1982 World’s Fair Baseball Camp and the Under-18 World Championship

One of the most frustrating omissions from international baseball records has been the results of the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair Camp baseball tournament. The tournament is considered to be the second Under-18 World Championship, but nothing more has been found other than the number of teams (four) and the medals: USA, Japan, and Australia. After a fair few minutes’ digging, we successfully uncovered the results, in Japanese, of the World’s Fair, missing only the score of bronze medal game. We present below, for the first time ever, the complete results of the Knoxville World’s Fair where, astonishingly, our Managing Editor has actually competed on the same turf as this tournament!

II U18 World Championship (World’s Fair Baseball Camp)
Knoxville, Tenn.
June 23-26, 1982

Age limit was Under-19.

June 23
Australia 0 – Japan 14
Japan 6 – USA 5
USA 11 – Mexico 0
Australia 9 – Mexico 1

June 24
Japan 13 – Australia 1
Mexico 2 – Japan 3
USA 12 – Mexico 0
USA 14 – Australia 6

June 25
Japan 13 – Mexico 3
USA 8 – Japan 4
USA 6 – Australia 4
Mexico 8 – Australia 7

June 26
Third: Australia W – Mexico
Final: USA 10 – Japan 4

Standings              W-L       RF          RA
USA                       6-1          66           24
Japan                    5-2          63           29
Australia               2-5          27           50
Mexico                   1-6          14           55

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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