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Baseball, Men

Date26 July – 5 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio de Béisbol de Llobregat, Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estadio de Béisbol de Viladecans, Viladecans
Participants160 from 8 countries
FormatRound-robin tournament followed by semi-finals and final.

Baseball had been contested as a demonstration sport multiple times prior to 1992, most recently in 1984 and 1988. Finally, the IOC relented and elevated baseball to full medal status at the 1992 Olympic Games. Cuba was by far the top nation internationally, but had boycotted the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and thus, did not compete in those demonstration events. The Cuban baseball team had won the previous 12 world championships and had a 62-1 record in international competition since 1986. They were the heavy favorites and won easily, never losing a game, and trailing only once. Their top players were their 3rd baseman, Omar Linares, and outfielder, Orestes Kindelán. The silver medalists, Chinese Taipei, included 11 players who had previously played on championship teams at the Little League World Series. The United States, the home of baseball, failed to win a medal, although the USA team included several future Major League stars, notably Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Giambi, and Jason Varitek.

PosNrTeamNOCWLPtsRFRA
1CubaCUB90189516Gold
2Chinese TaipeiTPE63126734Silver
3JapanJPN63127023Bronze
4United StatesUSA54105342
5Puerto RicoPUR2542248
6Dominican RepublicDOM2542360
7ItalyITA1622562
8SpainESP1621585

Round-Robin (26 July – 2 August 1992)

Round-robin pool.

PosNOCWLPtsRuns
1CUB701478–14
2JPN521060–15
3TPE521061–21
4USA521049–28
5PUR25422–48
6DOM25423–60
7ITA16225–62
8ESP16215–85
Game #126 Jul 10:30CUB 8 – 0DOM
Game #226 Jul 10:30TPE 8 – 2ITA
Game #326 Jul 18:00JPN 9 – 0PUR
Game #426 Jul 18:00USA 4 – 1ESP
Game #527 Jul 15:00CUB 18 – 1
8-inning mercy rule
ITA
Game #627 Jul 15:00USA 10 – 9TPE
Game #727 Jul 21:00JPN 12 – 1
7-inning mercy rule
ESP
Game #827 Jul 21:00PUR 7 – 5DOM
Game #928 Jul 15:00USA 10 – 0
8-inning mercy rule
ITA
Game #1028 Jul 15:00TPE 10 – 1PUR
Game #1128 Jul 21:00DOM 11 – 2ESP
Game #1228 Jul 21:00CUB 8 – 2JPN
Game #1329 Jul 15:00JPN 17 – 0
7-inning mercy rule
DOM
Game #1429 Jul 15:00PUR 2 – 0ITA
Game #1529 Jul 21:00CUB 9 – 6USA
Game #1629 Jul 21:00TPE 20 – 0
7-inning mercy rule
ESP
Game #1731 Jul 15:00JPN 13 – 3
8-inning mercy rule
ITA
Game #1831 Jul 15:00TPE 11 – 0
7-inning mercy rule
DOM
Game #1931 Jul 21:00CUB 18 – 0
7-inning mercy rule
ESP
Game #2031 Jul 21:00USA 8 – 2PUR
Game #2101 Aug 15:00CUB 9 – 4PUR
Game #2201 Aug 15:00TPE 2 – 0JPN
Game #2301 Aug 21:00ITA 14 – 4
7-inning mercy rule
ESP
Game #2401 Aug 21:00USA 10 – 0
7-inning mercy rule
DOM
Game #2502 Aug 15:00DOM 7 – 5
10-innings
ITA
Game #2602 Aug 15:00ESP 7 – 6PUR
Game #2702 Aug 21:00JPN 7 – 1USA
Game #2802 Aug 21:00CUB 8 – 1TPE

Semi-Finals (4 August 1992)

Single-elimination.

Game #104 Aug 15:00TPE 5 – 2JPN
Game #204 Aug 21:00CUB 6 – 1USA

Final Round (5 August 1992)

Medal round.

Game 1/205 Aug 21:00CUB 11 – 1TPE
Game 3/405 Aug 15:00JPN 8 – 3USA