U-15 Baseball World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2022 U-15 Baseball World Cup
SportBaseball
Founded2012
No. of teams12
ContinentInternational
Most recent
champion(s)
 United States
(2022)
Most titles United States
(7 titles)
Official websiteU-15 Baseball World Cup

The U-15 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

World Youth Baseball Championship
Year Finals Host[2] Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
1989
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Japan
Tokyo

Japan

Chinese Taipei

China
1990
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Mexico
Mazatlán

Japan

Brazil

Cuba
1991
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Australia
Melbourne

Chinese Taipei

Japan

Brazil
1993
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Brazil
Londrina

Brazil

Chinese Taipei

South Korea
1994
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Mexico
Mazatlán

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Brazil
1995
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Brazil
Londrina

Cuba

Brazil

United States
1996
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Japan
Chiba

South Korea

Cuba

Chinese Taipei
1997
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Taiwan
Hsinchu

Cuba

Chinese Taipei

Australia
1998
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United States
Fairview Heights

United States

Chinese Taipei

Venezuela
2001
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Mexico
Monterrey

United States

Venezuela

Australia
2003
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Taiwan
Kaohsiung

United States

Chinese Taipei

Cuba
2005
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Mexico
Mazatlán

Cuba

United States

Australia
2007
Venezuela
Venezuela
IBAF withdrew its sanction of the tournament.[3]
2009
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Taiwan
Taichung

United States

Cuba

Mexico
2011
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Mexico
Lagos de Moreno

United States

Cuba

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

Venezuela

Cuba

Chinese Taipei
15U Baseball World Cup
2014
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Mexico
Mazatlán

Cuba

United States

Venezuela
U-15 Baseball World Cup
2016
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Japan
Iwaki

Cuba

Japan

United States
2018
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Panama
David / Chitré

United States

Panama

Chinese Taipei
2020
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Mexico
Tijuana
Originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]
2022
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Mexico
Hermosillo[5]

United States

Cuba

Chinese Taipei
2024
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Colombia
Barranquilla / Cartagena

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States72211
2 Cuba65213
3 Japan2215
4 Chinese Taipei[a]15410
5 Brazil1225
6 Venezuela1124
7 South Korea1012
8 Dominican Republic0101
 Panama0101
10 Australia0033
11 China0011
 Mexico0011
Totals (12 entries)19191957

See also

References

  1. ^ "IBAF World Ranking Notes" (PDF). International Baseball Federation. 13 January 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  2. ^ "WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup". World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  3. ^ Sabatier, Luke; Yeh, Joseph. "Baseball tourney in Venezuela yanked over visa debacle". Taiwan News. Taiwan News. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  4. ^ "2021 WBSC Women's, U-15 Baseball World Cups officially cancelled". V U-15 Baseball World Cup 2021. World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  5. ^ "V WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup scheduled from 26 August to 4 September in Hermosillo, Mexico". World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). WBSC. Retrieved 27 March 2022.