Spain national baseball team
Information
CountrySpain
FederationRoyal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation
ConfederationConfederation of European Baseball
ManagerLuis Sojo
WBSC ranking
Current 19 Steady (31 December 2021)[1]
Highest16 (December 2012)
Lowest26 (December 2018)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances1 (first in 2013)
Best result15th (2013)
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (first in 1992)
Best result8th (1992)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1988)
Best result12th (1988, 2009)
Intercontinental Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1991)
European Championship
Appearances33 (first in 1954)
Best result 1st (1 time, in 1955)

The Spain national baseball team is the national team of Spain. It is governed by the Royal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation. It is a member nation of the Confédération Européenne de Baseball, or Confederation of European Baseball.

The Spanish team includes players of Dominican, Venezuelan, and Cuban origin.

History

In 2013, Spain qualified for the first time for the World Baseball Classic. They lost all three games against Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.

More recently, Spain competed in the 2019 European Baseball Championship, coming in third to win a bronze medal. Among the players who competed for it were Engel Beltré, Rhiner Cruz, Ricardo Hernández, Fernando Martínez, Leslie Nacar, Antonio Noguera, and Blake Ochoa.[2] With this achievement, Spain qualified again for the final qualification stage of the 2020 Summer Olympics, but it failed to achieve the place as it finished fourth.[3][4]

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.[5]

Legend

  Win   Lose   Void or postponed   Fixture

2022

World Baseball Classic Q September 16 South Africa  4–5  Spain Armin-Wolf-Arena, Germany
13:00 CET LP: Jared Elario
Boxscore WP: Vicente Campos
Sv: Rhiner Cruz
HR: Justin Connell (1)
Umpires: Roberto LaMadrid
World Baseball Classic Q September 17 Spain  21–7 (F/7)  Czech Republic Armin-Wolf-Arena, Germany
13:00 CET WP: Rogelio Armenteros
HR: Jesus Ustariz (1), Edison Valerio (1, 2)
Boxscore LP: Marek Minarik
HR: Vojtech Mensik (1), Marek Chlup (1), Matej Mensik (1), Martin Muzik (1)
Attendance: 1,725
Umpires: Darius Ghani (HP), Mark Winters (1B), Roberto LaMadrid (2B), John Byrne (3B)
World Baseball Classic Q September 20 Spain  9–10 (F/10)  Great Britain Armin-Wolf-Arena, Germany
19:00 CET LP: Rhiner Cruz
HR: Noelvi Marte (1)
Boxscore WP: Tahnaj Thomas
HR: Harry Ford (1), D'Shawn Knowles (1), Jaden Rudd (1)
Attendance: 1,186
Umpires: HP: Young Chou Kwon, 1B: Roberto LaMadrid, 2B: Darius Ghani, 3B: Mark Winters

2021

Euro Championship GS September 12 Ukraine  0–15 (F/5)  Spain Avigliana, Italy
Boxscore
Euro Championship GS September 13 Spain  15–2 (F/7)  Germany Settimo Torinese, Italy
Boxscore
Euro Championship GS September 14 Croatia  0–12 (F/7)  Spain Turin, Italy
Boxscore
Euro Championship QF September 16 Spain  5–2  Belgium Turin, Italy
Boxscore
Euro Championship SF September 17 Spain  8–9  Netherlands Avigliana, Italy
Boxscore
Euro Championship 3rd September 19 Italy  2–0  Spain Turin, Italy
Boxscore

2020

Friendly November 16 Czech Republic  11–3  Spain Tenerife, Spain
Boxscore
Friendly November 17 Czech Republic  3–4  Spain Tenerife, Spain
Boxscore
Friendly November 18 Czech Republic  4–7  Spain Tenerife, Spain
Boxscore
Friendly November 19 Czech Republic  3–16  Spain Tenerife, Spain
Boxscore

2019

Euro Championship GS September 7 Croatia  2–3  Spain Bonn, Germany
11:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 425
Euro Championship GS September 8 Spain  13–5  Belgium Bonn, Germany
11:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 300
Euro Championship GS September 9 Spain  6–3  France Solingen, Germany
16:30 CET Boxscore Attendance: 150
Euro Championship GS September 10 Spain  3–13  Italy Bonn, Germany
15:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 250
Euro Championship GS September 11 Austria  1–19 (F/6)  Spain Solingen, Germany
12:30 CET Boxscore Attendance: 150
Euro Championship QF September 13 Spain  5–4 (F/10)  Czech Republic Solingen, Germany
16:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 150
Euro Championship SF September 14 Netherlands  1–0  Spain Bonn, Germany
15:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 900
Euro Championship 3rd September 15 Spain  16–11  Israel Bonn, Germany
15:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 1,200

2018

Super 6 GS September 18 Belgium  1–13 (F/7)  Spain Hoofddorp, Netherlands
15:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 173
Super 6 GS September 19 Spain  12–7  Czech Republic Hoofddorp, Netherlands
15:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 163
Super 6 GS September 20 Spain  9–1  Germany Hoofddorp, Netherlands
15:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 142
Super 6 GS September 21 Spain  5–8  Italy Hoofddorp, Netherlands
11:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 151
Super 6 GS September 22 Netherlands  12–10 (F/8)  Spain Hoofddorp, Netherlands
15:00 CET Boxscore Attendance: 850

Tournament records

World Baseball Classic

 Spain
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico 201315th
Medal Tally
Gold medal world.svg
Gold
-
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
2006 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2009
Puerto Rico 2013 Round 1 15th 0 3 9 20 3 1 32 14
2017 Did not qualify 0 2 5 14
2023 To be determined 2 1 35 21
Total 1/4 0 3 9 20 5 4 72 49

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics record Qualification
Year Round Position W L RS RA
1992 Preliminary 8th 1 6 15 85 Host country
1996 Did not qualify 4th, 1995 European Baseball Championship
2000 Did not qualify 5th, 1999 European Baseball Championship
2004 Did not qualify
Bronze medal europe.svg
2003 European Baseball Championship
2008 Did not qualify
Bronze medal europe.svg
2007 European Baseball Championship
7th, Final Qualifying Tournament
2020 Did not qualify
Bronze medal europe.svg
2019 European Baseball Championship
4th, Final Qualifying Tournament
Total 1/5 1 6 15 85

2021 World Baseball Classic Qualifier roster

Spain roster - 2021 World Baseball Classic Qualification
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

  • Óscar Angulo
  • Leo Correa
  • Yeiler Peguero
  • Leo Rodríguez
  • Jesús Ustariz
  • Edison Valerio

Outfielders

  • Engel Beltré
  • Anthony Concepción
  • Roibert Decena
  • Lesther Galván
  • Yancarlo Franco
Manager

Coaches

  • Félix Cano
  • Candelario Díaz
  • Manny Olivera
  • José Luis Riera


See also

Notes

  1. ^ One game drawn

References

  1. ^ "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Statistiken der Baseball-EM 2019 — Baseball EC 2019".
  3. ^ Retired, shmired | Jewish Baseball News
  4. ^ MLB Monday (August 26-September 1, 2019) | Jewish Baseball News
  5. ^ "Spain in the WBSC Ranking (Men's baseball)". World Baseball Softball Confederation. Retrieved 12 August 2021.