Brazil national baseball team
Information
Country Brazil
FederationConfederação Brasileira de Beisebol e Softbol
ConfederationPan American Baseball Confederation
ManagerBarry Larkin
WBSC ranking 21 Decrease 3 (11 August 2021)[1]
World Baseball Classic
Appearances1 (First in 2013)
Best result14th (2013)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 2003)
Best result7th
Intercontinental Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1995)
Best result5th

The Brazil national baseball team is the national baseball team of Brazil. The team represents Brazil in international competitions. The team is currently ranked 18th in the world.[1]

Current roster

Brazil roster - 2021 World Baseball Classic Qualifier
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers
  • Luis de Camargo
  • Gabriel Carmo
  • Márcio Kikuchi

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • José Thiago Caldeira (Bullpen)
  • Steve Finley (Hitting)
  • Marcos Guimarães (Baserunning)
  • LaTroy Hawkins (Pitching)
  • Joel Noboa (Bench)


Tournament results

World Baseball Classic

 Brazil
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Japan 201314th
Medal Tally
Gold
-
Silver
-
Bronze
-
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
2006 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 Did not enter No qualifiers held
Japan 2013 Round 1 14th 0 3 7 15 3 0 11 3
2017 Did not qualify 1 2 13 5
Total 1/4 0 3 7 15 4 2 24 8

Baseball World Cup

Intercontinental Cup

Pan American Games

Team history

The Brazil National Baseball team is controlled by the Confederação Brasileira de Beisebol e Softbol. The team represents the nation of Brazil in senior-level men's international competition and is a member of the COPABE or Pan American Baseball Confederation. Though not a major competitor in the world scene, Brazil has steadily been improving and managed to provide a scare for both the Cuba national baseball team and the United States national baseball team in the first decade of the 21st Century. Due to the popularity of the sport among the Japanese, the Brazilian team is composed in large part of Japanese-Brazilian players. Jo Matumoto, a Brazilian team pitcher, got a chance at Organized Baseball in 2007 where he flourished in the Toronto Blue Jays AA system. [1]

Baseball World Cup

The Baseball World Cup is an international tournament. National baseball teams from around the world compete with one another to crown a champion. It is run by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and is one of two active tournaments, the other being the World Baseball Classic, considered by the IBAF to be a major world championship.

2003

In 2003, Brazil placed 7th in the Baseball World Cup. The field of teams consisted of 15 teams split into two groups. Group A included Cuba, Nicaragua, Chinese Taipaei, South Korea, Canada, Italy and Russia while group B consisted of Japan, team USA, Panama, Brazil, the Netherlands, Mexico, China and France.[2]

  Group A:                  Group B:
  Cuba Japan
  Nicaragua USA
  Chinese Taipei Panama
  South Korea Brazil
  Canada Netherlands
  Italy Mexico
  Russia China
                            France

The order the teams are listed in above shows the teams success in the first round of the tournament. The four teams from each group who finished the first round with the best records went on to play in the placing rounds, which began with the quarterfinals. Brazil played their quarterfinal against the eventual tournament Champions, the Cuba national baseball team and nearly pulled off a huge upset. Pitcher Kleber Ojima nursed a 3–2 lead into the ninth inning, but Cuba's offense proved too powerful for the underdogs to hang on. After a deep triple and a two-run game-winning home run, the Brazilian team are crushed and stunned at their 4–3 loss. In their next game the team suffered a lopsided defeat to the United States 14–3, a game in which they were forced to use 5 different pitchers. This defeat sent Brazil into the Seventh place game where they faced and beat the South Korea national baseball team by the score of 8–3, taking advantage of pitcher Cláudio Yamadao throws eight scoreless innings and Brazil officially finishing out their first ever appearance in the Baseball world cup with a win.[2]

2005

In 2005 Brazil competed in their second Baseball World Cup, where they were managed by Mitsuyoshi Sato. Coming off a Seventh place finish in 2003, the team was hungry for more success. The first game of pool play had Brazil taking on China. A hard-fought game by both teams ended in the 15th inning when China scored twice to beat Brazil 6–5. Brazil had a 3-run lead going into the seventh inning of the contest. Next up for Brazil were the South Africa national baseball team. Behind a strong pitching performance and sturdy defensive play, the Brazilian team one-hit South Africa and improved to 1–1. The success did not last however, as the team faced a powerful team Cuba in their next game. The final score was 11–1 in Cuba's favor and Brazil was left sitting at 1–2. The woes continued to pile up for Brazil as they lost the following three games 7–0 to the Netherlands, 4–0 to South Korea and 8–5 over Panama. In the latter game of the skid Brazil actually found itself in the lead with just four innings to play. However the bats for the Panama national baseball team came alive and they rallied for the victory. Brazil finally was able to find its stroke against an unsuspecting Sweden team and took and 11–4 victory while scoring all of their runs in each of the first three innings. The victory gave Brazil a record of 2–4 in the games and a hope to finish with a win and boost their winning percentage. Alas, Brazil would taste no more victory as they dropped their final game 12–4 to Canada, a game in which they led 3–0 early on.[3] Their 15th-place finish in 2005 was the last time the team competed in the Baseball World Cup.[3]

Intercontinental Cup

The Intercontinental Cup is a tournament between the members of the IBAF. Originally held in 1973 in Italy, the Cup was held every other year following until 1999. Since, there has been a competition in 2002 and 2006. As is the trend in many international baseball competitions, Cuba has dominated the Intercontinental Cup, winning 10 golds and three silvers in 16 tournaments. The 2006 tournament was held in Taichung, Taiwan November 9–19.[4]

1995

In 1995 Brazil competed in the Intercontinental Cup for the first time. The team took 5th place that year, as the dynasty that is Cuban baseball rolled to their seventh consecutive title. Japan would take second place while the Nicaragua national baseball team was left holding the bronze.

2002

2002 was Brazil's second shot at Intercontinental Cup glory. However, Cuba ended their drought of Golds with yet another first-place finish, one of their ten in Cup history. South Korea took the silver while the Dominican Republic national baseball team hoisted the bronze. Brazil was left with a seventh-place finish and hasn't competed in the tournament since.

Pan American Games

The Pan American Games are a sort of warm up for the Olympic Games in the sense that they are held every four years and occur one year prior to the Summer Olympic Games each cycle. The Pan American Games hold competitions in multiple sports and have been held since 1951. [5]

2007

In 2007 Brazil competed in its very first Pan American Games for baseball. The team opened up pool play with an impressive 1–0 win over Nicaragua. Pitchers Claudio Yamada and Kleber Ojima combined for the four hit shutout while the lone run was scored on a home run by Tiago Magalhaes. Brazil had put themselves in the drivers seat with a huge game 1 win, but took a step back with a 14–2 spanking handed to them by the Dominican Republic national baseball team. This loss put the team's record at 1–1 and meant that the next and final game of pool play was make it or break it for Brazil. In the matchup between Brazil and a powerful United States team, Things were extremely close for the majority of the game. Brazil took an early one-run lead in the first inning but saw it quickly taken away in the second as the U.S. pulled even. The game would stay deadlocked until the fifth when the U.S. would gain a one-run advantage, and later in the seventh would tack on what proved to be a decisive five runs. Despite late efforts by Brazil, who came up with two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth, the American team shut the door for the win and finished pool play undefeated on the 7–5 victory. This loss dropped Brazil to 1–2, a record which proved not good enough to make advance to the medal rounds. The United States would end up making it all the way to the championship where they were beaten by Cuba 3–1. [6]

2013 World Baseball Classic

2013 roster

2013 Brazil Baseball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Tiago Caldeira
  • -- Marcos Guimaraes
  • -- Go Kuroki
  • -- Ricardo Matumaru
  • -- Mitsuyoshi Sato
  • -- Satiro Watanabe


Preliminary roster for 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Manager: Barry Larkin
Coaches: Tiago Caldeira, Marcos Guimaraes, Go Kuroki, Ricardo Matumaru, Mitsuyoshi Sato, Satiro Watanabe.

Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club


P 21 Gabriel Asakura (1988-11-11)November 11, 1988 Cal State Golden Eagles


P 27 Rafael Fernandes (1986-04-23)April 23, 1986 Tokyo Yakult Swallows


P -- Luiz Gohara (1996-07-31)July 31, 1996 Pulaski Mariners


P 34 Murilo Gouvea (1988-10-15)October 15, 1988 Lexington Legends


P 24 Hugo Kanabushi (1989-05-22)May 22, 1989 Tokyo Yakult Swallows (minor league)


P 19 Kesley Kondo (1989-12-01)December 1, 1989 Utah Utes


P 18 Rafael Moreno (1995-02-11)February 11, 1995 DSL Orioles


P 13 Oscar Nakaoshi (1991-05-28)May 28, 1991 Hakuoh University


P 25 Andre Rienzo (1988-07-05)July 5, 1988 Chicago White Sox


P -- Jean Tome (1989-09-05)September 5, 1989 Mie Nishi


P 32 Thyago Vieira (1993-01-07)January 7, 1993 Everett AquaSox


P 15 Carlos Yoshimura (1984-02-22)February 22, 1984 Yamaha


C 26 Bruno Hirata (1988-03-17)March 17, 1988 Toshiba


IF 4 Felipe Burin (1992-02-10)February 10, 1992 Pulaski Mariners


IF 33 Alan Fanhoni (1991-12-23)December 23, 1991 NTT East


IF 37 Iago Januario (1993-01-20)January 20, 1993 VSL Rays


IF 34 Daniel Matsumoto (1980-12-18)December 18, 1980 Tokyo Yakult Swallows


P 28 Ernesto Noris (1972-11-24)November 24, 1972 Atibaia


IF 17 Pedro Okuda (1990-04-20)April 20, 1990 VSL Mariners


IF 20 Leonardo Reginatto (1990-04-10)April 10, 1990 Bowling Green Hot Rods


IF 1 Lucas Rojo (1994-04-05)April 5, 1994 VSL Phillies


IF 36 Reinaldo Sato (1980-10-25)October 25, 1980 Yamaha


IF 6 Marcio Tanaka (1980-06-09)June 9, 1980 JR Kyushu


OF 30 Tiago Magalhaes (1981-05-18)May 18, 1981 Yamaha


OF 9 Mike Magario (1991-11-18)November 18, 1991 Tokyo Yakult Swallows (minor league)


OF 29 JC Muñiz (1976-06-28)June 28, 1976 Marília


OF 16 Paulo Orlando (1985-11-01)November 1, 1985 Kansas City Royals


2017 World Baseball Classic

2017 roster

Brazil roster - 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualification
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 22 Irait Chirino
  •  7 Fernando Luciano
  • 37 Gabriel Maciel
  • 29 J. C. Muñiz
Manager


2017 Qualifying results

Main article: 2017 World Baseball Classic – Qualifier 4

  Preliminaries Semifinals Qualifier
                             
 Pakistan 0  
 Brazil 10  
  W1  Brazil 0  
  W2  Israel 1  
 Great Britain 2
 Israel 5  
  W3  Israel 9 Q4W
  W5  Great Britain 1
L1  Pakistan 0  
L2  Great Britain 14  
  W4  Great Britain 4
  L3  Brazil 3  
Date Local Time Road Team Score Home Team Inn. Venue Game Time Attendance Boxscore
Sep 22, 2016 12:00 Pakistan  0-10  Brazil   MCU Park 2:40 1,210  
Sep 22, 2016 7:00 Brazil  0-1  Israel   MCU Park 2:56 1,862  
Sep 24, 2016 8:00 Great Britain  4-3  Brazil   MCU Park   1,480  

References

  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 11 August 2021. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  2. ^ 2003 Baseball World Cup
  3. ^ 2005 Baseball World Cup