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Final of WBSC Premier12 2019 to close GameTime Classics series

Final of WBSC Premier12 2019 to close GameTime Classics series
23/06/2020
Episode 88 is number 44 dedicated to baseball and will take you back to the championship game of the second edition of WBSC Flagship event between top-ranked Japan and world No. 3 Korea.

The final episode of the GameTime Classics series, that opened on Wednesday, 25 March, could be no other game than the final of the II WBSC Premier12 at the Tokyo Dome.

Japan and Korea were from the beginning the favorites of the tournament. They both swept the opening round and made a huge step towards the final winning their first games of the Super Round, as Korea beat the USA and Japan topped Australia.

The night before the final, Japan had beaten Korea to close the Super Round. It was a game with no particular meaning and the final was going to be the re-match of the dramatic semifinal of the 2015 Premier12.

Japan and Korea took the field at a Tokyo Dome that was packed with 44,960 fans on 17 November 2019. Shun Yamaguchi took the mound for Japan and home plate umpire Ray Gregson (USA) called playball. Yamaguchi would be the first of seven pitchers for Samurai Japan.

In the bottom of the first, Korea handed the ball to KBO superstar Hyeon-Jong Yang.

The final episode of the GameTime Classics series will be available for free at www.youtube.com/wbsc at 9 pm Eastern US Standard Time* on Tuesday, 23 June (3 am Central European Time, 10 am Korea and Japan Time on Wednesday 24 June) and Wednesday at 9 am US Eastern Standard Time (3:00 pm Central European Time*, 10 pm Korea and Japan Time) at www.facebook.com/wbsc.

*Observing daylight saving time.

This was the episode 88 of the GameTime Classics series. The 44 episodes dedicated to baseball covered games from the U-18 Baseball World Cups (2017, 2019); the Women's Baseball World Cups (2016, 2018); the Premier12s (2015, 2019); the U-23 Baseball World Cups (2016, 2018); the U-15 Baseball World Cups (2016, 2018); and of the U-12 Baseball World Cups (2017, 2019).

Watch all of the GameTime Classics:

Episode 87: Mexico, USA collide for Olympic spot at WBSC Premier12 2019
Episode 86: Argentina v Japan - Final - WBSC Men's Softball World Championship 2019
Episode 85: Superpowers Canada, New Zealand play for bronze at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019
Episode 84: Canada, Italy collide in WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship 2018
Episode 83: Watch Cuba, Korea play for bronze at WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019

Episode 82: Japan vs. New Zealand in semi-final of WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019
Episode 81: watch memorable pitching duel Panama-Korea at WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2017

Episode 80: Australia, Italy face off in WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship 2018 Opening Round
Episode 79: Australia, Dominican Republic collide at WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018

Episode 78: Argentina, Canada battle in WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2013 playoffs
Episode 77: Netherlands, Nicaragua thrill at WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019

Episode 76: Czech Republic, Mexico clash at 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship
Episode 75: Watch Panama take on USA in the final of the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2018
Episode 74: watch superb Australia v Mexico pitching duel at 2018 Women’s Softball World Cup
Episode 73: Korea, Netherlands in high scoring thriller at WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2018
Episode 72: Argentina, USA knock out game at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2013
Episode 71: Australia, Japan go extras to open WBSC U-18 World Cup 2017 Super Round
Episode 70: Brazil, Venezuela nail-biter at WBSC Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier
Episode 69: Watch Mexico, Chinese Taipei open WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018
Episode 68: Czech Republic, Cuba for a playoff spot at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019
Episode 67: Panama, Dominican Republic deliver thriller at WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2018
Episode 66: Watch Chinese Taipei, Puerto Rico slugfest at 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship
Episode 65: Relive emotional WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2017 Final
Episode 64: Australia, Japan knockout game at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2013
Episode 63: Canada, Japan battle in WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2018
Episode 62: Watch New Zealand v Philippines pitching duel at WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifier
Episode 61: Japan, Spain thrill at WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019
Episode 60: Philippines, Singapore battle at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019
Episode 59: Watch the bronze medal game of WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019 - AUS v KOR
Episode 58: Chinese Taipei v Netherlands at WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship 2018
Episode 57: Puerto Rico v Chinese Taipei, slugfest at WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup '18
Episode 56: NZL v VEN in Semi-Final of 2013 Men’s Softball World Championship
Episode 55: Asian superpowers Japan, Korea clash at WBSC U-18 World Cup 2017
Episode 54: Mexico, Puerto Rico battle for an Olympic berth
Episode 53: Episode 53: Watch superb USA-Korea pitching duel in WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017 Super Round
Episode 52: Australia, USA thrill at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship
Episode 51: Korea, USA play in final of 2015 Premier12
Episode 50: Italy, Mexico clash at 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship
Episode 49: Chinese Taipei, Venezuela play for bronze at Women's Softball World Cup 2016
Episode 48: Canada and Venezuela collide in the 2013 Men’s Softball World Championship playoffs
Episode 47: Mexico, Japan play for bronze in Premier12 2015
Episode 46: Cuba, Brazil face off in Super Round of Olympic Softball Qualifier
Episode 45: Mexico, Japan clash in Super Round of 2016 U-23 Baseball World Cup
Episode 44: Denmark v Venezuela in 2019 Men’s Softball World Championship
Episode 43: Japan-USA strikeout fest at U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017
Episode 42: Re-live WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup 2018 Canada v Japan semi-final
Episode 41: USA, Australia fight hard at 2019 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup
Episode 40: Australia vs USA Women's Softball World Cup 2014 semifinal
Episode 39: Australia-Japan, Premier12 2019
Episode 38: Men's Softball World Championship 2013 semifinal between Australia and Venezuela
Episode 37: Australia, Chinese Taipei lock horns at 2016 WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup
Episode 36: Japan, USA clash in epic semi-final battle at 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship
Episode 35: Superpowers Japan, USA collide at WBSC Premier12 2019

Episode 34: Men's Softball World Championship 2004 semifinal Australia vs Canada
Episode 33: Mexico, Japan play for bronze at 2017 WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup
Episode 32: Australia, Canada play for bronze at U-19 Women's Softball World Cup 2019
Episode 31: Women's Baseball World Cup 2018 bronze medal game
Episode 30: New Zealand, Venezuela compete in 2013 Men's Softball World Championship final
Episode 29: Mexico, Chinese Taipei put on slugfest in U-15 Baseball World Cup 2016
Episode 28: Women’s Softball World Championship 2016 final Japan-USA
Episode 27: USA take on Chinese Taipei in must-win WBSC Premier12 2019 clash
Episode 26: Australia vs Argentina, a pitching duel at the Men’s Softball World Championship 2013
Episode 25: Watch Japan take on Mexico in a thrilling U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018 final
Episode 24: Watch Japan, Greece collide at the 2006 Women’s Softball World Championship
Episode 23: Watch the epic battle between USA and Mexico at the U-12 Baseball World Cup 2017
Episode 22: Canada, New Zealand clash at the Men's Softball World Cup 2004
Episode 21: Chinese Taipei v USA in the final of the 2019 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup
Episode 20: Australia vs China for a spot in the softball competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Episode 19: Korea, Cuba battle in early stages of Women's Baseball World Cup 2016
Episode 18: New Zealand, Australia thriller open Men's Softball World Cup 2013 playoffs
Episode 17: Japan, Panama fight hard in WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup super round
Episode 16: Great Britain vs Italy for an Olympic softball berth
Episode 15: Watch Australia vs USA in 2019 Premier12 thriller
Episode 14: Re-live the 2018 Junior Men’s Softball World Cup Final between Australia and Japan
Episode 13: Watch Korea vs Panama in 2016 U-23 Baseball World Cup
Episode 12: Mexico, Canada battle to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic softball competition
Episode 11: Watch a semifinal thriller - Canada-Chinese Taipei at the Women's Baseball World Cup 2016
Episode 10: Historic first-ever WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball final between Chinese Taipei and Peru
Episode 9: Watch Korea vs Japan in 2015 Premier12 Semi-Final
Episode 8: Singapore, Argentina open 2020 U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup with a bang
Episode 7: Watch Chinese Taipei and Japan battle in the 2018 Women's Baseball World Cup
Episode 6: JPN vs USA dramatic 2019 U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup final
Episode 5: Re-live Mexico v USA 2019 U-12 Baseball World Cup elimination game
Episode 4: Mexico-New Zealand epic battle at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019
Episode 2: Re-live the Japan-USA Final of the 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship
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