The Asia Series
(officially known as the Konami Cup
for sponsorship reasons) is an international baseball
tournament in East Asia
that was first held between November 10
and November 13
, in Tokyo. It is played among the champions of Japan
's Japan Series
, South Korea
's Korean Series
's Taiwan Series
, and the championship of China Baseball League
of the People's Republic of China
. Prior to 2008, China Stars
, an all-star team of China Baseball League participated in the series instead of the champion from China.
- The tournament consists of a round-robin preliminary round in which each team plays all 3 of the other teams. The top 2 teams advance to the final round.
- The designated hitter rule is applied throughout the series.
Wins by Country