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The United States Women's Softball team won the gold medal in Atlanta's 1996 Olympic games. They lost only one game. In the fifth inning against Australia, Danielle Tyler hit a home run over the center-field fence. When she was greeted by a swarm of well-wishing teammates at home plate she let the excitement distract her focus and she did not STEP ON home plate. When all of the yelling subsided, the Australian team quietly appealed to the umpire who dramatically called Tyler out. Rather than scoring a run, Tyler¡¦s blast over the fence netted her team an out. As it ended up,had she stepped on home plate, her team would have won 1-0. Instead, after seven innings of regulation play the game was tied at 0-0. In extra innings, Australia emerged with a 2-1 win and the U.S. team took their only loss of the Olympics. It's not enough to hit a ball into the seats; you have to touch all of the bases as well.

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