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Australia books first trip to Classic quarterfinals

March 13, 2023

TOKYO -- With everything on the line and a chance to reach the second round for the first time in each country’s history, Australia and the Czech Republic turned to their veteran stars. When all was said and done, Australia moved on to the quarterfinals with an 8-3 victory.

Japan cruises to perfect Pool B record; Australia controls own fate

March 12, 2023

TOKYO -- Yoshinobu Yamamoto has won back-to-back Sawamura Awards – the Japanese equivalent of the Cy Young. Most fans in Japan assume a trip to the Majors awaits in his future. He wears No. 18, the number usually reserved for the staff ace in Japan. And yet, on this incredibly

It's been a whirlwind for Aussie hurler Wynne at Classic

March 11, 2023

TOKYO -- The 24-year-old right-hander from New South Wales had wrapped up his first season in the Australia Baseball League with the Sydney Blue Sox. So, with the option between a long offseason or continuing to play ball, Coen Wynne went back to his old club team, the Baulkham Hills

World’s stars align as Classic rosters announced

March 6, 2023

It’s nearly here. After a six-year wait, the World Baseball Classic has returned, and it’s bigger than ever. That’s not hyperbole, either: The tournament field has been expanded to 20 teams, with three first-time participants in Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Nicaragua hoping for a Cinderella run. But they’ll

The history of baseball in Australia 

February 13, 2023

Baseball was first played Down Under not long after the game rose to prominence in the United States. America’s national pastime was brought to Australia by American gold miners, who would play on the gold fields of Ballarat while on breaks in the 1850s. Thus began Australia’s love of baseball,