U-23 Baseball World Cup

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The U-23 Baseball World Cup is a biennial, professional-level, National Team, baseball world championship of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), replacing Baseball World Cup.

U-23 Baseball World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2020 U-23 Baseball World Cup
Formerly21U Baseball World Cup (2014)
SportBaseball
Founded2014
No. of teams12
ContinentInternational
Most recent
champion(s)
 Mexico
Most titles Chinese Taipei,  Japan and  Mexico

The inaugural tournament was held in November 2014, in Taichung, Taiwan, as the 21U Baseball World Cup, with each team made of 21-year-old and younger players but allowed for six players to be 23-year-old and younger.[1] Starting with the 2016 edition—in Monterrey, Mexico—the tournament has been expanded to permit nations to select players up to 23 years old for their entire rosters.[2] Players must also possess valid passports of the nations they are representing, in line with Olympic standards. The U-23 Baseball World Cup is the third-most-important international baseball tournament in terms of distribution of world ranking points, following the Premier12 and the World Baseball Classic.

The rosters of national teams that participated in the tournament included professional players from clubs affiliated to the Australian Baseball League, Chinese Professional Baseball League, Korean Baseball Organization, Major League Baseball, Mexican Baseball League, Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League, and Nippon Professional Baseball.

ResultsEdit

21U Baseball World Cup
Year Period Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2014
Details
November 7 – 16  
Taichung
  Chinese Taipei   Japan   South Korea
U-23 Baseball World Cup
2016[3]
Details
October 28 – November 6  
Monterrey
  Japan   Australia   South Korea
2018[4]
Details
October 19 – 28  
Barranquilla
  Mexico   Japan   Venezuela
2020[5]
Details
October 2 – 11  
TBD

Medal tableEdit

Rank Country Gold   Silver   Bronze   Total  
1   Japan 1 2 0 3
2   Mexico 1 0 0 1
2   Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 1
4   Australia 0 1 0 1
5   South Korea 0 0 2 2
6   Venezuela 0 0 1 1

Participating nationsEdit

Nation 2014 2016 2018 Years
  Argentina 10 1
  Australia 6   9 3
  Austria 12 1
  Chinese Taipei   7 5 3
  Colombia 7 1
  Czech Republic 5 10 12 3
  Dominican Republic 6 1
  Italy 7 1
  Japan       3
  Mexico 11 5   3
  Netherlands 9 10 2
  New Zealand 10 1
  Nicaragua 4 6 2
  Panama 4 1
  Puerto Rico 8 1
  South Africa 11 11 2
  South Korea     4 3
  Venezuela 8 8   3
Nations 11 12 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chinese Taipei defeat new world No. 1 Japan to capture 21U Baseball World Cup crown". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "WBSC announces dates, venues for new U-23 Baseball World Cup 2016 Monterrey, MEX". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "WBSC unveils nations, Logo for inaugural U-23 Baseball World Cup 2016 in Monterrey, Mexico". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ 2018 U-23 Baseball World Cup
  5. ^ III U-23 Baseball World Cup

External linksEdit