The 2013 Baseball World Classic had pool rounds held in Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and USA, and the final in San Francisco. It was the third time the tournament was held. The final was played between Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic at AT & T park in San Francisco, and winner was the Dominican Republic, winning 3–0.
The Dominican Republic team went undefeated throughout the tournament. Robinson Canó was named the Most Valuable Player. Canó was born in the Dominican Republic, and currently plays as a second baseman for the New York Yankees.
The top 12 teams that participated in the 2009 World Baseball Classic were invited back for the 2013 tournament. In addition, Spain, Canada, Brazil, and Chinese Taipei won their pools of qualification and were also included in 2013.
The participating teams were: Japan, South Korea ,Venezuela, United States, China, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Australia, Dominican, Republic, Italy, Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Spain, Canada.