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1988 Olympics

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The Baseball Competition at the 1988 Olympics was a demonstration event held in Seoul, South Korea. It was held from September 19 to September 28 at Chamshil Baseball Stadium. The competition was won by the United States.

Competing Nations[edit]

Further information: 1988 Olympics (Rosters)

Nation Qualification Slot Notes
Flag of Australia Australia None Invited by the IBAF after Cuba (winner of the 1986 Baseball World Cup) declined to participate
Flag of Canada Canada Winner of a competition between the runner-up of the 1987 European Baseball Championship (Italy) and third place nation at the 1987 Pan American Games Placed fourth in the 1987 Pan American Games, but moved up a slot after Cuba won the 1986 Baseball World Cup
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Winner at the 1987 Asia Baseball Championship
Flag of Japan Japan Winner at the 1984 Olympics Demonstration Event
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Winner the 1987 European Baseball Championship
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Runner-up at the 1987 Pan American Games Placed third in the 1987 Pan American Games, but moved up a slot after Cuba declined to participate
Flag of South Korea South Korea Automatic qualifier as host nation of the Olympics
Flag of United States United States Winner at the 1987 Pan American Games Placed second in the 1987 Pan American Games, but moved up a slot due to Cuba won the 1986 Baseball World Cup

Competition Format and Rules[edit]

The eight competing nations were divided into two groups; Blue and White. Each team played one game versus each opponent in its group. The top two teams from each division advanced to the semifinals. Ties in standings were broken by head-to-head record. The first place team from each division played versus the second place team in the other division. The semifinal losers then played a third place game, with the winner earning third place and the loser receiving fourth place. The semifinal winners play in the finals, with the winner earning first place and the loser receiving second place. While the event was not an official Olympic event, the top three teams received medals.

Final Ranking[edit]

Rank Nation
1st Flag of United States United States
2nd Flag of Japan Japan
3rd Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
4th Flag of South Korea South Korea
Blue: 3rd Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Blue: 4th Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
White: 3rd Flag of Australia Australia
Flag of Canada Canada

Preliminary Round Results[edit]

Further Information: 1988 Olympics (Preliminary Round Results)

White Division[edit]

September 19[edit]

Game 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 12
Flag of Australia Australia 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 x 7 10

Game 6

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of United States United States 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 7
Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 7

September 23[edit]

Game 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7

Game 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of United States United States 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 7 12
Flag of Canada Canada 0 1 0 4 0 0 3 0 x 8 12

September 25[edit]

Game 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - - 2 3
Flag of United States United States 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 - - 12 15

Game 4

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

Blue Division[edit]

September 20[edit]

Game 1

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

Game 6

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Flag of Japan Japan 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 x 7 14

September 22[edit]

Game 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 9
Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 15

Game 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 7 17
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 12

September 24[edit]

Game 3

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

Game 4

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

Preliminary Round Standings[edit]

White Division[edit]

Nation G W L Pct RS RA
Flag of United States United States 3 2 1 0.667 24 13
Flag of South Korea South Korea 3 2 1 0.667 10 9
Flag of Australia Australia 3 1 2 0.333 10 20
Flag of Canada Canada 3 1 2 0.333 17 19
  • The United States is ranked above South Korea due to head-to-head record.

Blue Division[edit]

Nation G W L Pct RS RA
Flag of Japan Japan 3 3 0 1.000 17 5
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 3 2 1 0.667 10 11
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 2 0.333 11 14
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 0.000 4 12

Final Round Results[edit]

Further Information: 1988 Olympics (Final Round Results)

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinals Game 1, September 26

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

Semifinals Game 2, September 26

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 9
Flag of United States United States 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 7 8

Third Place Game[edit]

September 28

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 0 7 11
Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

First Place Game[edit]

September 28

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
Flag of United States United States 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 11
Flag of Japan Japan 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 7