Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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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[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

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

White Division[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Game 1, July 31

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Italy 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 5 10 14 1
 Dominican Republic 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
 Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 9 2
Round 2[edit]

Game 5, August 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 5
 Chinese Taipei 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
 United States 9 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 16 18 1
 Italy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Round 3[edit]

Game 9, August 4

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
 United States 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
 Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
 Chinese Taipei 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 x 10 16 0

Blue Division[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Game 3, August 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
 Canada 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0
 Nicaragua 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
 Japan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 2
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Round 2[edit]

Game 7, August 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 South Korea 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
 Canada 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
 Nicaragua 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 4
 Japan 0 7 0 1 1 4 0 6 x 19 19 1
Round 3[edit]

Game 11, August 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Canada 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 15 1
 Japan 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
 Nicaragua 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 9 2
 South Korea 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 x 7 13 5

Semifinals[edit]

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  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Blue #1  Japan 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  South Korea 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
White #1  United States 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 x 5 6 3

Third-place final[edit]

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
 Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 10 1
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

First-place final[edit]

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
 Japan 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 6 8 1
 United States 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 2

Rosters[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chinese Taipei[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Korea[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

United States[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cava, Pete (Summer 1992). "Baseball in the Olympics". Citius, Altius, Fortius 1 (1): 7–15. 
  • Official Report. Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles, 1984.
  • 1984 Los Angeles Dodgers Media Guide