Baseball at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Baseball
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Dates July 20 – August 2
Teams 8
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1992 2000»

Baseball had its second appearance as an official medal sport at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, with games played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Eight nations competed, with the preliminary phase consisting of each team playing every other team. Playoffs were then held, with the four highest ranked teams advancing. For the semifinals, the 1st place team played the 4th place team and the 2nd place team played against the 3rd place team. The winners of those semifinals competed against each other for the gold medal, with the loser getting the silver medal. The teams defeated in the semifinal played a match for the bronze medal.

Baseball was an event open only to male amateurs.

Medallists[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Cuba
Juan Manrique Garcia
Orestes Kindelán
Antonio Scull
Alberto Hernández
Antonio Pacheco Massó
Juan Padilla
Omar Linares
Lázaro Vargas Alverez
Miguel Caldés Luis
Eduardo Paret
José Estrada González
Rey Isaac Vaillant
Luis Ulacia Alverez
Pedro Luis Lazo
Eliecer Montes de Oca
José Contreras
Omar Luis Martinez
Omar Ajete
Ormari Romero
Jorge Fumero
Japan
Masahiko Mori
Jutaro Kimura
Masao Morinaka
Hitoshi Ono
Takashi Kurosu
Masahiro Nojima
Makoto Imaoka
Kosuke Fukudome
Takayuki Takabayashi
Yasuyuki Saigo
Masanori Sugiura
Takeo Kawamura
Koichi Misawa
Hideaki Okubo
Nobuhiko Matsunaka
Tadahito Iguchi
Takao Kuwamoto
Daishin Nakamura
Tomoaki Sato
Yoshitomo Tani
United States
Kris Benson
R.A. Dickey
Troy Glaus
Chad Green
Seth Greisinger
Travis Lee
Augie Ojeda
Jason Williams
Chad Allen
Kip Harkrider
A.J. Hinch
Jacque Jones
Mark Kotsay
Matt LeCroy
Braden Looper
Brian Loyd
Warren Morris
Jeff Weaver
Jim Parque
Billy Koch

Results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Day 1 (July 20)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States United States 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 6 0
Nicaragua Nicaragua 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cuba Cuba 2 0 3 3 0 8 0 3 19 20 2
Australia Australia 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 8 12 5
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan Japan 1 1 1 0 1 2 6 12 17 0
Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 4

Day 2 (July 21)[edit]

3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Korea South Korea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Italy Italy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 2 6 1
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Japan Japan 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 7 6 0
Cuba Cuba 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 12 1

Day 3 (July 22)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Netherlands Netherlands 8 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 16 18 1
Australia Australia 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 7 2
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Italy Italy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
Nicaragua Nicaragua 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 x 7 5 2
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Korea South Korea 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 4
United States United States 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 x 7 10 3

Day 4 (July 23)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0
Cuba Cuba 2 0 2 1 6 7 x 18 17 0
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 8 14 4
South Korea South Korea 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 8 1
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Australia 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 9 14 0
Japan Japan 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 11 3

Day 5 (July 24)[edit]

3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States United States 6 0 5 2 0 2 0 15 11 0
Italy Italy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 2
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cuba Cuba 0 1 1 4 0 3 2 3 0 14 20 0
South Korea South Korea 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 5 11 17 2

Day 6 (July 25)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nicaragua Nicaragua 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 10 0
Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Italy Italy 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 12 15 3
Australia Australia 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 8 12 3
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States United States 7 0 0 0 7 1 0 15 14 0
Japan Japan 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 6 1

Day 7 (July 26)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan Japan 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 13 13 1
Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 11 2
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Italy Italy 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 11 7
Cuba Cuba 0 4 5 5 4 2 x 20 19 0
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Australia 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
United States United States 7 0 2 6 0 0 x 15 13 0

Day 8 (July 28)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 0
South Korea South Korea 0 3 2 1 5 0 0 0 x 11 16 1
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cuba Cuba 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 13 0
United States United States 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 8 13 2
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 10 13 0

Day 9 (July 29)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 1000 6 7 8 9 R H E
Netherlands Netherlands 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 8 13 1
Italy Italy 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 7 9 1
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nicaragua Nicaragua 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 13 1
Cuba Cuba 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 X 8 12 1
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Korea South Korea 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 2
Japan Japan 0 0 2 3 5 3 1 14 19 0

Day 10 (July 30)[edit]

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States United States 5 0 2 2 1 4 3 17 18 1
Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3
3:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Italy Italy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Japan Japan 1 2 0 1 3 2 1 2 12 13 0
8:00PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Australia 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 2 0 11 14 2
South Korea South Korea 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 10 3

Standing[edit]

Team W L Tiebreaker
 Cuba 7 0 -
 United States 6 1 -
 Japan 4 3 1-0
 Nicaragua 4 3 0-1
 Netherlands 2 5 2-0
 Italy 2 5 1-1
 Australia 2 5 0-2
 South Korea 1 6 -

Semifinals (August 1)[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Cuba Cuba 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 x 8 14 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan Japan 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 11 15 0
United States United States 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 1

Bronze medal match (August 2)[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States United States 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 10 12 1
Nicaragua Nicaragua 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2

Final (August 2)[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan Japan 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 2 9 9 1
Cuba Cuba 3 3 0 0 0 4 1 2 x 13 14 0

Final standing[edit]

References[edit]