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The 1971 Asian Baseball Championship was the ninth continental tournament held by the Baseball Federation of Asia. The tournament was held in Seoul, South Korea for the second time, and was won by the hosts for their second Asian Championship; both times when hosting the tournament.[1]

1971 Asian Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country South Korea
Dates 9–16 September
Teams5
Defending champions Japan (1969)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal asia.svg
 South Korea (2nd title)
Runner-up
Silver medal asia.svg
 Japan
Third place
Bronze medal asia.svg
 Philippines
Fourth place Australia

The tournament marked the first time the Australian team participated in the Asian Championships—or in any international tournament—finishing 4th. Through 2009, the Philippines' bronze medal would be the last time they would achieve a medal in the tournament. Japan (2nd) and Taiwan (5th) were the other participants.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bjarkman 2005, pp.477–8

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.