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The 1985 Asian Baseball Championship was the thirteenth continental tournament held by the Baseball Federation of Asia. The tournament was held in Perth, Australia; the first time that the tournament had been held outside the continent of Asia. The tournament was won by Japan; their eighth Asian Championship.[1]

1985 Asian Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Teams5
Defending champions South Korea (1983)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal asia.svg
 Japan (8th title)
Runner-up
Silver medal asia.svg
 South Korea
Third place
Bronze medal asia.svg
 Chinese Taipei
Fourth place Australia

China made their first appearance at the tournament—finishing 5th—and became the sixth team to contest the championship, while Philippines did not participate—the first time that one of the original four teams to participate had not appeared at the tournament. Defending champions South Korea (2nd), Chinese Taipei (3rd) and Australia (4th) 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.