Venezuela national baseball team

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Venezuela national baseball team
Country Venezuela
Federation Federación Venezolana de Béisbol
Confederation COPABE
IBAF World Rank 10th
World Baseball Classic
Appearances 3 (First in 2006)
Best result 3rd (1 time, in 2009)
World Cup
Appearances 18 (First in 1940)
Best result 1st (3 times, most recent in 1945)
Intercontinental Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1973)
Best result 6 (1 time, in 2002)
Pan American Games
Appearances 3 (First in 1955)
Best result 1st (1 time, in 1959)

The Venezuela national baseball team is the national team of Venezuela. They are currently ranked tenth in the world by the International Baseball Federation.[1]

Tournament record[edit]

World Baseball Classic[edit]

 Venezuela
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
United States / Puerto Rico 2006 7th
Canada / United States 2009 3rd
Puerto Rico 2013 10th
Medal Tally
Gold medal world.svg
Gold
Silver medal world.svg
Silver
Bronze medal world.svg
Bronze
2009

In June 2005, Major League Baseball announced the formation of the World Baseball Classic, a sixteen nation international competition to be held in March 2006 for the first time. The team Venezuela sent to the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic included Venezuelan players from Major League Baseball. A player is eligible to participate on a WBC national team if:

  • The player is a citizen of the nation the team represents.
  • The player is qualified for citizenship or to hold a passport under the laws of a nation represented by a team, but has not been granted citizenship or been issued a passport, then the player may be made eligible by WBCI upon petition by the player or team.
  • The player is a permanent legal resident of the nation or territory the team represents.
  • The player was born in the nation or territory the team represents.
  • The player has one parent who is, or if deceased was, a citizen of the nation the team represents.
  • The player has one parent who was born in the nation or territory the team represents.[2]
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Host(s) Round Position W L RS RA Host W L RS RA
2006 United States/Puerto Rico Round 2 7th 3 3 22 20 No qualifiers held
2009 Canada/United States Semifinals 3rd 6 2 45 36 No qualifiers held
2013 Puerto Rico Round 1 10th 1 2 17 21 Top 12, 2009 World Baseball Classic
2017 Top 12, 2013 World Baseball Classic
Total 3/3 10 7 84 77 0/1 - - - -

2009: Venezuela wins bronze[edit]

Venezuela competed in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, playing its opening games in Pool C, in Toronto. The Venezuelans secured advancement out of Pool C with a pair of resounding wins over Italy. Along the way, Venezuela also lost a 15–6 slugfest against the United States, but won twice against the same team.[3]

2013: First round exit[edit]

In the 2013 World Baseball Classic, Venezuela was eliminated by Puerto Rico, who went on to eliminate Italy, the United States and two-time defending champion Japan. Their placing as the third team in Pool C after defeating newcomers Spain was sufficient to secure direct qualification to the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Baseball World Cup[edit]

  • 1940 : 4th
  • 1941 : Gold 1st
  • 1942 : Bronze 3rd
  • 1943 : did not qualify
  • 1944 : Gold 1st
  • 1945 : Gold 1st
  • 1947 : 5th
  • 1948 : did not qualify
  • 1950 : Bronze 3rd
  • 1951 : Silver 2nd
  • 1952 : 6th
 
  • 1953 : Silver 2nd
  • 1961 : Bronze 3rd
  • 1965 : did not qualify
  • 1969 : 4th
  • 1970 : 6th
  • 1971 : did not qualify
  • 1972 : did not qualify
  • 1973 : Bronze 3rd
  • 1974 : did not qualify
  • 1976 : did not qualify
  • 1978 : did not qualify
 
  • 1980 : 7th
  • 1982 : did not qualify
  • 1984 : 9th
  • 1986 : 7th
  • 1988 : did not qualify
  • 1990 : 12th
  • 1994 : did not qualify
  • 1998 : did not qualify
  • 2001 : did not qualify
  • 2003 : did not qualify
  • 2005 : did not qualify

2009 IBAF World Cup[edit]

In 2009, Europe will host the IBAF World Cup. It will mark the first time in history the Baseball World Cup will not be hosted by a certain country, but rather a whole continent. The 2009 Baseball World Cup will take place from 9–27 September. Seven European countries will host and participant in the tournament of 22 teams. The event will be made up of five groups consisting of four teams each, for a total of 20 teams. Italy (Bollate, Bologna, Codogno, Florence, Macerata, Milano, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, San Marino, Torino, Trieste, Verona & Vicenza) and Netherlands (Rotterdam, Haarlem & Amsterdam) serve as hosts of the sixteen teams of the second round ( 14–20 September), and therefore receive first round byes. The groups are as follows:[4]

2006=7th

Pan American Games[edit]

  • 1955 : Bronze 3rd
  • 1959 : Gold 1st
  • 1975 : Bronze 3rd

Intercontinental Cup[edit]

  • 1973 : did not qualify
  • 1975 : did not qualify
  • 1977 : 9th
  • 1979 : did not qualify
  • 1981 : did not qualify
  • 1983 : did not qualify
 
  • 1985 : did not qualify
  • 1987 : did not qualify
  • 1989 : did not qualify
  • 1991 : did not qualify
  • 1993 : did not qualify
  • 1995 : did not qualify
 
  • 1997 : did not qualify
  • 1999 : did not qualify
  • 2002 : 6th
  • 2006 : did not qualify

Players[edit]

Uniform[edit]

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Home

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IBAF World Rankings" (PDF). International Baseball Federation. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dan Serafini Wins One For Team Italy". Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "World Baseball Classic". Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "IBAF announces groups for first round of 2009 Baseball World Cup". Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "IBAF World Cup 2009 in Europe". Retrieved 15 March 2009.