Edmonton, Alberta will play host to the 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 29, 2010 – ibaf.org

Edmonton to host 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup
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Edmonton, Alberta will play host to the 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 29, 2010

Edmonton to host 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup

OTTAWA – The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) has announced that the City of Edmonton, Alberta will play host to the 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup.

“We are elated and honoured to have been awarded this prestigious event,” says Ron Hayter, Chairman of the Edmonton International Baseball Foundation.  “We also acknowledge that this would not have been possible without the strong support of Baseball Canada.”

The City of Edmonton, in conjunction with the Edmonton International Baseball Foundation (EIBF), has played host to seven previous international baseball events, including the inaugural Women’s Baseball World Cup in 2004, and most recently the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship.

“Ron Hayter and the EIBF have done a wonderful job hosting international events in Edmonton in the past and we look forward to them putting on a great show once again in 2012,” says Baseball Canada President Ray Carter.

“It will be a great pleasure to go back to Edmonton, we have had some excellent experiences there and I am confident this edition of the Women’s World Cup will be no exception,” says Riccardo Fraccari, President of the IBAF.

The EIBF is a non-profit organization established in 1979 by Mr. Hayter in order to attract prominent international baseball events to Edmonton, starting with the 1981 Intercontinental Cup.

The 2012 Women’s World Cup will be the fifth edition of the event, a tournament that is held every two years.  The United States won the first two World Cup tournaments, with Japan capturing the title at the last event in 2008.  Canada has medaled in each of the first three events, winning bronze in 2004 and 2006 and taking silver as runner-up in 2008.


La Coupe du monde de baseball féminin 2012 à Edmonton

Ottawa, Ontario – La Fédération internationale de baseball (IBAF) a annoncé que la ville d’Edmonton en Alberta jouera le rôle de ville-hôtesse pour la Coupe du monde de baseball féminin de 2012!

« Nous sommes excités et très honorés d’avoir été choisis pour la tenue de ce prestigieux tournoi », s’est exclamé Ron Hayter, le président du Edmonton International Baseball Foundation (EIBF) qui a également tenu à préciser que sans le soutien de Baseball Canada ce beau projet n’aurait pas été possible.

La ville d’Edmonton, avec la collaboration de l’Edmonton International Baseball Foundation (EIBF) a joué le rôle de ville-hôtesse pour des événements de baseball international à sept reprises par le passé, incluant d’ailleurs le premier tournoi de la Coupe du monde de baseball féminin en 2004 et plus récemment le Championnat mondial de baseball junior de 2008.

« Ron Hayter et l’EIBF seront des hôtes parfaits pour les meilleures équipes de baseball féminin du monde. Nous avons hâte très hâte d’assister à ce qui devrait être un excellent tournoi de baseball en 2012 », a soutenu Ray Carter, le président de Baseball Canada.

Des commentaires qui vont dans le même sens de la part de Riccardo Fraccari, lui qui préside aux destinées de l’IBAF « C’est avec plaisir que nous nous retrouverons de nouveau à Edmonton en 2012. Nos expériences passées dans cette ville ont été des plus agréables et nous sommes pleinement confiants que cette édition de la Coupe du monde de baseball féminin ne fera pas exception à la règle. »

L’EIBF est une organisation à but non lucratif fondée en 1979 par monsieur Hayter dans le but d’amener à Edmonton des tournois de baseball international. On se souviendra que tout avait bien commencé pour cet organisme qui avait présenté avec succès la Coupe intercontinentale en 1981.

En 2012, le tournoi de la Coupe du monde de baseball féminin, qui est présenté tous les deux ans, en sera à sa cinquième édition. Les États-Unis ont triomphé lors des deux premières éditions disputées en 2004 et 2006. En 2008, c’est le Japon qui a mérité du titre de champion mondial. Le Canada a remporté des médailles dans chacune des trois premières compétitions, méritant des médailles de bronze en 2004 et 2006 et une médaille d’argent en 2008.


New Book: Chasing Baseball – Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People and Places – By Dorothy Seymour Mills –

Chasing Baseball received a starred review by Library Journal in its annual “Baseball Roundup” article. It’s the hope of publishers to land a couple of title in the article, which serves as a best-of guide for librarians. A starred review comes rarely–and this year there were only three out of 22…

Mills, Dorothy Seymour. Chasing Baseball: Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People and Places. McFarland. Apr. 2010. c.478p. bibliog. index. ISBN 978-0-7864-4289-8. pap. $39.95.

Mills is a veteran baseball author, but much was in uncredited assistance to her husband, the late pioneering baseball scholar Harold Seymour. Now she presents her own first-person examination of the assumptions that surround baseball—e.g., its American origins and its necessary masculinity. Elegantly and calmly, she sets us straight, crediting other SABR researchers along the way. In Part 1, “A Manly Pursuit,” she casts a clear light on such trends as fantasy baseball, growing even as the watching of baseball itself has declined, with sandlot, street, and amateur baseball almost extinct. She reminds us that baseball, as our national pastime, has represented our country at its most disturbing, supporting not only segregation in the past but “faith nights” now, which impose evangelical Christianity on passively consenting fans. In Part 2, “A Womanly Pursuit,” Mills notes the women who have in fact played baseball, albeit excluded from the MLB and subject to ridicule, and the responsibility of collegiate sports and the Little League in shunting women into softball. A fascinating read that will be especially inspiring for women who love the game

Chasing Baseball – Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People and Places
By Dorothy Seymour Mills
Foreword by Richard C. Crepeau

$39.95 softcover
Bibliography, index
ISBN 978-0-7864-4289-8

From Books

Despite worries about baseball’s decline, deep interest in memorabilia, fantasy baseball, exhibits, and the games themselves indicate the sport is surviving steroid scandals, negative publicity, and the perception that the game is more nostalgia than a part of current popular culture. This book shows that while basket- ball and football might enjoy wider popularity today, no sport elicits the passion—or inspires the slightly off-kilter, obsessive behavior—that baseball does.

Writer and consultant Dorothy Seymour Mills is the author of seventeen books. The first female historian in the Society for American Baseball Research, she is a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media. She lives in Naples, Florida.

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