Panama national baseball team
Information
Country Panama
FederationFederación Panameña de Béisbol
ConfederationCOPABE
WBSC ranking
Current 13 Steady (31 December 2021)[1]
Highest12 (March 2020)
Lowest15 (December 2016)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances2 (First in 2006)
Best result14

The Panama national baseball team is the baseball team that represents Panama at an international level. Along with Nicaragua, they are considered to be the best baseball team in Central America, and one of the best in Latin America. Panama has medalled at multiple international tournaments at both junior and senior levels throughout the sport's history, including one silver medal and two bronze medals at the Baseball World Cup. They are currently the 13th ranked baseball team in the world.[1]

Current roster

2021 World Baseball Classic Qualifier roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

  • Rodrigo Orozco
  • Jhonny Santos
  • Isaías Velásquez
Manager
  • Luis Ortiz

Coaches


International Tournaments

 Panama
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico 200614th
Puerto Rico 200915th
Medal Tally
Gold medal world.svg
Gold
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Silver medal world.svg
Silver
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Bronze medal world.svg
Bronze
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World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
Puerto Rico 2006 Round 1 14th 0 3 7 20 No qualifiers held
Puerto Rico 2009 Round 1 15th 0 2 0 16 No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify 2 2 17 13
2017 Did not qualify 2 2 20 14
Total 2/4 0 5 7 36 4 4 37 27

2006

See also: 2006 World Baseball Classic rosters § Panama

Panama was placed in Pool C of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, playing at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico. In their opening game, they fell to hosts, 2-1, before losing to Cuba, 8-6, in extra innings. They concluded play with a 10-0, 7-inning loss to Netherlands, failing to get a hit off Dutch pitcher Shairon Martis.

2009

See also: 2009 World Baseball Classic rosters § Panama

Panama once again was sent to Puerto Rico for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, this time as part of the double-elimination Pool D. They opened their campaign with a 7-0 defeat to Puerto Rico, setting up an elimination game against the Dominican Republic, which they lost 9-0. Having failed to score a single run, Panama finished in 15th place overall, just ahead of South Africa.

2013

See also: 2013 World Baseball Classic – Qualifier 3

After finishing last in their pool for the 2009 Classic, Panama was forced to qualify for the 2013 edition. They were selected as the host for Qualifier 3 and were favored to qualify.[2] However, they were upset by Brazil, 3-2, in their opener. After defeating Nicaragua and Colombia in elimination matches, they faced off with Brazil again. Despite having multiple Major League Baseball players to Brazil's one, Panama fell again, 1-0, and missed the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

2017

See also: 2017 World Baseball Classic – Qualifier 3

Panama was again forced to qualify for the 2017 edition. They were selected as the host for Qualifier 3. After defeating France in their opener they fell to Colombia. After defeating France again, they set up a rematch with Colombia but lost the elimination game after Colombia's Dilson Herrera hit a late homer.[3]

Baseball World Cup

Central American Games

Intercontinental Cup

Central American and Caribbean Games

U-15 Baseball World Cup

U-23 Baseball World Cup

Bolivarian Games

References

  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Brazil Shocks Panama in WBC. Chinese Taipei Rolls". 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ "World Baseball Classic".