1999 Intercontinental Cup (baseball)

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1999 Intercontinental Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Australia
City Sydney
Dates 3 – 14 November
Teams 8
Defending champions  Japan (1997)
Final positions
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 Australia (1st title)
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Third place
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Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Games played 32
Best batting average Japan Akinori Iwamura (.447)
Most homeruns hit Australia Michael Moyle
Cuba Oscar Macías (3)
Most stolen bases Cuba Yobel Duenas (5)
Best ERA Japan Taiyo Fujita (0.00)
Most Valuable Player Australia Dave Nilsson

The 1999 IBAF Intercontinental Cup was held in Australia from 3 November to 14 November 1999. Eight countries contested the tournament, and has been the only Intercontinental Cup hosted in the Southern Hemisphere. The eight participating countries were Cuba, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, United States and Chinese Taipei. The tournament was sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation.

The Cup was perhaps the brightest moment in the history of the Australia national baseball team, as they stunned the Cuba national baseball team in the finals, winning the game 4-3. The MVP of the tournament was also Australian MLB player and former All-Star, Dave Nilsson.

All-Star team[edit]