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
Teams4
Defending championsNone (Inaugural tournament)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal asia.svg
 Philippines (1st title)
Runner-up
Silver medal asia.svg
 Japan
Third place
Bronze medal asia.svg
 South Korea
Fourth place Taiwan

ReferencesEdit

  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

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