Baseball World Cup

The World Cup is the main tournament organized by IBAF. It started in 1938 as the John Moores Trophy and is open to pros since 1998

You can select the edition by clicking on the year where the competition’s row is highlighted


Year Host No. of Nations
World Champions
Runner-up
2013 Multi-nation 16 Dominican Republic Puerto Rico
2011 Panama 16 Netherlands Cuba
2009 Europe 22 United States Cuba
2007 Chinese Taipei 16 United States Cuba
2005 Netherlands 18 Cuba South Korea
2003 Cuba 16 Cuba Panama
2001 Chinese Taipei 16 Cuba United States
1998 Italy 16 Cuba South Korea
1994 Nicaragua 16 Cuba South Korea
1990 Canada 12 Cuba Nicaragua
1988 Italy 12 Cuba United States
1986 Netherlands 12 Cuba South Korea
1984 Cuba 13 Cuba Chinese Taipei
1982 South Korea
10
South Korea
Japan
1980 Japan
12
Cuba  South Korea
1978 Italy
11
Cuba  United States
1976 Colombia
11
Cuba  Puerto Rico
1974 United States
9
United States  Nicaragua
1973 Nicaragua
11
United States  Nicaragua
1973 Cuba
8
Cuba  Puerto Rico
1972 Nicaragua
16
Cuba United States
1971 Cuba
10
Cuba Colombia
1970 Colombia
12
Cuba United States
1969 Dominican Republic
11
Cuba United States
1965 Colombia
9
Colombia Mexico
1961 Costa Rica
10
Cuba Mexico
1953 Venezuela
11
Cuba Venezuela
1952 Cuba
13
Cuba Dominican Republic
1951 Mexico
11
Puerto Rico Venezuela
1950 Nicaragua 12 Cuba Dominican Republic
1948 Nicaragua 8 Dominican Republic Puerto Rico
1947 Colombia 9 Colombia Puerto Rico
1945 Venezuela 6 Venezuela Colombia
1944 Venezuela 8 Venezuela Mexico
1943 Cuba 4 Cuba Mexico
1942 Cuba 5 Cuba Dominican Republic
1941 Cuba 9 Venezuela Cuba
1940 Cuba 7 Cuba United States - Nicaragua
1939 Cuba 3 Cuba Nicaragua
1938 Great Britain 2 Great Britain United States