'It means everything': How the 2023 WBC won over the players -- and the world
The fifth World Baseball Classic made history, capturing the hearts of MLB's biggest stars.
Stephen A. dismantles Mad Dog's apathetic take on the World Baseball Classic
Stephen A. Smith lays into Chris "Mad Dog" Russo's take that Japan beating the USA in the World Baseball Classic wasn't exciting.
Ohtani talks showdown with Trout in final AB
Shohei Ohtani discusses his strikeout of Mike Trout to end the game and what the World Baseball Classic title means for Japan.
'Baseball won again': Ohtani K's Trout to cap WBC
Shohei Ohtani closed out a 3-2 win with a strikeout of Mike Trout as Japan won its first WBC title since 2009.
Ohtani strikes out Trout to clinch WBC title for Japan
Shohei Ohtani closes out the WBC championship for Japan by getting Angels teammate Mike Trout to strike out to end the game.
Japan beats USA for WBC title: Best moments and takeaways from thrilling finale
The World Baseball Classic came down to a Shohei Ohtani vs. Mike Trout showdown. Here's how it played out -- and what to make of the thrilling finale.
'BASEBALL!': Sports world reacts to thrilling WBC final
The World Baseball Classic came down to baseball superstars Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout - and athletes on Twitter loved it.
The best celebrations from the 2023 World Baseball Classic
Teams have been going all out on their celebrations in the World Baseball Classic this year. Here are some of our favorites.
Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani latest teammates to face off in international competition
We got to see Shohei Ohtani pitch to his Los Angeles Angels teammate Mike Trout in the World Baseball Classic championship. They're not the only pair of famous teammates to face off in international competition.
How Team USA came together -- and learned the true meaning of the WBC
In two weeks, the star-studded U.S. lineup went from trying to impress to dominating and discovered the joy of the World Baseball Classic in the process.
'Epic' walk-off sends Japan to WBC final vs. U.S.
Japan rallied with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to stun Mexico and advance to Tuesday's World Baseball Classic final against Team USA.
Lindor backs 'amazing' WBC despite Diaz injury
Mets star Francisco Lindor is all-in on the World Baseball Classic and disagrees with the stance that MLB players should avoid the event because of the risk of injury.
Japan vs. USA WBC final is set! Predictions and what you need to know
What's at stake Tuesday night? Bragging rights for the entire baseball world, for one.
Ohtani eyes relief role in final, could face Trout
The dream matchup of Shohei Ohtani pitching to Mike Trout could become reality Tuesday night, as Ohtani plans to hit and pitch in the finals of the World Baseball Classic against Team USA.
Japan walks it off to set date with Team USA in the WBC final
Munetaka Murakami rips a walk-off, two-run double to center field as Japan defeats Mexico 6-5.
Better heat than Ohtani? DeGrom-like stuff? Japan's next great ace pitches in an MLB stadium Monday night
Introducing Roki Sasaki, the 21-year-old flamethrower making a one-night-only WBC appearance in Miami.
How Mexico shocked baseball to become a WBC semifinalist
After underachieving in three WBCs, Mexico finally lived up to its potential. Does its most talented roster ever have one more surprise in it?
Turner, Goldschmidt propel U.S. into WBC final
Trea Turner added four more RBIs to his impressive World Baseball Classic total, and Team USA raced past Cuba 14-2 on Sunday night in the tournament's semifinal round at LoanDepot Park, earning the Americans a berth in the final on Tuesday night in Miami.
Trea Turner homers twice for USA in WBC semis
Trea Turner homers twice for his country vs. Cuba, bringing his total to three home runs in two games.
Trea Turner homers for USA in second straight game
Trea Turner turns another pitch into a home run as Team USA extends its lead over Cuba.
Protesters rally outside Cuba-USA WBC semifinal
Dozens of protesters gathered outside Team Cuba and Team USA's World Baseball Classic semifinal, which marked the first time Cuba's national baseball team visited Miami in more than 60 years.
Altuve sidelined indefinitely with thumb fracture
Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve fractured his right thumb that will require surgery. There is no timetable for his return.
P Sasaki, 21, will start for Japan in WBC semifinal
Roki Sasaki, potentially the best pitcher not in the major leagues, will take the ball for Japan in its World Baseball Classic semifinal matchup vs. Mexico from LoanDepot Park Monday, Japanese manager Hideki Kuriyama announced after a workout Sunday.
Nootbaar pepper-grinder nixed at Japan tourney
When a high school player in Japan twisted his two fists together -- imitating Lars Nootbaar's pepper-grinder celebration, the umpire told him to stop.
Why this World Baseball Classic is historic -- and complicated -- for Cuba
In the first year that Cuban pros are allowed to play for their home country, the team made the WBC semifinals for the first time since 2006. But here's why only a few chose to be on the roster.