Intercontinental Cup (baseball)

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Intercontinental Cup (baseball)
Sport Baseball
Founded 1973
Ceased 2011
No. of teams 8 (Finals)
Continent International
Last
champion(s)
 Cuba
Most titles  Cuba (11)

The Intercontinental Cup was a baseball tournament between the members of the then-International Baseball Federation (IBAF). It was first held in 1973 in Italy, and was held every other year following until 1999.

After 1999, the tournament was held every few four years -- in 2002, 2006 and 2010. As with many international baseball competitions, it was dominated by Cuba which won 10 gold and 3 silver in 16 tournaments. The most recent tournament was held in 2010, in Taichung, Taiwan, and appears to have been the last time the tournament was held.[1][2]

The 1973 and 1975 tourneys were organized by the IBAF splinter group FEMBA. The groups reunited in 1976 and continued to present the competition.[3]

Results[edit]

Year Final Host Medalists[4]
Gold Silver Bronze
1973
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Italy
Italy

Japan

Puerto Rico

United States
1975
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Canada
Canada

United States

Japan

Nicaragua
1977
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Nicaragua
Nicaragua

South Korea

United States

Japan
1979
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Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Japan

United States
1981
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Canada
Canada

United States

Cuba

Dominican Republic
1983
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Belgium
Belgium

Cuba

United States

Chinese Taipei
1985
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Canada
Canada

Cuba

South Korea

Japan
1987
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Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

United States

Japan
1989
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Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Cuba

Japan

Puerto Rico
1991
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Spain
Spain

Cuba

Japan

Nicaragua
1993
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Italy
Italy

Cuba

United States

Japan
1995
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Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Japan

Nicaragua
1997
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Spain
Spain

Japan

Cuba

Australia
1999
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Australia
Australia

Australia

Cuba

Japan
2002
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Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

South Korea

Panama
2006
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Taiwan
Taiwan

Cuba

Netherlands

Chinese Taipei
2010
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Taiwan
Taiwan

Cuba

Netherlands

Italy

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 11 3 0 14
2  Japan 2 5 5 12
3  United States 2 4 2 8
4  South Korea 1 2 0 3
5  Australia 1 0 1 2
6  Netherlands 0 2 0 2
7  Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
8  Nicaragua 0 0 3 3
9  Chinese Taipei 0 0 2 2
10  Panama 0 0 1 1
11  Italy 0 0 1 1
12  Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ibaf.org/en/tournament.aspx?id=7934f35e-3ebe-4ac9-aad6-208fbf8794f3
  2. ^ At Baseball-Reference.com, scroll down and click on "Bullpen Wiki", then scroll down to "Categories". Under "Categories", go to "Leagues and Teams" and click on "International Baseball". Then click on "2010 International Cup".
  3. ^ http://www.ibaf.org/en/infopage-detail.aspx?id=30072a6b-f11a-4e16-97b7-f223a28c993d
  4. ^ List of medalists Archived 2008-04-08 at the Wayback Machine.