GIJANG, Korea — Game 50, the Final, of the XXIX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019 today at Gijang-Hyundai Dream Ballpark will determine baseball’s official World Champions and best team in the respective age group (15-18 years old).
The World Championship game, which is scheduled for 6:00 pm local KST time, will be live-streamed on WBSC’s official YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/tkEuvezmpUM. The Final will also be broadcast live via Taiwan’s largest sports station, Videoland.
Historic notes and Preview:
- Chinese Taipei and USA are set to play each other in the U-18 World Cup Final for the fourth time: 1983 (won by Chinese Taipei), 1995, 1999 (won by USA) and 2019 (TBD).
- USA has won its last four U-18 World Cup games against Chinese Taipei, since a 4-1 defeat in the opening round in 2006.
- USA topped Chinese Taipei, 8-1, in their Opening Round contest in Gijang.
- With a win in the Final, USA would become World Champions for the 10th time in the history of the U-18 World Cup, one shy of current record holders Cuba (11).
- USA is also trying to become the first team to win the U-18 World Cup five times in a row.
- Chinese Taipei could claim a third World Cup title, after capturing the world titles in 1983 and 2010.
- USA have been World Champions in the U-18 category since 2012.
- Chinese Taipei’s best finish in recent years was 3rd Place at the 2013 U-18 Baseball World Cup, which was played on home soil in Taichung.
WBSC U-18 All-World Team and U-18 World Cup Leaders
Following the Final, the WBSC U-18 All-World Team and Most Valuable Player will be announced during the Awards/Closing Ceremony, which will be live-streamed at www.youtube.com/wbsc.
WBSC will also make real-time announcements on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wbsc (@WBSC).
For finals statistics, standings and reports, the official website of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup is available in six languages — including English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese — at https://u18bwc.wbsc.org.