NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand is the mecca of men’s fasptich softball. To argue otherwise is just plain nonsense. The results prove the Kiwi’s dominance in fastpitch worldwide.
The Black Sox, the country’s national team, leads the International Softball Federation (now the World Baseball Softball Confederation) world championships with 12 gold, silver and bronze medals since the event started in 1966.
And in the past six championships (1996 to 2015) the Black Sox have taken four-of-six golds and two silvers.
Canada comes a close second with 11 total medals, and did claim the latest world championship in 2015, by pounding the Kiwi’s, 10-5, in the final.
THIRD NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Bringing up the third spot with nine medals is the United States. Nine sounds like a respectable number, right?