Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport.wikipedia
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Dodger Stadium

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Games were held at Dodger Stadium.
It also hosted exhibition baseball during the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Steve Wilson (baseball)

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He is an alumnus of the University of Portland and participated in the 1983 Pan American Games and the 1984 Summer Olympics for Canada.

Chiang Tai-chuan

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He is best known for being the first baseball player to compete in 3 consecutive Olympic Games: in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics where he won a bronze medal in 1984(as demonstration sport) and silver medal in 1992.

Lu Wen-sheng

Wen-Sheng Lu
With his solid fielding skills, he was a frequent member of the Chinese Taipei national baseball team in the 1980s and won the bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics(as demonstration sport).

Rob Thomson

He represented Canada in baseball, which was a demonstration sport, in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Mike Gardiner

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He was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team for the 1984 Olympics and the 1985 Intercontinental Cup.

Chris Colabello

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His mother, Silvanna, was born in Rimini, and his father, Lou, played baseball in Italy for seven years, later pitching in the 1984 Olympics.

Tseng Chih-chen

He participated in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics where he won the bronze medal in 1984 (as demonstration sport).

Flavio Alfaro

Flavio Roman Alfaro (born October 26, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is a former baseball player and member of the 1984 United States Olympic Baseball team.

Mark McGwire

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Born in Pomona, California, McGwire was selected by the Athletics with the 10th overall selection in the 1984 MLB draft, and he was a member of the silver medal-winning entry of the United States national team that same year at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, with Japan finishing ahead for gold medal.

Mike Dunne (baseball)

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As part of the United States team in baseball at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, he pitched two innings against Italy; the U.S. won the game, 16 to 1.

Chris Gwynn

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Gwynn played for the United States national baseball team in the 1984 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal.

Sid Akins

He played for the United States national baseball team in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Shane Mack (baseball)

Shane Mack
Following college, he played on the U.S. Olympic baseball team which won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

John Marzano

In the 1984 Major League Baseball draft, Marzano was selected in the first round, 14th overall, by the Boston Red Sox of the American League (AL) and was a member of the silver medal-winning Team USA at the 1984 Olympic Games.

Demonstration sport

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Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport.

United States

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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.

Los Angeles

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Eight teams competed in Los Angeles, California in the tournament.