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    BSUK to support festival celebrating the first recorded baseball game

    The first documented game of baseball was played in Ashley Park, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey in 1749, and in a summer when the London Series will give baseball its highest-ever UK profile, BaseballSoftballUK will be supporting a festival on Sunday 7 July in Walton to celebrate the fact that “Baseball’s Coming Home”.

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    UK Sport outlines future Olympic funding plans

    UK Sport has set out its future funding strategy for Olympic and Paralympic sport, and in a dramatic break with its previous “No Compromise” policy, some funding will now be extended to sports that have future rather than immediate podium potential.

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    WBSC announces Olympic Qualifier dates and hosts

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has awarded hosting rights and announced the dates for six qualifying events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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    Mixed result from UK Sport Aspiration Fund

    There was a mixed result for GB Softball and GB Baseball from the awards announced this morning from UK Sport’s new Aspiration Fund, set up to provide Olympic qualification support for sports that do not receive UK Sport performance funding.

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    HPA hosts 53 athletes this off-season

    BSUK’s High Performance Academy class for the 2018-2019 off-season currently has a total of 53 athletes aged between 13 and 19 taking part—15 from fastpitch softball and 38 from baseball.

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    How to get Yanks v Red Sox London tickets

    Hot off the press, here are some important guidelines released by Major League Baseball about securing tickets for the games between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to be played next year in London.

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    WBSC announces routes to the Tokyo Olympics

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced the process that will qualify six countries to contest the women’s fastpitch softball and the men’s baseball tournament at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the summer of 2020.

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    MLB umpire Larry Young to run two one-day clinics in Ireland

    Anyone with an interest in umpiring, whether they come from softball or baseball, might want to head over to Ireland on the weekend of 24-25 February for the chance to attend a one-day cliinic with long-standing MLB umpire Larry Young.

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    WBSC hopeful for baseball and softball in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics

    With the formal announcement that Paris will host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles will host the Games in 2028, the World Baseball Softball Confederation has congratulated these cities and reiterated its goal of securing the long-term future of baseball and softball on the Olympic programme.

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    UK Sport’s funding approach under challenge

    A group of 11 Olympic and Paralympic sports that receive no funding from UK Sport, including baseball and softball, have come out in strong opposition to the quango’s approach that leaves many top British athletes with no chance of ever reaching the Olympic stage.

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