2017 Baseball World Classic

The 2017 Baseball World Classic will be the 4th time the tournament is held. It will be held from March 9 to 22. Of the 16 teams participating, two will be making their first appearance in the World Baseball Classic: Colombia and Israel. Dominican Republic are the defending champions from 2013. The participating teams are: Canada, China, Chinese, Cuba, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Korea, United States, Venezuela, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Israel.

There are multiple host coutries: Japan, Mexico, South Korea and United States. The first-round hosts will be Tokyo, Seoul, Miami, and Guadalajara. The second round hosts will be Tokyo and San Diego, and the championship round will be played in Los Angeles.

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