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For the first time ever, in 2006 the best players in the world contested in a nation-based tournament. Though the Major League Baseball contributed with all the 30 members of some teams, only two of these MLB players competed in the final of the first edition, while the United States did not even reach the semifinals. Ever since, the World Baseball Classic is considered as the unofficial world championship.


Edit. Final Round Year Winner Runner-up Semifinalists
IV Los Angeles 2017 United States Puerto Rico JPN & NED
III San Francisco 2013 Dominican Republic Puerto Rico JPN & NED
II Los Angeles 2009 Japan Korea USA & VEN
I San Diego 2006 Japan Cuba KOR & DOM

All the champions

IV Los Angeles 2017 (06/22.Mar) top

UNITED STATES - Manager: Jim Leyland
Chris Archer, Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman, Tyler Clippard, Brandon Crawford, Danny Duffy, Sam Dyson, Mychal Givens, Paul Goldschmidt, Luke Gregerson, Josh Harrison, Eric Hosmer, Adam Jones, Nate Jones, Ian Kinsler, Jonathan Lucroy, Andrew McCutchen, Jake McGee, Mark Melancon, Andrew Miller, Daniel Murphy, Pat Neshek, Buster Posey, Tanner Roark, David Robertson, Drew Smyly, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcus Stroman, Christian Yelich.
Puerto Rico 4-3* Netherlands Un. States 2-1 Japan
United States 8-0 Puerto Rico

III San Francisco 2013 (02/19.Mar) top

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Manager: Toni Peña
Erick Aybar, Lorenzo Barceló, Robinson Cano, Santiago Casilla, Ángel Castro, Juan Cedeño, Nelson Cruz, Alejandro de Aza, Samuel Deduno, Octavio Dotel, Edwin Encarnación, Leury García, Kelvin Herrera, Ricardo Nanita, Francisco Peña, Eury Pérez, Hanley Ramírez, José Reyes, Fernando Rodney, Wandy Rodríguez, Carlos Santana, Atahualpa Severino, Moisés Sierra, Alfredo Simón, Pedro Strop, Miguel Tejada, José Veras, Edinson Volquez.
Puerto Rico 3-1 Japan Dominican Rep. 4-1 Netherlands
Dominican Republic 3-0 Puerto Rico

II Los Angeles 2009 (05/23.Mar) top

JAPAN - Manager: Tatsunori Hara
Shinnosuke Abe, Norichika Aoki, Yu Darvish, Kyuji Fujikawa, Kosuke Fukudome, Atsunori Inaba, Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Hisashi Iwakuma, Akinori Iwamura, Minoru Iwata, Kenji Johjima, Yoshiyuki Kamei, Yasuyuki Kataoka, Munenori Kawasaki, Satoshi Komatsu, Takahiro Mahara, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Shuichi Murata, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Michihiro Ogasawara, Toshiya Sugiuchi, Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka, Seiichi Uchikawa, Tetsuya Utsumi, Hideaki Wakui, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuya Yamaguchi.
South Korea 10-2 Venezuela Japan 9-4 USA
Japan 5-3 (10th) South Korea

I San Diego 2006 (05/20.Mar) top

JAPAN - Manager: Sadahuro Oh
Ryoji Aikawa, Norichika Aoki, Takahiro Arai, Kyuji Fujikawa, Soichi Fujita, Kosuke Fukudome, Toshiaki Imae, Akinori Iwamura, Munenori Kawasaki, Tatsuhiko Kinjoh, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Kubota, Takahiro Mahara, Nobuhiko Matsunaka, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Shinya Miyamoto, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Michihiro Ogasawara, Akinori Otsuka, Tomoya Satozaki, Naoyuki Shimizu, Toshiya Sugiuchi, Ichiro Suzuki, Hitoshi Tamura, Motonobu Tanishige, Koji Uehara, Kazuhiro Wada, Tsuyoshi Wada, Shunsuke Watanabe, Yasuhiko Yabuta.
Cuba 3-1 Dominican Republic Japan 6-0 South Korea
Japan 10-6 Cuba

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Ps. Country T/F Year
1. Japan 2/2 06 09
2. Dominican Republic 1/1 13
. United States 1/1 17
4. Puerto Rico 0/2 13 17
5. Cuba 0/1 06
. South Korea 0/1 09
 
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