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08/18/2004 Archived Entry: "Olympic Baseball - August 18, 2004"
Olympic Baseball - August 18, 2004
by Max Blue
Olympic Baseball August 18, 2004
The medal round has not begun, but in round robin play Japan beat Cuba for a historic first time in Olympic competition after losing five times in earlier years.
Japan – 6, Cuba – 3
Daisuke Matsuzaka – winning pitcher
Kazuhiro Wada, Kenji Jojima, Norihiro Nakamura – home runs
The Greek Olympic baseball team, backed by Greek-American Peter Angelos, owner of the Baltimore Orioles, is made up of 20 Americans and 2 Canadians, all with Greek family backgrounds. Remember Clay Bellinger of the NY Yankees?
The “Greeks” gave Cuba a scare, scoring 3 in the ninth before losing 5-4.
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a new International powerhouse...like the Puerto Rico basketball team...
Posted by ~jaybird~ @ 08/18/2004 10:42 AM EST