Germán Mesa

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mesa and the second or maternal family name is Fresneda.
Germán Mesa
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Havana Team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Seattle Team

Germán Mesa Fresneda (born May 12, 1967 in Havana) is a Cuban retired shortstop who played for the Industriales of the Cuban National Series and for the Cuban national baseball team. Mesa was known as "El Imán" or "The Magnet" for his superior fielding skills. He was also an above average hitter and base runner who led Cuban baseball in hits, triples, and stolen bases during his career. German retired in 2002, and is now a trainer for the national team.

In October 1996, Mesa was banned from Cuban baseball, for allegedly taking money from an American sports agent. His suspension was lifted in March 1998.

In Olympic competition, he won a gold medal in 1992 and a silver in 2000. He is a former manager of Industriales.


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