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2021 Taipei AA Baseball Tournament Sees Participation of 24 Teams

The 2021 Taipei AA Baseball Invitational Tournament kicks-off on December 25. Hosted by the Department of Sports (SPD) and organized by the Taipei Municipal Athletics Federation Baseball Association, the 2021 Taipei AA Baseball Invitational Tournament will take place at the Tianmu Baseball Stadium, Xinsheng Baseball Stadium, and Yingfeng Riverside Park’s Guanshan Baseball Field from December 25 through 29.
A total of 24 teams across the country will be vying for the top spot. Taipei City is represented by five middle school baseball teams, including: Dali Junior High School, Changan Junior High School, Chongqing Junior High School, Xingfu Junior High School, and Yangming Junior High School.
During his opening remarks, Sports Commissioner Li Tzai-li welcomed the 24 baseball teams to Taipei. The Taipei AA Baseball Invitational Tournament was first held in 2005, and this year marks the 17th edition of the games. While the intention of the event is to involve teams from both Taiwan and other nations, the pandemic has prevented foreign teams from taking part in this year’s tournament. Hopefully, international participants will return once COVID-19 subsides, allowing the sports exchange to continue in the future. He also invited the athletes and their families to stop by the 2021 Taipei Lantern Festival during their stay in the city.
According to the SPD, the Taipei AA Baseball Invitational Tournament is an important annual sports event. As foreign athletes cannot make it to the games in Taiwan this year, the city government invited teams from Yunlin County and Nantou County to participate and experience the baseball culture of Taipei.
For this year, a total of 12 matches will take place at the Tianmu Baseball Stadium. This will enable the players from the 24 baseball teams to personally experience the differences between synthetic turf and natural grass fields, as well as allowing them to compete in a certified pro-baseball venue.
In addition to having top young baseball players around the country test their skills against one another, the city government hopes that the tournament will also attract baseball enthusiasts to watch the games. Admission to the matches are free, and the organizers welcome those interested in the tournament to visit the website of the baseball association for further details: (http://tpe.ball.org.tw/).