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The Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) is the governing body of the sport of baseball in Asia. The federation is governed by the International Baseball Federation.

Baseball Federation of Asia
Baseball Federation of Asia logo.png
AbbreviationBFA
TypeSport organization
HeadquartersXinyi, Taipei, Taiwan
Region served
Asia
Membership
24 member associations
President
Tom Peng[1]
Vice-presidents
Yoshinobu Suzuki
Kim Jong-Up
Shen Wei[1]
General Secretary
Lin Hua Wei[1]
Parent organization
World Baseball Softball Confederation
Websitewww.baseballasia.org

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HistoryEdit

The birth of Baseball Federation of Asia goes back to 1954 when the 2nd Asian Games was held in Manila, Philippines.

The four countries of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines organized a committee aiming at establishing Baseball Federation of Asia, and May 7th of the same year witnessed the commencement of BFA.

American expatriate Charles Chick Parsons of the Philippines was elected as the first president of Baseball Federation of Asia.

The BFA became inactive for eight years following the 1975 Asian Baseball Championship. At the sidelines of the FEMBA World Baseball Championship in Tokyo in 1980, the executives of BFA discussed about resuming the activity of the federation. The Asian Baseball Championship was later resumed in 1983 which was held in Seoul. The membership of the federation grew as more Asian nations were admitted to the BFA.[2]

The total number of BFA members at the present time is 24, and 1 non-member observer State (Vietnam).

MembersEdit

  • Cambodia is a member of the BFA, but not a (current) member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, according to the WBSC's website.

RankingsEdit

Men's Rankings as of 19 September 2017[3]
BFA
Rank
WBSC
Rank
Team Points
1 2   Japan 5598
2 3   South Korea 4908
3 4   Chinese Taipei 3757
4 22   China 479
5 26   Pakistan 299
6 35   Hong Kong 180
7 38   Thailand 132
8 47   Indonesia 83
  Philippines 83
10 52   Sri Lanka 42
11 53   Iran 41
12 56   Mongolia 30
13 61   India 20
14 67   Iraq 6
15 69   Singapore 5
16 70     Nepal 3
17 72   Afghanistan NR
  Brunei NR
  Malaysia NR
  Myanmar NR
  North Korea NR

CompetitionsEdit

Current title holdersEdit

Competitions Champion Title Runner-up
Asian Baseball Championship   Japan 18th   Chinese Taipei
Asian Baseball Cup East Division   Philippines 4th   Indonesia
West Division   Pakistan 4th   Iran
Asian City Baseball Tournament   Saitama 1st   Taichung
Asian 18U Baseball Championship   South Korea 4th   Japan
Asian 15U Baseball Championship   Chinese Taipei 6th   Japan
Asian 12U Baseball Championship   Chinese Taipei 6th   Japan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Organization". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ "BFA History". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "WBSC Rankings | WBSC". www.wbsc.org. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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