In 1992, baseball became an official Olympic sport. Until 2011, the International Baseball Federation (International Baseball Federation) a total of 119 Member States. Is now the United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico has its own major league baseball. Cuba, although there is no professional baseball, but baseball league generally also considered to have major league level. The People's Republic of China in 2002 to set up their own baseball league baseball league.
Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball tournament in the world, national baseball players more than stand on the MLB stadium as his most senior Chi and dreams.
2005 and July 2009, the International Olympic Committee officially announced that baseball will not be included in the events of the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the reason is that too few participating countries and major league players were unable to participate. 2011 International rods sum of international the horst total decided together as a baseball and softball, IOC 2020 Olympic candidate projects included in the annual meeting in July will be baseball and softball. Response to resolution of the IOC, MLB launched to host the World Baseball Classic, the first race was held in March 2006, by the Japanese team won the inaugural championship.