The Baseball World Cup was an international tournament where national baseball teams from around the world competed. After the tournament, the Baseball World Cup was discontinued in favor of an expanded World Baseball Classic tournament. The Baseball World Cup was held 38 times; the final one was in in Panama. The first tournament, held in , featured only two teams, but the last tournament included 22 participants; the previous two featured 16 and 18 teams in and , respectively. Until , the Amateur World Series was held in intervals of one to four years, except for the eight-year period from —
1972 Amateur World Series
WABA - World Amateur Baseball Association
It is one of the two main senior baseball tournament sanctioned by the WBSC, but the only one which grants to the winner the title of "World Champion". It previously coexisted with Olympic baseball until and the Baseball World Cup until as IBAF-sanctioned tournaments,  but baseball has not been on the Olympic program since , after it was voted out by the International Olympic Committee in The final men's Baseball World Cup was held in , and was discontinued in , after an MLB suggestion to reorganize the international baseball calendar, WBSC accepted the suggestion after an executive meeting, giving the "World Champion" title for the WBC winner, on the condition that the Classic should have direct qualifications and follow international anti-doping rules. The tournament is the first of its kind to have the national teams of IBAF's member federations feature professional players from the major leagues around the world, including Major League Baseball. In addition to providing a format for the best baseball players in the world to compete against one another while representing their home countries, the World Baseball Classic was created in order to further promote the game around the globe.
Baseball World Cup
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