1988 Baseball World Cup

The 1988 Baseball World Cup (BWC) was the 30th international Men's amateur baseball tournament. The tournament was sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, which titled it the Amateur World Series from the 1938 tournament through the 1986 AWS. The tournament took place, for the second time, in Italy, from August 23 to September 7, and was won by Cuba – its 19th overall victory (their first under the BWC name).

1988 Baseball World Cup
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Tournament details
Host countryItaly
Dates23 August – 7 September
Teams12
Final positions
Champions Cuba (19th title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Chinese Taipei
Fourth place Japan
Tournament statistics
Games played70
Netherlands 1986
Canada 1990

There were 12 participating countries.

The next nine competitions were also held as the BWC tournament, then was replaced in 2015 by the quadrennial WBSC Premier12.

First roundEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team W L RS RA
1   Cuba 11 0 112 35
2   United States 10 1 120 22
3   Chinese Taipei 8 3 77 32
4   Japan 7 4 65 29
5   Canada 7 4 73 72
6   Puerto Rico 6 5 77 46
7   Nicaragua 5 6 46 61
8   South Korea 5 6 59 47
9   Italy 4 7 51 70
10   Netherlands 2 9 49 93
11   Netherlands Antilles 1 10 44 115
12   Spain 0 11 9 160

Final roundEdit

Semifinals Final
    
  Cuba 7
  Japan 3
  Cuba 4
  United States 3
  United States 6
  Chinese Taipei 3 Third place
  Japan 2
  Chinese Taipei 4

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team W L
    Cuba 13 0
    United States 11 2
    Chinese Taipei 9 4
4   Japan 7 6
5   Canada 7 4
6   Puerto Rico 6 5
7   Nicaragua 5 6
8   South Korea 5 6
9   Italy 4 7
10   Netherlands 2 9
11   Netherlands Antilles 1 10
12   Spain 0 11

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "XXX Baseball World Cup - XXX Copa del Mundo de Béisbol". Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2022.

External linksEdit