Since 1999, the tournament has been held in 2002, 2006 and 2010. As with many international baseball competitions, it has been dominated by Cuba which has won 10 gold and 3 silver in 16 tournaments. The most recent tournament in 2010 was held in Taichung, Taiwan, and may be the last time the tournament is held.
The 1973 and 1975 tourneys were organized by the IBAF splinter group FEMBA. The groups reunited in 1976 and continued to present the competition.