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This page discusses the men's Baseball World Cup. For the women's competition, see Women's Baseball World Cup.

The Baseball World Cup was an international tournament in which national baseball teams compete for the position of top national team in the world. It is sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, and was first held in 1938. It was last held in 2011.

[edit] History

There have been 39 Baseball World Cup tournaments to date; the first, held in 1938 (retroactively) featured only two teams while the latest event featured 22 nations. The last World Cup was held in 2011 in Panama and was won by the Dutch national team. The tournament generally received little publicity, and certainly did not begin to approach the popularity of soccer's World Cup. In the months leading up to the first World Baseball Classic, many commentators heralded that high-profile event as a "Baseball World Cup," perhaps not realizing that a tournament by that name has existed for almost seventy years. In late 2011, the IBAF announced that it was canceling the World Cup, leaving only the World Baseball Classic (held every four years instead of every two years) as the only international tournament.

For a list of past MVPs, see Baseball World Cup Most Valuable Player.

[edit] Tournament Results

Year Host Nation(s) Teams Gold Silver Bronze
1938
I
Great Britain 2 Flag of United Kingdom Great Britain Flag of United States United States none
1939
II
Cuba 3 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Flag of United States United States
1940
III
Cuba 7 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of United States United States
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
none
1941
IV
Cuba 9 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Mexico Mexico
1942
V
Cuba 5 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
1943
VI
Cuba 4 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Mexico Mexico Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
1944
VII
Venezuela 8 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Flag of Mexico Mexico Flag of Cuba Cuba
1945
VIII
Venezuela 6 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Flag of Colombia Colombia Flag of Panama Panama
1947
IX
Colombia 9 Flag of Colombia Colombia Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
1948
X
Nicaragua 8 Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flag of Colombia Colombia
1950
XI
Nicaragua 12 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
1951
XII
Mexico 11 Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Flag of Cuba Cuba
1952
XIII
Cuba 13 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
1953
XIV
Venezuela 13 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
1961
XV
Costa Rica 10 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Mexico Mexico Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
1965
XVI
Colombia 9 Flag of Colombia Colombia Flag of Mexico Mexico Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
1969
XVII
Dominican Republic 11 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of United States United States Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
1970
XVIII
Colombia 12 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of United States United States Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
1971
XIX
Cuba 10 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Colombia Colombia Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
1972
XX
Nicaragua 16 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of United States United States Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
1973
XXI
Cuba 8 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
1973
XXII
Nicaragua 11 Flag of United States United States Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
1974
XXIII
United States 9 Flag of United States United States Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Flag of Colombia Colombia
1976
XXIV
Colombia 11 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flag of Japan Japan
1978
XXV
Italy 11 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of United States United States Flag of South Korea South Korea
1980
XXVI
Japan 12 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of South Korea South Korea Flag of Japan Japan
1982
XXVII
South Korea 10 Flag of South Korea South Korea Flag of Japan Japan Flag of United States United States
1984
XXVIII
Cuba 13 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Flag of United States United States
1986
XXIX
Netherlands 12 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of South Korea South Korea Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
1988
XXX
Italy 12 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of United States United States Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
1990
XXXI
Canada 12 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Flag of South Korea South Korea
1994
XXXII
Nicaragua 16 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of South Korea South Korea Flag of Japan Japan
1998
XXXIII
Italy 16 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of South Korea South Korea Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
2001
XXXIV
Taiwan 16 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of United States United States Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
2003
XXXV
Cuba 16 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Panama Panama Flag of Japan Japan
2005
XXXVI
Netherlands 16 Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of South Korea South Korea Flag of Panama Panama
2007
XXXVII
Taiwan 16 Flag of United States United States Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Japan Japan
2009
XXXVIII
Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Croatia, Spain, San Marino, Netherlands and Italy 22 Flag of United States United States Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Canada Canada
2011
XXXIX
Panama 16 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Canada Canada and Flag of United States United States

[edit] Competing Nations

Nation Gold Silver Bronze
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 2
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 1 3
Flag of Colombia Colombia 2 2 2
Flag of Cuba Cuba 25 4 2
Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1 3 2
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 0 0
Flag of Japan Japan 0 1 5
Flag of Mexico Mexico 0 4 1
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 1 0 0
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 5 5
Flag of Panama Panama 0 1 2
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1 4 4
Flag of South Korea South Korea 1 5 2
Flag of United States United States 4 8 4
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 3 2 4
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