Baseball at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Baseball
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuesEstadi La Feixa Llarga (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat)
Camp Municipal de Beisbol de Viladecans (Viladecans)
DatesJuly 26 – August 5
Teams8
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Cuba
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Chinese Taipei
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Japan
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Baseball at the 1992 Summer Olympics marked the debut of baseball as an official medal sport at the Olympics. The games were contested in Barcelona as part of the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1] Baseball was an event open only to amateurs, although Cuba used its best players as they were amateurs in name only with all necessary funding coming from the state.[2] The maximum roster size was 20 players per team.

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 first place team played the fourth place team, and the second place team played against the third 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 semifinals played a match for the bronze medal. Cuba won gold, with Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) winning silver, and Japan winning bronze.[3]

  1. ^ Preston, Mike (August 6, 1992). "Dismayed U.S. Beaten at Its Own Game". Los Angeles Times. p. C7. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via newspapers.com.
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