2023 World Baseball Classic: Opening games: Who’s playing? When and where?
Join us for a look at the full schedule for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Running from March 8th to 21st, here’s the low down on who plays when and where.
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is almost upon us, and it promises to be quite a ride. With the defending champion United States and title contenders such as Dominican Republic, Japan and Puerto Rico it’s going to be better than ever. In total, 20 teams will be competing for the trophy when the action gets started later this month.
2023 World Baseball Classic: The Schedule
It’s baseball’s equivalent of the World Cup and it’s back for the first time since 2017. Held every four years, the tournament was of course canceled in 2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic, meaning the Team USA had to wait a while to defend the title they won in the last tournament. As stated before, the action will get started on March 8th, but technically speaking the 2023 WBC opening game will actually take place in Taiwan at 11:00 p.m. ET on March 7th. The curtain comes down with the championship game which is slated for Tuesday, March 21st in Miami.
There are of course a plethora of stars from the MLB who will be on show, including Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto, Julio Rodríguez, Francisco Lindor, Mike Trout and Trea Turner. On that note, be sure to check in with us if you’d like to get a look at the full rosters of the teams. With that said, it’s time to take a look at the groups, schedules and locations.
2023 World Baseball Classic teams
Pool A (Hosted in Taichung, Taiwan)
Pool B (Hosted in Tokyo, Japan)
Pool C (Hosted in Phoenix, Arizona)
Pool D (Hosted in Miami, Florida)
2023 World Baseball Classic schedule
All games will be broadcast on Fox, FS1 and FS2, however they can also be streamed on fuboTV (free trial available). Please be aware that all times listed are in Eastern Time.
Tuesday, March 7
Wednesday, March 8
Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 10
Saturday, March 11
Sunday, March 12
Monday, March 13
Tuesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 15
Thursday, March 16
Friday, March 17
Saturday, March 18
Sunday, March 19
Monday, March 20
Tuesday, March 21