The Cuba national baseball team is the national team of Cuba. The team is made up from the most professional players from the [Cuban national baseball system] Cuba has been described as a baseball powerhouse and currently ranks #1 in IBAF's world rankings.
Cuba again participated in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, playing its first round games in Pool B at Foro Sol in Mexico City. Cuba secured advancement to the second round with wins over South Africa and Australia. However, they lost to Japan twice in the 2nd round and were eliminated. It was their first elimination before finals in international game since 1951.
For the third time ever, Cuba participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic in Pool A in Fukuoka Dome in Fukuoka, Japan, facing off against China, Japan and newcomers Brazil. The Cuban team has beaten all three teams undefeated to proceed to the second round in Pool 1 to face off against the Netherlands, losing 6-2 in the first preliminary round. They faced off against Chinese Taipei, winning 14-0 to face off against the Dutch team once again, but have lost 7-6, thus eliminating the Cuban team from reaching the finals for the second time.
The Cuban team has participated in every Summer Olympic Games since 1992. It has been the most successful team at the Olympics. In the five tournaments contested, they have won the gold medal three times and the silver twice.