Venezuela National Baseball Team
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Information
Country Venezuela
FederationFederación Venezolana de Béisbol
ConfederationCOPABE
ManagerOmar López
WBSC ranking
Current 6 Increase 4 (31 December 2021)[1]
Highest6 (December 2021)
Lowest11 (September 2018)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances4 (first in 2006)
Best result 3rd (1 time, in 2009)
World Cup
Appearances18 (first in 1940)
Best result 1st (3 times, most recent in 1945)
Intercontinental Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1973)
Best result6 (1 time, in 2002)
Pan American Games
Appearances3 (first in 1955)
Best result 1st (1 time, in 1959)

The Venezuela national baseball team (Spanish: Selección de béisbol de Venezuela) is the national team of Venezuela. It is currently ranked sixth in the world by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, directly behind the US and ahead of the Dominican Republic.[1]

Current roster

Venezuela roster - 2020 Summer Olympics Final Qualifier
Players Coaching staff
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


Tournament record

World Baseball Classic

 Venezuela
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
United States / Puerto Rico 20067th
Canada / United States 20093rd
Puerto Rico 201310th
Mexico / United States 20178th
Medal Tally
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Gold
Silver medal world.svg
Silver
Bronze medal world.svg
Bronze
2009

In June 2005, Major League Baseball announced the formation of the World Baseball Classic, a sixteen nation international competition to be held in March 2006 for the first time. The team Venezuela sent to the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic included Venezuelan players from Major League Baseball. A player is eligible to participate on a WBC national team if:

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
Puerto Rico United States 2006 Round 2 7th 3 3 22 20 No qualifiers held
Canada United States 2009 Semifinal
Bronze
3rd
6 2 45 36 No qualifiers held
Puerto Rico 2013 Round 1 10th 1 2 17 21 Automatically qualified
Mexico United States 2017 Round 2 8th 2 5 28 55 Automatically qualified
United States 2023 To be determined Automatically qualified
Total 5/5 12 12 112 132 - - - -

2009: Bronze medal

Venezuela competed in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, playing its opening games in Pool C, in Toronto, Ontario. The Venezuelans secured advancement out of Pool C with a pair of resounding wins over Italy. Along the way, Venezuela also lost a 15–6 slugfest against the United States, but won twice against the same team.[3]

2013: First round exit

In the 2013 World Baseball Classic, Venezuela was eliminated by Puerto Rico, who went on to eliminate Italy, the United States and two-time defending champion Japan. Their placing as the third team in Pool C after defeating newcomers Spain was sufficient to secure direct qualification to the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

2017: Misses the finals again

Baseball World Cup

  • 1940 : 4th
  • 1941 :
    Gold
    1st
  • 1942 :
    Bronze
    3rd
  • 1944 :
    Gold
    1st
  • 1945 :
    Gold
    1st
  • 1950:
    Bronze
    3rd
  • 1951:
    Silver
    2nd
  • 1953:
    Silver
    2nd
  • 1961:
    Bronze
    3rd
  • 1969: 4th
  • 1973:
    Bronze
    3rd

2009 IBAF World Cup

In 2009, Europe will host the IBAF World Cup. It will mark the first time in history the Baseball World Cup will not be hosted by a certain country, but rather a whole continent. The 2009 Baseball World Cup will take place from 9–27 September. Seven European countries will host and participant in the tournament of 22 teams. The event will be made up of five groups consisting of four teams each, for a total of 20 teams. Italy (Bollate, Bologna, Codogno, Florence, Macerata, Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, San Marino, Turin, Trieste, Verona and Vicenza) and Netherlands (Rotterdam, Haarlem and Amsterdam) serve as hosts of the sixteen teams of the second round ( 14–20 September), and therefore receive first round byes. The groups are as follows:[4]

Pan American Games

  • 1955 :
    Bronze
    3rd
  • 1959 :
    Gold
    1st
  • 1975 :
    Bronze
    3rd

U-23 Baseball World Cup

Players

Uniform

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Home
home uniform
home uniform
Away
Away Kit
Away Kit

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Dan Serafini Wins One For Team Italy". Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  3. ^ "World Baseball Classic". Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  4. ^ "IBAF announces groups for first round of 2009 Baseball World Cup" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  5. ^ "IBAF World Cup 2009 in Europe". Archived from the original on 24 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009.