Baseball gets its own Champions League…BCL launches in September

The sport of baseball is getting a new club competition that will feature teams from multiple countries.

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari said at a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday (June 12): “The Baseball Champions League (BCL), a global club competition, will be launched. Baseball fans around the world should be excited.”

According to the WBSC, the inaugural tournament will take place in Yucatan, Mexico, from September 28 to October 1.

Four teams will compete: Leones de Yucatán (Mexico), Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (American Independent League), Alajanes de Granma (Cuba), and Caimanes de Barranquilla (Colombia).

In the future, the WBSC will expand the competition to include the champions of the KBO, Major League Baseball (MLB), Nippon Baseball Organization (NPB) and Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL).

“In the next few years, we will have tournaments on other continents to crown a world champion, and we will need the support of various leagues,” Prakari said.

With teams from countries such as South Korea, the United States, Japan, and Taiwan participating in the BCL, baseball could become as popular as the Champions League in soccer.아톰카지노

Currently, Korean clubs compete in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL), while European clubs, including Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham Hotspur) and Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain), compete in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).

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