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Sunday, September 04, 2016

You should watch the Women’s Baseball World Cup

The Women’s Baseball World Cup kicked off on September 2, and no, I don’t mean softball. I mean baseball. While it’s not well known that women still play baseball (since young girls are pushed toward softball instead of our nation’s pastime), they do, and they do it well. Sarah Hudek, the trailblazing collegiate baseball player who recently transitioned to softball, pitched in the title game of the 2014 Women’s Baseball World Cup. (Sadly, the US team lost.) That should tell you a lot about the level of play. (Hint: it’s exceptional.)

The Women’s Baseball World Cup was founded in 2004, and it happens every two years. There have been six tournaments, each held in a different location, but in its short history there have only been two winners: Japan and the United States. The US team won the first two, and Japan has dominated ever since. But as Athletics Nation pointed out, a lot has changed since the last World Cup two years ago, and the stronger field might actually challenge Japan, or even unseat them.

There are 12 teams in this World Cup, the largest field in its short history. India is participating for the second time, and Pakistan is in it for the very first time.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 04, 2016 at 03:39 PM | 21 comment(s)
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