1997 Asian Championship

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The 1997 Asian Championship was held from May 23 through June 2, 1997 at Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium in Taiwan.

Flag of South Korea South Korea won Gold for the first time since 1975. Their staff included future major leaguers Jae-weong Seo and Sun-woo Kim.

Flag of Japan Japan took home Silver. They had future MLB players Kenshin Kawakami, Koji Uehara and Kosuke Fukudome on their team.

Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei won Bronze. Ying-Chieh Kao managed them.

Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China finished fourth. Zhanpeng Wang was named the best left-handed pitcher of the event.

Flag of Philippines Philippines placed fifth.

Flag of Thailand Thailand took last.

See also 1997 Asian Championship (Rosters)

Source: Chinese Wiki Baseball