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).
|Dates||23 August – 7 September|
|Champions||Cuba (19th title)|
|Third place||Chinese Taipei|
There were 12 participating countries.
|Chinese Taipei||3||Third place|
- "XXX Baseball World Cup - XXX Copa del Mundo de Béisbol". Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2022.