1)Team Korea finishes unbeaten in Beijing
BEIJING -- In what was to be the last Olympic appearance for baseball, Korea and Cuba put on a show for the ages Saturday night, turning the final game into a classic pitchers duel. At the end of a dramatic nine innings of play, Korea came out on top, securing its first gold medal, 3-2.
Korea sent Hyunjin Ryu to the hill Saturday night, and Cuba countered with Norberto Gonzalez. The start was Ryu¡¯s second of the tournament, his first, a gem against Canada on Aug. 15. The Korean lefty went nine shutout innings in that outing, allowing only five hits and striking out six.
5) Team gold medal was Korea’s second medal, having taken home a bronze from the 2000 Sydney Games. The silver was Cuba’s second such medal ?also in Sydney ?to go along with its three gold medals from Barcelona, Atlanta and Athens in 1992, 1996 and 2004 respectively.