Photos from Israel's amazing World Baseball Classic ride

Revisit the team's memorable run that's fit for a Hollywood movie.

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Pitcher Josh Zeid #28 of Israel celebrates after winning the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game One between Israel and South Korea. Pitcher Josh Zeid #28 of Israel celebrates after winning the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game One between Israel and South Korea. (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images)

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A league of their own

When the World Baseball Classic championship began earlier this month, ESPN dubbed the underdog Israeli team as "essentially the Mighty Ducks, Hickory High and the Jamaican bobsled team all rolled into one.” Their rise, stunning the international baseball community with four straight wins, brought a sense of history to the tournament. The Israeli team beat Korea in extra innings, shocked Chinese Taipei, defeated Cuba and played the Netherlands (twice!) before falling to Japan in their final game. In the slides that follow, we look back at their memorable run.

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