1954 Asian Baseball Championship

The 1954 Asian Baseball Championship was the first continental tournament held by the Baseball Federation of Asia, from 18 to 26 December.[1] [2] The tournament was held in Manila, Philippines, and was won by the host nation. 17,000 people attended the final game at Rizal Stadium to see Philippines defeat Japan 8–1.[2][3] Through 2012, it is the only time that the Philippines have won the tournament. South Korea (3rd) and Taiwan (4th) were the other participants.[4]

1954 Asian Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Philippines
Dates December
Defending championsNone (Inaugural tournament)
Final positions
Gold medal asia.svg
 Philippines (1st title)
Silver medal asia.svg
Third place
Bronze medal asia.svg
 South Korea
Fourth place Taiwan


  1. ^ "Japan Blanks Korea In Baseball Meet". Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, WI, United States. 19 December 1954. p. 2-C. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Philippines Beat Japs for Asian Baseball Title" (fee required). Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago, IL, United States. 27 December 1954. p. C2. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Philippine Nine Wins Asian Baseball Crown" (fee required). Hartford Courant. Hartford, CT, United States. 27 December 1954. p. 11. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  4. ^ Bjarkman 2005, pp.477–8