2008 America Cup (Baseball)

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The 2008 America Baseball Cup was held in the Venezuelan cities of Puerto Ordaz and El Tigre, from September 26 to October 7. The tournament acted as a qualifier for the 2009 World Cup.

"America Baseball Cup" is the English translation of the competition's Spanish name, which is Copa America de Beisbol.[1] The competition was used to select the teams that represented Central and South America — including the Caribbean — in the Baseball World Cup.[1]

Format and participation[edit]

The tournament is split up into 2 groups. Group A consists of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, Netherlands Antilles and Mexico, and Group B consists of Puerto Rico, Brazil, Aruba, Guatemala and Panama.

Cuba did not compete because they already qualified for the 2009 World Cup as they were Olympic competitors the same year.[2]


Puerto Rico won the tournament, defeating Nicaragua 4:1 in the final.[3]

Final Standing[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Final Spots in World Cup on the line at Copa America". Mister Baseball. October 2, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Cuba Not to Attend Baseball America Cup". CRIENGLISH.com. September 25, 2008. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico se corona en el premundial de béisbol" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 2008-10-05. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-05.