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Baseball's stature in the history of the United States is perhaps reflected more clearly in a simple dictionary rather than in the seven-centimetre-thick baseball encyclopaedia. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • baseball Men

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TOTAL (Men) 192 (8 teams x 24 athletes)

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PRINCIPLES

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM PRINCIPLES - MEN
Event Qualification Total
Qualifying Tournaments Places will be attributed at qualifying tournaments as follows:
Americas
The first 2 teams qualify
2 teams
Asia
The first team (other than the Host nation) qualifies
1 team
Europe
The first team qualifies
1 team
Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The first three teams qualify. Participants are as follows: Oceania Champion, Africa Champion, 3rd and 4th from Americas Qualifying Tournament, 2nd and 3rd from Asian Qualifying Tournament (or 3rd and 4th places should China win or finish second in that Tournament, or 2nd and 4th places should China finish third in that Tournament) and 2nd and 3rd from European Qualifying Tournament
3 teams
Host nation The host nation will directly qualify 1 team
Total Men 8 teams

Hall of Fame

Omar Linares Omar Linares Third baseman Omar Linares joined the Cuban national team at the age of seventeen ... [Full story]

Ben Sheets Ben Sheets A graduate of Northeast Louisiana University, right-handed pitcher Ben Sheets was ... [Full story]

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