Spain national baseball team

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Spain national baseball team
Country Spain
Federation Royal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation
Confederation Confederation of European Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result 15th (2013)
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (First in 1992)
Best result 8th (1992)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1988)
Best result 12th (1988, 2009)
Intercontinental Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1991)
European Championship
Appearances 30 (First in 1954)
Best result 1st (1 time, in 1955)

The Spain national baseball team is the national team of Spain. It is governed by the Royal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation. It is a member nation of the Confédération Européenne de Baseball, or Confederation of European Baseball.

The Spanish team contains various players of Dominican, Venezuelan and Cuban origin.

In 2013, Spain qualified for the first time to the World Baseball Classic. They lost all three games against Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

Tournament records[edit]

World Baseball Classic[edit]

 Spain
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico 2013 15th
Medal Tally
Gold medal world.svg
Gold
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Silver medal world.svg
Silver
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Bronze medal world.svg
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 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2013 Puerto Rico Round 1 15th 0 3 9 20 United States Q1 3 1 32 14
Total 1/3 0 3 9 20 1/1 3 1 32 14

Olympic Games[edit]

Summer Olympics record Qualification
Year Round Position W L RS RA
1992 Preliminary 8th 1 6 15 85 Host country
1996 Did not qualify 4th, 1995 European Baseball Championship
2000 Did not qualify 5th, 1999 European Baseball Championship
2004 Did not qualify Bronze medal europe.svg 2003 European Baseball Championship
2008 Did not qualify Bronze medal europe.svg 2007 European Baseball Championship
7th, Final Qualifying Tournament
Total 1/5 1 6 15 85

European Championships - Junior[edit]

  • Silver Medal (4 times)
1990, 1991, 1996 and 2001.
  • Bronze Medal (11 times)
1974, 1976, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 2005.

European Championships - Cadet[edit]

  • Silver Medal (3 times)
1981, 1992 and 2004.
  • Bronze Medal (3 times)
1979, 2000 and 2002.

2013 World Baseball Classic roster[edit]

Manager
Mauro Mazzotti
Coaches
Renny Duarte, Felix Cano, Candelario Diaz, Manny Crespo, Jose Alguacil, Miguel Erroz
Player No. Pos. DOB and age Team League
Castillo, RichardRichard Castillo 33 P (1989-10-11)October 11, 1989 (aged 23) St. Louis Cardinals (minors) Major League Baseball
Cruz, RhinerRhiner Cruz 55 P (1986-11-01)November 1, 1986 (aged 26) Houston Astros Major League Baseball
González, EricEric González 26 P (1985-09-05)September 5, 1985 (aged 27) Lake Erie Crushers Frontier League
Granados, IvánIván Granados 35 P (1985-09-30)September 30, 1985 (aged 27)
Hernández, RicardoRicardo Hernández 21 P (1988-01-23)January 23, 1988 (aged 25) Beisbol Barcelona División de Honor de Béisbol
Manno, ChrisChris Manno 28 P (1982-01-07)January 7, 1982 (aged 31) Cincinnati Reds (minors) Major League Baseball
Morlán, EduardoEduardo Morlán 30 P (1986-03-01)March 1, 1986 (aged 27) Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Atlantic League
Nacar, LeslieLeslie Nacar 16 P (1983-06-20)June 20, 1983 (aged 29) Tenerife Marlins División de Honor de Béisbol
Negrin, YoannerYoanner Negrin P (1984-04-29)April 29, 1984 (aged 28) Chicago Cubs (minors) Major League Baseball
Noguera, AntonioAntonio Noguera 75 P (1988-02-26)February 26, 1988 (aged 25) Novara United Italian Baseball League
Perez, SergioSergio Pérez P (1984-12-05)December 5, 1984 (aged 28)
Salazar, RichardRichard Salazar 34 P (1981-09-06)September 6, 1981 (aged 31) Sioux City Explorers American Association
Schumacher, NickNick Schumacher 24 P (1985-06-24)June 24, 1985 (aged 27) Sioux City Explorers American Association
Manríquez, SalomónSalomón Manríquez 25 C (1982-09-15)September 15, 1982 (aged 30) Lincoln Saltdogs American Association
Nieto, AdriánAdrián Nieto 32 C (1989-11-12)November 12, 1989 (aged 23) Washington Nationals (minors) Major League Baseball
Ochoa, BlakeBlake Ochoa C (1985-09-05)September 5, 1985 (aged 27)
Canizares, BarbaroBárbaro Cañizares 45 IF (1979-11-21)November 21, 1979 (aged 33) Guerreros de Oaxaca & Yaquis de Obregón Mexican League & Mexican Pacific League
Figueroa, PacoPaco Figueroa 10 IF (1983-02-19)February 19, 1983 (aged 30) Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Atlantic League
Golindano, JesúsJesús Golindano 19 IF (1984-01-13)January 13, 1984 (aged 29) Beisbol Barcelona División de Honor de Béisbol
Merchán, JesúsJesús Merchán IF (1981-03-26)March 26, 1981 (aged 31) San Diego Padres (minors) Major League Baseball
Perez, NestorNestor Pérez IF (1976-11-24)November 24, 1976 (aged 36)
Sanchez, YuneskyYunesky Sánchez 22 IF (1984-05-03)May 3, 1984 (aged 28) Laredo Lemurs American Association
Alvarez, RafaelRafael Álvarez 63 OF (1977-01-22)January 22, 1977 (aged 36)
Beltré, EngelEngel Beltré 7 OF (1989-11-01)November 1, 1989 (aged 23) Texas Rangers Major League Baseball
Cruz, JoséJosé Cruz 54 OF (1984-09-04)September 4, 1984 (aged 28) Lodi Italian Baseball League
Figueroa, DanielDaniel Figueroa 11 OF (1983-02-19)February 19, 1983 (aged 30)
Gomez, YasserYasser Gómez 5 OF (1980-04-01)April 1, 1980 (aged 32) McAllen Thunder North American League
Suarez, GabeGabe Suárez 20 OF (1984-12-14)December 14, 1984 (aged 28) Texas Rangers (minors) Major League Baseball

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