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There are a lot of good international baseball tournaments every year. These are a few that I think everyone should see.
5. Prague Baseball Week
While this may not have the best talent in the world, it is in a great location and has history. There is a lot to offer at this tournament and everyone I know that’s been to it have loved it.
4. World Port Tournament
Played every odd numbered year in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this tournament features international teams such as Cuba and Chinese Taipei on a regular basis.
3. Haarlem Baseball Week
Played every even numbered year in the Netherlands, again this is one of the better international tournaments featuring top talent from all over the world.
2. Any IBAF Baseball World Cup
There are several of these. My favorite is the 18U, but they also run a 16U, 12U and in the future a 21U. These are the best players at this age from the best baseball countries in the world.
1. Caribbean Series
What a tournament this is to watch. I’ve only seen it on TV, but would love to see it in person. The best winter league teams from the Caribbean countries, you just can’t beat that.
European Cup, European Championship, Pan-Am Games, Finkstonball
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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.