Countries that are surprisingly good at these sports
Their success defies belief.
International baseball is led by traditional powerhouses hailing from the United States, the Caribbean and Asia, but among these teams there is one that sticks out: Netherlands.
The lone European squad in the top 10 world rankings, it benefits from having baseball-loving Dutch territories in the Caribbean that have brought that love back to the mainland.
At the World Baseball Classic earlier this year they came in fourth, a level of success that shocked some.