Norge Luis Vera

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vera and the second or maternal family name is Peralta.
Norge Luis Vera
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  Cuba
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney Team
Gold 2004 Athens Team
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
Gold 1998 Rome Team
Gold 2001 Taipei Team
Gold 2003 Havana Team
Silver 2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold 2002 Havana Team
Gold 2006 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
Gold 1999 Winnipeg Team
Gold 2003 Santo Domingo Team
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team

Norge Luis Vera Peralta (born October 3, 1971 in Siboney, Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba) is a right-handed baseball pitcher, who has been a frequent member of the Cuban national baseball team.

In Cuba, Vera pitches for Santiago de Cuba of the Cuban National Series. He has been a dominating force for years, including the 1999-2000 series, when he led the league with a 0.97 ERA, 17 victories and eight shutouts—all in a 90-game season.[1] He then pitched in the second game of the 1999 Baltimore Orioles – Cuban national baseball team exhibition series.

Vera was seriously injured in November 2009, while trying to stop a fight as an uninvolved bystander in Santiago, Cuba.[2] He was struck in the face by a blunt instrument, sustaining several fractures to the upper jaw.[2] Zadys Navarro, one of Vera's doctors, indicated that reconstructive surgery would be required.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norge Luis Vera Peralta" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2006-10-11. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Garcia, Anne-Marie. "Cuban pitcher who beat Orioles in 1999 in stable condition after blow to face", The Canadian Press, November 10, 2009.