BaseballSA was developed to provide players, clubs, administrators, coaches, supporters and scouts with easy access to information on the growing number of Baseball players in South Africa . The intent is to consolidated disparate sources of information, involve geographically dispersed resources and assist the development of the games of Baseball and Softball in South Africa. This information is provided for the ease of reference only. While we may be committed to the same goals, this web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored the South African Baseball Union. All product and company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners.
April 2017 South African Gift Ngoepe became the first person born on the African continent to appear in a Major League Baseball game. He made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
For baseball and softball to grow, a community “little-league” structure of local play is essential. The resources (specifically, time and money) should be spent on the game, on the field, and on the kids; rather than money spent on travel.
Research shows that people who play school sports get better jobs, with better pay.
Schools, with their resources of people, facilities, and equipment, are perhaps the most significant influence on youth involvement in sport
The primary focus of the Academies is to develop the skills of elite athletes and prepare players for professional careers. Students will be encouraged to cultivate and promote their STEM literacy, engagement, and retention.
Our partner Perfect Game’s mission is to promote the game of now and in the future by hosting the highest quality amateur events while providing meaningful opportunities and information to players, families, MLB organizations, college coaches, and fans.
The WBSC Premier12 is the flagship international baseball tournament organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), featuring the twelve best-ranked national baseball teams in the world. The goal is to be ranked in the top 12 in the world.
The longer term goal is to develop a self-sustaining professional league in South Africa and then Africa. Once the game reaches critical mass in South Africa, strategically situated Academy facilities will be enhanced to provide a stadium, These enhanced facilities will provide a home base for a professional team
Bologna, Parma (ITA)
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The Africa/Europe qualification event will be a six-team tournament, with the winner earning a place at Tokyo 2020. Competing in this Qualifier will be top five finishers from the European Baseball Championship 2019 and the winner of the African Baseball Championship/Qualifier 2019.
Bologna, Parma (ITA)
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