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Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport. Although single exhibition games had been played in conjunction with five previous Olympics, it was the first time that the sport was officially included in the program, and also the first time that the sport was played in Olympics held in the United States. Eight teams competed in Los Angeles, California in the tournament. Games were held at Dodger Stadium. Cuba, after winning the gold medal at the 1983 Pan American Games, was to participate, but did not as a result of the Soviet-led boycott.

Results

Preliminary round

There were two pools for the preliminary round. Teams played each of the three other teams in their division.

White Division

Round 1
  • , 1-0
  • , 1-0
  • , 0-1
  • , 0-1
Game 1, July 31
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 5 10 14 1
1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 7 9 1
Game 2, July 31
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 9 2
Round 2
  • , 2-0
  • , 1-1
  • , 1-1
  • , 0-2
Game 5, August 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 5
0 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 x 13 16 2
Game 6, August 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
9 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 16 18 1
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Round 3
  • , 3-0
  • , 2-1
  • , 1-2
  • , 0-3
Game 9, August 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
0 2 0 0 4 3 3 0 12 14 0
Game 10, August 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 x 10 16 0

Blue Division

Round 1
  • , 1-0
  • , 1-0
  • , 0-1
  • , 0-1
Game 3, August 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 9 2
Game 4, August 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Round 2
  • , 2-0
  • , 1-1
  • , 1-1
  • , 0-2
Game 7, August 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Game 8, August 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 4
0 7 0 1 1 4 0 6 x 19 19 1
Round 3
  • , 2-1
  • , 2-1
  • , 1-2
  • , 1-2
Game 11, August 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 15 1
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 10 0
Game 12, August 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 9 2
2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 x 7 13 5

Semifinals

The semifinals pitted the first-place team of each division against the second-place team of the other division. Thus, the United States (3-0) played against Korea (2-1), which had a tied record with Japan (2-1) but had lost in head-to-head competition against them. The first-place Japanese played against Chinese Taipei (2-1).

Game 13, August 6
Rank Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
White #2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Blue #1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 3
Game 14, August 6
Rank Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Blue #2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
White #1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 x 5 6 3

Third-place final

The third-place final pitted the losers of the semifinals against each, with the winner taking third place and the loser taking fourth.

Game 15, August 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 10 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

First-place final

Since baseball was a demonstration sport, no official medals were awarded. The winners of the semifinals played each other for first and second place, with Team Japan taking the "gold".

Game 16, August 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 6 8 1
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 2

Rosters

Canada

Chinese Taipei

Dominican Republic

Italy

Japan

Korea

  • Ahn Un-Hak, 1B/SS/3B
  • Baek In-Ho, SS
  • Choy Kai-Young, DH/LF/RF
  • Han Hee-Min, P
  • Kang Ki-Woong, 2B
  • Kim Hyoung-Suk, 1B
  • Kim Yong-Kuk, 3B
  • Kim Yong-Soo, P
  • Kim Young-Sin, C
  • Lee Jong-Doo, RF/DH
  • Lee Kang-Don, DH/RF
  • Lee Sang-Kun, P
  • Lee Soon Chul, LF/CF
  • Oh Myong-Lok, P
  • Park Heung-Sik, CF
  • Park Noh-Jun, P/DH
  • Sun Dong-Ryeul, P
  • Yoo Joong-Il, SS
  • Yoon Hak-Kil, P

Nicaragua

United States

References

  • Official Report. Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles, 1984.
  • 1984 Los Angeles Dodgers Media Guide



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