Chris Oxspring won a silver medal for Australia in baseball in 2004. From Victoria, the right-hander was part of a strong Aussie pitching squad in Athens. Oxspring enjoyed a sensational Olympic tournament. He tied for second in wins and tied for best ERA (O.00) for all pitchers. In his first win against Italy, he held the Italians to one hit in eight innings. Oxspring took the mound again for Australia’s crucial semi-final against favourites Japan and pitched into the seventh inning, allowing no runs and enjoying five strike-outs. Australia won the game 1-0 to advance to the final, which it lost to Cuba 6-2. Oxspring was awarded the International Baseball Federation’s Male Player of the Year for 2004 for his Olympic performance. He has played professionally in the United States, Japan and Korea.