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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, gold medalist(s)  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States
← 1992
2000 →

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

Contents

MedallistsEdit

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 26)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