Pedro Luis Lazo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lazo and the second or maternal family name is Iglesias.
Pedro Luis Lazo
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1998 Rome Team
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 2007 Taipei Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold medal – first place 1995 Havana Team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Barcelona Team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Havana Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Maracaibo Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Cartagena Team

Pedro Luis Lazo Iglesias (born April 15, 1973 in Pinar del Río Province, Cuba) is a top pitcher in Cuban baseball. He is used predominantly as a reliever in international competition, although he is a starter in the Cuban National Series, where he plays for Pinar del Río. His fastball has been clocked at 97 mph, and he combined it with a mid-80s slider.[1]

Career[edit]

Lazo was part of the gold medal-winning Cuban teams at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 2004 Athens games, and won silver at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Olympics.[2] He also appeared in the exhibition series between the Cuban national team and the Baltimore Orioles in 1999.

During the World Cup of Baseball in 2005 in the Netherlands, Lazo had 2 wins, 0 losses with 2 saves, a 0.54 earned run average, and just 7 hits against in 16⅔ innings. He also pitched for Cuba in the World Baseball Classic in March 2006 and recorded an impressive 4⅔ inning save against Dominican Republic in the semifinals matchup.[citation needed]

Lazo is the current and active wins leader in the Cuban National Series with 249 wins.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His cousin, Raudel Lazo, defected from Cuba to play in Major League Baseball.[4]

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