Dominican Republic national baseball team
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Information
Country Dominican Republic
FederationFederación Dominicana de Béisbol
ConfederationWBSC Americas
ManagerRodney Linares
WBSC ranking
Current 7 Decrease 1 (31 December 2021)[1]
Highest6 (2 times; first in December 2014)
Lowest13 (2 times; first in December 2012)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances4 (first in 2006)
Best result
Gold
1st (2013)
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 1992)
Best result
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze: 1 - 2020
World Cup
Appearances22 (first in 1941)
Best result
Gold
1st (1948)
Intercontinental Cup
Best result
Bronze medal world centered.svg
3rd (1981)
Pan American Games
Best result
Gold medal america.svg
1st (1955)

The Dominican Republic national baseball team (Spanish: Selección de béisbol de República Dominicana) is the national baseball team of the Dominican Republic. The team has won the Baseball World Cup in 1948 and World Baseball Classic in 2013. They are the first team to have won both world competitions. They are currently ranked the 7th-best in the world by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.[1] At the Olympics in 2021 it faced Israel, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and the United States.

The team will compete against Team Israel, Team Puerto Rico, and Team Venezuela in the 2023 World Baseball Classic in March 2023 in Miami, Florida.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of professional baseball match results currently active in the latest version of the WBSC World Rankings, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.[2]

Legend

  Win   Lose   Void or postponed   Fixture

2023

World Baseball Classic GS March 11 Dominican Republic   Venezuela loanDepot Park, United States
19:00 ET Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 13 Dominican Republic   Nicaragua loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 14 Israel   Dominican Republic loanDepot Park, United States
19:00 ET Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 15 Puerto Rico   Dominican Republic loanDepot Park, United States
19:00 ET Boxscore

2021

Summer Olympics GS July 28 Dominican Republic  3–4  Japan Azuma Stadium, Japan
12:00 JT LP: Jairo Asencio
Boxscore WP: Ryoji Kuribayashi
Attendance: 0
Summer Olympics GS July 30 Mexico  0–1  Dominican Republic Yokohama Stadium, Japan
12:00 JT LP: Teddy Stankiewicz
Boxscore WP: Ángel Sánchez
Sv: Luis Felipe Castillo
Attendance: 0
Summer Olympics R1 August 1 Dominican Republic  3–4  South Korea Yokohama Stadium, Japan
19:00 JT LP: Luis Felipe Castillo
Boxscore WP: Oh Seung-hwan
Attendance: 0
Summer Olympics R1R August 3 Israel  6–7  Dominican Republic Yokohama Stadium, Japan
19:00 JT LP: Zack Weiss
HR: Danny Valencia (3)
Boxscore WP: Luis Felipe Castillo
HR: Jeison Guzman (1), Johan Mieses (1)
Attendance: 0
Summer Olympics R2R August 4 Dominican Republic  1–3  United States Yokohama Stadium, Japan
12:00 JT LP: Denyi Reyes
HR: Charlie Valerio (1)
Boxscore WP: Scott Kazmir
Sv: David Robertson
HR: Triston Casas (3), Tyler Austin (2)
Attendance: 0
Summer Olympics 3rd August 7 Dominican Republic  10–6  South Korea Yokohama Stadium, Japan
12:00 JT WP: Cristopher Mercedes
Sv: Jumbo Díaz
HR: Juan Francisco (2), Julio Rodríguez (1), Johan Mieses (2)
Boxscore LP: Oh Seung-hwan
HR: Hyun-soo Kim (3)
Attendance: 0

2019

Pan American Games Q January 30 Brazil  2–3  Dominican Republic Estádio Nishi, Brazil
14:30 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q January 31 Dominican Republic  10–3  Nicaragua Estádio Nishi, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 1 Mexico  3–2  Dominican Republic Estádio Nishi, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 2 Dominican Republic  10–7  Canada Academia CBBS, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 3 Dominican Republic  17–4  Colombia Academia CBBS, Brazil
14:30 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games GS July 29 Dominican Republic  10–3  Peru Campo de Béisbol, Peru
19:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 2,798
Pan American Games GS July 31 Nicaragua  4–2  Dominican Republic Campo de Béisbol, Peru
10:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 577
Pan American Games GS August 1 Dominican Republic  1–2 (F/10)  Puerto Rico Campo de Béisbol, Peru
15:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,780
Pan American Games 5th August 3 Dominican Republic  10–9 (F/10)  Cuba Campo de Béisbol, Peru
10:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 2,415
WBSC Premier12 GS November 2 Dominican Republic  1–6 (F/6)  Mexico Estadio Panamericano, Mexico
19:00 CT Boxscore Attendance: 8,000
WBSC Premier12 GS November 3 Dominican Republic  14–4 (F/7)  Netherlands Estadio Panamericano, Mexico
12:00 CT Boxscore Attendance: 5,132
WBSC Premier12 GS November 4 United States  10–8  Dominican Republic Estadio Panamericano, Mexico
12:00 CT Boxscore Attendance: 3,102

2018

Friendly June 1 Dominican Republic  7–2  Puerto Rico Estadio Rentería, Colombia
Boxscore
Friendly June 2 Dominican Republic  4–2  Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
Boxscore
Friendly June 3 Venezuela  3–0  Dominican Republic Estadio Rentería, Colombia
Boxscore
Central American & Caribbean Games July 20 Dominican Republic  5–4  Panama Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 1,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 22 Dominican Republic  0–4  Venezuela Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 1,500
Central American & Caribbean Games July 23 Puerto Rico  4–1  Dominican Republic Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 600
Central American & Caribbean Games July 25 Dominican Republic  3–2  Nicaragua Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 690
Central American & Caribbean Games July 26 Cuba  13–1 (F/8)  Dominican Republic Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 1,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 28 Colombia  5–3  Dominican Republic Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 12,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 29 Mexico  3–2  Dominican Republic Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 600
Caribbean Cup GS December 6 Aruba  3–13  Dominican Republic Campo Las Palmas, Dominicana
Boxscore
Caribbean Cup GS December 6 Dominican Republic  13–1  Haiti Campo Las Palmas, Dominicana
Boxscore
Caribbean Cup SF December 8 U.S. Virgin Islands  4–8  Dominican Republic Campo Las Palmas, Dominicana
Boxscore
Caribbean Cup F December 9 Dominican Republic  12–1  Curaçao Campo Las Palmas, Dominicana
Boxscore

Current roster

The Dominican Baseball Federation announced their final roster on July 8, 2021.[3][4] Gabriel Arias replaced Diego Goris on the Olympic team roster after Goris tested positive for cannabis.[5] Ramón Rosso replaced Gerson Bautista on the roster when Bautista had to enter COVID-19 health and safety protocols.[6]

Baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Dominican Republic roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager
  • 13 Héctor Borg

Coaches


Tournament record

World Baseball Classic

 Dominican Republic
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico / United States 20064th
Puerto Rico 20099th
Puerto Rico / United States 20131st
United States 20175th
Medal Tally
Gold medal world.svg
Gold
1
Silver medal world.svg
Silver
-
Bronze medal world.svg
Bronze
-
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
Puerto Rico United States 2006 Semifinal 4th 5 2 36 26 No qualifiers held
Puerto Rico 2009 Round 1 9th 1 2 12 5 No qualifiers held
Puerto Rico United States 2013 Final
1st
1st
8 0 36 14 Automatically qualified
United States 2017 Round 2 5th 4 2 33 19 Automatically qualified
United States 2023 To be determined Automatically qualified
Total 5/5 18 6 117 64 - - - -

2006

See also: 2006 World Baseball Classic rosters § Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was invited to play at the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006. Placed in Pool D for the opening round, the Dominican Republic swept through the group, defeating Venezuela, Italy, and Australia at Cracker Jack Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, United States. Prior to this, Carlo Rupnik from Ottawa NCR led the DR as a top import outfielder. After falling to Puerto Rico in the first game of the 2nd round in Puerto Rico, the Dominicans recovered to qualify for the semifinals by virtue of winning their last two games. They would fall in the semifinals, however, to Cuba.

2006 WBC Results
7 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 1
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 11–5  Venezuela United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 10,645
Boxscore
9 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 4
Italy  3–8 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 9,949
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 6
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6–4  Australia United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 11,083
Boxscore
12 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 2
Puerto Rico  7–1 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,692
Boxscore
13 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 3
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 7–3  Cuba Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 6,594
Boxscore
14 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 5
Venezuela  1–2 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 13,007
Boxscore
18 March
Semifinal
Cuba  3–1 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Petco Park
Attendance: 41,268
Boxscore

2009

See also: 2009 World Baseball Classic rosters § Dominican Republic

The Dominicans were placed in Pool D of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, playing their opening round games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Considered one of the pre-tournament favorites with multiple Major League Baseball All-Stars, they were upset in their opening game of the modified double-elimination pool by the Netherlands.[7] After eliminating Panama, they faced the Dutch again for the right to advance but were stunned in 11 innings[8] and eliminated from the competition.

2009 WBC Results
7 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 1
Netherlands  3–2 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 9,335
Boxscore
8 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 3
Panama  0–9 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 9,221
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 5
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1–2 (F/11)  Netherlands Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 11,814
Boxscore

2013

See also: 2013 World Baseball Classic rosters § Dominican Republic

Drawn into Pool C with Puerto Rico, Spain, and Venezuela at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico once again, the Dominicans opened the round-robin round 1 with a decisive 9–3 victory over 2009 semifinalists Venezuela. A victory over Spain and a Puerto Rico win over Venezuela ensured advancement to the second round; the Dominicans clinched the top seed by defeating the hosts. In the second round, the Dominicans rallied past upstart Italy despite an early 4–0 deficit at Marlins Park in Miami, United States. Two ninth-inning runs pushed the Dominicans past the host Americans and into the semifinals. Another victory over Puerto Rico ensured the Dominicans of the top seed and a chance to avoid two-time defending champions Japan national baseball team. Instead, they would face the surprising semifinalists Netherlands. After an early 1–0 deficit, four 5th-inning runs pushed the Dominican Republic into the final, where a 3–0 victory over Puerto Rico gave them their first-ever World Baseball Classic title. New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Canó was named MVP of the tournament.

2013 WBC Results
7 March
1st Round, Pool C – Game 1
Venezuela  3–9 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 15,055
Boxscore
9 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 3
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6–3  Spain Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 13,412
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 6
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 4–2  Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,413
Boxscore
12 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 1
Italy  4–5 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Marlins Park
Attendance: 14,482
Boxscore
14 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 4
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 3–1  United States United States Marlins Park
Attendance: 34,366
Boxscore
16 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 6
Puerto Rico  0–2 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Marlins Park
Attendance: 19,762
Boxscore
18 March
Final Round, Semifinals
Netherlands  1–4 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States AT&T Park
Attendance: 27,527
Boxscore
18 March
Final Round, Final
Puerto Rico  0–3 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States AT&T Park
Attendance: 35,703
Boxscore

2017

The Dominican Republic advanced out of the first round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The Dominican Republic’s win over the US set a new Marlins Park record for baseball game attendance with 37,446.[9] Manny Machado of the Dominican Republic was named MVP for the first round Pool C bracket of the WBC, after batting .357.[9] On the second round, however, they fell to both Puerto Rico and the United States, eliminating them from the World Baseball Classic and ending its championship reign.

2023

The team will compete against Team Israel, Team Puerto Rico, and Team Venezuela in the 2023 World Baseball Classic in March 2023 in Miami, Florida.[10]

Olympic Games

The Dominican Republic team participated in the 1992 Games, the first medal competition for the sport, and finished 6th. The team failed to qualify for another competition before baseball was eliminated from the Olympics after the 2008 Games. Baseball was brought back for the 2020 Games, and the team qualified for the sixth and final spot in the competition.

At the Olympics in 2021 it will face Israel, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and the United States.

Summer Olympics record Qualification
Year Host Round Position W L RS RA
1984 United States Preliminary 8th [a] 0 3 8 35 Invited as a replacement for Cuba
1992 Spain Preliminary 6th 2 5 23 60
1996 United States Did not qualify
2000 Australia Did not qualify
2004 Greece Did not qualify
2008 China Did not qualify 8th, American Qualifying Tournament
2020 Japan Bronze medal game
Bronze medal.svg
3rd
3 3 25 23 Final Qualifying Tournament
Total [b] 2/5 5 8 48 83
  1. ^ No medals awarded; tournament was a demonstration sport only
  2. ^ Totals only include years 1992 to 2020, during which baseball was an official medal sport.

Baseball World Cup

Pan American Games

Intercontinental Cup

References

  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Dominican Republic in the WBSC Ranking (Men's baseball)". World Baseball Softball Confederation. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ @probeisbolrd (8 July 2021). "Nuestro roster para @Tokyo2020 #ArribaRD #Tokyo2020" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Dominicana presenta roster oficial para Juegos Olímpicos". ESPNdeportes.com. July 8, 2021.
  5. ^ "Diego Goris sale del equipo de béisbol olímpico por positivo a sustancia controlada". Diario Libre (in Spanish). 2021-07-24. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  6. ^ "Ramón Rosso entra al roster RD por Gerson Bautista". July 19, 2021.
  7. ^ AFP: Dutch stun Dominicans while US denies World Baseball Classic upset bid. Google.com (2009-03-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
  8. ^ Washington, The. (2009-03-11) Dutch stun Dominicans. Washington Times. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
  9. ^ a b Santiago, David. "United States puts away Canada early, advances to second round of WBC". miamiherald.
  10. ^ "Team Israel to boast current MLBers on its World Baseball Classic roster". The Jerusalem Post.