Pedro Luis Lazo

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Pedro Luis Lazo
Medal record
Men’s Baseball
Competitor for  Cuba
Summer Olympics
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team
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
Gold 2005 Rotterdam Team
Silver 2007 Taipei Team
Silver 2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold 1995 Havana Team
Silver 1997 Barcelona Team
Gold 2002 Havana Team
Gold 2006 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Gold 1999 Winnipeg Team
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold 1998 Maracaibo Team
Gold 2006 Cartagena Team

Pedro Luis Lazo Iglesias (born April 15, 1973 in Pinar del Río Province, Cuba) is a top pitcher in Cuban baseball. He is used predominantly as a reliever in international competition, although he is a starter in the Cuban National Series, where he plays for Pinar del Río. His fastball has been clocked at 97 mph, and he combined it with a mid-80s slider.[1]

Career[edit]

Lazo was part of the gold medal-winning Cuban teams at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 2004 Athens games, and won silver at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Olympics.[2] He also appeared in the exhibition series between the Cuban national team and the Baltimore Orioles in 1999.

During the World Cup of Baseball in 2005 in the Netherlands, Lazo had 2 wins, 0 losses with 2 saves, a 0.54 ERA, and just 7 hits against in 16⅔ innings. He also pitched for Cuba in the World Baseball Classic in March 2006 and recorded an impressive 4⅔ inning save against Dominican Republic in the semifinals matchup.[citation needed]

Lazo is the current and active wins leader in the Serie de Nacionale with 249 wins.[3]

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