MORE players with Filipino lineage have expressed their desire to join the Philippines in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (Paba) secretary general Pepe Muñoz said several players based abroad have reached out during the pandemic to inquire ...
Jan 12, 2021
A MEME on social media put the spotlight on the popularity of baseball - or the lack of it - in the Philippines.The meme showed baseball bats being sold in a popular mall hardware store, not for playing purposes but as weapons of ...
Sep 10, 2020
NEW YORK - The World Baseball Classic will be postponed from 2021 to 2023 because of the new coronavirus, a person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) because no ...
May 12, 2020
TIM Tebow will play for the Philippines in the 2021 World Baseball Classic qualifiers set next month in Tucson, Arizona.The former Heisman Trophy winner is currently playing for the minor league affiliate of the New York Mets confirmed the development in ...
Feb 27, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Eddie Rosario's sacrifice fly drove in Carlos Correa with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving Puerto Rico a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) and a spot in the World ...
Mar 21, 2017
GLENDALE, Arizona - Adrian Gonzalez had some harsh words for organizers of the World Baseball Classic."They're trying to become the World Cup, but they're not even close to being the Little League World Series," the Los Angeles Dodgers ...
Mar 16, 2017
MIAMI - Nolan Arenado and Buster Posey homered and drove in three runs apiece to help the United States earn a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 victory against Canada on Sunday night (Monday, Manila ...
Mar 13, 2017
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Carlos Correa, Yadier Molina and T.J. Rivera homered, and Puerto Rico beat Venezuela, 11-0, in seven innings on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in Group D of the World Baseball Classic.Correa connected for a solo shot and Molina ...
Mar 11, 2017
MIAMI - Jose Bautista homered and drove in four runs Thursday (Friday, Manila time), and the Dominican Republic opened its bid for a second consecutive World Baseball Classic title with a 9-2 victory against Canada.Welington Castillo hit a two-run homer ...
Mar 10, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea - Nate Freiman's RBI double sparked a three-run first inning Thursday as Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 to finish at the top of Pool A in the World Baseball Classic with a 3-0 record.Zach ...
Mar 10, 2017
TOKYO - Nobuhiro Matsuda hit a three-run homer as Japan scored five runs in the fifth inning on its way to an 11-6 win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday.With two-time champion Japan leading, 3-1, ...
Mar 8, 2017
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SURPRISE, Arizona - Third baseman Adrian Beltre has passed the test of playing some spring training games for the Texas Rangers and is ready to join the Dominican Republic for World Baseball Classic.Beltre played his third game in four days on Monday ( ...
Mar 7, 2017
GOODYEAR, Arizona - Nearly two years after he retired from baseball, left-hander Bruce Chen is getting ready to pitch for China in the World Baseball Classic.The 39-year-old Chen retired after the Cleveland Indians designated him for assignment on May ...
Feb 16, 2017
OXON HILL, Maryland - Chris Archer was so excited to pitch for the United States at the World Baseball Classic that he offered to recruit more players to join him.It's OK, general manager Joe Torre said, that's under ...
Dec 6, 2016
NEW YORK - The Tokyo Dome will host first- and second-round games of next year's World Baseball Classic, and Seoul, South Korea, will also be a first-round site.Games in Group A of the first round and Group E ...
Aug 3, 2016
THE Philippines bungled an early lead in the first inning before losing to Australia in lopsided fashion, 11-1, on Thursday to open its campaign in the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) qualifiers in Sydney.The Pinoy batters got on the board ...
Feb 11, 2016
SYDNEY - A qualifying tournament with teams from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and South Africa will be held in February for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.Baseball Australia said on Friday that the six-game tournament will be held from February 11- ...
Sep 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - Cheers of "Dominicana! Dominicana!" rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.The Dominican Republic has its World Baseball Classic crown, at last.Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run ...
Mar 20, 2013
PHOENIX - A little bunt single turned this WBC matchup into a World Boxing Classic.Alfredo Aceves and several players threw nasty punches when a fierce, full-scale brawl broke out in the ninth inning Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) of Canada's ...
Mar 10, 2013
TAMPA, Florida - Mark Teixeira is going to be out at least until early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.New York general manager Brian Cashman gave the news after the Yankees&# ...
Mar 7, 2013
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