Baseball Olympics 2021: Schedule, Teams, Rules, Odds, USA Roster

Baseball Olympics 2021: Schedule, teams, rules, odds and USA Roster.
Baseball Olympics 2021: Schedule, teams, rules, odds and USA Roster. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

After last appearing at the Olympics in 2008, baseball is officially back for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Games. Baseball fans from around the world are gearing up to tune in to the sport's official Olympic comeback.

Baseball Olympics 2021

Here's everything you need to know about baseball's return at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Baseball Olympics 2021 Schedule

- Group Stage: Wednesday, July 28 - Saturday, July 31
- Knockout Stage: Sunday, Aug. 1 - Wednesday, Aug. 4
- Semifinals: Wednesday Aug. 4 - Thursday, Aug. 5
- Gold and Bronze Medal Games: Saturday, Aug. 7

Baseball Olympics 2021 Teams

Group A
- Japan
- Mexico
- Dominican Republic

Group B
- South Korea
- Israel

Baseball Olympics 2021 Rules

Each country will play the two other teams in their group once in the Group Stage. The teams will then be seeded based on records before the double-elimination knockout stage begins.

Bases are 90 feet apart and the pitcher's rubber is 60 feet, 6 inches away. There will be a 12-second pitch clock and 90 seconds between innings in order to keep games going at a faster pace.

Team USA Baseball Roster 2021

Baseball Olympics Odds

Japan is the current favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook to win the gold medal in baseball at +160. The USA trails slightly behind at +300, followed by South Korea (+380), the latter of which last won the gold medal in this event in 2008.

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