"Unity is strength" is the motto for European baseball and softball with the birth of WBSC Europe

"Unity is strength" is the motto for European baseball and softball with the birth of WBSC Europe
20/11/2021
CEB President Didier Seminet and ESF President Gabriel Waage, two of the top representatives for the European baseball and softball federations, share their enthusiasm for newly-founded World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSCE) before their respective organizations dissolve, while FIBS Vice Presidents Roberta Soldi and Gigi Mignola shed light on the bright future ahead post-pandemic working in conjunction with WBSCE.
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European baseball and softball unite with the birth of WBSC Europe

European baseball and softball unite with the birth of WBSC Europe
19/11/2021
With the historic vote by Euro delegates on Friday, November 19, 2021 inside Rome’s CONI Hall of Honor, the completion of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe (WBSCE) marks the unification of baseball and softball disciplines and the combined advocacy for both sports in future Olympic competitions
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Rome serves as World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe headquarters

Rome serves as World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe headquarters
18/11/2021
Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) welcomes representatives from the various European National Baseball and Softball Federations to Rome from November 19-21, 2021 to come together as one and make history as the newly-created World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe (WBSCE)
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Tollo and Fullerton sign Sister City agreement in honor of Lasorda family

Tollo and Fullerton sign Sister City agreement in honor of Lasorda family

Two Talent Team U14 baseball workouts scheduled on October 31, 2021 in San Bonifacio

Two Talent Team U14 baseball workouts scheduled on October 31, 2021 in San Bonifacio
27/10/2021
Due to adverse weather forecasts predicted, the previously announced Talent Team U14 group workout scheduled for Monday, November 1, 2021 in San Bonifacio has been moved up to Sunday, October 31, 2021. As a result, the Talent Team U14 baseball staff will now coordinate two scheduled workouts for two different groups of players on the same day.
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FIBS Federal Council announces dates for 2022 championships and CON6

FIBS Federal Council announces dates for 2022 championships and CON6
24/10/2021
The FIBS steering committee also appointed the new Team Italy U15 baseball staff and approved the documentation governing next year's competitive calendar
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Team Italy U12 baseball prospects and Talent Team U14 players practice in San Bonifacio from October 30- November 1, 2021

Team Italy U12 baseball prospects and Talent Team U14 players practice in San Bonifacio from October 30- November 1, 2021
20/10/2021
San Bonifacio hosts U12 Team Italy baseball prospects on Saturday, October 30, 2021 and two different groups of Talent Team U14 players on Sunday, October 31, 2021 and Monday, November 1, 2021 for intensive training.
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Team Italy U18 baseball squad practices in Modena this weekend

Team Italy U18 baseball squad practices in Modena this weekend
11/10/2021
Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi invites a total of 68 baseball prospects divided into two groups on October 16 and 17, 2021 in Modena
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Team Italy pitcher Claudio Scotti signs minor league contract with New York Mets

Team Italy pitcher Claudio Scotti signs minor league contract with New York Mets
04/10/2021
Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect and current Team Italy ace Claudio Scotti gets a second chance at a professional baseball career after signing a five-year minor league contract with the New York Mets on October 2, 2021
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Team Italy competes in U18 Baseball World Cup from September 9-18, 2022 in Florida

Team Italy competes in U18 Baseball World Cup from September 9-18,  2022 in Florida
27/08/2021
Team Italy Juniors manager Francesco Aluffi has one year to prepare his young and talented Azzurri squad for the WBSC U18 Baseball World Cup, which has been rescheduled to take place from September 9-18, 2022 in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida
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U23 European Baseball Championship begins for Team Italy in Verona and San Martino Buon Albergo

U23 European Baseball Championship begins for Team Italy in Verona and San Martino Buon Albergo
23/08/2021
Under the guidance of manager Alberto D'Auria, Team Italy makes its debut in the U23 European Baseball Championship against defending champion Czech Republic on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm (ET) in Verona and streaming live at www.baseballsoftball.tv
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Team Italy wins its fourth consecutive U12 Euro Baseball Championship after extra-inning 6-0 victory over Czechs

Team Italy wins its fourth consecutive U12 Euro Baseball Championship after extra-inning 6-0 victory over Czechs
14/08/2021
Under the leadership of manager Stefano Burato, coaches Simona Conti, Alberto Furlani, Ivano Licciardi and Alessandro Rosa Colombo, Team Italy won its fourth straight U12 European Baseball Championship title after beating previously undefeated Czech Republic 6-0 in the Euro final in Mortsel, Belgium on August 14, 2021


Seniors Euro Baseball Championship in Torino, Avigliana, and Settimo Torinese begins in 30 days

Seniors Euro Baseball Championship in Torino, Avigliana, and Settimo Torinese begins in 30 days
13/08/2021
The long-awaited Seniors European Baseball Championship takes place on the diamonds of Torino, Avigliana, and Settimo Torinese from September 12-19, 2021
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Team Italy U12 baseball squad advances to Euro Baseball Championship final and qualifies for World Cup

Team Italy U12 baseball squad advances to Euro Baseball Championship final and qualifies for World Cup
11/08/2021
Three-time defending Euro champion Team Italy will vie for its fourth consecutive title in the U12 European Baseball Championship final in Mortsel, Belgium on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm


After losing to Czechs, Team Italy beats Hungary in U12 Euro Baseball Championship

After losing to Czechs, Team Italy beats Hungary in U12 Euro Baseball Championship
11/08/2021
After suffering a 7-3 loss to Czech Republic in the morning, Team Italy rebounded with a four-inning mercy-rule 21-1 win over Hungary in the afternoon on day two of the U12 European Baseball Championship in Mortsel, Belgium


Team Italy opens U12 European Baseball Championship with 23-0 shutout over Poland

Team Italy opens U12 European Baseball Championship with 23-0 shutout over Poland
10/08/2021
Team Italy kicked off the U12 European Baseball Championship in Mortsel, Belgium on August 10, 2021 with a bang by shutting out Poland 23-0 via mercy rule after three innings of play


Team Italy beats Crazy Sambonifacese 7-3 before defending U12 Euro Baseball Championship title

Team Italy beats Crazy Sambonifacese 7-3 before defending U12 Euro Baseball Championship title
07/08/2021
Prior to departing for the U12 European Baseball Championship in Mortsel, Belgium, the Azzurrini squad defeated the Crazy Sambonifacese All-Stars 7-3 on the new Offia diamond in San Bonifacio on August 7, 2021
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Team Italy U23 squad prepares for European Baseball Championship

Team Italy U23 squad prepares for European Baseball Championship
06/08/2021
Team Italy U23 manager Alberto D’Auria has selected 24 baseball prospects for final workout prior to the European Baseball Championship in Verona
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Team Italy slugger Anthony Rizzo joins the New York Yankees

Team Italy slugger Anthony Rizzo joins the New York Yankees
30/07/2021
After a decade of being the face of the franchise for the Chicago Cubs, Italian-American slugger Anthony Rizzo will now wear the iconic pinstripes of the New York Yankees in a trade sending prospects Kevin Alcantara and Alexander Vizcaino to the Windy City
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Iren announced as European Baseball Championship golden sponsor in Piemonte

Iren announced as European Baseball Championship golden sponsor in Piemonte
20/07/2021
Iren, one of the largest and most dynamic multi-utility companies in Italy, has partnered with Federazione Italian Baseball Softball by becoming the golden sponsor of the Seniors European Baseball Championship in Piemonte from September 12-19, 2021
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U15 European Baseball Championship begins for Team Italy on July 21, 2021

U15 European Baseball Championship begins for Team Italy on July 21, 2021
20/07/2021
Team Italy manager Roberto De Franceschi has prepared his young and talented squad for the U15 European Baseball Championship in Trnava, Slovakia and Brno, Czech Republic from July 21-25, 2021
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Parma Clima returns to Euro Baseball Champions Cup throne for 14th time after 22-year absence

Parma Clima returns to Euro Baseball Champions Cup throne for 14th time after 22-year absence
17/07/2021
Parma Clima defeated the Bonn Capitals 6-4 to win the European Baseball Champions Cup title, while UnipolSai Fortitudo Bologna settled for third place with a 11-9 victory over Curaçao Neptunus in Ostrava, Czech Republic on July 17, 2021
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Team Italy U12 baseball squad prepares for Euro Championship in Riccione on July 27, 2021

Team Italy U12 baseball squad prepares for Euro Championship in Riccione on July 27, 2021
15/07/2021
Team Italy U12 manager Stefano Burato has selected 18 Azzurrini baseball players for a workout in Riccione on July 27, 2021.
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Team Italy U23 baseball squad gathers in Modena on July 20, 2021

Team Italy U23 baseball squad gathers in Modena on July 20, 2021
14/07/2021
Team Italy U23 manager Alberto D'Auria has selected 21 Azzurri baseball prospects to a workout in Modena on July 20, 2021.
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Team Italy places second in U18 Euro Baseball Championship

Team Italy places second in U18 Euro Baseball Championship
10/07/2021
Team Italy suffered a 6-2 loss to Kingdom of the Netherlands in the U18 European Baseball Championship final in Macerata on July 11, 2021
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FIBSTV.com presents Team Italy U18 Euro Baseball Championship final game on July 11, 2021 at 11 am (ET)

FIBSTV.com presents Team Italy U18 Euro Baseball Championship final game on July 11, 2021 at 11 am (ET)
10/07/2021
Team Italy beat Spain 7-5 in the U18 European Baseball Championship semi-final game in Macerata on July 10, 2021 to advance to the Euro Championship final against Kingdom of the Netherlands on July 11, 2021 at 11 am (ET) and also qualify for the U18 Baseball World Cup in Bradenton, Florida from September 10-19, 2021


Kingdom of the Netherlands defeats Germany 4-2 and advances to U18 Euro Baseball Championship final

Kingdom of the Netherlands defeats Germany 4-2 and advances to U18 Euro Baseball Championship final
10/07/2021
Kingdom of the Netherlands delivered previously undefeated Germany its first loss in the U18 European Baseball Championship semi-final game in Macerata on July 10, 2021
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FIBSTV.com presents Team Italy U18 Euro Baseball Championship semi-final game on July 10, 2021 at 2 pm (ET)

FIBSTV.com presents Team Italy U18 Euro Baseball Championship semi-final game on July 10, 2021 at 2 pm (ET)
09/07/2021
Team Italy (4-0) faces Spain (2-1), while Germany (3-0) takes on Kingdom of the Netherlands (3-1) in the U18 European Baseball Championship semi-finals in Macerata on Saturday, July 10, 2021
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Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi and captain Samuele Gamberini speak prior to Euro Baseball Championship semi-final

Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi and captain Samuele Gamberini speak prior to Euro Baseball Championship semi-final
08/07/2021
Prior to the first pitch of the U18 European Baseball Championship semi-final game against Spain in Macerata on July 10, 2021 at 2 pm (ET on FIBSTV.com), Azzurri manager Francesco Aluffi and team captain Samuele Gamberini offered their perspective on undefeated Team Italy (4-0)
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Team Italy beats Israel and advances to U18 European Baseball Championship semi-finals

Team Italy beats Israel and advances to U18 European Baseball Championship semi-finals
08/07/2021
As the Euro Baseball Championship Pool A top-seed, undefeated Team Italy (4-0) earned the right to move on to the U18 European Baseball Championship semi-finals after a 10-2 victory over Israel on July 8, 2021


Czech Republic and Kingdom of the Netherlands win while Austria and France lose on day 4 of U18 Euro Baseball Championship

Czech Republic and Kingdom of the Netherlands win while Austria and France lose on day 4 of U18 Euro Baseball Championship
08/07/2021
The Czechs and the Dutch were victorious in their respective U18 European Baseball Championship games in Macerata and Montegranaro on July 8, 2021
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Words from Team Italy U18 baseball coach Davide Sartini and pitcher Edoardo Zingarelli

Words from Team Italy U18 baseball coach Davide Sartini and pitcher Edoardo Zingarelli
07/07/2021
Team Italy coach Davide Sartini and closing pitcher Edoardo Zingarelli reflect on the important 7-5 win over KIngdom of the Netherlands in the U18 European Baseball Championship on July 7, 2021
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Team Italy guarantees U18 Euro Baseball Championship semi-final berth after 7-5 win over Kingdom of the Netherlands

Team Italy guarantees U18 Euro Baseball Championship semi-final berth after 7-5 win over Kingdom of the Netherlands
07/07/2021
Undefeated Team Italy (3-0) got one step closer to qualifying for the U18 Baseball World Cup by defeating Kingdom of the Netherlands 7-5 on July 7, 2021 in Macerata and thereby ensuring a U18 Euro Baseball Championship semi-final berth on July 10, 2021..


Spain and France prevail while Lithuania and Czech Republic remain winless in U18 Euro Baseball Championship

Spain and France prevail while Lithuania and Czech Republic remain winless in U18 Euro Baseball Championship
07/07/2021
While Spain (2-0) and France (1-1) picked up wins on day three of the U18 European Baseball Championship, Lithuania (0-3) and Czech Republic (0-2) are searching for their first victory.
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Team Italy U12 baseball squad gathers for camp in Riccione on July 15, 2021

Team Italy U12 baseball squad gathers for camp in Riccione on July 15, 2021
07/07/2021
Azzurrini manager Stefano Burato has selected 18 players for an intensive training camp in Riccione on July 15, 2021.
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Team Italy, Israel and Germany pick up wins in day two of U18 European Baseball Championship

Team Italy, Israel and Germany pick up wins in day two of U18 European Baseball Championship
06/07/2021
With undefeated Kingdom of the Netherlands and Spain getting byes, Team Italy and Germany are the only other teams with perfect records in the U18 European Baseball Championship in Macerata and Montegranaro.
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Team Italy U18 baseball hitting coach Stefano Cappuccini praises Azzurri squad

Team Italy U18 baseball hitting coach Stefano Cappuccini praises Azzurri squad
06/07/2021
Hitting coach Stefano Cappuccini gave props to Team Italy after the Azzurri squad defeated France 13-6 in the U18 European Baseball Championship on July 6, 2021.
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Team Italy defeats France in U18 European Baseball Championship

Team Italy defeats France in U18 European Baseball Championship
06/07/2021
Undefeated Team Italy continues to dominate Euro Baseball Championship Pool A play with a 9-6 victory over France in Montegranaro.


Team Italy induces 21-0 mercy-rule win over Lithuania in U18 European Baseball Championship

Team Italy induces 21-0 mercy-rule win over Lithuania in U18 European Baseball Championship
05/07/2021
The Team Italy offense took possession of the game against Lithuania early and did not look back in the 21-0 five-inning mercy-rule shutout in the U18 European Baseball Championship opener in Macerata on July 5, 2021.


Kingdom of the Netherlands, Germany and Spain win U18 European Baseball Championship openers

Kingdom of the Netherlands, Germany and Spain win U18 European Baseball Championship openers
05/07/2021
Nine countries are competing in the U18 European Baseball Championship in Macerata and Montegranaro from July 5-11, 2021
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Team Italy Seniors baseball squad plays exhibition game against Jolly Roger Grosseto on July 13, 2021

Team Italy Seniors baseball squad plays exhibition game against Jolly Roger Grosseto on July 13, 2021
04/07/2021
22 Azzurri baseball prospects have been invited to participate in an exhibition game against Jolly Roger Grosseto on July 13, 2021
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Greece, Ukraine, Russia and Slovakia qualify for Seniors European Baseball Championship in Piemonte

Greece, Ukraine, Russia and Slovakia qualify for Seniors European Baseball Championship in Piemonte
04/07/2021
Winners in their respective Euro Baseball Championship Qualifiers in Utena, Belgrade, Moscow and Bratislava, Greece, Ukraine, Russia and Slovakia have earned the right to join the other 12 countries in the Seniors European Baseball Championship in Piemonte from September 12-19, 2021
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Team Italy manager Roberto De Franceschi reveals roster for U15 European Baseball Championship in Brno and Trnava

Team Italy manager Roberto De Franceschi reveals roster for U15 European Baseball Championship in Brno and Trnava
02/07/2021
Azzurrini manager Roberto De Franceschi has selected 20 players to represent Team Italy in the upcoming U15 European Baseball Championship in Brno, Czech Republic and Trnava, Slovakia
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Team Italy manager Mike Piazza summons 38 players to Godo on June 30, 2021

Team Italy manager Mike Piazza summons 38 players to Godo on June 30, 2021
26/06/2021
National Baseball Hall of Famer and Team Italy manager Mike Piazza has selected 38 players for a workout in Godo on Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi announces roster for European Baseball Championship in Macerata and Montegranaro

Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi announces roster for  European Baseball Championship in Macerata and Montegranaro
25/06/2021
Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi reveals the names of the 20 players selected to play in next week's European Baseball Championship in Macerata and Montegranaro
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Team Italy U18 baseball squad plays exhibition game in Verona on June 16, 2021

Team Italy U18 baseball squad plays exhibition game in Verona on June 16, 2021
11/06/2021
Team Italy U18 baseball manager Francesco Aluffi summons 25 players for exhibition game in Verona
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Team Italy U18 baseball squad faces Jolly Roger Grosseto on June 9, 2021

Team Italy U18 baseball squad faces Jolly Roger Grosseto on June 9, 2021
04/06/2021
Serie A Jolly Roger Grosseto hosts the Team Italy U18 baseball squad for an exhibition game on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
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FIBSTV.com celebrates the return of live baseball and softball from Italy this weekend

FIBSTV.com celebrates the return of live baseball and softball from Italy this weekend

Piemonte Seniors European Baseball Championship delegation meets with CEB President Didier Seminet in Paris

Piemonte Seniors European Baseball Championship delegation meets with CEB President Didier Seminet in Paris
21/05/2021
FIBS, Regione Piemonte meet Confederation of European Baseball President Didier Seminet to discuss the upcoming Seniors European Baseball Championship
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Verona and San Martino welcome the U23 European Baseball Championship

Verona and San Martino welcome the U23 European Baseball Championship
14/05/2021
U23 European Baseball Championship will be held in Verona and San Martino Buon Albergo from August 24-28, 2021
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Team Italy manager Mike Piazza named Viscardi Center’s 2021 Sportsman of the Year

Team Italy manager Mike Piazza named Viscardi Center’s 2021 Sportsman of the Year

Team Italy patriarch pitcher Alessandro Maestri retires from his international baseball playing career

Team Italy patriarch pitcher Alessandro Maestri retires from his international baseball playing career
12/05/2021
Italian baseball ambassador Alessandro Maestri, who has played for Team Italy in every World Baseball Classic since its inception in 2006, has hung up the cleats for good to end his illustrious playing career which spanned four different continents
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Team Italy U18 baseball squad workout in Firenze rescheduled on May 19, 2021

Team Italy U18 baseball squad workout in Firenze rescheduled on May 19, 2021
12/05/2021
Originally scheduled 10 days prior, the Team Italy U18 baseball squad workout will take place in Firenze on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Euro Baseball 2021 Piemonte announces charity partnership with the Candiolo Foundation

Euro Baseball 2021 Piemonte announces charity partnership with the Candiolo Foundation
12/05/2021
Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) President Andrea Marcon and Candiolo Foundation President Gianmarco Sala have entered into a partnership agreement in conjunction with the Seniors European Baseball Championship in Piemonte from September 12-19, 2021
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Team Italy slugger John Andreoli called up to San Diego Padres

Team Italy slugger John Andreoli called up to San Diego Padres
11/05/2021
Team Italy outfielder John Andreoli has been called up to join the San Diego Padres tonight for their game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver
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Team Italy U12 manager Stefano Burato invites 22 Azzurrini baseball prospects to San Bonifacio on May 16, 2021

Team Italy U12 manager Stefano Burato invites 22 Azzurrini baseball prospects to San Bonifacio on May 16, 2021
11/05/2021
Having hosted workouts in Bologna, Modena, and Riccione, Team Italy Juveniles manager Stefano Burato extends his search to San Bonifacio on May 16, 2021 when he welcomes 21 new players to try out for the Azzurrini U12 baseball squad
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Team Italy catcher Drew Butera starts for LA Angels against rival Dodgers in Freeway Series after being traded by Texas Rangers

Team Italy catcher Drew Butera starts for LA Angels against rival Dodgers in Freeway Series after being traded by Texas Rangers
07/05/2021
Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon wasted no time in putting Team Italy catcher Drew Butera behind home plate after the 37-year-old veteran was traded from the Texas Rangers in exchange for a cash considerations on May 7, 2021
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Italy’s Serie A Baseball Group C play begins this weekend

Italy’s Serie A Baseball Group C play begins this weekend
07/05/2021
Although Opening Day for the new 33-team Serie A Baseball League is scheduled for May 22, 2021, the top Italian baseball league springs into action when Group C play begins on May 8 and 9
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Team Italy U12 manager Stefano Burato summons 21 Azzurrini baseball players to Riccione on May 9, 2021

Team Italy U12 manager Stefano Burato summons 21 Azzurrini baseball players to Riccione on May 9, 2021
01/05/2021
Since training sessions last September in Bologna and two more during January and February in Modena, Team Italy Juveniles manager Stefano Burato has been working diligently to assemble his promising and talented U12 baseball squad in preparation for the , which is scheduled to take place in Mortsel, Belgium from July 6-10, 2021
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Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi invites 24 Azzurri baseball prospects to Firenze on May 9, 2021

Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi invites 24 Azzurri baseball prospects to Firenze on May 9, 2021
01/05/2021
On the heels of the taking place this weekend in Riccione, Team Italy Juniors manager Francesco Aluffi is holding another workout for 24 additional prospects in Firenze on May 9, 2021
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Team Italy hosts U18 European Baseball Championship and announces game schedule

Team Italy hosts U18 European Baseball Championship and announces game schedule
29/04/2021
Team Italy hosts the  in Macerata and Montegranaro from July 5-11, 2021
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Team Italy wears number 42 jerseys at Jackie Robinson Training Complex and receives visit from Peter O'Malley

Team Italy wears number 42 jerseys at Jackie Robinson Training Complex and receives visit from Peter O'Malley
18/04/2021
The Olympic-bound Team Italy women's softball squad honored the legacy of Jackie Robinson by wearing number 42 jerseys on Excellence field at the in Vero Beach, Florida on April 18, 2021
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2021 Seniors European Baseball Championship dates and groups announced

2021 Seniors European Baseball Championship dates and groups announced
03/03/2021
The 36th edition of the European Baseball Championship is scheduled to take place in Torino, Avigliana and Settimo Torinese from September 12-19, 2021
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The 2021 European Baseball Championship Piemonte toasts with Mèttola

The 2021 European Baseball Championship Piemonte toasts with Mèttola
18/02/2021
The 2021 European Baseball Championship in Piemonte has partnered with Mèttola, makers of both fine wines and sparkling wines
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