2018 Asian Games

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The 2018 Asian Games were held in Jakarta, Indonesia; the baseball portion ran from August 21 to September 1, 2018. They were the largest Asian Games yet for baseball as 10 teams competed in a two-tier format. The six highest-ranked Asian teams (Flag of Japan Japan, Flag of South Korea South Korea, Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei, Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China, Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong and Flag of Pakistan Pakistan skipped the first round, as did host Flag of Indonesia Indonesia (making their Asian Games baseball debut). Competing for the final spot in round two were Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (making their Asian Games debut in baseball), Flag of Thailand Thailand, and Flag of Laos Laos (making their international tournament debut) (Flag of Mongolia Mongolia was originally slated for this pool as well but was a late withdrawal).

Following the Games, South Korea's team selection process was criticized, that some players were picked just to get them out of their military service requirement. As a result, the selection system was changed prior to the 2023 Games.

See 2018 Asian Games (Rosters) for information on players, managers and coaches.


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  1. Flag of South Korea South Korea
  2. Flag of Japan Japan
  3. Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
  4. Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China
  5. Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
  6. Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
  7. Flag of Indonesia Indonesia
  8. Flag of Thailand Thailand
  9. Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  10. Flag of Laos Laos