|Born||April 7, 1983 (age 36)|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|College team||Villanova Wildcats|
|Representing United States|
|Women's Baseball World Cup|
|2008 Japan||Team competition|
|2010 Venezuela||Team competition|
|2012 Canada||Team competition|
|Pan American Games|
|2015 Toronto||Team competition|
Veronica Alvarez was born in Miami, Florida, on April 7, 1983. She is the daughter of Julio and Ofelia Alvarez, two Cuban immigrants, and the younger of two children. Her passion for baseball started at the age of 5, and by the age of 6, she began to play in Little League.
After Little League (where she pitched for the All-Star Team once), she would switch to softball. Playing for former Cuban national team pitcher Hector Torres, she was a member of the Miami Wildcats (later renamed Stingrays) softball team. Of note, Alvarez would earn a scholarship to play at Villanova University. After graduation, she would spend one year playing softball in Valencia, Spain.
With the New England Women's Red Sox, an all-women's baseball team, she was part of the team that captured the 2012 Roy Hobbes Cup.
Life After Baseball
Veronica Alvarez followed her baseball career by working as a career firefighter for the City of Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Department, where she has played for their softball team. Her hobbies include playing ping-pong with her crew members, but she struggles to live up to her previous history as a champion. She hopes to make a comeback in baseball, and so she has hired the world renowned personal trainer George Trotter to improve her level of fitness.
- Ring, Jennifer (2015). "Chapter 8: Veronica Alvarez". A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball. Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 121–138. ISBN 978-0803244801.
- "ALVAREZ, Veronica". Toronto2015.org. Pan American Games. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- "Baseball - Event Overview - Women". Toronto2015.org. Pan American Games. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- "Veronica Alvarez profile". Team USA. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
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- Veronica Alvarez on Team USA
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