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Global World Series

From BR Bullpen

The Global World Series were a semi-pro baseball tournament featuring teams from different baseball-playing countries or territories. The first two editions were held in Milwaukee, WI in 1955 and 1956 and the third and final edition was held in Detroit, MI in 1957. The United States team won the first two editions, defeating a team from Hawaii in the finals both years. The third edition saw Japan defeat Canada in the finals. The tournament was discontinued because of high costs and low attendance.

A number of former and future major leaguers took part in the tournament, including Les Layton, Daryl Spencer, John Kennedy, Don Pavletich and Clint Hartung.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bob Buege: "Global World Series: 1955-57", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 41, Number 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 57-66.