Demonstration Sport: Baseball Australia versus the United StatesBaseball was a demonstration sport at the Melbourne 1956 Games. The Australian team was selected by the Australian Baseball Council and was defeated by the USA eleven runs to five. Copyright IOC.
Baseball CelebrationsAustralia celebrates their win over Japan in the baseball semifinal 1-0. Australia went on to the final but were defeated by Cuba 2-6, so finished with the silver medal.
Best of Beijing - BaseballThis may be the last baseball event contested in the Olympics history, as the International Olympic Committee voted to remove baseball from the program in the 2012 Olympics.
USA defeats CanadaMatt Laporta #44, Dexter Fowler #24 and Nate Schierholtz #14 of the United States celebrate their win over Canada during their baseball game at the Wukesong Baseball Field.
Team CanadaJimmy Vanostrand #29 of Canada is greeted by his teammates during player announcements before taking on Cuba during their preliminary baseball game.
Pitcher Li ChenhaoLi Chenhao of China pitches against the United States at the Wukesong Baseball Field on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China.
Baseball fieldA general view of Chinese Taipei playing against China in a preliminary baseball event at the Wukesong Baseball Field during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.
Cuban PlayerGiorbis Duvergel #1 of Cuba makes a sliding catch for the third out of the top of the sixth inning off the bat of Lee Daeho of Korea during the men's gold medal baseball game.
Masahiko hits the wallLeft fielder Masahiko Morino #31 of Japan hits the outfield wall while attempting to catch a fly ball against the Chinese Taipei during their preliminary baseball game at the Wukesong Baseball Field during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on A
China against USALi Chenhao of China pitches against the United States at the Wukesong Baseball Field.
Korean baseball players celebrate their gameJongwook Lee #39 and Keunwoo Jeong #8 of Korea celebrate the game tying run in the men's semifinal game against Japan at the Wukesong Baseball Field on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China.
USA wins bronzePlayers from the United States walk off the field after they received their bronze medals medals following Korea's 3-2 win against Cuba in the men's gold medal baseball game held at Wukesong Baseball Field on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Korea's Manager is celebratedManager Kim Kyungmoon of Korea is tossed in the air by his players after Korea won 3-2 against Cuba during the men's gold medal baseball game held at Wukesong Baseball Field on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, C
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