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The XXXVII International Baseball Federation (IBAF) Baseball World Cup was held in Taiwan (competing under the name of Chinese Taipei) from November 6 through November 18, 2007. Four stadiums hosted. Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium and Taichung Baseball Field in Taichung City, Tianmu Baseball Stadium in Taipei City and Sinjhuang City all played host to the tournament. Sixteen teams participated. At one time, Venezuela’s participation was in question due to possible sanctions to be considered by the International Baseball Federation in the wake of their refusal to grant visas to a youth team from Taichung to participate in the Youth World Baseball championships in August, 2007,[1] but they were allowed to participate. China was originally scheduled to participate in Pool B, but dropped out and was replaced by Thailand, who placed fifth behind China at the Asian Games.

2007 Baseball World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Taiwan
Dates 6–18 November
Teams16 (from 5 continents)
Venues4 (in 3 host cities)
Defending champions Cuba (2005)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal world centered.svg
 United States (3rd title)
Runner-up
Silver medal world centered.svg
 Cuba
Third place
Bronze medal world centered.svg
 Japan
Fourth place Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Games played68
Most Valuable PlayerUnited States Jayson Nix
2005
2009

Contents

Group AEdit

Table[2]Edit

Pool A
Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1   United States 6 1 18 2.70
2   Chinese Taipei [1] 5 2 25 3.69
3   Japan 5 2 20 3.16
4   Mexico 4 3 32 5.24
5   Panama [2] 3 4 39 5.85
6   Italy 3 4 31 4.73
7   Spain 1 6 63 9.00
8   South Africa 0 7 72 11.57
  • ^1 Chinese Taipei is the official IBAF designation for the team representing the state officially referred to as the Republic of China, more commonly known as Taiwan. (See also political status of Taiwan for details.)
  • ^2 The IBAF, in agreement with the IBAF Executive Committee, has ruled on Panama starting play with five players without insurance cover on Nov. 7 and 8 during the 37th Baseball World Cup:
    1. These five players were not eligible to play in the Games #3 and #11.
    2. The Panama team must forfeit both Games #3 and #11.
    3. The official result for Game #3 will be Spain 9, Panama 0.
    4. The official result for Game #11 will be USA 9, Panama 0.
    5. The official record and final standings will reflect these changes.

ScheduleEdit

With the exception of the opening game of the tournament, all group A games are played at Taichung Baseball Field, Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium and Douliu Baseball Stadium.

 
The local crowd celebrates as Chinese Taipei defeat the visitors from Japan 6-1 in the opening round of the 2007 Baseball World Cup
Team 1 Team 2 Time (Venue)
November 7
  Spain 0-5   Panama 12:00 Intercontinental
  South Africa 1-11   Japan 15:00 Taichung
  Mexico 0-3   United States 18:00 Intercontinental
November 8
  Italy 11-1   Spain 12:00 Taichung
  United States 7-0   Panama 12:00 Intercontinental
  Japan 15-3   Mexico 18:00 Taichung
  South Africa 1-16   Chinese Taipei 18:00 Intercontinental
November 9
  Italy 6-2   United States 12:00 Taichung
  Spain 7-4   South Africa 12:00 Intercontinental
  Panama 3-2   Mexico 18:00 Taichung
  Chinese Taipei 6-1   Japan 18:00 Intercontinental
November 10
  Spain 4-8   Chinese Taipei 12:00 Intercontinental
  Mexico 13-3   South Africa 12:00 Taichung
  Italy 0-6   Panama 18:00 Taichung
  United States 5-1   Japan 18:00 Intercontinental
November 11
  South Africa 0-8   Italy 12:00 Taichung
  Chinese Taipei 5-9   Mexico 12:00 Intercontinental
  Spain 2-12   United States 18:00 Taichung
  Japan 6-2   Panama 18:00 Intercontinental
November 12
  Chinese Taipei 1-0   Italy 18:00 Tianmu
November 13
  United States 4-2   South Africa 12:00 Taichung
  Italy 0-10   Japan 18:00 Douliou
  Mexico 19-1   Spain 18:00 Taichung
  Panama 0-10   Chinese Taipei 18:00 Intercontinental
November 14
  Japan 4-3   Spain 12:00 Taichung
  Mexico 11-2   Italy 12:00 Intercontinental
  Panama 13-3   South Africa 18:00 Taichung
  Chinese Taipei 7-10   United States 18:00 Intercontinental

Group BEdit

Table[2]Edit

Pool B
Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1   Cuba 6 1 13 1.95
2   Australia 6 1 20 2.81
3   Netherlands 5 2 22 3.30
4   South Korea 4 3 17 2.55
5   Canada 4 3 22 3.36
6   Venezuela 2 5 37 5.55
7   Germany 1 6 52 7.80
8   Thailand 0 7 108 20.68

ScheduleEdit

All group B games are played either at Tienmu Baseball Stadium in Taipei City or at Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium in Taipei County.

Team 1 Team 2 Time (Venue)
November 7
  Cuba 3-2   Australia 12:00 Tianmu
  Netherlands 16-0   Thailand 12:00 Sinjhuang
  South Korea 5-0   Canada 18:00 Tianmu
  Germany 0-8   Venezuela 18:00 Sinjhuang
November 8
  Venezuela 0-4   South Korea 12:00 Tianmu
  Thailand 0-18   Canada 12:00 Sinjhuang
  Australia 4-3   Netherlands 18:00 Tianmu
  Germany 3-7   Cuba 18:00 Sinjhuang
November 9
  South Korea 18-2   Thailand 12:00 Tianmu
  Australia 7-4   Venezuela 12:00 Sinjhuang
  Netherlands 15-5   Germany 18:00 Tianmu
  Cuba 6-3   Canada 18:00 Sinjhuang
November 10
  Venezuela 4-7   Netherlands 12:00 Tianmu
  Canada 10-0   Germany 12:00 Sinjhuang
  Cuba 7-2   South Korea 18:00 Tianmu
  Thailand 1-26   Australia 18:00 Sinjhuang
November 11
  Australia 2-1   South Korea 12:00 Tianmu
  Netherlands 1-7   Canada 12:00 Sinjhuang
  Germany 2-0   Thailand 18:00 Tianmu
  Venezuela 0-10   Cuba 18:00 Sinjhuang
November 13
  Thailand 1-11   Cuba 12:00 Tianmu
  Australia 4-2   Germany 12:00 Sinjhuang
  Canada 6-3   Venezuela 18:00 Tianmu
  South Korea 1-5   Netherlands 18:00 Sinjhuang
November 14
  Cuba 1-2   Netherlands 12:00 Tianmu
  Germany 1-8   South Korea 12:00 Sinjhuang
  Canada 6-7   Australia 18:00 Tianmu
  Venezuela 17-3   Thailand 18:00 Sinjhuang

Knockout RoundsEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
November 16 18:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
 
  United States 3
 
November 17 18:00 (Tianmu)
 
  South Korea 1
 
  United States 5
 
November 16 12:00 (Tianmu)
 
  Netherlands 0
 
  Chinese Taipei 3
 
November 18 16:30 (Tianmu)
 
  Netherlands6
 
  United States 6
 
November 16 12:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
  Cuba 3
 
  Australia 0
 
November 17 18:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
  Japan3
 
  Japan 3
 
November 16 18:00 (Tianmu)
 
  Cuba 5 Third place
 
  Cuba 6
 
November 18 10:00 (Tianmu)
 
  México0
 
  Netherlands 0
 
 
  Japan 5
 
 
5th to 8th5th
 
      
 
November 17 12:00 (Tianmu)
 
 
  Chinese Taipei0
 
November 18 13:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
  South Korea 3
 
  South Korea 5
 
November 17 12:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
  Australia 2
 
  Australia 7
 
 
  Mexico 1
 
7th
 
 
November 18 09:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
 
  Chinese Taipei 4
 
 
  Mexico 6

AwardsEdit

The IBAF announced the following awards at the completion of the tournament.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBAF strips Venezuela of baseball youth worlds over visas - Summary
  2. ^ a b "IBAF 2007 Baseball World Cup standings". Archived from the original on 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
  3. ^ "Baseball World Cup: Allstar Team". Mister-Baseball.com. 19 November 2007. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  4. ^ "US beats Cuba to win gold at baseball World Cup - Summary". The Earth Times. 18 November 2007. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.

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