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World Baseball Classic 2013

by on Mar.03, 2013 @ 12:20 am, under WBC

Championship Round - AT&T Park

Gm Date Time Road Score Home Attendance Time TV Official
1 3/17 18:00 Puerto Rico 3-1 Japan 33,683 3:27 20.3% box score
2 3/18 18:00 Netherlands 1-4 Dominican Republic 27,527 3:09 N/A box score
3 3/19 18:00 Puerto Rico 0-3 Dominican Republic 35,703 3:06 N/A box score

Start times are local time, not Japan time.

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First Round - Pool A - Fukuoka YafuOku Dome

Gm Date Time Road Score Home Attendance Time TV Official
1 3/2 19:00 Japan 5-3 Brazil 28,181 3:20 24.5% box score
2 3/3 12:30 Cuba 5-2 Brazil 4,003 3:22 N/A box score
3 3/3 19:00 China 2-5 Japan  13,891 2:57 23.2% box score
4 3/4 16:30 China 0-12 Cuba 3,123 2:38 N/A box score
5 3/5 17:00 Brazil 2-5 China 3,110 3:12 N/A box score
6 3/6 19:00 Japan 3-6 Cuba 26,860 3:39 22.8% box score

Top two teams advance to the Second Round.

Pool A W/L Records

  CUB JPN CHN BRA Record
CUB *** Gm6
3/6
6-3
Gm4
3/4
12-0
Gm2
3/3
5-2
3-0
JPN Gm6
3/6
3-6
*** Gm3
3/3
5-2
Gm1
3/2
5-3
2-1
CHN Gm4
3/4
0-12
Gm3
3/3
2-5
*** Gm5
3/5
5-2
1-2
BRA Gm2
3/3
2-5
Gm1
3/2
3-5
Gm5
3/5
2-5
*** 0-3

Cuba and Japan advance to 2nd Round.

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First Round - Pool B - Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium

Gm Date Time Road Score Home Attendance Time Official
1 3/2 12:30 Australia 1-4 Chinese Taipei 20,035 2:53 box score
2 3/2 19:30 Korea 0-5 Netherlands 1,085 3:24 box score
3 3/3 14:30 Netherlands 3-8 Chinese Taipei 20,035 3:09 box score
4 3/4 18:30 Korea 6-0 Australia 1,481 3:31 box score
5 3/5 12:30 Australia 1-4 Netherlands 1,113 2:50 box score
6 3/5 19:30 Chinese Taipei 2-3 Korea 23,431 3:27 box score

Top two teams advance to the Second Round.

Pool B W/L Records

  TPE NED KOR AUS Record TQB
TPE *** Gm3
3/3
8-3
Gm6
3/5
2-3
Gm1
3/2
4-1
2-1 .235
NED Gm3
3/3
3-8
*** Gm2
3/2
5-0
Gm5
3/5
4-1
2-1 .000
KOR Gm6
3/5
3-2
Gm2
3/2
0-5
*** Gm4
3/4
6-0
2-1 -.235
AUS Gm1
3/2
1-4
Gm5
3/5
1-4
Gm4
3/4
0-6
*** 0-3 ---

Netherlands and Chinese Taipei advance to 2nd Round.

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First Round - Pool C - Hiram Bithorn Stadium

Gm Date Time Road Score Home Attendance Time Official
1 3/7 7:30pm Venezuela 3-9 Dominican Republic 15,055 3:55 box score
2 3/8 6:30pm Spain 0-3 Puerto Rico 14,974 3:05 box score
3 3/9 12:00pm Dominican Reublic 6-3 Spain 13,412 3:47 box score
4 3/9 6:30pm Puerto Rico 6-3 Venezuela 18,800 3:35 box score
5 3/10 12:30pm Spain 6-11 Venezuela 13,395 3:59 box score
6 3/10 7:30pm Dominican Republic 4-2 Puerto Rico 19,413 3:41 box score

Local times

Pool C W/L Records

  DOM PUR VEN ESP Record
DOM *** Gm 6
3/10
4-2
Gm 1
3/7
9-3
Gm 3
3/9
6-3
3-0
PUR Gm 6
3/10
2-4
*** Gm 4
3/9
6-3
Gm 2
3/8
3-0
2-1
VEN Gm 1
3/7
3-9
Gm 4
3/9
3-6
*** Gm 5
3/10
11-6
1-2
ESP Gm 3
3/9
3-6
Gm 2
3/8
0-3
Gm 5
3/10
6-11
*** 0-3

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First Round - Pool D - Chase Field and Salt River Fields

Gm Date Time Road Score Home Attendance Time Official
1 3/7 1:00pm Italy 6-5 Mexico 4,478 3:41 box score
2 3/8 12:00pm Canada 4-14 Italy 5,140 3:27 box score
3 3/8 7:00pm Mexico 5-2 United States 44,256 3:29 box score
4 3/9 12:30pm Canada 10-3 Mexico 19,581 3:44 box score
5 3/9 7:00pm United States 6-2 Italy 19,303 3:21 box score
6 3/10 1:00pm United States 9-4 Canada 22,425 3:18 box score

Local times

Pool D W/L Records

  USA ITA CAN MEX Record
USA *** Gm 5
3/9
6-2
Gm 6
3/10
9-4
Gm 3
3/8
2-5
2-1
ITA Gm 5
3/9
2-6
*** Gm 2
3/8
14-4
Gm 1
3/7
6-5
2-1
CAN Gm 6
3/10
4-9
Gm 2
3/8
4-14
*** Gm 4
3/9
10-3
1-2
MEX Gm 3
3/8
5-2
Gm 1
3/7
5-6
Gm 4
3/9
3-10
*** 1-2

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Second Round - Pool 1 - Tokyo Dome

Gm Date Time Road Score Home Attendance Time TV Official
1 3/8 12:00 Netherlands 6-2 Cuba 8,278 3:38 N/A box score
2 3/8 19:00 Japan 4-3 Chinese Taipei 43,527 4:47 30.3% box score
3 3/9 19:00 Chinese Taipei 0-14 Cuba 12,884 2:43 N/A box score
4 3/10 19:00 Japan 16-4 Netherlands 37,745 2:53 34.4% box score
5 3/11 19:00 Cuba 6-7 Netherlands 7,613 3:52 N/A box score
6 3/12 19:00 Netherlands 6-10 Japan 30,301 3:30 30.4% box score

Double elimination format

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Second Round - Pool 2 - Marlins Park

Gm Date Time Road Score Home Attendance Time Official
1 3/12 13:00 Italy 4-5 Dominican Republic 14,482 3:17 box score
2 3/12 20:00 Puerto Rico 1-7 United States 32,872 3:22 box score
3 3/13 19:00 Italy 3-4 Puerto Rico 27,296 3:46 box score
4 3/14 19:00 Dominican Republic 3-1 United States 34,366 3:17 box score
5 3/15 19:00 Puerto Rico 4-3 United States 19,762 3:24 box score
6 3/16 13:00 Puerto Rico 0-2 Dominican Republic 25,846 2:58 box score

Double elimination format
Local times

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MVPs

  • Pool A - Alfredo Despaigne (CUB): 3 G, 4-for-8, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 8 TB, 2 BB, 1 SO, .500/.636/1.000
  • Pool B - Dai-Kang Yoh (TPE): 3 G, 4-for-12, 3 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 TB, 1 BB, 3 SO, .333/.357/.583
  • Pool C - Robinson Cano (DOM): 3 G, 9-for-15, 3 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 15 TB, 0 BB, 3 SO, .600/.600/1.000
  • Pool D - Michael Saunders (CAN): 3 G, 8-for-11, 4 R, 3 2B, 1 H, 7 RBI, 14 TB, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, .727/.769/1.273
  • Pool 1 - Hirokazu Ibata (JPN)
  • Pool 2 - Robinson Cano (DOM)
  • Chmp - Robinson Cano (DOM)

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TV Ratings

  • Rd 1, Gm 1 vs Brazil: TV Aashi - Avg: 25.4% Kanto, 23.6% Kansai; Peak: 35.5% Kanto, 32.4% Kansai
  • Rd 1, Gm 3 vs China: TV Asahi - Avg: 23.2% Kanto, 24.0% Kansai; Peak: 32.3% Kanto, 33.3% Kansai
  • Rd 2, Gm 6 vs Cuba: TBS - Avg: 22.8% Kanto, 21.6% Kansai; Peak: 29.7% Kanto, 26.1% Kansai
  • Rd 2, Gm 2 vs Chinese Taipei: TV Asahi - Avg: 30.3% Kanto, 30.1% Kansai; Peak: 43.0% Kanto, 44.3% Kansai
  • Rd 2, Gm 4 vs Netherlands: TBS - Avg: 34.4% Kanto, 30.0% Kansai; Peak: 44.6% Kanto, 38.6% Kansai
  • Rd 2, Gm 6 vs Netherlands: TBS - Avg: 30.4% Kanto, 26.7% Kansai; Peak: 38.4% Kanto, 32.7% Kansai
  • Chmpnshp Rd vs Puerto Rico: TBA - Avg: 20.3% Kanto, 18.1% Kansai; Peak: 25.0% Kanto, 23.5% Kansai

Online Radio (Radiko) Shares

  • Championship Round, Gm 1 vs Puerto Rico: Nippon Hoso - Avg: 41.23%; Peak: 50.55%

TV Ratings from the Previous WBC:

  • Rd 1, Gm 1 vs China: TV Asahi - 28.2%
  • Rd 1, Gm 4 vs Korea: TV Asahi - 37.8%
  • Rd 1, Gm 6 vs Korea: TV Asahi - 33.6%

Source: Sanspo 3/4/2013, Sponichi 3/4/2013, Daily Sports 3/4/2013, Nikkan Sports 3/7/2013, Sanspo 3/11/2013, Sponichi 3/11/2013, Daily Sports 3/11/2013, Daily Sports 3/12/2013, Sanspo 3/13/2013, Sponichi 3/13/2013, Daily Sports 3/18/2013, Sanspo 3/19/2013, Daily Sports 3/19/2013

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Pre-WBC Practice Games

Date Time Road Score Home Venue
2/17 13:00 Hiroshima 7-0 Japan Sun Marine
2/18 13:00 Seibu Rain Japan Sun Marine
2/20 12:30 Reds 1-1 Whites Sun Marine
2/23 18:30 Australia 2-3 Japan Kyocera
2/24 19:00 Japan 10-3 Australia Kyocera
2/26 12:00 Brazil 2-9 Orix Kyocera
2/26 19:00 Japan 0-1 Hanshin Kyocera
2/27 12:00 China 1-8 Orix Kyocera
2/27 19:00 Cuba 3-2 Hanshin Kyocera
2/28 12:00 Brazil 0-2 Softbank YafuOku
2/28 19:00 Japan 6-1 Yomiuri YafuOku
3/1 12:00 China 1-8 Yomiuri YafuOku
3/1 19:00 Cuba 10-8 Sofbank YafuOku

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NPB Players on WBC Teams

  • Alex Maestri - Orix Buffaloes, Italy
  • Dae-Ho Lee - Orix Buffaloes, Korea
  • Wladimir Balentien - Yakult Swallows, The Netherlands
  • Andruw Jones - Rakuten Eagles, The Netherlands
  • Orlando Roman - Yakult Swallows, Puerto Rico
  • Wil Ledezma - Chiba Lotte Marines, Venezuela
  • Hugo Kanabushi - Yakult Swallows, Brazil
  • Rafael Fernandes - Yakult Swallows, Brazil
  • Daniel Yuichi Matsumoto - Yakult Swallows, Brazil
  • Scott Mathieson - Yomiuri Giants, Canada
  • Dustin Molleken - Nippon Ham Fighters, Canada
  • I-Chen Wang - Yokohama Bay Stars, Chinese Taipei
  • Yi-Hao Lin - Yomiuri Giants, Chinese Taipei
  • Yao-Hsun Yang - Softbank Hawks, Chinese Taipei
  • Dai-Kang Yoh - Nippon Ham Fighters, Chinese Taipei

Players in other Japanese Leagues on WBC Teams

  • Oscar Nakaoshi - Hakuoh University, Brazil
  • Carlos Yoshimura - Yamaha, Brazil
  • Diego Franca - Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic, Brazil
  • Bruno Hirata - Toshiba, Brazil
  • Marcio Tanaka - JR Kyushu, Brazil
  • Allan Fanhoni - NTT Higashi, Brazil
  • Reinaldo Sato - Yamaha, Brazil
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16 comments on “World Baseball Classic 2013

    1. IM

      The Brazil-Cuba game was just about as bad, meanwhile the atmosphere in Taiwan (at least for the Taiwan games) is fantastic

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      1. Steve Novosel

        The Brazil-Cuba game was a bit better, but still pretty bad. It was the same in Tokyo Dome for the non-Japan games in 2009, too.

        The Taiwan fans look great! Hopefully a bunch of them make the trip to Tokyo this weekend. It’s going to be really interesting to see if Korea or NL makes it out – that Korea/Taiwan game should be very interesting indeed.

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    2. Arthur

      The attendance for the Japan games haven’t been all that wonderful either. Are tickets super-expensive or something?

      Reply
      1. Gen Post author

        To be a little more specific:

        First Round

        Games 1, 3, 6
        4,000 yen for OF seats
        6,000 yen for INF B seats
        8,000 yen for INF A seats
        10,000 yen for INF S seats
        12,000 yen for premium seats

        Game 2, 4, 5
        5,000 yen for premium seats
        4,000 yen for INF S seats

        Six ticket pack
        39,000 yen for premium
        33,000 yen for regular

        Second Round

        5,000 yen OF seats
        4,500 yen upper deck seats
        7,000 yen INF B seats
        12,000 yen INF A seats
        18,000 yen INF S seats

        Six ticket pack
        72,000 yen INF S seats
        48,000 yen INF A seats
        21,000 yen OF seats

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        1. Arthur

          Bimey, that’s not exactly family-friendly. Thanks for the info, I guess that explains the attendances. I’m no business guru, but wouldn’t it be better to lower the prices a bit and get more fans in? I can’t see the advantage of putting people off coming.

          What did we think of the first round? Good fun so far. Japan’s offense is not looking encouraging, but they might have chance if Tanaka can figure things out.

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  1. N26

    Japan. Out. It was fun while it lasted. I wish Major League teams would stop acting selfish and let all the best players play for their respective countries.

    If the double steal had worked with Ibata on second and Uchikawa on first, then the game MIGHT have been different. Yamamoto is a manager who was not afraid of taking chances. Like in the Taiwan game when he ordered a steal on Toritani with two outs. As far as WBC is concerned, there have been many close games which barely tipped in favor of Japan, but not this time around. That´s baseball. Though a disappointment, I thought this years team too was class.

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