup

World Baseball Classic Semifinal In Photos: Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico

WBC Semi In Photos

Images from WBC semifinal between Puerto Rico and Netherlands

Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Jones Spark U.S. Into WBC Semifinals

Bound For L.A.

A monster homer by Giancarlo Stanton sparked the USA to victory

Venezuela Disappoints Again In WBC

Subpar Showing

One of the more talent-rich WBC squads, Venezuela fell flat again

Puerto Rico Holds Off U.S., Clinches WBC Semifinals Spot

Semi Tough

A four-run first inning sends Puerto Rico to the WBC semifinals

Puerto Ricans Showing Blondes Do Have More Fun

Blonde Ambition

Puerto Rico's dye jobs have become its signature look

Dominicans Use Defense, Pitching And Power To Push Venezuela To Brink In WBC

Pitching In

Dominican Republic used power and defense to beat Venezuela

Omar Vizquel Throws Changeup Before Faceoff With Dominicans

Venezuela Changeup

Looking for a change in luck, Omar Vizquel changed his lineup

Late Lightning From Adam Jones, Eric Hosmer Help U.S. Stun Venezuela At World Baseball Classic

Late Lightning

Just when all seemed lost, the U.S. got homers from Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer

Eddie Rosario Using World Baseball Classic As Coming-Out Party

Rosario Emerging

Eddie Rosario is using the WBC as his breakout on a big stage.

Japan Beats Israel To Move Into World Baseball Classic Semifinals

Japan In Semis

The Japanese return to the WBC semis and take the Dutch with them