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WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2022: By the Numbers

WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2022: By the Numbers
22/11/2022
The WBSC Men's Softball World Cup begins on 26 November at Rosedale Park, Auckland in New Zealand. A stunning venue for an incredible event, which has some fascinating numbers behind it.

.647 - Highest Batting Average (Clark Bosch - CAN 1988)
1 - World Cup title to Argentina, the defending champions
2 - The best result for Japan (2019 and 2000), Mexico (1966) and Venezuela (2013) at previous World Cups
3 - World Champions in 1976 (NZL, CAN, USA) when the finals were rained out in Lower Hutt
4 - World Championship titles won by Canada
4 - Most Triples (Redelio Cruz - Cuba 1988, Mark Sorenson - New Zealand 1996, Taifau Matai - New Zealand 1996)
5 - Countries who have won the Men's Softball World Cup - NZL, USA; CAN, AUS, ARG
5 - Weight of the Men's Softball World Cup trophy in kilograms
6 - Games per day during the WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2022
6 - Most Stolen Bases (Brian Rothrock - USA 1988, Marty Kernaghan - CAN 1988)
7 - World Championship titles won by New Zealand (the next best is USA with five)
7 - Innings per game
7 - Most Doubles (Bob McKinnon - Canada 1988)
8 - Editions Demark has played in the WBSC Men's Softball World Cup including the 2022 edition. Best finish of ninth in 2019.
8 - Most Home Runs (Brian Rothrock - USA 1988, Marty Kernaghan - CAN 1988)
9 - Defensive players on the field
9 - Years since the WBSC Men's Softball World Cup was held in New Zealand, at Rosedale Park in 2013
10 - Seconds the batter has to enter the batters box, once the pitching clock as started
10 - Softball fields at Rosedale Park including two principle fields used for this tournament
12 - Participating teams (first time since 1984 - seven teams - that less than 14 teams feature in the Men's Softball World Cup)
13 - Men's Softball World Cup medals Canada (4G, 5S, 4B) and New Zealand (7G, 4S, 2B) have won (the two most successful countries)
14 - Years old players or older are eligible WBSC Men's Softball World Cup
14.02 - Metres (46 feet) between pitchers plate and home plate
15 - Runs ahead rule after three innings (10 after four, seven after five)
16 - Previous editions of the WBSC Men's Softball World Cup
16 - Players in each delegation
16 - TV cameras across both field (nine of field one, seven on field two)
18.29 - Metres the distance (60 Feet) between bases
19 - Most Runs Scored (Marty Kernaghan - CAN 1988)
20 - Seconds the pitcher has to deliver a pitch
21 - Most Hits (Crestwell Pratt - BAH 1988, Bob McKinnon - CAN 1988)
23 - Most RBIs (Brian Rothrock - USA 1988)
25.86 - Metres (84 feet) from back part of home plate to middle of second base
43.2 - Centimetres the width (17 inches) of home plate
50 - Games in the tournament
61 - Centimetres the length of the pitchers plate
76.2 - Metres (250 Feet) from home plate to the outfield fence (minimum)
400 - Premium seats at Rosedale Park
1152 - Mizuno balls delivered for use in the tournament
2012 - Year when Rosedale Park was built for the WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2013
3500 - Capacity of Rosedale Park