2009 World Port Tournament

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The 2009 World Port Tournament is an international baseball competition held at the DOOR Neptunus Familiestadion in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from July 2–12, 2009. It will be the 12th edition of the tournament and will feature teams from Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Japan and the Netherlands.

Originally, USA Baseball would send an All-Star team from the Great South League, but due to missing papers, the team had to withdrew from the tournament, one day before starting. The organization of the tournament decided that the four teams would meet each other a third time in the tournament.[1]

Group stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Qualified for the final
Did not qualify for the final
# Team Games Wins Tie[1] Losses
1 Cuba Cuba 9 7 1 1
2 Netherlands Netherlands 9 4 0 5
3 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei [2] 9 3 1 5
4 Japan Japan 9 3 0 6

^1 Game 10 was postponed due to rain to Thursday morning, right before Game 13. Due to this double game, it was rule out to continue after the end of the 9th inning. It was the first time ever since 1989, that a full game ended in a tie.[2]
^2 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.)

Game Results[edit]

Championship Game[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Netherlands 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 1
 Cuba 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 3 X 9 17 1

Tournament Awards & Statistics[edit]

Leading Hitter Cuba Adonis García
Best Pitcher Cuba Maikel Folch
Home run King Cuba Yoelvis Fiss
Most Valuable Player Cuba Yoelvis Fiss
Most Popular Player Netherlands Nick Urbanus
Rookie Award Netherlands Nick Urbanus
Donald Bax Press Award Netherlands Bas de Jong

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team USA withdraws (Dutch)". Archived from the original on 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ Cuba en Taiwan zorgen voor uniek moment (Dutch)

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