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Attendance records being set during 2017 World Baseball Classic

The 2017 World Baseball Classic set numerous tournament attendance records after the completion of the first round of play. The tournament reached record attendance for games played through the first round with 621,851 fans marking a +34% increase over the previous record of 463,017 which was established during the 2013 Classic.

Pool B, held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, registered the largest attendance of any pool in the history of the tournament with a total of 206,534. The average attendance for Japan’s three first round games was 42,123. Japan’s 11-6 victory over Cuba on March 7, which drew a crowd of 44,908, was the largest attendance of the first round and the third-largest crowd in the tournament’s history.

Pool C, held at Marlins Park in Miami, drew a total of 163,878, which was the highest first round total for a U.S. pool in the tournament’s history. The top game from Miami was the sold out USA vs. Dominican Republic thriller which the DR captured 7-5 in front of 37,446 fans, marking the largest crowd in Marlins Park history.

The fourth installment of the premier international baseball tournament features the world’s top 16 National Teams competing over a 17-day span. Rosters for the 2017 World Baseball Classic feature tournament record totals of 63 MLB All-Stars and 259 players under contract with MLB organizations. The tournament is being distributed via media platforms in 182 countries and territories worldwide with a global reach of more than 415 million households.

Second Round play in the United States starts today featuring the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, United States and Venezuela from San Diego’s Petco Park. The Second Round in the Tokyo Pool is underway with Cuba, Israel, Japan, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands competing at the Tokyo Dome. Two teams from each pool will advance to the Championship Round for single elimination match-ups taking place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles from March 20-22.

Tickets for the remaining games are available at In the United States, tournament games will air live exclusively in English on MLB Network and on an authenticated basis via; while ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN will provide the exclusive Spanish language coverage.




Cuonzo Martin on the move again! Resigns California job, rumors have him headed to Missouri

Cuonzo Martin coaching while at Missouri State By David Nichols, CC BY-SA 2.0, https

Cuonzo Martin is a hot commodity as a college basketball coach. He does not stay at one particular school very long. But in the short while that he is there, the program gets turned around quickly.

The former Purdue Boilermakers star has been at Missouri State, Tennessee and California. He has been rumored to be taking the job at his home state school, the University of Missouri as we write this column.

At Missouri State, the team went from 11-20 his first season to CIT Champions the next year with a record of 24-12.

While at Tennessee, His team made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his third season.

At California-Berkeley, The Bears went from 18-15 his first year to 21-13 this year.

Martin achieved a 62-39 record in three years as head coach of California from 2014–2017.

Last season, Cal went a perfect 18-0 at home and tied for third in the Pac-12 with a 23-11 overall record and 12-6 record in conference. The Bears earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament – the highest seed in school history – before falling to Hawai’i in the first round. Two of his players from that squad, Jaylen Brown and Tyrone Wallace were selected to play in the NBA.

He is 186–121 as a head coach overall.

The Bears were upset at home by Cal State Bakersfield 73-66 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday and rumors quickly spread after the game that he was leaving with Missouri’s head coach Kim Anderson resigning after the season ended with a record of 8-24, 2-16 in SEC play.

It has been rumored all day that Martin will take the Missouri job and has been offered a 7-year, $3 million dollar contract.

California athletic Director Mike Williams announced earlier this morning that Martin had stepped down in order to pursue other opportunities. Assistant coach Wyking Jones will serve as interim head coach.

Cuonzo Martin informed me this morning that he is resigning to accept a position at another school. We put forth our best effort to retain him, but he told me it wasn’t about Cal, rather a strong desire to move closer to home,” Williams said.  “We appreciate all that Cuonzo has done with our men’s basketball program over the past three seasons, creating excitement inside Haas Pavilion, guiding our team to a pair of postseason appearances and improving the academic performance of our student-athletes.”

A native of East Saint Louis, Illinois, which is on the Missouri border by St. Louis, the 6’6, 215-pound Martin played alongside LaPhonso Ellis as a sophomore and junior at at Lincoln High School in his native town. He played on state championship teams his sophomore and junior years of high school. Martin and Ellis were voted one of the ” 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament recognizing their superior performance in their appearances in the tournament.

He went on to play at Purdue under the legendary coach Gene Keady and one of his teammates was Glenn Robinson. The duo led the Boilermakers to back to back Big Ten titles in 1994 and 1995 and an Elite Eight appearance.

Cuonzo Martin Head Coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Missouri State Bears (Missouri Valley Conference) (2008–2011)
2008–09 Missouri State 11–20 3–15 10th
2009–10 Missouri State 24–12 8–10 7th CIT Champions
2010–11 Missouri State 26–9 15–3 1st NIT Second Round
Missouri State: 61–41 (.598) 26–28 (.481)
Tennessee Volunteers (Southeastern Conference) (2011–2014)
2011–12 Tennessee 19–15 10–6 T–2nd NIT Second Round
2012–13 Tennessee 20–13 11–7 T–5th NIT First Round
2013–14 Tennessee 24–13 11–7 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Tennessee: 63–41 (.606) 32–20 (.615)
California Golden Bears (Pac-12 Conference) (2014–2017)
2014–15 California 18–15 7–11 T–8th
2015–16 California 23–11 12–6 T–3rd NCAA First Round
2016–17 California 21–13 10–8 5th NIT First Round
California: 62-39 (.614) 28–24 (.538)
Missouri Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (2017–present)
2017-18 Missouri
Total: 186-121 (.606)
National champion Postseason invitational champion
Conference regular season champion Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
Division regular season champion Division regular season and conference tournament champion
Conference tournament champion


Mike Williams quotes courtesy of California-Berkeley press release

Coaching record graphics courtesy of Wikipedia Commoms




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