The Black Socks (or Black Sox) are the New Zealand national men's softball team. They have won the ISF Men's World Championship six times, becoming World Champions in 1976 (1st = with USA and Canada), 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2013. They also won the inaugural Commonwealth Championships (a round robin tournament between New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, South Africa and Botswana) in 2006.
On 26 July 2009, Australia (Aussie Steelers) defeated New Zealand (Black Sox), five runs to nil in the final of the 2009 ISF Men’s World Championship held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada).
- Andrea Blackshaw (9 February 2004). "New Zealand Three-peats at Men's World Championships". International Softball Federation. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
- "New Zealand downs Aussies for Commonwealth title". International Softball Federation. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
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