Panama national baseball team

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Panama national baseball team
Country  Panama
Federation Fedebeis
Confederation COPABE
Manager Héctor López
IBAF World Rank 13th
World Baseball Classic
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result 14

The Panama national baseball team is the national team of Panama. They are currently the 13th ranked baseball team in the world.[1]

All-time roster[edit]

Sources [1]

World Baseball Classic[edit]

 Panama
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico 2006 14th
Puerto Rico 2009 15th
Medal Tally
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Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Host(s) Round Position W L RS RA Host W L RS RA
2006 Puerto Rico Round 1 14th 0 3 7 20 No qualifiers held
2009 Puerto Rico Round 1 15th 0 2 0 16 No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify Panama 2 2 17 13
Total 2/3 0 5 7 36 1/1 2 2 17 13

2006[edit]

Panama was placed in Pool C of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, playing at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico. In their opening game, they fell to hosts, 2-1, before losing to Cuba, 8-6, in extra innings. They concluded play with a 10-0, 7-inning loss to Netherlands, failing to get a hit off Dutch pitcher Shairon Martis.

2009[edit]

Panama once again was sent to Puerto Rico for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, this time as part of the double-elimination Pool D. They opened their campaign with a 7-0 defeat to Puerto Rico, setting up an elimination game against the Dominican Republic, which they lost 9-0. Having failed to score a single run, Panama finished in 15th place overall, just ahead of South Africa.

2013[edit]

After finishing last in their pool for the 2009 Classic, Panama was forced to qualify for the 2013 edition. They were selected as the host for Qualifier 3 and were favored to qualify.[2] However, they were upset by Brazil, 3-2, in their opener. After defeating Nicaragua and Colombia in elimination matches, they faced off with Brazil again. Despite having multiple Major League Baseball players to Brazil's one, Panama fell again, 1-0, and missed the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Connor, Joe, Welcome to Panama. ESPN (MLB), January 17, 2006. Retrieved 2009-12-16.