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The 1987 Asian Baseball Championship was the fourteenth continental tournament held by the Baseball Federation of Asia. The tournament was held in Tokyo, Japan for the third time. The tournament was won by Chinese Taipei; their first gold medal in the Asian Baseball Championship.[1]

1987 Asian Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Teams7
Defending champions Japan (1985)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal asia.svg
 Chinese Taipei (1st title)
Runner-up
Silver medal asia.svg
 Japan
Third place
Bronze medal asia.svg
 South Korea
Fourth place Guam

Guam (4th) and India (7th) both made their first appearances at the tournament and became the seventh and eighth teams to contest the championship. Defending champions Japan (2nd), South Korea (3rd), Australia (5th) and China (6th) 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.