Orestes Kindelán

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Orestes Kindelán
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
Baseball World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Managua Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Taipei Team
Intercontinental Cup
Silver medal – second place 1997 Barcelona Team
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Seattle Team

Orestes Kindelán Olivares (born November 1, 1964 in Palma Soriano, Cuba) is the most prolific home run hitter in the history of post-revolutionary Cuban baseball, well known as "El Cañon de Dos Rios" and one of the offensive stars of the Cuban national baseball team, which won numerous World Cups and two Olympic gold medals during his tenure. He is the cousin of legendary Amateur boxer Mario Kindelán.


Kindelán played the bulk of his 21 seasons for his home province's Santiago de Cuba Avispas (Wasps). He holds the following career records in the Cuban National Series:

  • Home runs: 487 (With aluminium bat 17 series)
  • Runs batted in: 1,511
  • Total bases: 3,893

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  1. ^ Lowry, Philip (2006). Green Cathedrals. Walker & Company. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-8027-1608-8.