Talking to reporter, baseball coach Ahsan Bilal said according to the International Baseball Federation (IBAF
) top 20 ranked teams are entitled to play in the World Cup.
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Even the most well-informed of Cuban native diehards today have little memory of Abreu; his international reputation pales alongside more prestigious feats performed on the international stage by such legends as Huelga (decorated by President Castro after an heroic 1970 IBAF
World Cup victory in Colombia over the Americans and future big leaguer Burt Hooton), Contreras (owner of an unblemished 13-0 mark in top-level international tournaments before abandoning Cuba for a solid big league career), or the more recent Lazo (who's 2006 stellar bullpen effort against celebrated Dominican big leaguers vaulted Cuba into the finals of the first World Baseball Classic).
The inaugural IBAF
Cup, dubbed the "John Moores Trophy," was a two-team contest between the United States and Great Britain.(29) Szymanski and Zimbalist contend that Britain's victory showed how little the Americans cared about the incident.(30) The IBAF
Cup quickly grew to nine teams by 1941, before returning to only four squads in 1943.
Source: MLB, MLBPA, World Baseball Classic, Inc., IBAF
The worst they had done during that span were third place finishes in the IBAF
World Cup in 1944 and 1951.
Prior to the reversal of policy, the International Baseball Federation (IBAF
) threatened to withdraw its sanction of the tournament, and Puerto Rico threatened to withdraw as a host country.
says it will withdraw its sanction of the tournament if Cuba isn't allowed to play.
The Cuban national team won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2004 IBAF
(International Baseball Federation) World Cup in the Netherlands.
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