2017 World Baseball Classic

Finals Schedule

Date Time Gm Away   Home Broadcast Attendance
03/21 Tue 10:00 1 Netherlands 3-4 Puerto Rico TBS,
J Sports
24,865
03/22 Wed 10:00 2 United States 2-1 Japan TBS,
J Sports
33,462
03/23 Thu 10:00 3 United States 8-0 Puerto Rico TV Asahi,
J Sports
51,565

Times in Japan Standard Time.

Useful Links: WBC Official Site, WBC Scoreboard, WBC Schedule, WBC Official Site (JPN)

TV ratings for Japan games:

  • March 7 (TBS) [Source: Tokyo Sports, Tokyo Sports]
    • Kanto region
      • 18:00 (105 minutes) – 11.9%
      • 19:45 (205 minutes) – 22.2%
    • Kansai region
      • 23.7%
  • March 8 (TBS) [Source: Nikkan Sports, Tokyo Sports]
    • Kanto region
      • 18:30 (64 minutes) – 12.3%
      • 19:34 (178 minutes) – 21.2%
      • 22:32 (22 minutes) – 16.0%
    • Kansai region
      • 24.6%
  • March 10 (TV Asahi, Kanto region) [Source: Daily Sports, Tokyo Sports]
    • Kanto region
      • 18.0%
    • Kansai region
      • 20.5%
  • March 12 (TV Asahi) [Source: Daily Sports, Sanspo, Tokyo Sports]
    • Kanto region – 25.2%
    • Kansai region – 24.9%
  • March 14 (TBS) [Source: Daily Sports, Daily Sports]
    • Kanto region
      • 18:15-19:41 – 13.7%
      • 19:42-end – 27.4%
      • peak – 36.8%
    • Kansai region
      • 18:15-19:41 – 16.1%
      • 19:41-end – 28.9%
      • peak – 37.3%
  • March 15 (TV Asahi) [Source: Tokyo Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sanspo]
    • Kanto region
      • 25.8%
      • peak – 32.4%
    • Kansai region
      • 25.6%
      • peak – 34.8%
  • March 22 – (TBS) [Source: Tokyo Sports, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sanspo]
    • Kanto region
      • 8:00 (216 minutes) – 11.2%
      • 11:36 (112 minutes) – 20.5%
      • 13:28 (27 minutes) – 7.5%
      • peak – 25.4%
    • Kansai region
      • 18.3%
      • peak – 23.8%
  • March 23 – TV Asahi [Source: Tokyo Sports]
    • 2.9%

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All-World Baseball Classic Team

  • C – Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico)
  • 1B – Eric Hosmer (United States)
  • 2B – Javier Baez (Puerto Rico)
  • 3B – Carlos Correa (Puerto Rico)
  • SS – Francisco Lindor (Puerto Rico)
  • OF – Wladimir Balentien (Netherlands)
  • OF – Gregory Polanco (Dominican Republic)
  • OF – Christian Yelich (United States)
  • DH – Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico)
  • P – Kodai Senga (Japan )
  • P – Marcus Stroman (United States)
  • P – Josh Zeid (Israel)

World Baseball Classic MVP

First Round

  • Pool A – Ryan Lavarnway (Israel)
  • Pool B – Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Japan)
  • Pool C – Manny Machado (Dominican Republic)
  • Pool D – Francisco Lindor (Puerto Rico)

Second Round

  • Pool E – Wladimir Balentien (Netherlands)
  • Pool F – Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico)

Final

  • Marcus Stroman (United States)

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Second Round

Pool E Schedule

Date Time Gm Away   Home Broadcast Attendance
03/12 Sun 12:00 1 Cuba 1-4 Israel J Sports 2 43,153
03/12 Sun 19:00 2 Japan 8-6 Netherlands TV Asahi,
J Sports 1
44,326
03/13 Mon 19:00 3 Netherlands 12-2 Israel J Sports 1  5,017
03/14 Tue 19:00 4 Cuba 5-8 Japan TBS,
J Sports 3
32,717
03/15 Wed 12:00 5 Netherlands 14-1 Cuba J Sports 4 40,680
03/15 Wed 19:00 6 Israel 3-8 Japan TV Asahi,
J Sports 1
43,179
03/16 Thu 19:00 7 if necessary

Pool E Standings

Rank Team W L RS RA
1 Japan 3 0 24 14
2 Netherlands 2 1 32 11
3 Israel 1 2 9 21
4 Cuba 0 3 7 26

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First Round

Pool A Schedule

Date Time Gm Away   Home Attendance
03/06 Mon 19:00 1 Israel 2-1 Korea 15,470
03/07 Tue 12:00 2 Israel 15-7 Taiwan 3,287
03/07 Tue 19:00 3 Korea 0-5 Netherlands 15,184
03/08 Wed 19:00 4 Taiwan 5-6 Netherlands 3,606
03/09 Thu 12:00 5 Netherlands 2-4 Israel 2,739
03/09 Thu 19:00 6 Korea 11-8 Taiwan 12,000
03/10 Fri 19:00 7 if necessary

Pool B Schedule

Date Time Gm Away   Home Broadcast Attendance
03/07 Tue 19:00 1 Cuba 6-11 Japan TBS,
J Sports 3
44,908 
03/08 Wed 12:00 2 China 0-6 Cuba J Sports 4 39,102
03/08 Wed 19:00 3 Japan 4-1 Australia TBS,
J Sports 3
41,408
03/09 Thu 19:00 4 Australia 11-0 China J Sports 3 3,013
03/10 Fri 12:00 5 Australia 3-4 Cuba J Sports 2 38,050
03/10 Fri 19:00 6 China 1-7 Japan TV Asahi,
J Sports 3
40,053
03/11 Sat 19:00 7 if necessary

Pool A Standings

Rank Team W L RS RA
1 Israel 3 0 21 10
2 Netherlands 2 1 13 9
3 Korea 1 2 12 15
4 Taiwan 0 3 20 32

Israel and Netherlands clinched spots to Second Round on March 8.

Pool B Standings

Rank Team W L RS RA
1 Japan 3 0 22 8
2 Cuba 2 1 16 14
3 Australia 1 2 15 8
4 China 0 3 1 24

Japan clinched a spot to Second Round on March 9; Cuba on March 10.

Comment on "2017 World Baseball Classic"

  • Gen, is that really the exact attendance for the Cuba vs China game, 39,102 ? I saw the game via live stream and the number of people there weren’t really that many though.

    • Gen Post Author

      That’s the official line. I added the official WBC link to the score, so you can see for yourself. I also check Japanese sites as well and it’s the same 39,102. My guess: the figure is total tickets sold and not the actual number of people at the stadium.

    • He still did a pretty good job though as a rookie kantoku for taking Samurai Japan this far in the WBC.

      • 808ace

        I definitely agree with you he did a great job. However, you could still see his inexperience making the lineup and also his pitching staff decisions.

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