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International Successes

Baseball as Olympic sport

Baseball was a demonstration sport in the Olympics of:
1904 St. Louis
1912 Stockholm
1936
Berlin
1952
Helsinki
1956
Melbourne
1964
Tokyo
1984
Los Angeles
1988
Seoul
The 1992 Barcelona Olympics saw Baseball as a full Medal Sport with teams from Spain, Italy, Cuba, USA, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.

The 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games saw baseball expanded to a 12-nation tournament.

When Sydney hosted the 2000 Games, professional baseball players were included in the tournament for the first time, and the United States took down international powerhouse Cuba for the gold medal.

The 2004 Athens Olympic Games witnessed a brilliant display by Australia in taking the silver medal for the first time in the nation's history.

A new tied-game rule was introduced for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Unfortunately ,Australia did not qualify for these Olympics, the final Games in which baseball was included.

Australia's international successes

1989 Australian U/19 Team came 3rd in the World Championships in Canada.
1991 Australian U/19 Team came 4th in the World Championships in Canada
1991 Australian Senior Team ranked in the World’s Top 10
1992 Australian U/19 Team finishes 4th in World Championships
1993 Australian U/19 Team ranked 4th in the World
1993 Australian Senior Team finishes 4th in Asian Championships
1993 Australian Senior Team ranked 5th in the World
1994 Australian U/19 Team, Silver Medal in the BFA ‘AAA’ Championships
1995 Australian U/19 Team, Bronze Medal in the World Championships in Boston Mass.
1996 Australian Senior Team, 5th place Atlanta Olympics
1997 Australian Senior Team (Mercurys), Bronze Medal – Intercontinental Baseball Cup, Spain
1997 Australian AA (U17) Team (Colts), Bronze Medal – AA World Championships, Taiwan
1998 Australian AA (U17) Team Colts) 4th place – AA World Championship, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
1998 Australian Senior Team (Mercurys), Silver Medal – Haarlem Baseball Week Tournament, Holland – Winners were World Champion Team Cuba. 
1999 Australian Provincial Team – Prague Tournament Champions
1999 Intercontinental Cup – Gold Medal Champions
2000 Australian Senior Team, 7th place Sydney Olympics
2001 Australia’s First National Women’s Squad came 3rd in Women’s World Series in Canada. 
2001 Australian U/17 Team came 3rd in the World Championships in Mexico
2001 Australian U/12 Cal Ripken Team came 3rd in the Cal Ripken World Series
2001 Australian U/19 Team came 3rd in the Asian Championships in Taiwan
2004 Australia in taking out the Silver Medal at the Olympics
2006 Competed in the World Baseball Classic
2009 Competed in the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Mexico; Australia set the WBC record for the most hits in a single game.