Signed Baseball from each participating team in the 1984 Olympic Baseball exhibition tournament, Dodger Stadium


Baseballs signed by members of the eight competing teams participating in the exhibition tournament at Dodger Stadium in 1984. The team autographed baseballs were presented to Peter O’Malley, President, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998. It was O’Malley who advocated and led the effort for baseball’s inclusion in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as well as gold medal status in future games. The exhibition tournament in 1984, part of the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, represented  baseball’s largest involvement in the Olympics at the time. Sold-out crowds and enthusiasm generated from the tournament gave momentum to gold medal status in 1992. Team Japan won the tournament at Dodger Stadium, defeating the USA team, 6-3 in the championship game.