Baseball At the 2011 Pan American Games
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Baseball At the 2011 Pan American Games
Baseball at the
Baseball pictogram.svg
VenuePan American Baseball Stadium
DatesOctober 19 - October 25
Competitors190 from 8 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 

Baseball at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara was held between October 19 and 25, 2011. All games were played at the Pan American Baseball Stadium in Lagos de Moreno. Pan American baseball is competed by men only, while women compete in the similar sport of softball. Each team can enter a team of 24 athletes for a maximum of 192 competitors for this tournament.[1] The tournament was played using designated hitter rules.[1] The draw for the competition took place in July 2011, in which the eight teams were drawn into two groups of four.[2]

Cuba were the defending champions from the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, defeating the United States 3-1.

Canada won the gold medal defeating the United States 2-1 in the gold medal game.

Medal summary

Medal table

1 Canada1001
2 United States0101
3 Cuba0011
Totals (3 nations)1113



The competition was spread out across seven days.[3]

    Preliminary round     Semifinals  M  Event finals
October 19th
Men's tournament M 1


Qualifying Summary

The hosts Mexico, along with the top seven teams at the Pan American Qualification tournament qualified to compete at the games.[1]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation - - 1  Mexico
Qualifying Tournament Oct 1 - Oct 13, 2010 Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Carolina and Ponce 7  United States
 Dominican Republic
 Puerto Rico



  • Eight teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 4 teams each. The top 2 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • The third and fourth placed teams in each group will play each other for fifth and seventh place respectively.
  • In the semifinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B2 and B1 vs. A2
  • The winning teams from the semifinals play for the gold medal. The losing teams compete for the bronze medal.

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results.
  2. Run average (not the run difference) between the tied teams.[1]

Preliminary round

All times are local Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)[4]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A

Team G W L RS RA RD Tiebreaker
 Mexico 3 3 0 8 5 +3 -
 United States 3 2 1 33 5 +28 -
 Dominican Republic 3 1 2 12 29 -17 -
 Panama 3 0 3 7 21 -14 -

Group B

Team G W L RS RA RD Tiebreaker
 Cuba 3 3 0 22 16 +6 -
 Canada 3 2 1 14 14 - -
 Venezuela 3 1 2 14 15 -1 -
 Puerto Rico 3 0 3 17 22 -5 -

Elimination stage

Seventh place match

Fifth place match

October 24
October 25
 United States12
 United States1
October 24
Third place
October 25


Bronze medal match

Gold medal match

 2011 Pan American Games Winners 

1st title

Final standings

Rank Team Record
Gold medal icon.svg  Canada 4-1
Silver medal icon.svg  United States 3-2
Bronze medal icon.svg  Cuba 4-1
4  Mexico 3-2
5  Dominican Republic 2-2
6  Venezuela 1-3
7  Puerto Rico 1-3
8  Panama 0-4

Statistics leaders


External links

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