7 August 1984: Japan Defeats United States to Win the Olympic Gold in Baseball


7 August 1984 – Japan beat USA in baseball at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

Since baseball Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport. Although single exhibition games had been played in conjunction with five previous Olympics, it was the first time that the sport was officially included in the program, and also the first time that the sport was played in Olympics held in the United States.

Eight teams competed in Los Angeles, California, in the tournament. Games were held at Dodger StadiumCuba originally qualified but withdrew as a result of the Soviet-led boycott.was a demonstration sport, no official medals were awarded.

The winners of the semifinals played each other for first and second place, with Team Japan taking the gold medal.

Finals, Game 16, 7 August 1984

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