World Baseball Challenge

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The World Baseball Challenge was founded in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, in 2002, by Larry Seminoff, who is also the founder of the Grand Forks International.

The 2002 World Baseball Challenge included 12 teams. The Cuban National Team, led by starting pitcher Jose Contreras and shortstop Eduardo Paret, beat the Seattle Studs in the final. Other entries included USA, Taiwan, Italy, Russia, Canada, Houston Astros, Chicago Prairie Gravel, Prince George Axemen, and Samoa.

The event, which will take place every two years, starting in 2009, in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, is sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, Baseball Canada and Baseball B.C. All games in the 2009 tournament were played at Prince George Citizen Field.



  • USA National Team
  • Team Canada
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Reno Astros
  • Prince George Axemen
  • Bahamas
  • Croatia
  • Germany


  • Bahamas
  • Beijing Tigers
  • Team Canada
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Cuba
  • Toshiba-Japan

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