Do You Want to Play on the World Stage
Would you like to join these famous names and play international baseball in the World Baseball Classic; Americans Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez; from Japan, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ichiro Suzuki and Yu Darvish; from Cuba, Aroldis Chapman and Yoennis Céspedes; from South Korea, Shin-Soo Choo; from Mexico, Adrian Gonzalez, Francisco Rodríguez and the Hairston brothers; from Venezuela, Francisco Rodriguez, Félix Hernández and Miguel Cabrera; from Dominican Republic, Albert Pujols, Robinson Canó, Jose Bautista and Hanley Ramírez; from Netherlands, Kenley Jansen; and from Puerto Rico, Yadier Molina, Carlos Beltran and Iavn (Pudge) Rodriguez
Matsuzaka who was crowned the MVP of the first ever World Baseball Classic (and again in the 2009 World Baseball Classic) after Japan defeated Cuba 10–6. Matsuzaka pitched 13 innings and finished with a 3–0 record. Soon after this performance, Matsuzaka received a multi-million dollar contract to join the Boston Red Sox of America's Major League Baseball.
|South Africa beats France in 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifier
A player will be eligible to play for South Africa only if:
- The player is a citizen of the South Africa, as evidenced by a valid passport, or
- The player is currently a permanent legal resident of South Africa, as evidenced by documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the International Baseball Federation ("IBAF"), or
- The player was born in South Africa as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent ; or
- The player has one parent who is, or if deceased was, a citizen of South Africa, as evidenced by a passport or other documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the IBAF; or
- The player has one parent who was born in South Africa, as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent; or
- The player presents documentary evidence satisfactory to WBCI that, even if he has not been granted citizenship or been issued a passport, the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of South Africa had the player applied for such citizenship or passport. Such presentation must include documentary evidence showing to the satisfaction of WBCI that the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of South Africa, had the player applied for such citizenship or passport.
In the event a player is eligible to play on more than one Federation Team, the Player may select the Federation Team for which he wishes to play, provided that nothing shall prohibit such a player from declaring his willingness to play for any Federation Team for which he is eligible to play.
If you believe that you are eligible to play for South Africa in future, please complete the biographical information on the attached form.
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