18U Baseball World Cup

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18U Baseball World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2010 World Junior Baseball Championship
Sport Baseball
Founded 1989
No. of teams 12 (Finals)
Continent International
Most recent champion(s)  United States
Most titles  Cuba (11)

The 18U Baseball World Cup is the 18-and-under baseball world championship sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), and was first held in 1981 in United States. Because it is a world championship, the results of the 18U Baseball World Cup have an impact on the IBAF World Rankings.[1]

Several players who have participated in the 18U Baseball World Cup have gone on to stardom at the professional level, including Japan's Yu Darvish, USA's Clayton Kershaw and Buster Posey, and Cuba's Yasiel Puig and Aroldis Chapman, among many others.

The current champions are the USA. They won their seventh title at the 2013 18U Baseball World Cup held in Taichung, Taiwan.

Results[edit]

Year Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
1981
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United States
United States

South Korea

United States

Australia
1982
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United States
United States

United States

Japan

Australia
1983
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United States
United States

Chinese Taipei

United States

Canada
1984
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Canada
Canada

Cuba

United States

Chinese Taipei
1985
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United States
United States

Cuba

United States

Chinese Taipei
1986
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Canada
Canada

Cuba

Chinese Taipei

United States
1987
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Canada
Canada

Cuba

United States

Canada
1988
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Australia
Australia

United States

Cuba

Australia
1989
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Canada
Canada

United States

Cuba

Australia
1990
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Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Chinese Taipei

United States
1991
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Canada
Canada

Canada

Chinese Taipei

United States
1992
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Mexico
Mexico

Cuba

United States

Chinese Taipei
1993
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Canada
Canada

Cuba

United States

Chinese Taipei
1994
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Canada
Canada

South Korea

United States

Chinese Taipei
1995
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United States
United States

United States

Chinese Taipei

Australia
1996
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Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Chinese Taipei

United States
1997*
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Canada
Canada

Cuba

Chinese Taipei

Canada

United States
1999
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Taiwan
Taiwan

United States

Chinese Taipei

Cuba
2000
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Canada
Canada

South Korea

United States

Cuba
2002
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Canada
Canada

Cuba

Chinese Taipei

United States
2004
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Taiwan
Taiwan

Cuba

Japan

South Korea
2006
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Cuba
Cuba

South Korea

United States

Canada
2008
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Canada
Canada

South Korea

United States

Cuba
2010
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Canada
Canada

Chinese Taipei

Australia

Cuba
2012
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South Korea
South Korea

United States

Canada

Chinese Taipei
2013
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Taiwan
Taiwan

United States

Japan

Cuba
  • 1997: The bronze medal game between Canada and the United States was cancelled due to rain, and both teams were declared bronze medalists.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Country Gold Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Total Medals world.svg
1  Cuba 11 2 5 18
2  United States 7 11 5 23
3  South Korea 5 0 1 6
4  Chinese Taipei1 2 8 6 16
5  Canada 1 1 5 7
6  Japan 0 3 0 3
7  Australia 0 1 5 6

^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.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IBAF World Ranking Notes". IBAF. January 13, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. [dead link]

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