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February 19, 2014 will be remembered as a historic day for Thunder Bay and Canadian baseball.

The Thunder Bay International Baseball Association (TBIBA) announced that the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) chose Thunder Bay as the host for the 2017 International Baseball Federation (IBAF) 18U Baseball World Cup.

The best amateur players from all over the world will come to Thunder Bay, battling to become the next baseball powerhouse. As described in the TBIBA press release, participants will include players from Asia, the South Pacific, Africa, Europe, North America, Central America (Caribbean) and South America.

This is not the first time Thunder Bay has hosted this prestigious event. In 2010, Thunder Bay showcased some of the best up and coming players in the game, such as Alexander Calbick, Phillip Diedrick and Jorge Soler. Chinese Taipei defeated Australia 8-4 in the gold-medal game.

This event, previously known as the IBAF World Junior Baseball Championships, has been thrilling fans and their respective communities since 1981. According to the TBIBA, more than 50 Canadians who have participated, including Larry Walker, Russell Martin, Ryan Dempster and Brett Lawrie, went on to sign professional contracts.

The games are still a few years away, until that time, please stay updated on any news or updates by visiting or take a peek at for any highlights.

Congratulations Thunder Bay. We all look forward to a spectacular event and enjoying your beautiful city. 2017 couldn't come any sooner.

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