U-23 Baseball World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2020 U-23 Baseball World Cup
Formerly21U Baseball World Cup (2014)
SportBaseball
Founded2014
No. of teams12
ContinentInternational
Most recent
champion(s)
 Venezuela (1st title)
Most titles Chinese Taipei (1 title)
 Japan (1 title)
 Mexico (1 title)
 Venezuela (1 title)

The U-23 Baseball World Cup is a biennial, professional-level, National Team, baseball world championship of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), replacing Baseball World Cup.

The inaugural tournament was held in November 2014, in Taichung, Taiwan, as the 21U Baseball World Cup, with each team made of 21-year-old and younger players but allowed for six players to be 23-year-old and younger.[1] Starting with the 2016 edition—in Monterrey, Mexico—the tournament has been expanded to permit nations to select players up to 23 years old for their entire rosters.[2] Players must also possess valid passports of the nations they are representing, in line with Olympic standards. The U-23 Baseball World Cup is the third-most-important international baseball tournament in terms of distribution of world ranking points, following the Premier12 and the World Baseball Classic.

The rosters of national teams that participated in the tournament included professional players from clubs affiliated to the Australian Baseball League, Chinese Professional Baseball League, Korea Baseball Organization, Major League Baseball, Mexican Baseball League, Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League, and Nippon Professional Baseball.

Results

21U Baseball World Cup
Year Period Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2014[3]
Details
November 7 – 16 Taiwan
Taichung
 Chinese Taipei  Japan  South Korea
U-23 Baseball World Cup
2016[4][5]
Details
October 28 – November 6 Mexico
Monterrey
 Japan  Australia  South Korea
2018[6]
Details
October 19 – 28 Colombia
Barranquilla
 Mexico  Japan  Venezuela
2021[7]
Details[R 1]
September 23 – October 2 Mexico
Ciudad Obregon
Hermosillo
 Venezuela  Mexico  Colombia
2022[8]
Details
TBA Taiwan
Taipei
Notes
  1. ^ Originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, postponed to September 2021.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan1203
2 Mexico1102
3 Venezuela1012
4 Chinese Taipei1001
5 Australia0101
6 South Korea0022
7 Colombia0011
Totals (7 nations)44412

Participating nations

Nation 2014 2016 2018 2021 Years
 Argentina 10 1
 Australia 6 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 9 3
 Austria 12 1
 Chinese Taipei 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 5 6 4
 Colombia 7 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2
 Cuba 4 1
 Czech Republic 5 10 12 12 4
 Dominican Republic 6 9 2
 Germany 11 1
 Italy 7 1
 Japan 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3
 Mexico 11 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4
 Netherlands 9 10 10 3
 New Zealand 10 1
 Nicaragua 4 6 7 3
 Panama 4 5 2
 Puerto Rico 8 1
 South Africa 11 11 2
 South Korea 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 8 4
 Venezuela 8 8 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4
Nations 11 12 12 12

See also

References

  1. ^ "Chinese Taipei defeat new world No. 1 Japan to capture 21U Baseball World Cup crown". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "WBSC announces dates, venues for new U-23 Baseball World Cup 2016 Monterrey, MEX". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  3. ^ 2014 U-21 Baseball World Cup
  4. ^ "WBSC unveils nations, Logo for inaugural U-23 Baseball World Cup 2016 in Monterrey, Mexico". WBSC. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  5. ^ 2016 U-23 Baseball World Cup>
  6. ^ 2018 II U-23 Baseball World Cup
  7. ^ 2021 III U-23 Baseball World Cup
  8. ^ [1]