Strasburg Gets Rocked by Cubans at Beijing Olympics – August 22, 2008
Stephen Strasburg and U.S. Team have to settle for Bronze after 10-2 Semi-Final Loss to Cuba
Two years before he became the most hyped draft pick in MLB history, Stephen Strasburg had just finished his junior year at San Diego State. He was the only college player to compete for the U.S. on the Olympic team. In his first start in the Olympics, against the Netherlands, Strasburg pitched a one-hitter, but in the semi-final round against Cuba he was lifted after giving up three runs (two earned) in four innings.
2008 was the last year when baseball was a medal sport at the Olympics.