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 Teams Winner Finalist
1938 Great Britain 2 Great Britain United States
1939 Cuba 3 Cuba Nicaragua
1940 Cuba 7 Cuba United States - Nicaragua
1941 Cuba 9 Venezuela Cuba
1942 Cuba 5 Cuba Dominican Republic
1943 Cuba 4 Cuba Mexico
1944 Venezuela 8 Venezuela Mexico
1945 Venezuela 6 Venezuela Colombia
1947 Colombia 9 Colombia Puerto Rico
1948 Nicaragua 8 Dominican Republic Puerto Rico
1950 Nicaragua 12 Cuba Dominican Republic
1951 Mexico 11 Puerto Rico Venezuela
1952 Cuba 13 Cuba Dominican Republic
1953 Venezuela 11 Cuba Venezuela
1961 Costa Rica 10 Cuba Mexico
1965 Colombia 9 Colombia Mexico
1969 Dominican Republic 11 Cuba United States
1970 Colombia 12 Cuba United States
1971 Cuba 10 Cuba Colombia
1972 Nicaragua 16 Cuba United States
1973 Cuba 8 Cuba Puerto Rico
1973 Nicaragua 11 United States Nicaragua
1974 United States 9 United States Nicaragua
1976 Colombia 11 Cuba Puerto Rico
1978 Italy 11 Cuba United States
1980 Japan 12 Cuba South Korea
1982 South Korea 10 South Korea Japan
1984 Cuba 13 Cuba Chinese Taipei
1986 Netherlands 12 Cuba South Korea
1988 Italy 12 Cuba United States
1990 Canada 12 Cuba Nicaragua
1994 Nicaragua 16 Cuba South Korea
1998 Italy 16 Cuba South Korea
2001 Chinese Taipei 16 Cuba United States
2003 Cuba 16 Cuba Panama
2005 Netherlands 18 Cuba South Korea
2007 Chinese Taipei 16 United States Cuba
2009 Europe 22 United States Cuba
2011 Panama 16 Netherlands Cuba