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World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12 Opener Sees Japan Host South Korea

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 21 / 15

World No. 1 Japan "will open" this year’s inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12 on Nov. 8 at Sapporo Dome against chief Asian rival South Korea, according to KYODO. The groups for the Premier 12, which will pit the top 12 nations in the rankings of the WBSC, "were announc...

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