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Game in Japan lasts 4 days and 50 innings

In a scenario more usually ­associated with its cousin, cricket, a baseball game in Japan dragged on for four days with two high school teams slogging it out over a record 50 innings.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/9/1 23:22:56

Masterson joins Cardinals

The St Louis Cardinals beefed up their rotation for the second half of the Major League Baseball season by acquiring starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday (US time).
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/8/1 0:18:02

Cuba's Despaigne to join Japan's pro baseball league

Cuban outfielder Alfredo Despaigne will be joining Japan's professional baseball association Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), the Cuban Baseball Federation (BPF) said Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/7/16 10:43:37

Cespedes blasts his way to another home run title

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes defended his home run derby title in dominating style on Monday (US time), joining Ken Griffey Jr as the only players to win back-to-back crowns.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/7/16 9:50:59

Club to keep former Major League star despite arrest

Japanese baseball club Rakuten Eagles, which recently signed former US Major League star Andruw Jones, said Thursday they had no plans to cancel the deal after he was arrested on suspicion of battering his wife.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:55:37

Retiring Matsui showered with praise after 20 years of baseball

Japanese baseball managers, players, fans and media showered with praise former New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui Friday as he announced his retirement after 20 years in Japanese and US baseball.
Soure:AFP - Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:55:19

Baseball: Ex-pitcher found dead

A former pitcher for Japanese baseball team the Yomiuri Giants, Cho Sung-min, was found dead at his home in Seoul Sunday in an apparent suicide, police said.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:55:11

Baseball: Baseball in S.Korea

South Korean baseball underlined its continuing growth by posting a record $33 million in revenue last year, local media reported on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP - Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:55:01

China beats Brazil 5-2 at World Baseball Classic

China came from behind to deny Brazil its first World Baseball Classic victory with a 5-2 win in their first-round Pool A game here on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/23 18:54:40

Nicaragua to debut in baseball, basketball at Central American Games

Nicaragua's national baseball and basketball teams will make their debut Tuesday at the 10th Central American Games hosted by Costa Rica, Nicaraguan Olympic Committee (CON) spokesman Moises Avalos said Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/23 18:54:24

Dominicans meet Puerto Rico in final

A salsa party was booked at the AT&T Park after the Dominican Republic beat the Netherlands 4-1 on Monday to set up an all-Caribbean clash against Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic.
Soure:Reuters-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:54:13

Dominicans claim 1st WBC title

Edwin Encarnacion belted a two-run double in the first and Samuel Deduno pitched five shutout innings as the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 to claim their first World Baseball Classic (WBC) title on Tuesday. It was the eighth straight victory for the star-studded Dominicans as they easily won the all-Caribbean clash, becoming the first team to go undefeated in the brief history of the World Baseball Classic.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:54:04

Baseball diplomacy in Japan shows US knows how to hit home runs

As the “national sport” of the US, baseball was taken to Japan by Americans after the Meiji Restoration and gradually grew in popularity.
Soure:Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:53:49

Baseball, softball unite

The governing bodies of baseball and softball have merged in a bid to win back their spot on the Olympic program, the heads of the federations said on Sunday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:53:34

Japan baseball chiefs lied over ball change

After months of denial and an inexplicably huge surge in home runs, Japan’s baseball chiefs have admitted they secretly switched the design of the ball to make the game more exciting.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:52:53

Doctors clear Jeter

New York Yankees superstar shortstop Derek Jeter has been cleared to resume full baseball activities and run on his surgically repaired left ankle, the team said Thursday.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:52:45

Miranda Kerr opens Korean Baseball League Game

Miranda Kerr opens Korean Baseball League Game.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/23 18:52:35

Ramirez quits Taiwan

American baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan’s EDA Rhinos on Wednesday, breaking local fans’ hearts just three months after joining the team despite being the highest-paid player in the league’s history.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:52:23