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‘Orange’ stuns Cuba by claiming world title baseball

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PANAMA CITY – World title record holder Cuba, which has taken the world championship baseball 25 times since the 1938 inaugural edition, lost the 2011 Baseball World Cup to ‘newcomer’ the Netherlands recently. The Dutch win was the first time European took the title since Great Britain bagged it in 1938. The Netherlands defeated Cuba 2–1. Canada returned home third, the USA fourth, Australia fifth and South Korea sixth. Orange and Cuba each lost one of their seven games. The Netherlands was the European champion in 2007 and the runner-up last year.