IBP announced on Friday (2016-09-16) a new South American baseball initiative that promises to impact the southern territories of Latin America. The initiative creates a new cooperation to assist the further development of baseball in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. According to International Baseball Partners’ Managing Director, Michael Powers, the initiative promotes an alliance of South American baseball communities that are too often overshadowed by soccer.
“Our vision for South American baseball is to use the tools of media, player development and private investment to the grow the game in countries dominated by soccer. IBP has in place a blue print that we are confident will bypass the bureaucracy that plagues underdeveloped baseball countries.”