Panama national baseball team

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Panama national baseball team
Country  Panama
Federation Fedebeis
Confederation COPABE
Manager Héctor López
World Baseball Classic
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result 14

The Panama national baseball team is the national team of Panama. They are currently the 13th ranked baseball team in the world.[1]

Roster[edit]

Sources [1]

World Baseball Classic[edit]

 Panama
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico 2006 14th
Puerto Rico 2009 15th
Medal Tally
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Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
2006 Round 1 14th 0 3 7 20 No qualifiers held
2009 Round 1 15th 0 2 0 16 No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify 2 2 17 13
2017 Did not qualify 2 2 20 14
Total 2/4 0 5 7 36 4 4 37 27

2006[edit]

Panama was placed in Pool C of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, playing at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico. In their opening game, they fell to hosts, 2-1, before losing to Cuba, 8-6, in extra innings. They concluded play with a 10-0, 7-inning loss to Netherlands, failing to get a hit off Dutch pitcher Shairon Martis.

2009[edit]

Panama once again was sent to Puerto Rico for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, this time as part of the double-elimination Pool D. They opened their campaign with a 7-0 defeat to Puerto Rico, setting up an elimination game against the Dominican Republic, which they lost 9-0. Having failed to score a single run, Panama finished in 15th place overall, just ahead of South Africa.

2013[edit]

After finishing last in their pool for the 2009 Classic, Panama was forced to qualify for the 2013 edition. They were selected as the host for Qualifier 3 and were favored to qualify.[2] However, they were upset by Brazil, 3-2, in their opener. After defeating Nicaragua and Colombia in elimination matches, they faced off with Brazil again. Despite having multiple Major League Baseball players to Brazil's one, Panama fell again, 1-0, and missed the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

2017[edit]

Panama was again forced to qualify for the 2017 edition. They were selected as the host for Qualifier 3. After defeating France in their opener they fell to Colombia. After defeating France again, they set up a rematch with Colombia but lost the elimination game after Colombia's Dilson Herrera hit a late homer.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Connor, Joe, Welcome to Panama. ESPN (MLB), January 17, 2006. Retrieved 2009-12-16.