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Cuba-traditionally the powerhouse in baseball- had been overwhelmed by the Dominican Republic on the 1982 Central American and Caribbean Video games in Havana, Cuba. The Dominican Republic gained the gold medal. The champions had been Victor Mercedes, Orlando Guerrero, Enrique Cruz, Johnny Olivo, Julio Dominguez, Mario Marte, Pedro Gomez, Ivan Crispin, Wilfredo Fernandez.

Ultimate standings:

1. Dominican Republic (gold medal)

2. Cuba (silver medal)

3. Netherlands Antilles (bronze medal)

4. Panama

5. Venezuela

6. Nicaragua

7. Puerto Rico

The American senior males’s nationwide workforce gained the silver medal on the 1975 Pan American Video games. The usteam was coached by Smeltzly Hal.

In 1998, Sammy Sosa (Dominican Republic/ Chicago) was elected the “Most Useful Participant of the Nationwide League” by the Baseball Writers Affiliation of America.

Nicaragua is likely one of the finest groups in Latin America. On the 1983 Pan American Video games in Caracas (Venezuela), Nicaragua took the silver medal and gained the fitting to compete on the 1984 Summer time Olympics in Los Angeles (California,USA). The gamers had been:Julio Cesar Medina, Leonardo Alberto, Roberto Espino, Juan Gardamez, Ariel Ramon Delgado, Jose Apolinar Cruz, Cayetano Fabio ,Cruz Ulloa Mayorga, Arnoldo MuñouncesPicha, Julio Cesar Sanchez, Tomas Guzman Gudiel, Alvaro David Palaci, Luis Alberto Arauz, Roger Torres Lopez, Adolfo Ramon Alvarez, Cesar Monjes Reyes, Daniel Antonio Sote, Julio Antonio Moya, Elvin Jose Jarquin, Diego Manuel Raudez.

Japan gained the gold medal on the 1973 Intercontinental Cup in Italy.

Ultimate standings:

1. Japan

2. Puerto Rico

3. USA

4. Nicaragua

5. Canada

6. Italy

7. Taiwan/Chinese language Taipei

8. Argentina

In 1965, Zoilo Versalles (Cuba/ Minnesota) was named the “Most Useful Participant of the American League” by the Baseball Writers Affiliation of America.

Spain hosted the 13rd Baseball Intercontinental Cup in 1997.

Ultimate standings:

1. Japan

2. Cuba

3. Australia

4. USA

5. Nicaragua

6. Italy

7. France

8. Spain

Within the 20th century, many Latin American have performed within the American Main Leagues:Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico/ Pittsburgh), Adolfo Luque (Cuba/ Cincinnati), Sandalio Consuegra (Cuba/ Chicago), Roberto “Beto” Davila (Mexico/ Cleveland), Orlando Cepeda (Puerto Rico/ San Francisco), Tony Oliva (Cuba/ Minnesota), Felipe Alou (Dominican Republic/ Atlanta), Orestes Miñoso (Cuba/ Chicago), Sammy Sosa (Dominican Republic/ Chicago)…

Venezuela gained the gold medal on the 1965 Bolivarian Video games in Guayaquil (Ecuador).

Ultimate standings:

1. Venezuela (gold medal)

2. Colombia (silver medal)

3. Panama (bronze medal)

4. Ecuador

Asia has many well-known baseball gamers: Jan Sung Ho (South Korea), Wang Chien-Ming (Taiwan/ performs for New York Yankees), Mori Daisuke (Japan/ performs for BayStars). Below the management of Daisuke, Japan gained the bronze medal on the 2004 Olympic Video games in Greece.

In 1967, Orlando Cepeda was named the “Most Useful Participant of the Nationwide League” by the Baseball Writers Affiliation of America.

The 18th World Junior Baseball Championship was held in Taiwan in 1999.

Ultimate standings:

1. United States

2. Taiwan/Chinese language Taipei

3. Cuba

4. Panama

5. South Korea

6. South Africa

7. Venezuela

8. Holland

9. Japan

10. Czech Republic

11. Guam (American territory)

12. Australia

The US gained the Junior World Championships two years in succession (1988 and 1989).

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