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Taiwan ranks as world's 3rd strongest baseball power

2016/03/18 22:35:21

From the WBSC Facebook account

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Taiwan has achieved a new high in terms of its baseball power, after grabbing the world's third strongest place, falling behind only Japan and the United States, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced on Friday.

According to the WBSC, Taiwan scored a record high of 4,702 points in its Baseball World Ranking, moving a notch ahead of its previous ranking and edging out Cuba, which had 3,727 points, to fifth place.

Japan holds the world's No. 1 spot with 5,154 points, followed by the U.S. with 5,091 points.

The number of points is calculated by the number of games each country's team scores in competitions around the world.

South Korea has also secured a record high place on the WBSC ranking, coming in fourth with 4,641 points, up from eighth place, thanks to its final victory in the 2015 WSBC Premier 12.

Rounding out the top 10 powers are Venezuela at 6th place, Mexico at 7th, Canada 8th, Italy 9th and Holland 10th, according to the WBSC.

(By H.H. Lin and Flor Wang)