Spain national baseball team
Information
CountrySpain
FederationRoyal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation
ConfederationConfederation of European Baseball
ManagerLuis Sojo
WBSC ranking 19 Increase 2 (11 August 2021)[1]
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]

Tournament records

World Baseball Classic

 Spain
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico 201315th
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
Puerto Rico 2013 Round 1 15th 0 3 9 20 3 1 32 14
2017 Did not qualify 0 2 5 14
2021 To be determined
Total 1/4 0 3 9 20 3 3 37 28

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
2003 European Baseball Championship
2008 Did not qualify
2007 European Baseball Championship
7th, Final Qualifying Tournament
2020 Did not qualify
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. 11 August 2021. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Retired, shmired | Jewish Baseball News
  4. ^ MLB Monday (August 26-September 1, 2019) | Jewish Baseball News