- Baseball at the 2000 Summer Olympics
Infobox Baseball at the Olympics
year = 2000
gold = flagIOC|USA|2000 Summer
silver = flagIOC|CUB|2000 Summer
bronze = flagIOC|KOR|2000 Summer
others = flagicon|JPN flagicon|NED flagicon|ITA flagicon|AUS flagicon|RSA
September 17- September 24
September 27 Baseballhad its third appearance as an official medal sport at the 2000 Summer Olympicsin Sydney. Eight nations competed, with the preliminary phase consisting of each team playing every other team. Playoffs were then held, with the four highest ranked teams advancing. For the semifinals, the 1st place team played the 4th place team and the 2nd place team played against the 3rd place team. The winners of those semifinals competed against each other for the gold medal, with the loser getting the silver medal. The teams defeated in the semifinal played a match for the bronze medal.
For the first time, baseball was open to professional players as well as amateurs.
*Game ended by Run Difference Rule (after 7 innings, lead is by 10 runs or more)
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