U-23 Baseball World Cup

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U-23 Baseball World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2016 U-23 Baseball World Cup
Formerly21U Baseball World Cup (2014)
SportBaseball
Founded2014
No. of teams12
ContinentInternational
Most recent
champion(s)
 Mexico
Most titles Chinese Taipei,  Japan and  Mexico

The U-23 Baseball World Cup is a biennial, professional-level, National Team, baseball world championship of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), replacing Baseball World Cup.

The inaugural tournament was held in November 2014, in Taichung, Taiwan, as the 21U Baseball World Cup, with each team made of 21-year-old and younger players but allowed for six players to be 23-year-old and younger.[1] Starting with the 2016 edition—in Monterrey, Mexico—the tournament has been expanded to permit nations to select players up to 23 years old for their entire rosters.[2] Players must also possess valid passports of the nations they are representing, in line with Olympic standards. The U-23 Baseball World Cup is the third-most-important international baseball tournament in terms of distribution of world ranking points, following the Premier12 and the World Baseball Classic.

The rosters of national teams that participated in the tournament included professional players from clubs affiliated to the Australian Baseball League, Chinese Professional Baseball League, Korean Baseball Organization, Major League Baseball, Mexican Baseball League, Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League, and Nippon Professional Baseball.

Results[edit]

21U Baseball World Cup
Year Period Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2014
Details
November 7 – 16 Taiwan
Taichung
 Chinese Taipei  Japan  South Korea
U-23 Baseball World Cup
2016[3]
Details
October 28 – November 6 Mexico
Monterrey
 Japan  Australia  South Korea
2018[4]
Details
October 19 – 28 Colombia
Barranquilla
 Mexico  Japan  Venezuela

Medal table[edit]

Rank Country Gold Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Total Medals world.svg
1  Japan 1 2 0 3
2  Mexico 1 0 0 1
2  Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 1
4  Australia 0 1 0 1
5  South Korea 0 0 2 2
6  Venezuela 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

Nation 2014 2016 2018 Years
 Argentina 10 1
 Australia 6 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9 3
 Austria 12 1
 Chinese Taipei 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 5 3
 Colombia 7 1
 Czech Republic 5 10 12 3
 Dominican Republic 6 1
 Italy 7 1
 Japan 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3
 Mexico 11 5 1st, gold medalist(s) 3
 Netherlands 9 10 2
 New Zealand 10 1
 Nicaragua 4 6 2
 Panama 4 1
 Puerto Rico 8 1
 South Africa 11 11 2
 South Korea 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 3
 Venezuela 8 8 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3
Nations 11 12 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinese Taipei defeat new world No. 1 Japan to capture 21U Baseball World Cup crown". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "WBSC announces dates, venues for new U-23 Baseball World Cup 2016 Monterrey, MEX". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "WBSC unveils nations, Logo for inaugural U-23 Baseball World Cup 2016 in Monterrey, Mexico". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ 2018 U-23 Baseball World Cup

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