Improbable Baseball Gold


South Korea (Oakley) captured the gold medal and capped a perfect Summer Games run with the country’s biggest win in international baseball, a 3-2 victory over defending champion Cuba on Saturday night.

Lee Seung-yuop opened the winning team’s lead with a two run homer in the first inning and teammate Jin-man Park (wearing custom South Korea Radar) added another run in the seventh inning.

South Korean reliever Chong Tae-hyon got Yuliesky Gourriel to ground into a double play with the bases loaded to end a dramatic ninth inning.

The South Koreans ran their record to 9-0 by beating the mighty Cubans in what could be baseball’s Summer Games farewell.

The bronze medal went to the United States who beat Japan in a close game; both had several players wearing custom Radar and Flak Jacket.


Matt Murray


August 25, 2008

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