History of Thai Baseball
Baseball in Thailand started to develop when The Amateur Baseball Association of Thailand (ABAT) was officially established on January 3rd, 1992. The ABAT was sanctioned by the National Culture Commission and Sport Authority of Thailand. The association was also recognized by the Olympic Committee of Thailand as the sole organization for Thai baseball. Baseball and the ABAT were able to develop from the support of the Baseball Federation of Japan by cooperated with Minebea Group.
Thai baseball began to compete internationally in the 90's and competed in their first Asian Games in 1994. Thailand was also able to reach the final Southeast Asia qualifying game for the Atlanta Olympics. In the Southeast Asian Games, Thailand won gold in 2007 and placed third in 2011.
Baseball in Thailand is divided into three different leagues.
In addition to Bangkok, there is baseball played in other cities of Thailand,
Qualified Baseball Umpired
Presently, we have 15 qualified baseball umpires who have been trained from Baseball Federation of Japan and Baseball Federation of Asia.
Baseball International Tournament
In order to enhance skill level of Thai baseball players , ABAT also conduct baseball tournaments on a regional and national level.
|Year||Contents & Activities|
|1994||Joined Asian Games in Japan|
|1995||The 1ST Asian Baseball Cup, Manila, Philippines.
Thailand was the second position .
|1997||The 2nd Asian Baseball Cup ,bangkok, Thailand.
Thailand was a winner.
|1999||The 3rd Asian Baseball Cup , in New Deli, India.
Thailand was the third position
|2001||The 4th Asian Baseball Cup in 2001, was held in Jakarta, Indonesia
The 19th Asian Championship at Taipei. Thailand was the fifth position.
|2002||The 5th Asian Baseball Cup , in Bangkok, Thailand.|
|2004||The 6th Asian Baseball Cup, in Bangkok , Thailand
Thailand was a winner.
|2005||The 23th Asian Championship , Miyazaki, Japan|
|2006||The 7th Asian Baseball Cup, Pakistan|
|2007||The 24th Asian Baseball Championship, Taichung, Chinese Taipei
Baseball World Cup, Chinese Taipei
|2009||The 8th Asian Baseball cup, Bangkok, Thailand
The 25th Asian Baseball Championship, Japan
|2010||The 9th Asian Baseball Cup Islamabad , Pakistan|
|2012||The 10th Asian Baseball Cup, Bangkok, Thailand
World Baseball Classic in Taiwan