The Baseball Events


World Series

the end of season championship contest of the US Major League Baseball, played in October each year.


Premier12 World Championship

The top twelve ranked countries to take part in the inaugural tournament were USA, Japan, Cuba, Chinese Taipei, Dominican Republic, The Netherlands, Canada, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Italy, Mexico.

This new event will take part every four years and will be converted into baseball’s highest-ranked international competition. The Premier 12 champion will be awarded baseball’s major prize of World Ranking bonus points.

The Premier 12 National Teams will split into two groups of six and embark on the tournament with a round-robin format. The top four countries from every group progress to the next set, which begins the single-elimination knockout stages – quarterfinals, semifinals and gold-medal final.

2019 WBSC Premier12 will be used as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.


World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is the premier international baseball tournament, sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBF), and features the best players in the world. The winner of this tournament is classed as the “World Champion. The tournament was first played in 2006. The next event was scheduled to be played in 2021, but was cancelled due to the pandemic. It may be played in 2023.

Baseball World Cup

The Baseball World Classic was (sort of) preceded by a World Cup tournament. The IBAF Baseball World Cup was an international baseball tournament held from 1938 to 2011. The last Baseball World Cup (2011) was held from October 1 – 15, 2011. It was the 39th Baseball World Cup.