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.  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. Through 2012, it is the only time that the Philippines have won the tournament. South Korea (3rd) and Taiwan (4th) were the other participants.
|Defending champions||None (Inaugural tournament)|
|Champions||Philippines (1st title)|
|Third place||South Korea|
- "Japan Blanks Korea In Baseball Meet". Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, WI, United States. 19 December 1954. p. 2-C. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- "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.
- "Philippine Nine Wins Asian Baseball Crown" (fee required). Hartford Courant. Hartford, CT, United States. 27 December 1954. p. 11. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- Bjarkman 2005, pp.477–8
- Bjarkman, Peter C. (2005). Diamonds Around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball. Westport, CT United States: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-32268-6. OCLC 58806121. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
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