The World Children's Baseball Fair, a non-profit organisation, was founded in 1989 by World Home Run Kings Sadaharu Oh and Hank Aaron, along with Dr Akiko Agishi (North America Founding Director). Their mission: "to share the dream of friendship and team work with the children of the world and to sow the seeds of that dream through our international baseball fair". The WCBF provides the tools and encouragement for children to grow and become citizens of the world and build international bridges that connect and unite us all through our common love of Baseball.
With its first ever event staged in 1990 in Los Angeles at UCLA and Jackie Robinson Stadium, 2010 will highlight the 20th Anniversary of the Summer Event. Over the years they have established an alumni of 4,300 plus of which will continue to grow through the years to come.
WCBF events have been held in the following locations todate:
1990 Los Angeles, California, USA 1991 Chiba City, Japan 1992 Mito City, Japan 1993 San Diego, California, USA 1994 Miyazaki, Japan 1995 Gifu, Japan 1996 Morioka, Japan 1997 Nagasaki, Japan 1998 Shizuoka, Japan 1999 Yokohama, Japan 2000 Regina, Sask, Canada 2001 Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan 2002 Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan 2003 Yamaguchi, Japan 2004 Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan 2005 Maebashi, Gunma, Japan 2006 Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 2007 Puerto Rico 2008 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 2009 Friendship Games Tokyo, Japan 2010 Tokyo, Japan