2011 Asia Series
The 2011 Asia Series was the fifth time the Asia Series has been held, and the first after a two-year break. The tournament was held in Taiwan, the first time it has been held outside of Japan. Though originally scheduled to commence on 11 November, the tournament was postponed by two weeks to allow for the delayed finish to the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) season due to the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The new schedule has the opening games to be played on 25 November, and the championship game concluded the tournament on 29 November.
As had been the case in previous tournaments, the winners of NPB's 2011 Japan Series, Korea Baseball Organization's (KBO) 2011 Korean Series and Chinese Professional Baseball League's (CPBL) 2011 Taiwan Series competed. Though originally included, no team represented the China Baseball League (CBL) due to ″concerns about the team's makeup″. An Australian team participated in the tournament for the first time: the Perth Heat were invited as winners of the Australian Baseball League's (ABL) 2011 Championship series.
|Australian Baseball League||Perth Heat||2010–11 ABL champions||Perth, Australia|
|Chinese Professional Baseball League||Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions||2011 CPBL champions||Tainan, Taiwan|
|Korea Baseball Organization||Samsung Lions||2011 KBO champions||Daegu, South Korea|
|Nippon Professional Baseball||Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks||2011 NPB champions||Fukuoka, Japan|
Each of the four teams participated in a round-robin series, playing each other team once. The two teams with the best win-loss percentage faced each other in the final, with the team finishing higher considered the "home team", meaning that they had the advantage of batting last. In previous tournaments, if teams were tied a series of tiebreakers were used to decide which teams qualified for the final and in what order, firstly using the head-to-head win-loss records amongst tied teams, and if necessary the ranking based on the lowest team run average.
|1||Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks||3||0||1.000||–||19||5|
|3||Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions||1||2||.333||2||11||14|
|WP: Jang Won-Sam (1–0) LP: Daniel Schmidt (0–1)
: Allan de San Miguel (1)
: Shin Myung-Chul (1)
|Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||5||9||2|
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks||1||0||2||0||3||0||0||0||X||6||7||0|
|WP: Nagisa Arakaki (1–0) LP: Ryan Glynn (0–1) Sv: Takehito Kanazawa (1)
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks||0||5||0||0||2||1||0||1||0||9||11||2|
|WP: Hiroki Yamada (1–0) LP: Lee Woo-Seon (0–1)
|Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||3||10||0|
|WP: Wang Ching-ming (1–0) LP: Cameron Lamb (0–1) Sv: Lin Yueh-ping (1)
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks||1||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||4||9||1|
|WP: Sho Iwasaki (1–0) LP: Trevor Caughey (0–1)
|Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||0||3||6||1|
|WP: Kwon Oh-Joon (1-0) LP: Ryan Glynn (0-2) Sv: Oh Seung-Hwan (1)
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||3||10||1|
|WP: Jang Won-Sam (2–0) LP: Sho Iwasaki (1–1) Sv: Oh Seung-Hwan (2)
- 2010–11 Australian Baseball League season
- 2011 Chinese Professional Baseball League season
- 2011 Korea Baseball Organization season
- 2011 Nippon Professional Baseball season
- "Asia Series 2011 opens November 25" (Press release). International Baseball Federation. 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- Stephan, Gene (19 May 2011). "Heat to take on Asia's best teams". The West Australian (Seven West Media Limited). Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- Official Website (Chinese)