1954 Asian Baseball Championship

1954 Asian Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Philippines
Dates December
Teams 4
Defending champions None (Inaugural tournament)
Final positions
 Philippines (1st title)
Third place
 South Korea
Fourth place  Taiwan

The 1954 Asian Baseball Championship was the first continental tournament held by the Baseball Federation of Asia, from 18 to 26 December.[1] [2] The tournament was held in Manila, Philippines, and was won by the host nation. 17,000 people attended the final game at Rizal Stadium to see Philippines defeat Japan 81.[2][3] Through 2012, it is the only time that the Philippines have won the tournament. South Korea (3rd) and Taiwan (4th) were the other participants.[4]


  1. "Japan Blanks Korea In Baseball Meet". Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, WI, United States. 19 December 1954. p. 2-C. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  2. 1 2 "Philippines Beat Japs for Asian Baseball Title" (fee required). Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago, IL, United States. 27 December 1954. p. C2. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  3. "Philippine Nine Wins Asian Baseball Crown" (fee required). Hartford Courant. Hartford, CT, United States. 27 December 1954. p. 11. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  4. Bjarkman 2005, pp.477–8


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