Archive for the 'International' Category

While everyone hopes for the next island superstar, what do the numbers really tell us?

When you want something like Shlomo Lipitz wanted baseball, the rewards can be quite real.

The Brewers’ new first baseman excelled in his time abroad.

A brief history of players from the Emerald Isle and the best of them at each position.

Part 2 of our all-world team takes a look at the starting lineup.

From Europe to Asia to the Carribean – and even, in one case – an actual ocean, we begin the construction of an all-world team.

The spending limits on amateur talent may have severe consequences.

As one player’s experience shows, Taiwan is becoming a place major league organizations look for young talent.

Often, it’s the littlest things that make a big statement.

An infatuation with the NPB is cemented upon seeing its games in person for the first time.

Follow the adventure when native sons confront foreign objects.

Baseball, the Australian way. With dog races.

Because baseball was meant to be enjoyed in six-second bursts on auto replay.

Somewhere in America, a Korean-American kid sees the manifestation of his dreams in the Pirates’ infielder.

What keeps Mike Hessman traveling around the minor leagues? Well, he likes it.

Some kids who grow up in Brazil now dream of major league stardom

How can a strong performance in the majors in 2014 not get you a job on this side of the Pacific in 2015?

The ultimate struggle between the competing forces of baseball.

Despite cultural differences, the tiny country is becoming an international factor.

How good are foreign countries at baseball in relation to each other?