Baseball Federation of Asia
|Headquarters||Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan|
|24 member associations|
|Lin Hua Wei|
|World Baseball Softball Confederation|
The birth of Baseball Federation of Asia goes back to 1954 when the 2nd Asian Games was held in Manila, the Philippines.
Four countries/regions such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines organized a committee aiming at establishing Baseball Federation of Asia, and May 7th of the same year witnessed the commencement of BFA.
American expatriate Charles Chick Parsons of the Philippines was elected as the first president of Baseball Federation of Asia.
The BFA became inactive for eight years following the 1975 Asian Baseball Championship. At the sidelines of the FEMBA World Baseball Championship in Tokyo in 1980, the executives of BFA discussed about resuming the activity of the federation. The Asian Baseball Championship was later resumed in 1983 which was held in Seoul. The membership of the federation grew as more Asian nations were admitted to the BFA.
The total number of BFA members at the present time is 24, and 1 non-member observer State (Vietnam).
- Cambodia is a member of the BFA, but not a (current) member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, according to the WBSC's website.
According to the IBAF World Rankings published following the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the teams of Japan, Chinese Taipei, and South Korea represent the BFA in the top 10.
|Rankings as of 26 November 2014|
Current title holders
|Asian Baseball Championship||South Korea||7th||Chinese Taipei|
|Asian Baseball Cup||East Division||Philippines||4th||Indonesia|
|Asian City Baseball Tournament||Saitama||1st||Taichung|
|Asian 18U Baseball Championship||South Korea||4th||Japan|
|Asian 15U Baseball Championship||Chinese Taipei||6th||Japan|
|Asian 12U Baseball Championship||Chinese Taipei||6th||Japan|