2007 Baseball World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Taiwan
Dates 6–18 November
Teams18 (from 5 continents)
Venues4 (in 3 host cities)
Defending champions Cuba (2005)
Final positions
Champions
Gold
 United States (3rd title)
Runner-up
Silver
 Cuba
Third place
Bronze
 Japan
Fourth place Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Games played68
Most Valuable PlayerUnited States Jayson Nix
2005
2009

The 2007 Baseball World Cup (BWC) was the 37th international Men's amateur baseball tournament. The tournament was sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, which titled it the Amateur World Series from the 1938 tournament through the 1986 AWS. The tournament was held, for the second time, in Taiwan (which played as Chinese Taipei), from November 6 to 18. The United States defeated Cuba in the final, winning its third title.

There were 18 participating countries, split into two groups, with the first four of each group qualifying for the finals. Games were played in four cities: Taichung City (at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium and Taichung Baseball Field); Taipei City (at Tianmu Baseball Stadium); New Taipei City (Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium; and Yunlin (Douliu Baseball Stadium).

At one time, Venezuela’s participation was in question due to possible sanctions to be considered by the International Baseball Federation in the wake of their refusal to grant visas to a youth team from Taichung to participate in the Youth World Baseball championships in August, 2007,[1] but they were allowed to participate. China was originally scheduled to participate in Pool B, but dropped out and was replaced by the Thai national team, who placed fifth behind China at the 2006 Asian Games.

The next two competitions were also held as the BWC tournament, which was replaced in 2015 by the quadrennial WBSC Premier12.

Group A

Table

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Pool A
Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 United States United States 6 1 18 2.70
2 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei [1] 5 2 25 3.69
3 Japan Japan 5 2 20 3.16
4 Mexico Mexico 4 3 32 5.24
5 Panama Panama [2] 3 4 39 5.85
6 Italy Italy 3 4 31 4.73
7 Spain Spain 1 6 63 9.00
8 South Africa South Africa 0 7 72 11.57

Schedule

With the exception of the opening game of the tournament, all group A games are played at Taichung Baseball Field, Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium and Douliu Baseball Stadium.

The local crowd celebrates as Chinese Taipei defeat the visitors from Japan 6-1 in the opening round of the 2007 Baseball World Cup
The local crowd celebrates as Chinese Taipei defeat the visitors from Japan 6-1 in the opening round of the 2007 Baseball World Cup
Team 1 Team 2 Time (Venue)
November 7
Spain Spain 0-5 Panama Panama 12:00 Intercontinental
South Africa South Africa 1-11 Japan Japan 15:00 Taichung
Mexico Mexico 0-3 United States United States 18:00 Intercontinental
November 8
Italy Italy 11-1 Spain Spain 12:00 Taichung
United States United States 7-0 Panama Panama 12:00 Intercontinental
Japan Japan 15-3 Mexico Mexico 18:00 Taichung
South Africa South Africa 1-16 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 18:00 Intercontinental
November 9
Italy Italy 6-2 United States United States 12:00 Taichung
Spain Spain 7-4 South Africa South Africa 12:00 Intercontinental
Panama Panama 3-2 Mexico Mexico 18:00 Taichung
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 6-1 Japan Japan 18:00 Intercontinental
November 10
Spain Spain 4-8 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 12:00 Intercontinental
Mexico Mexico 13-3 South Africa South Africa 12:00 Taichung
Italy Italy 0-6 Panama Panama 18:00 Taichung
United States United States 5-1 Japan Japan 18:00 Intercontinental
November 11
South Africa South Africa 0-8 Italy Italy 12:00 Taichung
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 5-9 Mexico Mexico 12:00 Intercontinental
Spain Spain 2-12 United States United States 18:00 Taichung
Japan Japan 6-2 Panama Panama 18:00 Intercontinental
November 12
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 1-0 Italy Italy 18:00 Tianmu
November 13
United States United States 4-2 South Africa South Africa 12:00 Taichung
Italy Italy 0-10 Japan Japan 18:00 Douliu
Mexico Mexico 19-1 Spain Spain 18:00 Taichung
Panama Panama 0-10 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 18:00 Intercontinental
November 14
Japan Japan 4-3 Spain Spain 12:00 Taichung
Mexico Mexico 11-2 Italy Italy 12:00 Intercontinental
Panama Panama 13-3 South Africa South Africa 18:00 Taichung
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 7-10 United States United States 18:00 Intercontinental

Group B

Table

Pool B
Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Cuba Cuba 6 1 13 1.95
2 Australia Australia 6 1 20 2.81
3 Netherlands Netherlands 5 2 22 3.30
4 South Korea South Korea 4 3 17 2.55
5 Canada Canada 4 3 22 3.36
6 Venezuela Venezuela 2 5 37 5.55
7 Germany Germany 1 6 52 7.80
8 Thailand Thailand 0 7 108 20.68

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Schedule

All group B games are played either at Tienmu Baseball Stadium in Taipei City or at Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium in Taipei County.

Team 1 Team 2 Time (Venue)
November 7
Cuba Cuba 3-2 Australia Australia 12:00 Tianmu
Netherlands Netherlands 16-0 Thailand Thailand 12:00 Xinzhuang
South Korea South Korea 5-0 Canada Canada 18:00 Tianmu
Germany Germany 0-8 Venezuela Venezuela 18:00 Xinzhuang
November 8
Venezuela Venezuela 0-4 South Korea South Korea 12:00 Tianmu
Thailand Thailand 0-18 Canada Canada 12:00 Xinzhuang
Australia Australia 4-3 Netherlands Netherlands 18:00 Tianmu
Germany Germany 3-7 Cuba Cuba 18:00 Xinzhuang
November 9
South Korea South Korea 18-2 Thailand Thailand 12:00 Tianmu
Australia Australia 7-4 Venezuela Venezuela 12:00 Xinzhuang
Netherlands Netherlands 15-5 Germany Germany 18:00 Tianmu
Cuba Cuba 6-3 Canada Canada 18:00 Xinzhuang
November 10
Venezuela Venezuela 4-7 Netherlands Netherlands 12:00 Tianmu
Canada Canada 10-0 Germany Germany 12:00 Xinzhuang
Cuba Cuba 7-2 South Korea South Korea 18:00 Tianmu
Thailand Thailand 1-26 Australia Australia 18:00 Xinzhuang
November 11
Australia Australia 2-1 South Korea South Korea 12:00 Tianmu
Netherlands Netherlands 1-7 Canada Canada 12:00 Xinzhuang
Germany Germany 2-0 Thailand Thailand 18:00 Tianmu
Venezuela Venezuela 0-10 Cuba Cuba 18:00 Xinzhuang
November 13
Thailand Thailand 1-11 Cuba Cuba 12:00 Tianmu
Australia Australia 4-2 Germany Germany 12:00 Xinzhuang
Canada Canada 6-3 Venezuela Venezuela 18:00 Tianmu
South Korea South Korea 1-5 Netherlands Netherlands 18:00 Xinzhuang
November 14
Cuba Cuba 1-2 Netherlands Netherlands 12:00 Tianmu
Germany Germany 1-8 South Korea South Korea 12:00 Xinzhuang
Canada Canada 6-7 Australia Australia 18:00 Tianmu
Venezuela Venezuela 17-3 Thailand Thailand 18:00 Xinzhuang

Knockout Rounds

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
November 16 18:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
 
United States United States 3
 
November 17 18:00 (Tianmu)
 
South Korea South Korea 1
 
United States United States 5
 
November 16 12:00 (Tianmu)
 
Netherlands Netherlands 0
 
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 3
 
November 18 16:30 (Tianmu)
 
Netherlands Netherlands6
 
United States United States 6
 
November 16 12:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
Cuba Cuba 3
 
Australia Australia 0
 
November 17 18:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
Japan Japan3
 
Japan Japan 3
 
November 16 18:00 (Tianmu)
 
Cuba Cuba 5 Third place
 
Cuba Cuba 6
 
November 18 10:00 (Tianmu)
 
Mexico México0
 
Netherlands Netherlands 0
 
 
Japan Japan 5
 
 
5th to 8th5th
 
      
 
November 17 12:00 (Tianmu)
 
 
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei0
 
November 18 13:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
South Korea South Korea 3
 
South Korea South Korea 5
 
November 17 12:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
Australia Australia 2
 
Australia Australia 7
 
 
Mexico Mexico 1
 
7th
 
 
November 18 09:00 (Sinjhuang)
 
 
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 4
 
 
Mexico Mexico 6

Awards

The IBAF announced the following awards at the completion of the tournament.[3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ IBAF strips Venezuela of baseball youth worlds over visas - Summary
  2. ^ a b "IBAF 2007 Baseball World Cup standings". Archived from the original on 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
  3. ^ "Baseball World Cup: Allstar Team". Mister-Baseball.com. 19 November 2007. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  4. ^ "US beats Cuba to win gold at baseball World Cup - Summary". The Earth Times. 18 November 2007. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.