Michel Enríquez

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Michel Enríquez
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2001 Taipei Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Havana Team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Rotterdam Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
Silver medal – second place 1999 Sydney Team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Havana Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Taichung Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Guadalajara Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Cartagena Team

Michel Enríquez Tamayo (born February 11, 1979 in Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud) is a Cuban baseball third baseman.

Biography and career[edit]

Enríquez, who plays third base for Isla de la Juventud in the Cuban National Series, led the league in batting average and slugging percentage in the 2005-06 season, at .447 and .690, respectively. Enríquez is a roster fixture at third base for the Cuban national baseball team.

He holds National Series records for hits (152) and doubles (35) in a season (1999, 90 games), and was part of Cuba's gold medal-winning team at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the second place team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He has one brother and one sister.

Enríquez was left off of Cuba's roster for the 2000 Olympics, with some speculating fear of defection and others opining that it was due to Michel's youth (still just 21 years old) and lack of experience in international tournaments relative to some of the other available options. He hit .353/.451/.595 in the 2000-2001 Serie Nacional.

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