Asian Baseball Championship

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Asian Baseball Championship
Sport Baseball
Founded 1954
No. of teams 6 (in 2012)
Continent Asia
Most recent champion(s)  Japan
Most titles  Japan (17 times)

The Asian Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Asia, governed by the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA). It is held every other year in odd-numbered years and since 1983 it also functions as the qualification games for the Baseball at the Summer Olympics if the event year is exactly one year before the Olympics. The competition has been dominated by teams from the Republic of China (Taiwan) (which competes under the name of Chinese Taipei since 1983 because of political reasons), Japan and South Korea.

Results[edit]

Year Final Host Champions Gold medal asia.svg Runners-up Silver medal asia.svg 3rd place Bronze medal asia.svg
1954
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Philippines
Manila

Philippines

Japan

South Korea
1955
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Philippines
Manila

Japan

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
1959
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Japan
Tokyo

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
1962
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Taiwan
Taipei

Japan

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
1963
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South Korea
Seoul

South Korea

Chinese Taipei

Japan
Not awarded,
as there was a tie for runners-up.
1965
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Philippines
Manila

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
1967
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Japan
Tokyo

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
1969
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Taiwan
Taipei

Japan

Chinese Taipei

Philippines
1971
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South Korea
Seoul

South Korea

Japan

Philippines
1973
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Philippines
Manila

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
1975
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South Korea
Seoul

South Korea

Japan

Australia
1983
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South Korea
Seoul

South Korea

Chinese Taipei

Japan
Not awarded,
as there was a tie for runners-up.
1985
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Australia
Perth

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
1987
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Japan
Tokyo

Chinese Taipei

Japan

South Korea
1989
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South Korea
Seoul

Japan

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
Not awarded,
as there was a tie for runners-up.
1991
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China
Beijing

Japan

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
1993
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Australia
Perth

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
1995
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Japan
Kurashiki

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
1997
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Taiwan
Taipei

South Korea

Japan

Chinese Taipei
1999
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South Korea
Seoul

South Korea

Japan

Chinese Taipei
2001
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Taiwan
Taipei

Chinese Taipei

South Korea

Japan
2003
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Japan
Sapporo

Japan

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
2005
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Japan
Miyazaki

Japan

Chinese Taipei

China
2007
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Taiwan
Taichung

Japan

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
2009
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Japan
Sapporo

Japan

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
2012
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Taiwan
Taichung

Japan

Chinese Taipei

South Korea

Medal table[edit]

Rank Country Gold Gold medal asia.svg Silver Silver medal asia.svg Bronze Bronze medal asia.svg Total
1  Japan 17 8 1 26
2  South Korea 6 10 8 24
3  Chinese Taipei 2 11 10 23
4  Philippines 1 0 2 3
5  Australia 0 0 1 1
 China 0 0 1 1

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