World Baseball Softball Confederation: “Our New Urban Baseball Discipline Is Booming”

August 9, 2019

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is looking ahead to returning to the Olympic programme next year in Tokyo with competitions in both of its sports. The main Olympic qualifier in baseball, the WBSC Premier 12, has become a major event in its own right. Its importance was highlighted by the recent announcement that USA Baseball has named four-time MLB World Series winner Joe Girardi as manager of the U.S. national team for the second edition of the WBSC Premier12 tournament in November. WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari speaks to iSportconnect TV about a range of subjects, including the launch of a new compact discipline, Baseball5.