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Honkbal Heyday, Canadian Gold Show Game’s Globalization

John Manuel -

Canada won the Pan Am Games and the Netherlands won the World Cup as baseball becomes more global than ever. Ten nations have won tournaments of some import in the 13 years of the current era of professionals in international play: Australia (1999 Intercontinental Cup), Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic (2010 Pan Am/World Cup qualifier), Italy (European championships, most recently in 2010); Japan (two World Baseball Classics), the Netherlands, South Korea (2008 Olympics), Taiwan (Asia Games, most recently in 2009); and the United States. How many sports can match that track record?

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