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The Baseball Competition at the 2004 Olympics was held in Athens, Greece. The competition was held from August 15 to August 25 at the Olympic Baseball Centre at the Helliniko Olympic Complex. The competition was won by Cuba.

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[edit] Competing Nations

Further information: 2004 Olympics (Qualification) and 2004 Olympics (Rosters)

Nation Qualification
Flag of Australia Australia Winner a playoff between the Oceania Champion and the African Champion (South Africa)
Flag of Canada Canada Second place at Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Second place at Asian Championship
Flag of Cuba Cuba First place at Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Flag of Greece Greece Automatic qualifier as host nation of the Olympics
Flag of Italy Italy First place at European Olympic Qualification Tournament
Flag of Japan Japan First place at Asian Championship
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Second place at European Olympic Qualification Tournament

[edit] Competition Format and Rules

The Olympic baseball tournament consists of an one-game round-robin preliminary round. The top four teams advance to the medals round. The first medal round consists of two single game semifinals between the first and fourth place teams and the second and third place teams. The semifinal losers then play a bronze medal game, with the winner earning the medal and the loser receiving 4th place. The semifinal winners play in the final, which awards the winner a gold medal and the loser a silver medal.

Rosters are limited to 24 players per team. Aluminum bats are allowed. There is also a mercy rule that is invoked if a team is winning by 10 or more runs after 7 innings (or 6 1/2 innings if the home team is leading).

[edit] Final Ranking

Rank Nation
Gold Flag of Cuba Cuba
Silver Flag of Australia Australia
Bronze Flag of Japan Japan
4th Flag of Canada Canada
5th Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
6th Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
7th Flag of Greece Greece
8th Flag of Italy Italy

[edit] Preliminary Round Results

Further Information: 2004 Olympics (Preliminary Round Results)

[edit] August 15

10:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 3
Flag of Cuba Cuba 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 x 4 10 1

11:30 AM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 2 0 3 1 1 4 1 - - 12 13 0
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 4 0

6:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Flag of Canada Canada 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 x 7 9 1

7:30 PM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 5 11 13 1
Flag of Greece Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

[edit] August 16

10:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 2
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1

11:30 AM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Italy Italy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 4
Flag of Canada Canada 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 9 6 0

6:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
Flag of Japan Japan 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 x 8 11 1

7:30 PM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Greece Greece 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 1
Flag of Cuba Cuba 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 x 5 10 1

[edit] August 17

10:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Canada Canada 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 11 0
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

11:30 AM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Greece Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 x 7 9 0

6:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 6 12 0
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

7:30 PM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 12 2
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 2

[edit] August 18

10:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Italy Italy 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 8 1
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 2 x 10 14 1

11:30 AM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 9 15 1
Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 9 1

6:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Canada Canada 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
Flag of Greece Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3

7:30 PM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 10 15 1
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 1

[edit] August 20

10:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 7 0
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 8 0

11:30 AM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Flag of Japan Japan 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 x 9 11 0

6:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Greece Greece 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 14 0
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 1 x 11 10 0

7:30 PM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 0
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 x 9 12 0

[edit] August 21

10:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 10 1
Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 10 0

11:30 AM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 10 0
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 1

6:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 9 5 5 1 0 2 0 - - 22 17 2
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 - - 2 4 1

7:30 PM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Greece Greece 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 0 2 11 14 3
Flag of Italy Italy 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 14 1

[edit] August 22

10:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 9 1
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6

11:30 AM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 6 13 0
Flag of Greece Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1

6:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 0
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

7:30 PM at Field 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 6 11 12 0
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

[edit] Preliminary Round Standings

Nation Pld W L Pct RS RA
Flag of Japan Japan 7 6 1 0.857 49 20
Flag of Cuba Cuba 7 6 1 0.857 41 12
Flag of Canada Canada 7 5 2 0.714 39 17
Flag of Australia Australia 7 4 3 0.571 49 30
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 7 3 4 0.429 24 28
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 7 2 5 0.285 29 55
Flag of Greece Greece 7 1 6 0.143 24 49
Flag of Italy Italy 7 1 6 0.143 19 58
  • Japan was ranked higher than Cuba due to head-to-head record.

[edit] Final Round Results

Further Information: 2004 Olympics (Final Round Results)

[edit] Semifinals

August 24, 11:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 2
Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

August 24, 7:30 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 9 1
Flag of Cuba Cuba 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 x 8 13 2

[edit] Bronze Medal Game

August 25, 11:30 AM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 4 0 11 13 0
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0

[edit] Gold Medal Game

August 25, 8:00 PM at Field 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 6 13 1
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
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