SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball has ended the year at No. 3 in the world.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced its year-end world rankings Friday, based on each country's results, from under-12 to professional, in international competitions from 2013 to 2016.
South Korea came in at No. 3 with 4,849 points. It finished in third at the U-23 Baseball World Cup last month.
Japan was No. 1 with 5,669 points, on the strength of winning the U-23 Baseball World Cup and the U-18 and U-12 Asia Championships. The United States ranked second with 4,928 points.
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