Mexico National Baseball Team
Information
CountryMexico
FederationMexican Federation of Baseball
ConfederationWBSC Americas
ManagerBenji Gil
WBSC ranking
Current 2 Steady (18 December 2023)[1]
Highest2 (November 2 2023)
Lowest12 (December 2014)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
World Baseball Classic
Appearances5 (first in 2006)
Best result 3rd (1 time, in 2023)
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (first in 2020)
Best result6th (2020)
WBSC Premier12
Appearances2 (first in 2015)
Best result 3rd (1 time, in 2019)
World Cup
Appearances22 (first in 1940)
Best result 2nd (4 times, most recent in 1965)
Pan American Games
Appearances16 (first in 1951)
Best result 3rd (5 times, most recent in 2023)

The Mexico national baseball team (Spanish: Selección de béisbol de México) is the baseball team that represents Mexico in international tournaments. It is currently the 2rd-ranked baseball team in the world.[1]

Roster

México roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


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

2019

Pan American Games Q January 30 Nicaragua  12–4  Mexico Estádio Nishi, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q January 31 Mexico  13–3  Brazil Estádio Nishi, Brazil
14:30 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 1 Mexico  3–2  Dominican Republic Estádio Nishi, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Friendly March 9 Mexico  4–2  Japan Kyocera Dome, Japan
Boxscore
Friendly March 10 Mexico  0–6  Japan Kyocera Dome, Japan
Boxscore
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 Mexico  8–2  United States Estadio Panamericano, Mexico
19:00 CT Boxscore Attendance: 10,123
WBSC Premier12 GS November 5 Netherlands  2–10  Mexico Estadio Panamericano, Mexico
19:00 CT Boxscore Attendance: 6,895
WBSC Premier12 SR November 11 Chinese Taipei  0–2  Mexico ZOZO Marine Stadium, Japan
12:00 JT Boxscore Attendance: 2,803
WBSC Premier12 SR November 12 Australia  0–3  Mexico Tokyo Dome, Japan
12:00 JT Boxscore Attendance: 2,089
WBSC Premier12 SR November 13 Mexico  1–3  Japan Tokyo Dome, Japan
19:00 JT Boxscore Attendance: 31,776
WBSC Premier12 SR November 15 Mexico  3–7  South Korea Tokyo Dome, Japan
19:00 JT Boxscore Attendance: 5,121
WBSC Premier12 3rd November 17 United States  2–3 (F/10)  Mexico Tokyo Dome, Japan
12:00 JT Boxscore Attendance: 0

2021

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 Castillo (1)
Attendance: 0
Summer Olympics GS July 31 Japan  7–4  Mexico Yokohama Stadium, Japan
12:00 JT WP: Masato Morishita
Sv: Ryoji Kuribayashi (1)
HR: Tetsuto Yamada (1), Hayato Sakamoto (1)
Boxscore LP: Juan Pablo Oramas
HR: Joey Meneses (1)
Attendance: 0
Summer Olympics R1 August 1 Israel  12–5  Mexico Yokohama Stadium, Japan
12:00 JT WP: Zack Weiss
HR: Danny Valencia (2)
Boxscore LP: Manny Barreda
Attendance: 0

2023

World Baseball Classic GS March 11 Colombia  5–4 (F/10)  Mexico Chase Field, United States
12:00 MT WP: Guillermo Zuñiga (1–0)
HR: Reynaldo Rodríguez (1)
Boxscore LP: Jesús Cruz (0–1)
HR: Randy Arozarena (1)
Attendance: 28,497
Umpires: HP: Cory Blaser. 1B: Edwin Louisa. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Jairo Mendoza
World Baseball Classic GS March 12 Mexico  11–5  United States Chase Field, United States
19:00 MT WP: Patrick Sandoval (1–0)
HR: Joey Meneses (2)
Boxscore LP: Nick Martinez (0–1)
HR: Will Smith (1)
Attendance: 47,534
Umpires: HP: Alan Porter. 1B: Jairo Mendoza. 2B: Edwin Louisa. 3B: Cory Blaser.
World Baseball Classic GS March 14 Great Britain  1–2  Mexico Chase Field, United States
19:00 MT LP: Tahnaj Thomas (0–1)
Boxscore WP: JoJo Romero (1–0)
Sv: Giovanny Gallegos (1)
Attendance: 17,705
Umpires: HP – Cory Blaser, 1B – Carlos Torres, 2B – Félix Tejada, 3B – Jhonatan Biarreta
World Baseball Classic GS March 15 Mexico  10–3  Canada Chase Field, United States
12:00 MT WP: José Urquidy (1–0)
HR: Rowdy Tellez (1)
Boxscore LP: Rob Zastryzny (0–1)
HR: Bo Naylor (1), Edouard Julien (2)
Attendance: 17,245
Umpires: HP – Carlos Torres, 1B – Doug Eddings, 2B – Jhonathan Biarreta, 3B – Edwin Louisa
World Baseball Classic QF March 17 Puerto Rico  4–5  Mexico loanDepot Park, United States
19:00 ET LP: Alexis Díaz (0–1)
HR: Javier Báez (1), Eddie Rosario (2)
Boxscore WP: JoJo Romero (2–0)
Sv: Giovanny Gallegos (2)
HR: Isaac Paredes (1)
Attendance: 35,817
Umpires: HP – Will Little, 1B – Atsushi Fukaya, 2B – Ki Talk Park, 3B – Dan Bellino
World Baseball Classic SF March 20 Mexico  5–6  Japan loanDepot Park, United States
19:00 ET LP: Giovanny Gallegos (0–1)
HR: Luis Urias (1)
Boxscore WP: Taisei Ota (1–0)
HR: Masataka Yoshida (2)
Attendance: 35,933
Umpires: HP – Quinn Wolcott, 1B – Ramiro Alfaro, 2B – Jong Chui Park, 3B – Lance Barksdale, LF – Edward Pinales, RF – John Tumpane
Central American and Caribbean Games June 24 Mexico  4–0  Cuba Parque Nacional de Pelota Saturnino Bengoa, El Salvador
9:30 UTC–6 WP: Wilmer Ríos
Boxscore LP: Carlos Viera
Attendance: 450
Central American and Caribbean Games June 25 El Salvador  0–4  Mexico Parque Nacional de Pelota Saturnino Bengoa, El Salvador
20:00 UTC–6 LP: Faustino Carrera
Boxscore WP: Wilfredo Ramírez
HR: Randy Romero (1), Fernando Villegas (1)
Attendance: 1,800
Central American and Caribbean Games June 27 Nicaragua  0–7  Mexico Parque Nacional de Pelota Saturnino Bengoa, El Salvador
17:30 UTC–6 LP: Osman Gutiérrez
Boxscore WP: Luis Miranda
HR: Rainel Rosario (1), Fernando Villegas (1), Emmanuel Ávila (1)
Attendance: 710
Central American and Caribbean Games June 28 Dominican Republic  6–2  Mexico Parque Nacional de Pelota Saturnino Bengoa, El Salvador
17:10 UTC–6 WP: Hansel Paulino
HR: Adrián Valerio (1)
Boxscore LP: Yoanner Negrín
Attendance: 500
Central American and Caribbean Games June 29 Puerto Rico  4–5  Mexico Parque Nacional de Pelota Saturnino Bengoa, El Salvador
15:05 UTC–6 LP: Andrés Santiago
HR: Edwin Gómez (1)
Boxscore WP: Francisco Haro
Sv: Samuel Zazueta
HR: Fernando Villegas (2)
Attendance: 200

International competition

World Baseball Classic

Mexico has competed in all five editions of the World Baseball Classic.

Game log

2006 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 7, 2006 Phoenix, Arizona  United States 0–2 L
March 8, 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona  South Africa 10–4 W
March 9, 2006 Phoenix, Arizona  Canada 9–1 W
March 12, 2006 Anaheim, California  South Korea 1–2 L
March 14, 2006 Anaheim, California  Japan 1–6 L
March 16, 2006 Anaheim, California  United States 2–1 W
2009 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 8, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  Australia 7–17 L
March 9, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  South Africa 14–3 W
March 11, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  Australia 16–1 W
March 12, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  Cuba 4–16 L
March 15, 2009 San Diego, California  South Korea 2–8 L
March 17, 2009 San Diego, California  Cuba 4–7 L
2013 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 7, 2013 Scottsdale, Arizona  Italy 5–6 L
March 8, 2013 Phoenix, Arizona  United States 5–2 W
March 9, 2013 Phoenix, Arizona  Canada 3–10 L
2017 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 9, 2017 Guadalajara, Mexico  Italy 9–10 L
March 11, 2017 Guadalajara, Mexico  Puerto Rico 4–9 L
March 12. 2017 Guadalajara, Mexico  Venezuela 11–9 W
2023 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 11th, 2023 Phoenix, Arizona  Colombia 4–5 L
March 12th, 2023 Phoenix, Arizona  United States 11–5 W
March 14th, 2023 Phoenix, Arizona  Great Britain 2-1 W
March 15th, 2023 Phoenix, Arizona  Canada 10–3 W
March 17th, 2023 Miami, Florida  Puerto Rico 5–4 W
March 20th, 2023 Miami, Florida  Japan 5–6 L

1 – Mexico score always listed first

Premier12 Tournament

2015

Team Mexico came in fourth in the 2015 WBSC Premier12 Tournament.

2019

Team Mexico won the bronze medal in the 12-team 2019 WBSC Premier12 Tournament in November 2019. Two quota spots were allocated from the Tournament, of the spots for six baseball teams at the 2020 Olympic Games, with Mexico as the top finisher from the Americas earning one spot.[3] First baseman/left fielder Efrén Navarro led the team with three doubles and shared the team lead with six RBIs, designated hitter Matt Clark led the team with a .440 OBP and an .800 slugging percentage and shared the team lead with three home runs, and second baseman Esteban Quiroz led the team with seven walks.[4] Half the Team Mexico roster consisted of players with birth certificates form the United States.[5]

International tournament results

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
United States 2006 Quarterfinals 6th 3 3 23 16 No qualifiers held
Mexico United States 2009 Quarterfinals 8th 2 4 47 52 No qualifiers held
United States 2013 Group stage 11th 1 2 13 18 Automatically qualified
Mexico 2017 Group stage 13th 1 2 24 28 3 0 25 2
United States 2023 Semifinals Bronze 3rd 4 2 37 24 Automatically qualified
Total Semifinals 5/5 11 13 144 138 3 0 25 2

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics record Qualification
Year Round Position W L RS RA
Spain 1992 did not qualify did not qualify
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
Japan 2020 Preliminary 6th 0 3 9 20 2019 WBSC Premier12
Total 1/6

Premier12 Tournament

Premier12 Tournament record
Year Round Position W L RS RA
Japan Taiwan 2015 Semifinals 4th 3 5 29 50
Japan 2019 Finals Bronze 3rd 7 2 44 19
Total 2/2 10 7 73 69

Pan American Games

Central American and Caribbean Games

Baseball World Cup

U-23 Baseball World Cup

References

  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 18 December 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Mexico in the WBSC Ranking (Men's baseball)". World Baseball Softball Confederation. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Two teams from WBSC Premier12 2019 to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Baseball". WBSC.org. December 19, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "II Premier12 2019 - The official site - WBSC". premier12.wbsc.org. Archived from the original on 2019-11-17.
  5. ^ "One team stands in USA Baseball's way to qualify for the 2020 Olympics — and half its roster has American birth certificates – The Athletic". Theathletic.com. Nov 16, 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-17.