Baseball at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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Baseball at the 1964 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport and consisted of a single game. It was the fifth time that a baseball exhibition had been held, and was the last time that only one game would be played. Approximately 50,000 fans watched the game.

The United States team of college baseball players, including eight future major league players and coached by Rod Dedeaux, defeated a Japanese amateur all-star team in Tokyo, 6-2.

The American future major leaguers included pitchers Alan Closter, Dick Joyce, and Chuck Dobson; catchers Jim Hibbs and Ken Suarez; outfielder Shaun Fitzmaurice; first baseman Mike Epstein; and second baseman Gary Sutherland.

Fitzmaurice hit a home run on the first pitch of the game.

US Team Roster[1][edit]







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