15U Baseball World Cup

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15U Baseball World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2016 15U Baseball World Cup
Sport Baseball
Founded 2012
No. of teams 12 (in 2016)
Continent International
Most recent
champion(s)
 Cuba (2016)

The 15U Baseball World Cup is the 15-and-under baseball world championship that features national teams as authorized ("sanctioned") by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). It began in 1989 as the World Youth Baseball Championship. In 2012 it became the 15U Baseball World Cup and is contested every two years. Because it is a world championship event, the results of the 15U Baseball World Cup affect the WBSC World Rankings.[1]

The 15U Baseball World Cup is the pinnacle of baseball in this youth category. Like the 12U Baseball World Cup, the 15U Baseball World Cup is the only world championship across all of sport to feature national teams in its age group, with the best young baseball players in the world selected to represent their countries, unlike other youth international competitions like the Little League World Series, which involve local clubs and have limitations imposed on the selection of players.

Results[edit]

World Youth Baseball Championship
Year Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
1989
Details
Japan
Japan

Japan

Chinese Taipei

China
1990
Details
Mexico
Mexico

Japan

Brazil

Cuba
1991
Details
Australia
Australia

Chinese Taipei

Japan

Brazil
1993
Details
Brazil
Brazil

Brazil

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
1994
Details
Mexico
Mexico

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Brazil
1995
Details
Brazil
Brazil

Cuba

Brazil

United States
1996
Details
Japan
Japan

South Korea

Cuba

Chinese Taipei
1997
Details
Taiwan
Taiwan

Cuba

Chinese Taipei

Australia
1998
Details
United States
United States

United States

Chinese Taipei

Venezuela
2001
Details
Mexico
Mexico

United States

Venezuela

Australia
2003
Details
Taiwan
Taiwan

United States

Chinese Taipei

Cuba
2005
Details
Mexico
Mexico

Cuba

United States

Australia
2007
Venezuela
Venezuela
IBAF withdrew its sanction of the tournament.[2]
2009
Details
Taiwan
Taiwan

United States

Cuba

Mexico
2011
Details
Mexico
Mexico

United States

Cuba

Japan
15U Baseball World Championship
Year Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2012
Details
Mexico
Chihuahua

Venezuela

Cuba

Chinese Taipei
15U Baseball World Cup
Year Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2014
Details
Mexico
Mazatlán

Cuba

United States

Venezuela
2016
Details
Japan
Iwaki

Cuba

Japan

United States

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 6 4 2 12
2  United States 5 2 2 9
3  Japan 2 2 1 5
4  Chinese Taipei1 1 5 2 8
5  Brazil 1 2 2 5
6  Venezuela 1 1 2 4
7  South Korea 1 0 1 2
8  Australia 0 0 3 3
9  Dominican Republic 0 1 0 1
10  China 0 0 1 1

1Chinese 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.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IBAF World Ranking Notes". International Baseball Federation. 13 January 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Tsai, June (17 August 2007). "Venezuela's foul play denies baseball team a chance at the plate". Republic of China: Taiwan Today. Retrieved 24 July 2009.