India India national baseball team
Information
CountryIndia India
FederationAmateur Baseball Federation of India
ConfederationBaseball Federation of Asia
WBSC ranking 62 Decrease 1 (31 December 2021)[1]
Asian Championship
Appearances2 (First in 1987)
Best result7th

India national baseball team is the national men's team of India in international-level baseball competitions.

India has produced two players that have achieved Major League status in the United States: Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel were both been contracted by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2009,[2] although Singh has since left the sport.

Results

India defeated Iran 11-10 to win the gold medal in the Presidential Cup Friendly Baseball Tournament held at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran in September 2015. This was the first time that India had won an international baseball tournament.[3][4]

Pesapallo

Pesapallo, a Finnish derivative of baseball, was also introduced to India in 2007 Though it is an infrequent sport, people have come forward and recently a World Cup league was also played in India in year 2019. One of the emerging player’s of the league is Saiesh Reddy of Hyderabad,India. India secured bronze medal by defeating Australia in their medal winning match.

Asian Championship

Asian Baseball Cup

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Total
Asian Cup 0 1 3 4

See also

References

  1. ^ "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Indian pitchers to make pro debuts". ESPN.com. ESPN Inc. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Indian baseball team create history in Iran, win first ever Gold medal". Sportskeeda. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Indian baseball team create history in Iran, win first ever Gold medal". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 9 July 2018.