Craig Anderson

1980 -

Dual Olympian Craig Anderson won a silver medal for Australia in baseball in 2004. From New South Wales, the left-hander was part of a strong Aussie pitching squad in Athens. Anderson was one of six players on the Athens team to have played at Sydney 2000, where the team finished seventh. He pitched the first game of the 2004 tournament for Australia, a loss to Cuba. Australia reached the semi-finals by winning four of its seven preliminary round matches, finishing fourth. It beat Japan, the top-ranked team, 1-0 in the semi-final. In the final, it lost to Cuba 6-2. The result was Australia’s first Olympic baseball medal.

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

Baseball - Men
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0 TPE 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 4-0, 0-0 ITA 6-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 3-1, 0-3, 0-0, 3-0, 3-0, 0-0 JPN 9-4 Win
Preliminaries 3-0, 1-0, 0-3, 0-0, 0-0, 1-2, 0-5, 1-1, 0-X GRE 11-6 Win
Preliminaries 9-0, 5-1, 5-0, 1-0, 0-1, 2-0, 0-0 NED 22-2 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 6-0 CAN 11-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-1, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-0, 1-X CUB 4-1 Loss
Semifinals 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 JPN 1-0 Win
Gold Medal Game 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-1, 4-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0 CUB 6-2 Loss
Final Placing 2 / 8

2000 Sydney

Baseball - Men
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-1, 4-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-2, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0 NED 6-4 Loss
Preliminaries 1-1, 1-1, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 2-0, 0-0 KOR 5-3 Win
Preliminaries 1-0, 0-0, 0-3, 0-0, 2-0, 4-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 JPN 7-3 Loss
Preliminaries 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 4-2, 0-0, 4-1, 1-0 RSA 10-4 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-X CUB 1-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-4, 2-0, 1-1, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-1 ITA 8-7 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 4-0, 1-0, 5-1, 0-0, 1-0, 1-0 USA 12-1 Loss
Final Placing 7 / 8