New Zealand national baseball team
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The New Zealand national baseball team is a national team of New Zealand and is controlled by Baseball New Zealand. It represents the nation in senior-level men's international competition. The team is a member of the BCO. The team has taken part in the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers a number of times.
Like other national teams from New Zealand, most prominently the "All-Blacks" rugby team, the baseball team is known for performing a haka - a traditional Maori battle chant accompanied by dramatic foot stomping and chest beating - before its games.
- Matt Monagan: "Team New Zealand doing The Haka will fire you up: The World Baseball Classic got off to a earth-shattering start", mlb.com, September 30, 2022.