2013 World Baseball Classic
Qualifying Rounds For 2017 WBC Announced
16 teams will vie for the final four spots in the fourth WBC.
Dominicans Claim Baseball's World Title
The Dominican Republic scored twice in the first inning and then has their pitching shut out Puerto Rico the rest of the way to claim their first ever World Baseball Classic title.
Dominicans Turn Orange Blue In WBC Semis
The Dominican Republic scored four times in the fifth inning and their pitching shut down the Netherlands as they advanced to their first WBC finals ever.
Midnight For the Clockwork Orange? WBC Semi-Final
The Dominican Republic is looking for revenge for their 2009 humiliation at the hands of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. At stake: a trip to the World Baseball Classic finals.
Sayonara! Puerto Rico To WBC Finals
Surprising pitching, power from Alex Rios and a bizarre base running blunder sends two-time defending champion Japan home from the WBC and Puerto Rico into the finals.
WBC Preview and Game Thread: Puerto Rico v. Japan
The final four for the WBC starts now. Can Japan make it three tournaments in a row? Or can Puerto Rico keep Cinderella at the ball for one more game?
Still Perfect! Dominicans Beat Puerto Rico, 2-0
The game only counted for seeding, but the Dominican Republic kept their winning streak alive with a dominating pitching performance by Wandy Rodriguez and the Dominican bullpen.
Yankees Go Home! Puerto Rico Eliminates USA, 4-3
It was win or go home for both teams and in the end, it was Puerto Rico that hung on to win and it was the United States that went home in the World Baseball Classic.
Do-Or-Die For US And Puerto Rico In WBC
This game is "win or go home" for both teams. The winner clinches a spot in the semi-finals in San Francisco. Which Red, White and Blue will advance?
Dominican Republic Beats USA In WBC, 3-1
The Dominican Republic broke open a pitcher's duel with two runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the United States and clinch a berth in the WBC final four.
Send Marines: US vs Dominican Republic In WBC
Ever since the World Baseball Classic started in 2006, this has been the game everyone wanted to see. For the first time, the match-up is here. The winner is guaranteed a spot in the final four in San Francisco.
Cinderella Italy Tripped Up By Puerto Rico
Italy manager Marco Mazzieri kept his best pitcher in the bullpen as Puerto Rico scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning to advance in the World Baseball Classic.
US Trounces Puerto Rico In Miami
Behind stellar pitching from Gio Gonzalez and clutch hitting by David Wright, Team USA is now only one win away from the final four in the World Baseball Classic.
Team USA vs Team Puerto Rico Overflow Game Thread
Whose red, white and blue will come through?
Can-Do Italians Stopped By Cano Dominicans, 5-4
The US takes on Puerto Rico in a battle of brothers tonight at 7:00. This afternoon, the Dominican Republic came from behind to beat Italy. Earlier, Japan topped the Netherlands for a number-one seed in the semi-finals.
Rizzo, Italy Face The Dominican Republic in WBC
The tournament shifts to Miami as four teams play in the second round for two tickets to the final four in San Francisco. First up is Italy and the Dominican Republic.
Cinderella Wears Orange
The Cuban manager said the Netherlands were "not a very good team" after the Cuba's loss to the team earlier in the second round. In the rematch, the Dutch showed they were good enough to beat Cuba.
Team USA Survives Canada, Japan Still Rolling
Four more WBC games were played Sunday; two for high stakes and two for pride. Team USA avoided embarrassment with a late rally against Canada. Japan hit six home runs to keep their quest for three straight WBC titles alive.
Team USA Finds The Wright Stuff In WBC
One baseball power stayed alive in the tournament thanks to a grand slam by David Wright. Venezuela had no such luck as Puerto Rico handed them their second straight loss and a quick exit out of the tournament.
Ugly Brawl Mars Canadian Win Over Mexico in WBC
A historically-ugly baseball brawl ensued after Mexican pitcher Arnold Leon drilled Rene Tosoni in the top of the ninth inning of a Canadian victory. The Dominican Republic held on against Spain and Cuba eliminated Chinese Taipei from the tournament
Mexico Stuns Listless Team USA In WBC
Team USA got embarrassed by a motivated Mexican team who had their backs against the wall. Spain put forth a nice effort, but that wasn't enough to overcome a talented Puerto Rico team.
Japan Sneaks Past Chinese Taipei in WBC
Chinese Taipei gave Japan all they could handle, but the host country eked out a victory in extra innings.
Little Orange Engine Beats Big Red Machine in WBC
The Big Red Machine from Cuba fell to the Little Orange Engine that could. Italy gets a late "double" from Anthony Rizzo to beat Mexico and the match-up between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic fizzled as the Dominican bats were too much.
Can Team USA Win It All This Time? A WBC Preview
Team USA has one goal in the WBC: Win the whole thing. Before they can do that, however, they're going to have to advance out of the pool with Mexico, Canada and Italy.
The WBC San Juan Pool Gets Two Thumbs Up!
I'm calling this pool "The Group Of Death" because of three Caribbean baseball powers: Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. One of those three teams, along with Spain, will not advance to the second round.
Cuba Digs The Long Ball, Beats Japan In WBC
The game certainly didn't seem meaningless to the two teams involved. Cuba brought out some strong pitching and their thunder sticks to beat the host Japanese team 6-3 in the final game of the Fukuoka pool
Korea Wins And Goes Home Anyway
Korea's late comeback win against Chinese Taipei wasn't enough, as the host country and the Netherlands qualified for the second round in Tokyo. China goes home happy with a victory and a ticket for 2017.
Cuba And Korea Carry A Big Stick In WBC
Cuba's big win over China clinches a second round berth for both themselves and Japan. Korea keeps their hopes alive with a relatively easy win over Australia.
Chinese Taipei, Japan Dominate In Day 2 Of WBC
Japan and Chinese Taipei are close to locking up trips to the second round and Korea, even without playing, is in a whole mess of trouble. Brazil was pretty much eliminated by a Cuban team that looked to have a lot of major league quality talent.
Orange Crush! Three WBC Games Shake Up Tourney
The youth of the Netherlands trounced the experience of Korea. Japan got a scare from Brazil and Chinese Taipei put on a show for the home fans and erased some bad memories from 2009.
World Baseball Classic Preview: The Taichung Pool
Korea is the heavy favorite to be one team to advance from this round, but the Netherlands, Chinese Taipei and Australia all have a chance to join them in the most evenly-matched pool in the tournament.
The @cubs Scouting Report on Ernie Banks, who was playing for the Monarchs. His mgr. was Buck O’Neil. Interesting that the previous Pro Experience, response was “No, has been with the Monarchs!” @fergieajenkins @MLB @Royals @Sut_ESPN @JPosnanski @MLB_PLAYERS @Buster_ESPN RT pic.twitter.com/iUEbKR16Zg— Bob Kendrick (@nlbmprez) November 23, 2020