Eduardo Paret

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Paret and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.
Eduardo Paret
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold 2004 Athens Team
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
Gold 2001 Taipei Team
Gold 2003 Havana Team
Gold 2005 Rotterdam Team
Silver 2007 Taipei Team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold 1995 Havana Team
Gold 2002 Havana Team
Gold 2006 Taipei Team
Pan American Games
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Gold 2003 Santo Domingo Team
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold 2006 Cartagena Team

Eduardo Paret Pérez (born October 23, 1972 in Santa Clara) is a Cuban baseball player. He is a shortstop for Villa Clara of the Cuban National Series, and for the Cuban national baseball team.[1]

Paret was the starting shortstop on the Cuban teams that won gold medals at the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics and second place at the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He was named most valuable player of the 2005 World Cup of Baseball after going 12 for 19 with 8 stolen bases in the tournament.[2]

In July 1997, Paret and his Villa Clara teammates Osmani García and Angel López spoke with Cuban defector Rolando Arrojo by telephone. As a result, they were banned from Cuban baseball for "maintaining contact with baseball traitors."[3] The ban has since been lifted. On July 28, 2006, ESPN.com reported that Paret and Yulieski Gourriel had defected from Cuba and into Colombia. .[4] Days later, Gourriel denied the report.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eduardo Paret Pérez" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2006-10-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "World Cup Baseball 2005". official site. 
  3. ^ Jamail, Milton H. (2000). Full Count: Inside Cuban Baseball. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press. p. 88. ISBN 0-8093-2310-9. 
  4. ^ "Report: Cuban baseball players defect in Colombia". ESPN.com news services. Retrieved July 28, 2006. 
  5. ^ Rojas, Enrique. "Cuban star Gourriel has no interest in deserting". ESPNdeportes.com. Retrieved August 1, 2006. 

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