Baseball at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Demonstration sport
Games played1
DateAugust 12, 1936
VenueOlympic Stadium
CityBerlin, Germany

Baseball was again a demonstration sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics after a 24-year absence. Both of the teams that played in Berlin were from the United States.

The exhibition game was played on 12 August 1936 in front of 90,000 spectators in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. The two teams were named the "World Champions" and the "U. S. Olympics". The World Champions won, 6–5.

Leslie Mann, who had pushed strongly for inclusion of baseball as an Olympic sport, was the umpire.

Game result

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
U. S. Olympics 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 11 6
World Champions 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 6 9 0

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Shaw hit a two-run home run in the first inning. At the end of six innings, the World Champions led, 5–4. The Olympics scored in the seventh to tie the game before McNeece hit a solo walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game. Sayles was the starting pitcher for the World Champions, relieved by Thompson after giving up four runs in the first two innings.

Rosters

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Sources

References

  1. ^ "Husker Soph Plays on Victorious Team". Lincoln State Journal. AP. 13 August 1936. p. 10. Retrieved 9 August 2021 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Baseball Tilt Draws 100,000". Arizona Republic. AP. 13 August 1936. p. 10. Retrieved 9 August 2021 – via newspapers.com.