Baseball at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueAtlanta–Fulton County Stadium
DatesJuly 20 – August 2
Teams8
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Cuba
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Japan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  United States
← 1992
2000 →

Baseball was an event open only to amateurs for the second and last time.

MedallistsEdit

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

ResultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Day 1 (July 20)Edit

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  United States 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 6 0
  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 2 0 3 3 0 8 0 3 19 20 2
  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 1 1 1 0 1 2 6 12 17 0
  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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
  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 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 7 6 0
  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 8 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 16 18 1
  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 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
  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 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 4
  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 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0
  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 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 8 14 4
  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 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 9 14 0
  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 6 0 5 2 0 2 0 15 11 0
  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 0 1 1 4 0 3 2 3 0 14 20 0
  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 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 10 0
  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 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 12 15 3
  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 7 0 0 0 7 1 0 15 14 0
  Japan 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 6 1

Day 7 (July 27)Edit

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Japan 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 13 13 1
  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 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 11 7
  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 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
  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 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 0
  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 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 13 0
  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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
  Nicaragua 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 10 13 0

Day 9 (July 29)Edit

10:00AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Netherlands 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 8 13 1
  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 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 13 1
  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 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 2
  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 5 0 2 2 1 4 3 17 18 1
  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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
  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 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 2 0 11 14 2
  South Korea 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 10 3

StandingEdit

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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
  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 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 11 15 0
  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 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 10 12 1
  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 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 2 9 9 1
  Cuba 3 3 0 0 0 4 1 2 x 13 14 0

Final standingEdit

ReferencesEdit