The baseball 5 has its origins in Cuba, where baseball is the number one sport nationally. From Cuba, this variant, played by a total of 10 players – 5 against 5 – has moved to other countries, such as the United States. Because baseball 5 is easy and accessible, the International Baseball & Softball Federation (WBSC) decided to embrace the sport with the goal of growing baseball and softball around the world.
The Royal Netherlands Baseball and Softball Association (KNBSB) has quickly shown an interest in putting baseball 5 on the map in the Netherlands as well. “In recent years, like many other team sports, we have seen a decline in the number of members. The number of baseball and softball practitioners is declining. We have been looking for years to see how we can attract more people interested in our sport. Baseball is a great sport, but it is not easy. Access it You need to master skills like throwing, catching and hitting Baseball 5 is accessible and is relatively easy and quick to practice with It can be played anywhere and on almost any surface All you need is a soft rubber ball It is a good example of game innovation, Which targets absolute athletes. That is why we were excited to introduce this new model in the Netherlands,” explains Sports Engagement Director Roy Fink.
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