Random Video of the Undetermined Amount of Time: Baseball at the 1956 Olympics

I’ve been working on making WBC projections for Australia, and while doing so I came across this Australian documentary clip of when baseball was played as a demonstration sport at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. For years, it was the most attended baseball contest ever, with over 114,000 spectators (a few years ago the Dodgers had an exhibition game at the LA Coliseum which broke this record).

Interestingly, there is talk of having the 2014 MLB season start in Australia, albeit in Sydney, not Melbourne.