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WBSC World Baseball

World Baseball

The Major Regions of World Baseball are North America (USA and Canada), the Caribbean (Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic) and Asia-Pacific (Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei/Taiwan). European countries such as Italy and Netherlands have made great strides in recent decades.

Confederation of European Baseball

Ireland’s first foray into the European Baseball Championships occured in 1996, and with the National Team, and Juniors have been competing on a Regular basis in Europe since. In addition Irish Baseball League Champions have represented Ireland in European Competitions.

Baseball Ireland International Tournaments

The Dublin, Ulster and Ashbourne International Baseball Tournaments have been a highlight of the Baseball Ireland Calendar since 2002.

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British Baseball

British Baseball has as a longer History than most people imagine, with a League dating back to the late 1800s. In the 1960s it was so popular there was a Professional League, with English Soccer teams like Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest and Derby County fielding teams in it. The name of Derby County’s Soccer Ground: “The Baseball Grounds” is a testament to how popular it once was. [Reference: Josh Chetwynd “Baseball in Europe”]