The 1976 International Amateur Baseball Series was held in Taipei, Taiwan recently, with five teams taking part in the 12-day "double round-robin" competition.
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Background: The 1976 International Amateur Baseball Series was held in Taipei, Taiwan recently, with five teams taking part in the 12-day "double round-robin" competition.
SYNOPSIS: It was the first time the series had ever been held in Taiwan and an impressive ceremonial display was mounted before the start of the opening matches. The competition will continue until the 27th of september, but on Thursday (16 September) last week the serious sport was yet to come.
The teams taking part in the series are form Japan, south Korea, Nicaragua, the United States and Taiwan. Some matches are also being played at Hsinchu, about 45 miles (75 kilometres) southwest of Taipei.
Highlighting the importance of the series, Mr. Kim Kae Won, South Korean Ambassador to Taiwan wrote: "I regard this event as specially significant at this particular time, when the principles and ideals of amateurism tend to be infringed upon by political reasons."
After the opening ceremony, a demonstration match was played, with a combined West team playing against the East. the Mayor of Taipei, Mr. Lin Yang-Kang, pitched the first ball and during the opening innings Predo Selva of Nicaragua slammed a two-run homes to the rightly for a 2-0 lead for the West, who eventually beat the East team 6-2.