The Greatest Baseball player at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Baseball player of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Baseball player from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

The best all-time performing Baseball player at the Olympic Games is cuban player Pedro Luis Lazo who won 4 medals (2 of them gold) between 1996–2008. See the table below to see how other players ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Baseball Players

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of baseball for performances at all Olympiads at which Baseball appeared, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). All athletes who have won at least 3 medals have been included in this list, and all are from Cuba!

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Baseball at the Olympic Games

rank name country Gold Silver Bronze total
medals
rating
1 Pedro Luis Lazo Cuba 2 2 0 4 16
2 Omar Ajete Cuba 2 1 0 3 14
3 Orestes Kindelán Cuba 2 1 0 3 14
4 Omar Linares Cuba 2 1 0 3 14
5 Antonio Pacheco Cuba 2 1 0 3 14
6 Eduardo Paret Cuba 2 1 0 3 14
7 Antonio Scull Cuba 2 1 0 3 14
8 Luis Ulacia Cuba 2 1 0 3 14
9 José Estrada González Cuba 2 0 0 2 12
10 Alberto Hernández Cuba 2 0 0 2 12
11 Juan Padilla Cuba 2 0 0 2 12
12 Lázaro Vargas Cuba 2 0 0 2 12
13 Ariel Pestano Cuba 1 2 0 3 10
14 Norge Luis Vera Cuba 1 2 0 3 10

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results up to 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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