2002 Asian Games

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The 2002 Asian Games were the third Asian Games to feature baseball as a medal event. Held from September 29 through October 14, 2002 in Busan, South Korea, the home team won the Gold.

Flag of South Korea South Korea went 4-0 but most impressively outscored the opposition 39-0, tossing four shutouts in a row in the round-robin. They had a 11-5 run differential in the final two games. Seung-yeop Lee, Myung-hwan Park and Jin-woo Song were among the prominent names on the team. In-sik Kim was the manager.

Flag of Japan Japan was 3-1 in the round-robin but lost in the second phase to Taiwan and had to settle for Bronze.

Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei went 2-2 in the round-robin but won Silver thanks to their win over Japan in the playoffs. Hong-Chih Kuo and Chien-Ming Wang would wind up in the majors within a few years.

Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China finished 1-3 in 4th place.

Flag of Philippines Philippines placed last at 0-4.

See also 2002 Asian Games (Rosters)

Source: Wiki Baseball (in Chinese)