Olympic Team Schedule
|Date||Opponent / Event||Venue / Location||Time (ET) / Score||Notes|
|Jul 30||USA vs. IsraelTokyo 2020 Olympic Games||Yokohama StadiumYokohama, Japan||W, 8-1||BoxPlaysOverall StatsGame NotesRecap|
|Jul 31||USA vs. KoreaTokyo 2020 Olympic Games||Yokohama StadiumYokohama, Japan||W, 4-2||RecapBoxPlaysOverall StatsGame Notes|
|Aug 2||USA vs. JapanTokyo 2020 Olympic Games||Yokohama StadiumYokohama, Japan||L, 7-6 (10)||Game NotesBoxPlaysOverall StatsRecap|
|Aug 2||USA vs. Dominican RepublicTokyo 2020 Olympic Games||Yokohama StadiumYokohama, Japan||W, 3-1||Box ScorePlaysOverall StatsRecapGame Notes|
|Aug 4||USA vs. Korea (Semifinals)||Yokohama StadiumYokohama, Japan||W, 7-2||Game NotesRecapBox ScorePlaysOverall Stats|
|Aug 7||USA vs. Japan (Gold Medal Game)Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games||Yokohama StadiumYokohama, Japan||L, 2-0 (Silver)||RecapBox ScorePlaysOverall StatsGame Notes|
USA baseball schedule: How to watch every 2021 Olympic team game from Tokyo
Team USA is hoping to hit a home run of Olympic proportions in the next games. It’s true that the United States is unfamiliar with gold medals at the Olympic Games: Since baseball was originally included as an Olympic event in 1992, the United States has only won one gold medal, which is currently on display at the Olympic Hall of Fame. Over the course of five games, they’ve won three medals in all, with two bronze medals sitting beside the gold in the trophy cabinet. In the wake of Olympic baseball being relegated to the background in the previous two Olympiads, hardball is making a comeback with six participants and a fun event starting on July 27.
Here’s how to keep up with the Olympic baseball squad for the Tokyo Games in 2021: MORE: With fuboTV, you can watch the Olympics in real time (7-day free trial)
How to watch USA Olympic baseball
- Channels to watch: USA, CNBC
- Live streaming options: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, and fuboTV
Channels to watch: USA, CNBC; live streaming options: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, and fuboTV
|Game No.||Date||Matchup||Start time (ET)||Result|
|1||Saturday, July 31||Mexico vs. Israel||11 p.m.||Israel, 12-5 (MEX eliminated)|
|2||Sunday, Aug. 1||Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||Korea, 4-3|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 1||Israel vs. Republic of Korea||11 p.m.||Korea, 11-1|
|4||Monday, Aug. 2||United States vs. Japan||6 a.m.||Japan, 7-6 (10)|
|5||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Israel vs. Dominican Republic||6 a.m.||DR, 7-6 (ISR eliminated)|
|6||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Dominican Republic vs. United States||11 p.m.||USA 3, DR 1|
|7||Wednesday, Aug. 4||Republic of Korea vs. Japan||6 a.m.||Japan 5, Korea 2|
|8||Thursday, Aug. 5||United States vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||TBD|
|9||Friday, Aug. 6||Dominican Republic vs. TBD||11 p.m.||TBD|
|10||Saturday, Aug. 7||Japan vs. TBD||6 a.m.||TBD|
*The gold medal game will be shown on USA Network in a tape-delayed format.
USA Olympic baseball roster
Mike Scioscia, formerly of the Los Angeles Angels, manages the team’s 24-man roster, which includes the following players:
|INF||Nick Allen||Athletics||Midland (AA)|
|INF||Eddy Alvarez||Marlins||Jacksonville (AAA)|
|OF||Tyler Austin||Nippon Professional Baseball||Yokohama DeNA BayStars|
|RHP||Shane Baz||Rays||Durham (AAA)|
|RHP||Anthony Carter||Mexican League||Saraperos de Saltillo|
|INF||Triston Casas||Red Sox||Portland (AA)|
|RHP||Brandon Dickson||Cardinals||Memphis (AAA)|
|C||Tim Federowicz||Dodgers||Oklahoma City (AAA)|
|OF||Eric Filia||Mariners||Tacoma (AAA)|
|INF||Todd Frazier||—||Free Agent|
|LHP||Anthony Gose||Indians||Columbus (AAA)|
|RHP||Edwin Jackson||—||Free Agent|
|LHP||Scott Kazmir||Giants||Sacramento (AAA)|
|OF/INF||Patrick Kivlehan||Padres||El Paso (AAA)|
|C||Mark Kolozsvary||Reds||Chattanooga (AA)|
|UTL||Jack Lopez||Red Sox||Worcester (AAA)|
|RHP||Nick Martinez||Nippon Professional Baseball||Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks|
|RHP||Scott McGough||Nippon Professional Baseball||Tokyo Yakult Swallows|
|RHP||David Robertson||—||Free Agent|
|RHP||Joe Ryan||Rays||Durham (AAA)|
|RHP||Ryder Ryan||Rangers||Round Rock (AAA)|
|OF||Bubba Starling||Royals||Omaha (AAA)|
|INF/OF||Jamie Westbrook||Brewers||Nashville (AAA)|
|RHP||Simeon Woods-Richardson||Blue Jays||New Hampshire (AA)|
How does the Olympic baseball tournament work?
The rules of Olympic baseball this year are a little different than they have been in previous years:
In total, six teams qualified for a chance to win a gold medal this year, including the following: As a result, Japan qualified to serve as the host country. —Israel qualified for the 2019 World Cup as the champion of the Asia/Europe qualification event. – South Korea and Mexico both qualified for the 2019 WBSC Premier12 tournament. On a previous occasion in 2021, the United States qualified for the Americas qualification tournament. — The Dominican Republic was awarded an Olympic bid in 2021 after winning the last qualifying event.
The actual Olympic competition is a little more difficult to navigate than the softball equivalent. As an example, consider the following: Stages in a group The six teams will be separated into two groups: Group A (which includes Japan, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic) and Group B (which includes the rest of the world) (the U.S., Israel and South Korea). Teams in their respective groups will play each other once, for a total of six games. Stage one is a knockout competition. The teams in opposite groups will face each other in the first three games of the tournament based on their seeding from group play (A1 vs.
B2, A3 vs.
Winner of the A3 against B3 game will be eliminated from the competition.
In the gold-medal game, those two teams will face off against one another.
The bronze-medal game will be played between the last two teams to be eliminated from the losers bracket. There will be a total of 10 games played in the knockout stage (which will include bronze- and gold-medal games), for a total of 16 games played in the tournament.
Olympic baseball 2021 schedule
This year’s Olympic baseball competition will include a total of 16 games. We don’t yet know who will face who in the knockout stage, but we do know when the games will take place:
|Date||Group||Matchup||Start time (ET)||Channel/stream|
|Tuesday, July 27||A||Dominican Republic vs. Japan||11 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Thursday, July 29||B||Israel vs. South Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Thursday, July 29||A||Mexico vs. Dominican Republic||11 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Friday, July 30||B||United States vs. Israel||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Friday, July 30||A||Japan vs. Mexico||11 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|Saturday, July 31||B||South Korea vs. United States||6 a.m.||USA Network, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV|
|Game No.||Date||Matchup||Start time (ET)||Channel/stream|
|1||Saturday, July 31||Israel vs. Mexico||11 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|2||Sunday, Aug. 1||Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 1||Israel vs. Republic of Korea||11 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|4||Monday, Aug. 2||United States vs. Japan||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|5||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Israel vs. Dominican Republic||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|6||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Dominican Republic vs. United States||11 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|7||Wednesday, Aug. 4||Japan vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|8||Thursday, Aug. 5||United States vs. Korea||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com|
|9||Friday, Aug. 6||Dominican Republic vs. TBD||11 p.m.||CNBC, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV|
|10||Saturday, Aug. 7||Japan vs. TBD||6 a.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com*|
*The gold medal game will be shown on USA Network in a tape-delayed format.
2020 Tokyo Olympics: Baseball tournament scores, TV schedule, live stream, Team USA start times, bracket
USA Baseball will compete for a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the sport of baseball. On Saturday, the Americans will face Japan, the only team to have defeated them thus far. The winner will take home the gold medal. Team USA is aiming for its second gold medal in baseball, and the country’s first since 2000, in the next World Baseball Classic in Japan. Starting on July 27th, the Olympic baseball tournament began with the group stage, which consisted of two groups of three teams each.
- After that, teams are ranked based on their performance in the group stage, and the knockout stage begins after that.
- In essence, the top two seeds from the group stage earn a “bye” into the one quarterfinal that is played.
- In the event that they lose those games, they will advance to the loser’s bracket and remain in contention for a position in the semifinals.
- During the first semifinal game, the winners of each quarterfinal match off against each other, and the victor of that encounter advances to the gold medal game.
- When the game is over, the winner advances to the gold medal game, and the loser will compete for the bronze medal.
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Group stage schedule
(All times are in U.S./Eastern standard time.) The 27th of July is a Tuesday. Japan defeated the Dominican Republic 4-2 in Group A. 3Thursday, July 29th, 2009 South Korea defeated Israel 6-5 in Group B. On Friday, July 30, the Dominican Republic defeated Mexico 1-0 in Group A. Group B: The United States defeated Israel by a score of 8 to 1. Japan leads Group A with a score of 7 to Mexico’s 4. This coming Saturday, July 31st Group B: The United States defeated South Korea 4-2
This coming Saturday, July 31st Israel wins 12-5 over Mexico (Mexico eliminated) On Sunday, August 1, South Korea defeated the Dominican Republic 4-3.
South Korea defeated Israel by a score of 11 to 0. 1 Japan defeated the United States 7-6 on Monday, August 2. (10 innings) On Tuesday, August 3, the Dominican Republic defeated Israel 6 to 7. (Israel eliminated) The United States won 3-1 over the Dominican Republic.
On Wednesday, August 4, Japan defeated South Korea by a score of 5 to 2. On Thursday, August 5, the United States defeated South Korea 7-2.
Bronze Medal Game
The Dominican Republic will face South Korea on Friday, August 6, at 11 p.m.
Gold Medal Game
Japan vs. the United States, 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 7.
Baseball at the Summer Olympics – Wikipedia
|Baseball at the Summer Olympics|
A demonstration sport at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, baseball had its formal debut at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, and was first played as a competition sport at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. It was first played in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and then at every subsequent Olympiad until the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, when it was designated as an official Olympic sport. In the following years, the event was eliminated from the Summer Olympic program, only to be reinstated for a single appearance at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) oversees the sport of Olympic baseball (WBSC).
Olympic baseball had its debut at the 1904 St. Louis games, despite the fact that little is known about it. Eight years later, in 1912, in Stockholm, a United Statesteam played against the host country, and won 13–3 in the match. Baseball was also featured in the 1924 Summer Olympics inParis, with the American team defeating the French team 5–0 in a four-inning exhibition game, which was broadcast worldwide. In 1936, two teams from the United States competed against each other at the Reichsportsfeld in Berlin in front of around 90,000–100,000 people.
- Australia played a one-game exhibition against the United States in Melbourne in 1956, while Japan did the same against the United States in Tokyo in 1964.
- Olympic baseball (designated as an exhibition sport/event by the International Olympic Committee) returned to the Games after a twenty-year absence, but this time with a tournament structure (1984 Los Angeles).
- Japan beat the United States in the first-ever final of the event, held in 1984.
- In 1992 and 1996, baseball was restricted to amateurs only, with the exception of women.
- After the MLB declined to release its players in 2000, 2004, and 2008, the situation changed only slightly: the Cubans continued to utilize their finest players, whilst the Americans began to deploy minor leaguers in the latter two years of the decade.
- On the other hand, the Nippon Professional Baseball organization has authorized its players to partake in the Olympics and has postponed its 2021 season to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
- The elimination process resulted in the exclusion of 16 teams and more than 300 athletes from the 2012 Olympics in London.
- On February 9, 2006, this judgement was upheld once more.
- Rogge outlined many conditions for baseball to earn its way back into the Olympics, including: “Being selected for the Olympic program is a matter in which universality is required to the greatest extent feasible.
- Also included is a list of the requirements that must be satisfied.
- You can win the brains, but you must also capture the hearts of your audience.” Baseball was formally ruled out of the 2016 Summer Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Board of Directors at their meeting in Berlin in August 2009.
Around the Rings, an Olympic news source, reported in August 2011 that the International Sports Federation (ISF) and the International Basketball Federation (IBAF) would not rush into an Olympic proposal, and that the IBAF was working on forming a temporary commission to analyze the prospect of a joint proposal.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on September 8, 2013, to restore wrestling, therefore ending the combined baseball-softball candidacy for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
On June 22, 2015, the Tokyo Organizing Committee shortlisted a second bid for baseball-softball to be included as a sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Baseball was among the sports approved by the IOC during the 129th IOC Session. Baseball will not be featured in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, but it is projected to be added, along with softball, in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, according to current expectations.
|Edition||Year||Official host||Champions||Score and venue||Runners-up||Third place||Score and venue||Fourth place||No. of teams|
|1||1992||Spain||Cuba||11–1Estadi Municipal de Futbol de L’Hospitalet,Catalonia||Chinese Taipei||Japan||8–3Estadi Municipal de Futbol de L’Hospitalet,Catalonia||United States||8|
|2||1996||United States||Cuba||13–9Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium,Atlanta||Japan||United States||10–3Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium,Atlanta||Nicaragua||8|
|3||2000||Australia||United States||4–0Sydney Showground Stadium,Sydney||Cuba||South Korea||3–1Sydney Showground Stadium,Sydney||Japan||8|
|4||2004||Greece||Cuba||6–2Hellinikon Olympic Complex,Athens||Australia||Japan||11–2Hellinikon Olympic Complex,Athens||Canada||8|
|5||2008||China||South Korea||3–2Wukesong Arena,Beijing||Cuba||United States||8–4Wukesong Arena,Beijing||Japan||8|
|6||2020||Japan||Japan||2–0Yokohama Stadium,Yokohama||United States||Dominican Republic||10–6Yokohama Stadium,Yokohama||South Korea||6|
There was never any doubt that the host nation would earn a spot in the Olympic baseball competition. The other seven spots were selected primarily via continental qualifying events, with the exception of one. The Americas were awarded two spots in the 2008 Games, Europe was awarded one spot, and Asia was awarded one spot. In an eight-team competition held following the continental championships, the last three spots were awarded to the top three teams from each of the three continents. Qualifying for this event was determined by the results of the continental competitions.
This qualification competition was a first-time event in 2008.
When it comes to past Olympics, only two teams from the Americas qualified to compete, despite the fact that this area is home to the great majority of the world’s best baseball-playing nations.
Olympic baseball was essentially comparable to most professional baseball in terms of rules and strategy. After the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, aluminum bats were no longer permitted. An additional mercy rule applied if a team led by 10 or more runs after 7 innings and the game was still in progress (or 6.5 innings if the home team was leading). The rosters for Sydney 2000 were increased to include a total of 24 players. The preliminary stage of the competition consisted of a round-robin format in which each team faced off against all seven of the other teams.
In that round, the semifinals were contested between the teams who finished first, fourth, and fifth, and the teams that finished second, third, and fourth.
The winners of the semifinals competed in the final, which gave the gold medal to the victor and a silver medal to the loser.
As long as the game was still tied at the end of the tenth innings, the first and second base runners were automatically moved to first and second base, with no outs.
A total of 18 countries have competed in the baseball competition, which is listed below.
The final rankings of each squad in each event are represented by the numbers in the table.
- Baseball at the Olympics
- A list of baseball medalists at the Olympics
- List of Olympic venues that have hosted events that have been cancelled
- Softball will be played at the Summer Olympics.
- Baseball was one of several sports featured on the schedules for the 1904 games in St. Louis
- However, no records or results of baseball games played during that Olympiad have been found
- Baseball was one of several sports featured on the schedules for the 1904 games in St. Louis
- Official Olympic Reports (digitized versions are available on the internet)
- International Olympic Committee results database
- And more.
- Page 498 of the “Official Report of the XIXth Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936” (PDF). On January 30, 2017, a PDF version of this document was made available for download. “A record crowd attends the Dodgers vs. Red Sox exhibition game,” according to the Los Angeles Times on June 12, 2018. Reporting by Reuters on March 31, 2008. 2 July 2017
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- Gerald Gems, Linda Borish, and Gertrud Pfister are among those who have contributed to this work (27 February 2017). Sports in American History, 2E: From Colonization to Globalization, ISBN 9781492526520
- Sports in American History, 2E: From Colonization to Globalization, ISBN 9781492526520
- The Olympic Games in Sydney are being organized by the Sydney Organizing Committee (2001). The Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad (PDF), Volume 2: Celebrating the Games, is available online. Australia’s Paragon Printers Australasia published the book on pgs 176–9.ISBN0-9579616-0-X. On March 27, 2009, a PDF version of this document was made available for download. 15 September 2010
- Retrieved 15 September 2010
- “Baseball is back: Japan celebrates the return of the Olympics with a walk-off victory.” NBC News (New York City)
- “They’ve been ejected! Baseball and softball are no longer included in the Olympics “. NBC Sports and the Associated Press published a story on July 9, 2005. The original version of this article was published on May 3, 2010. 15th of August, 2008, retrieved Rogge has essentially collaborated against the sports in order to have them eliminated
- De Vries and Lloyd are examples of this (9 February 2006). “Olympic Baseball suffers its third strike.” CBS News is a television news network. The original version of this article was published on August 28, 2008. Obtainable on 15 August 2008
- Mark Newman is the author of this work (23 August 2008). “IOC: Major League Baseball players required for 2016 bid.” MLB.com
- s^ Stephen Wilson’s full name is Stephen Wilson (13 August 2009). “The International Olympic Committee’s board of directors has endorsed golf and rugby for the 2016 Games.” The Seattle Times and the Associated Press contributed to this report. “Baseball and softball discuss an united candidacy for the 2020 Olympics,” according to a report published on August 14, 2009. FoxNews.com and the Associated Press published a story on March 28, 2012. The original version of this article was published on January 23, 2013. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has allowed summer or winter Olympic competition in two nations
- Baseball and softball have been given a second chance. The Chicago Tribune published an article in December 2014 titled Obtainable on December 8, 2014
- “Recommendations for the Olympic Agenda 2020” (PDF). IOC. Retrieved on June 23, 2015
- “Baseball and softball are among the eight sports proposed for the 2020 Olympic Games.” “Olympics: Skateboardingsurfing among prospective Tokyo 2020 sports,” according to ESPN.com on June 22, 2015. BBC Sport is a sports broadcaster. “The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved five new sports for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” according to the IOC. Olympiad.org, accessed on 3 August 2016
- Retrieved on 3 August 2016 “You’ve been accepted! Baseball and softball, as well as four other sports, made the cut for Tokyo “. United States Today, 3 August 2016, retrieved on 18 August 2016
- Basketball will not be included in the 2024 Summer Olympics, but breakdancing will. Maury Brown. “Baseball will not be included in the 2024 Summer Olympics, but breakdancing will.” Forbes
- “Olympic Analytics – Medals by Countries”.olympanalyt.com. Retrieved31 January2022
- International Olympic Committee – Baseball, a copy of which has been archived from the original on the Internet Archive
- International Baseball Federation
2021 Olympic softball and baseball TV schedules
The Olympic softball and baseball television schedule for the 2021 season on the NBC family of networks. In addition to the softball event, the baseball tournament will begin on Tuesday, July 20 — three days before the Opening Ceremony — and will conclude one week later.
2021 Olympic baseball TV schedule
The whole television schedule for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo may be seen at the link provided. The 6th of August is a Friday.
|11:00p||Dominican Republic – South KoreaBaseball bronze medal game||CNBC,NBCOlympics.com|
The 7th of August is a Saturday.
|6:00a||United States – JapanBaseball gold medal game||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
* The gold medal game will be shown on USA Network at a later time.
More Olympics TV schedules
Additional sport-specific television schedules for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics are available here: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, swimming, gymnastics, track & field, and tennis, among others.
Softball will be played on Tuesday, July 20.
|7:55p||Australia – JapanSoftball opening round||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
|11:00p||United States – ItalySoftball opening round||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
Tuesday, July 20th is softball day.
|2:00a||Mexico – CanadaSoftball opening round||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
|8:00p||United States – CanadaSoftball opening round||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
|11:00p||Mexico – JapanSoftball opening round||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
The 22nd of July is a Thursday.
|2:00a||Italy – AustraliaSoftball opening round||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
This coming Friday, July 23rd
|8:00p||Australia – CanadaSoftball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
The 24th of July is a Saturday.
|1:30a||United States – MexicoSoftball opening round||NBCSN,NBCOlympics.com|
|7:00a||Japan – ItalySoftball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|9:00p||United States – AustraliaSoftball opening round||CNBC,NBCOlympics.com|
July 25, 2018 is a Sunday.
|1:30a||Canada – JapanSoftball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|7:00a||Italy – MexicoSoftball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|9:00p||United States – JapanSoftball opening round||USA,NBCOlympics.com|
on the 25th of July
|1:30a||Canada – ItalySoftball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|7:00a||Mexico – AustraliaSoftball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
The 27th of July is a Tuesday. The 27th of July is a Tuesday.
|11:00p||Dominican Republic – JapanBaseball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
The 29th of July is a Thursday.
|6:00a||Israel – South KoreaBaseball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|11:00p||Mexico – Dominican RepublicBaseball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
The 30th of July is a Friday.
|6:00a||United States – IsraelBaseball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|11:00p||Japan – MexicoBaseball opening round||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
This coming Saturday, July 31st
|6:00a||United States – South KoreaBaseball opening round||USA,NBCOlympics.com|
|11:00p||Israel – MexicoBaseball knockout stage||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
The first of August is a Sunday.
|6:00a||Dominican Republic – South KoreaBaseball knockout stage||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|11:00p||Baseball knockout stage||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
1st of August (Sunday).
|6:00a||United States – JapanBaseball knockout stage||NBCSN,NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
The third of August is a Tuesday.
|6:00a||Israel – Dominican RepublicBaseball knockout stage||NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
|11:00p||United States – tbdBaseball knockout stage||NBC Sports app,USA(12:15a) NBCOlympics.com|
Wednesday, August 4th, 2018 The 5th of August is a Thursday.
|6:00a||United States – South KoreaSemifinal||USA,NBC Sports app,NBCOlympics.com|
Here is what you need to know about the Team USA Baseball at the Tokyo Olympics
Baseball was removed from the Olympic program following the 2008 Beijing Games, but the sport will return to the Games in Tokyo this summer as part of the Baseball World Cup. Six countries, including the United States, are participate in the baseball competition, which will take place over a 12-day period. Team USA has had a somewhat successful record at the Olympics, having won gold in 2000. The United States earned bronze in 2008, but did not qualify for a medal in the 2004 Olympics. There are no active Major League Baseball players on the roster of Team USA.
Despite this, there are still some well-known names in Tokyo’s sports scene.
What is the TV schedule for baseball at the Tokyo Olympics?
There will be no shortage of coverage of the Olympic baseball events in Tokyo, which will air on NBC and NBC-affiliated networks such as NBCSN, the Olympic Channel, and Peacock.
The NBC broadcast will carry live coverage of the Tokyo Games. The whole 2021 Olympics watching schedule includes more than 5,000 hours of material organized by channel and sport.
When are the Team USA Olympic baseball games taking place?
The baseball tournament kicked off with the group stage, in which the six teams were divided into two groups of three. Group A comprised of the countries of Japan, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, while Group B consisted of the countries of the United States, South Korea, and Israel. Round robin matches were played amongst the three teams to establish their seeding for the knockout stage. The elimination stage began after each team had completed its first two games. Beginning on Tuesday, July 27, competition will continue through Saturday, August 7, when the gold medal game will be played.
The United States of America then defeated the Dominican Republic in an elimination game the following day. It will be 6 a.m. ET on Thursday when Team USA takes on South Korea for the right to face Japan in the gold medal game, which will be played in the evening.
Who is on the USA Olympic baseball team in Tokyo?
Due to the fact that the Olympics are taking place during the regular season of Major League Baseball, you will not see any of the American MLB stars representing Team USA. Instead, the team’s roster is made up of minor leaguers, Americans who are currently playing overseas, and former Major League Baseball players who are now available as free agents. Todd Frazier, Edwin Jackson, David Robertson, and Scott Kazmir are some of the most well-known players on the team’s depth chart. During his 11-year Major League Baseball career, Frazier was named to two All-Star teams as a third baseman.
- Over the course of his 17 major league seasons, he played for 14 different teams, the most of any MLB player in history.
- Kazmir, Robertson, and Jackson are joined on the mound by Shane Baz, Anthony Carter, Brandon Dickson, Anthony Gose, Nick Martinez, Scott McGough, Joe Ryan, Ryder Ryan, and Simeon Woods-Richardson, who make up the rest of the pitching staff.
- Nick Allen, Eddy Alvarez, Triston Casas, and Jamie Westbrook are the other infielders on the roster who will be joining Frazier in the outfield.
- Team USA is managed by Mike Scioscia, a former captain of the Los Angeles Angels.
Which baseball team is favored to win at the Tokyo Olympics?
In the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics, baseball was a pretty open race. According to PointsBet, the host country of Japan was the favourites to win gold, having entered the competition as the top-ranked team in the world and the favorite with +130 odds. The United States was directly behind them with a +300 rating, followed by South Korea with a +450 rating. While Major League Baseball does not allow anyone on a 40-man roster to compete in the Olympics, Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan’s professional baseball league, does allow players to compete.
Japan has never won a gold medal in any sport before.
On August 9, 2008, the United States defeated Japan to claim the bronze medal.
Cuba has won more medals than any other country, yet the island was abruptly denied entry for this year’s Olympics.
It has been awarded three gold medals and two silver medals. The United States has three medals – one gold and two bronze – while Japan has three medals – one silver and two bronze – in the competition. South Korea also possesses a bronze medal and the other gold medal, which is held by the country.
Why was baseball removed from the Olympics?
It has been a long time since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the sport of baseball have had a good relationship. After establishing itself as a fixture at the Games for a few years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided that there was not enough worldwide interest in the sport and that there were not enough stars from the sport competing at the Games. As a result, baseball was not included in the Olympic games in either 2012 or 2016. Baseball will return to Japan in 2021, mostly as a result of the popularity of the sport in the country that will host the event.
Note from the editor: All odds are given by our affiliate, PointsBet.
Who is playing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics baseball gold and bronze medal games
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics come to a close this weekend, with medals being awarded in the baseball competition on Saturday afternoon. The United States will take against Japan in the gold medal game on Saturday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Tokyo time, according to the schedule. In the United States, that is 6 a.m. ET on Saturday morning. At Noon Tokyo time on Saturday, August 7, the Dominican Republic will square off against South Korea in the bronze medal game. In the United States, that is 11 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday.
The gold medal game between the United States and Japan will be re-aired at 9:30 a.m.
ET on NBC Sports Network on Sunday.
USA vs. Japan, Gold Medal Game, August 7
How the United States got to this point: Team USA defeated South Korea and Israel to win their group and earn a bye into the second round of the elimination phase. In that round, they met Japan and were defeated 7-6 in extra innings. The knockout stage is a double elimination format, and as a result, the United States was relegated to the losers’ bracket. To earn a second opportunity to face the host nation, they defeated both the Dominican Republic and South Korea 3-1 and 7-2, respectively. Japan qualified for the knockout stage by defeating Mexico and the Dominican Republic in their group and earning a bye into the second round of the elimination tournament.
South Korea vs. Dominican Republic, Bronze Medal Game, August 6
South Korea advanced to the finals by defeating Israel 6-5 in extra innings and losing 4-2 to the United States in group play to finish second overall. Their first round victory came against the Dominican Republic (4-3), while their second round victory came against Israel (11-0). They were eliminated from contention in the semifinals by Japan, 5-2, and were relegated to the bronze medal game. How the Dominican Republic came to be where it is today: The Dominican Republic lost 4-3 to Japan then won 1-0 against Mexico to get to the first round of the knockout round.
They were eliminated in the first round by South Korea, 4-3, and were relegated to the losers’ bracket. There, they defeated Israel 7-6 before falling to the United States 3-1 to advance to the bronze medal game.
2021 Olympics – Despite the empty stadium, Japan will celebrate this baseball gold medal for a long time
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You can only image the pleasure and ecstasy that would have erupted if Yokohama Baseball Stadium had been full with cheering, flag-waving fans instead of empty seats. The echoes of the foul-ball buzzer served as a substitute for the cries of the crowd. The Japanese sport of baseball is revered as a national religion, with the annual high school tournament known as Koshien attracting more than half of all television viewers and the great players achieving instant celebrity. In contrast to the United States, where the spotlight is mostly on the gymnasts, swimmers, and track and field stars, supporters in Japan were expecting their country to win the gold medal in the Olympic baseball competition this year.
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The home team came through with flying colors. As a result of the enormous pressure, a team of Japanese All-Stars – the Central and Pacific leagues paused their schedules to allow the best players to compete – defeated an amateur-league-heavy United States team in the gold-medal game, defeating them 2-0 to win the country’s first Olympic gold medal in baseball. Five Japanese pitchers put on a clinic in pitching, limiting the United States club to only six hits in the process. Only one extra-base hit was recorded by the United States, and only one runner made it to third base.
In 2020, Morishita will be named the Central League’s rookie of the year after shutting down the United States’ lineup with five scoreless innings, keeping them off balance with a big old-school slow curveball, a moving fastball that darted in on right-handed batters, and a hesitation in his delivery, where he would pause with his front knee frozen in midair.
Morishita was decked out in a gold-colored glove.
Indeed, it was a momentous occasion for Japan’s brightest rising talents.
It took him three pitches and force at home to escape a one-out, bases-loaded scramble in the bottom of the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning, he struck out the side.
Despite his young age, Murakami is already in his fourth season with the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese professional baseball league.
Even though the stadium was deafeningly silent, a roar echoed across Japan as he made his way around the bases.
Following Morishita’s departure, Japan depleted their bullpen.
His fingers were covered in rosin on an oppressively hot evening in the Japanese city of Yokohama, and with each pitch, a cloud of dust billowed off of the ball.
Itoh faced Eddy Alvarez, the leadoff hitter for the A’s, with two outs and A’s prospect Nick Allen on third.
A teary-eyed Alvarez burst into tears as the United States defeated South Korea to go to the gold-medal game, ensuring that he would get a medal.
Alvarez made a diving catch at first to put an end to the threat.
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Oh, and the United States squad had its own All-Stars – past All-Stars, to be precise, like as Todd Frazier, the 35-year-old veteran who was dismissed by the Pirates earlier this season after hitting.086 with them in the regular season.
After not pitching in the majors since 2016, Kazmir returned to the majors this year, starting two games for the Giants in his first appearance since 2016.
During his big league career, he played for 14 different clubs, some of which he played for more than once.
It’s difficult to give up a sport that you’ve been involved with your entire life.
Suguru Iwazaki, a left-handed reliever from Japan, was called in to face Red Sox prospect Triston Casas in the eighth inning following Tyler Austin’s leadoff single.
Iwazaki hit him with a 3-2 slider that was definitely off the plate, and Casas attempted to check his swing but was unsuccessful.
It seemed possible that this was his final at-bat as a professional baseball player.
With one run in the bottom of the eighth, Japan took the lead for good and went to another rookie, Ryoji Kuribayashi, to finish out the game.
He throws a vicious split-fingered pitch, which is similar to that of many Japanese pitchers who have made the transition to the major leagues in the United States.
It was up to Jack Lopez, the No.
Since 2012, he has been a member of the Royals, Braves, and currently Red Sox organizations, where he has played for three different clubs.
He has previously played for Idaho Falls, Wilmington, Northwest Arkansas, Omaha, Gwinnett, and Worcester, among other teams.
He has never appeared in a Major League Baseball game before.
Lopez grounded out to shortstop, the Japanese players stormed the mound, and the coaching staff hugged, securing their place in history.
Lopez grounded out to shortstop. According to Eduardo Perez, who spoke on the broadcast, this was the gold medal that Japan desired more than any other. The Japanese team then formed a line down the third-base line, turned toward the United States dugout, and bent their heads.