The First Two U.S. Olympic Baseball Teams

Here are two plain lists, showing who was on the first two U.S. Olympic baseball teams, the ones that played demonstration tournaments in Los Angeles and Seoul, with links to the professional statistics of the players: major league in most cases, and noted (not major leaguer) for those who didn’t get out of the minors.

1984
Ben Abner (not major leaguer)
Sid Akins (not major leaguer)
Flavio Alfaro (not major leaguer)
Don August
Scott Bankhead
Bob Caffrey (not major leaguer)
Ken Caminiti
Norm Charlton
Mike Christ (not major leaguer)
Will Clark
Mike Dunne
Dave Graybill (not major leaguer)
Gary Green
Chris Gwynn
Drew Hall
John Hoover
Barry Larkin
Mike Loynd
Shane Mack
John Marzano
Oddibe McDowell
Bill McGuire
Mark McGwire
Pat Pacillo
Kevin Renz (not major leaguer)
Cory Snyder
Mel Stottlemyre, Jr.
B.J. Surhoff
Bill Swift
Greg Swindell
Bobby Witt

1988
Jim Abbott
Bret Barberie
Andy Benes
Jeff Branson
Mike Fiore (not major leaguer)
Tom Goodwin
Ty Griffin
Tino Martinez
Billy Masse (not major leaguer)
Ben McDonald
Mike Milchin
Mickey Morandini
Charles Nagy
Doug Robbins (not major leaguer)
Scott Servais
Dave Silvestri
Joe Sularski
Ed Sprague
Robin Ventura
Ted Wood

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  1. Very decent roster in ’88, but that ’84 team roster is fantastic.

  2. I don’t know why the ’84 roster was so much larger than the ’88 one: maybe the IOC changed roster limits from ’84 to ’88. And I’m not sure how the rosters compared in terms of how the players did in college, but yes, the ’84 team had both top-level, HOF-type talent and many real solid MLB guys, where the ’88 team topped out with just a handful of very good major leaguers.


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