The entire world Baseball Vintage (WBC) is a global baseball event whose objective would be to spread the rise in popularity of the game of baseball all over the globe. Sanctioned because of the Global Baseball Federation, the WBC is took part in by different national teams from around the entire world. Initial event was held from March 3-20, 2006 in several arenas in Tokyo (Japan), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Orlando (Florida, American), Phoenix (Arizona, USA), Anaheim (California, American), and north park (Ca, American).
During this inaugural edition of the World Baseball Classic, 16 nations adjudged once the most readily useful baseball-playing nations on earth had been welcomed to send their particular nationwide groups. These sixteen teams had been divided into four swimming pools, particularly:
* Pool A – Japan, China, Korea, and Chinese Taipei
* Pool B – Canada, Mexico, South Africa, in addition to united states
* Pool C – Cuba, Netherlands, Panama, Puerto Rico
* Pool D – Australia, Dominican Republic, Italy, Venezuela
The competition ended up being a conducted in a round-robin model of competition, wherein each group played as soon as contrary to the other three groups inside pool. The most notable two pool leaders of A and B were come up with in 2nd round into one new share (Pool 1), in addition to top two share frontrunners of Pool C and D were come up with in a fresh pool (Pool 2) in addition when it comes to second round. Once more each group in brand new swimming pools played against the various other three as soon as, using the top two from each pool assembled in a single reduction share for the semifinals. The champions and runner-ups of each and every pool face each other for one game, because of the champions dealing with both the finals to look for the winner.
In Pool the, Korea surfaced the champion (3-0) while Japan emerged in 2nd, while Mexico and U.S.A., each with a 2-1 win-loss record, appeared whilst the champions of Pool B. These four winners formed Pool 1 the 2nd round.
Conversely, Puerto Rico (3-0) and Cuba (2-1) led Pool C, while, in Pool D, the Dominican Republic (3-0) and Venezuela (2-1) demonstrably dominated. These four formed Pool 2 for the second round.
The next round again saw Korea (3-0) dominate Pool 1 to maneuver in to the single-elimination pool, with Japan, which tied because of the usa and Mexico with comparable 1-2 win-loss records, but became the next staff from Pool 1 the solitary removal share because a better standing within the tie-breaker evaluation. In Pool 2, the Dominican Republic and Cuba led the pack with identical 2-1 win-loss files. The Dominican Republic emerged once the champion in this share considering a better standing within the tiebreaker evaluation.
The single-elimination round for semifinals ended up being one characterized by upsets wherein runners-up Japan and Cuba beating Korea therefore the Dominican Republic correspondingly. In last online game, Japan defeated Cuba to be the initial champion around the globe Baseball Vintage.
Another WBC tournament will be held in 2009, after which it the competition is going to be held every four years. Packages associated with very first World Baseball Timeless Live Feed are downloaded from the formal World Baseball Vintage web site.