Posted by on January 17, 2017 3:57 pm
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Categories: Middle East

Ground has broken on the construction of a new multi-venue baseball centre 30 kilometres (19 mi.) west of Jerusalem in Bet Shemesh, as the bat-and-ball team sport — played in over 140 countries — continues to see global expansion.

Israel’s new playing and training baseball hub, which will be completed later this year, will include one regulation field and two youth fields, batting cages, lights, dugouts and spectator seating.

Leaders from the Israel Association of Baseball (IAB), the city of Bet Shemesh, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the Bet Shemesh Baseball Club led the ground-breaking ceremony. Israel Men’s National Team athletes, including Major League Baseball players, who are touring the nation, also participated in the ceremony.

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Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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