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IBAF select Tatsunori Hara as the federations top coach

by on Dec.07, 2009 @ 11:48 am, under Other

The International Baseball Federation held their continental meetings this past weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland and covered a number of issues, including naming Riccardo Fraccari (Italy) as the federations newest president.

The IBAF's new Executive Committee:

President – Riccardo Fraccari, ITA

1st Vice President – Kazuhiro Tawa, JPN

2nd Vice President – Alonso Perez Gonzalez, MEX

3rd Vice President – Tony Castro, CUB

Secretary General – Israel Roldan, PUR

Treasurer – Rene Laforce, BEL

1st Member at Large – Paul Seiler, USA

2nd Member at Large – Tom Peng, TPE

3rd Member at Large – Luis Melero, ESP

The Federation also announced the winners of their Top Senior Athlete, Junior Athlete, Coach, Umpire and Member Federation Executive Awards.

Senior Athlete – Justin Smoak (Triple-A Oklahoma City, MILB)

Junior Athlete – Yung-Hoon Sung (Doosan Bears, KBO)

Coach – Tatsunori Hara (Yomiuri Giants, NPB)

Umpire – Paul Hyham (Australia)

Member Federation Executive – Juergen Elsishans (German Federation)