LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today unveiled baseball and softball's first-ever dedicated world rankings web platform at http://rankings.wbsc.org.
The new WBSC World Rankings website features robust functions such as tracking, trends, top climbers, charts, country-by-country comparisons, ranking by continent, points earned by each National Team/Federation per competition, methodology, and a world rankings news section in six languages -- English, French, Japan, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said:
"Today marks a major milestone, as the baseball and softball world rankings web platform is now amongst the biggest of any sport."
"WBSC is proud to unveil this new innovative service for the worldwide baseball-softball community and all WBSC's Members who have been requesting this."
"On the commercial side, the world rankings are amongst WBSC's top generators of traffic as well as media and fan engagement, and we will soon be announcing a new rankings partner."
WBSC oversees and manages baseball's and softball's official world rankings across four disciplines -- men's and women's baseball, and men's and women's softball -- and across 135 countries and territories.
Tracking of the WBSC World Rankings is available dating back to the inception of the Baseball World Rankings in 2009 and the launch of the Softball World Rankings in 2016.
With the launch of the new web platform, WBSC also released the final 2018 rankings in men's baseball and women's softball.
About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 208 National Federation and Associate Members in 135 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Premier12, World Baseball Classic, Baseball World Cups, Softball World Cups and Softball World Championships, as well as baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games.
For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.