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WBSC Asia
Former logo of the BFA, now known as WBSC Asia
TypeSport organization
HeadquartersXinyi, Taipei, Taiwan
Region served
Asia
Membership
24 member associations
President
Tom Peng[1]
Vice-presidents
Masatake Yamanaka
Chen Xu
Yang Hae-Young[1]
General Secretary
Lin Hua Wei[1]
Parent organization
World Baseball Softball Confederation
Websitewww.baseballasia.org

The WBSC Asia, formerly known as, Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) is the governing body of the sport of baseball and softball in Asia. The federation is governed by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.

History

The birth of Baseball Federation of Asia goes back to 1954 when the 2nd Asian Games was held in Manila, Philippines.

The four countries of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines organized a committee aiming at establishing Baseball Federation of Asia, and 7 May of the same year witnessed the commencement of BFA.

American expatriate Charles Chick Parsons of the Philippines was elected as the first president of Baseball Federation of Asia.

The BFA became inactive for eight years following the 1975 Asian Baseball Championship. At the sidelines of the FEMBA World Baseball Championship in Tokyo in 1980, the executives of BFA discussed about resuming the activity of the federation. The Asian Baseball Championship was later resumed in 1983 which was held in Seoul. The membership of the federation grew as more Asian nations were admitted to the BFA.[2]

The total number of BFA members at the present time is 24, and 1 non-member observer State (Vietnam).

Members

WBSC World Rankings

Overview

Competitions

Current title holders

Competitions Champion Title Runner-up
Asian Baseball Championship  Japan 18th  Chinese Taipei
Asian Baseball Cup East Division  Philippines 5th  Thailand
West Division  Sri Lanka 2nd  Pakistan
Asian City Baseball Tournament Japan Saitama 1st Chinese Taipei Taichung
Asian U-18 Baseball Championship  South Korea 5th  Chinese Taipei
Asian U-15 Baseball Championship  Japan 2nd  Chinese Taipei
Asian U-12 Baseball Championship  Chinese Taipei 7th  South Korea

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Organization". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ "BFA History". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  4. ^ "The WBSC Women's World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.