The Houston Astros won their first World Series championship by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5–1 in Game 7 of the World Series on Nov. 1. It was the first World Series title for the Astros, a franchise in their 56th season. The list of teams without a World Series title has now dwindled to seven following Houston’s victory. Continue reading “MLB Teams Yet to Win the World Series”
Dean Kremer travels to Israel each summer for a pair of reasons: to visit family and to promote baseball.
This past summer, though, he was unable to go because of his own commitments with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Continue reading “Dean Kremer a ‘Flag Bearer’ for Helping Grow Baseball in Israel”
Muhammad Sumair Zawar proudly stepped to the plate wearing a dark green jersey with ‘PAKISTAN’ written across the chest in white lettering and the nation’s flag emblazoned on the right sleeve.
He watched the first pitch from Brazil’s Jean Tome whiz by him. Continue reading “Pakistan Proudly Building a Domestic Baseball Culture”
Eric Pardinho was playing racquetball on the beaches of Brazil one day when he was a child. It was at this moment his uncle noticed something — his nephew could hit a ball pretty well.
“My uncle saw me and said, ‘You should play baseball,'” Pardinho said through an interpreter.
Pardinho was eventually taken to a baseball field and thus began his love affair with the game. While the 15-year-old pitcher doesn’t necessarily rely on his hitting skills anymore, he is part of a new crop of Brazilians playing baseball instead of the nation’s most popular sport — soccer. Continue reading “Baseball is Gaining Popularity in Brazil”