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Mexico National Baseball Team
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Country  Mexico
Federation Mexican Federation of Baseball
Confederation Pan American Baseball Confederation
Manager Vinny Castilla
World Baseball Classic
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result 6th

The Mexico national baseball team is the baseball team which represents Mexico in international tournaments. They are currently the eighth ranked baseball team in the world.[1]

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Team Mexico at the WBC

In June 2005, Major League Baseball announced the formation of the World Baseball Classic, a 16 nation international competition to be held in March of 2006 for the first time. "The Classic" may have been formed in response to the IOC's removal of baseball as an olympic event, starting with the 2012 London Games.

On February 13, 2006, the Mexican Baseball Committee announced its provisional 33 man roster, and reduced it down to just 30 players on March 2, 2006. The roster is mixed with youth and experience, but their strongest side seems to be their pitching crew. All teams participating in the tournament need to have at least three catchers and thirteen pitchers.

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Schedule

Team Mexico is in Pool B of the four pool round-robin tournament. Along with fellow North American rivals Canada and the USA, the pool also has Team South Africa. Round One games will be held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona and Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona. The top two teams to emerge from Pool B will advance to Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California to play the top two teams from Pool A (Japan, Korea, China and Chinese Taipei).

Exhibition

Round One

Round Two: All games at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA

  • March 12
    • Mexico vs. Korea
  • March 14
    • Mexico vs. Japan
  • March 16
    • Mexico vs. USA

Semifinals and Final Round

WBC Results

2006 WBC Results

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition
March 7, 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona  United States 0-2 L WBC
March 8, 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona  South Africa 10-4 W WBC
March 9, 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona  Canada 9-1 W WBC
March 12, 2006 Anaheim, California  South Korea 1-2 L WBC
March 14, 2006 Anaheim , California  Japan 1-6 L WBC
March 16, 2006 Anaheim, California  United States 2-1 W WBC

2009 WBC Results

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition
March 8, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  Australia 7-17 L WBC
March 9, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  South Africa 14-3 W WBC
March 11, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  Australia 16-1 W WBC
March 12, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico  Cuba 4-16 L WBC
March 15, 2009 San Diego , California  South Korea 2-8 L WBC
March 17, 2009 San Diego, California  Cuba 4-7 L WBC

1 - Mexico score always listed first

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 September 9-27. 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, Milano, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, San Marino, Torino, Trieste, Verona & Vicenza) and Netherlands (Rotterdam, Haarlem & Amsterdam) serve as hosts of the sixteen teams of the second round (September 14-20), and therefore receive first round byes. The groups are as follows:[2]

Uniforms

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Home

Team colors
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Away

Pan American Games

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  • 1963 Bronze Medal Med 3.png
  • 2003 Bronze Medal Med 3.png
  • 2007 Bronze Medal Med 3.png

Pitchers

Luis Ayala, RHP, New York Mets

Francisco Campos, RHP, Campeche Pirates

David Cortes, RHP, Colorado Rockies

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP, Milwaukee Brewers

Elmer Dessens, RHP, Kansas City Royals

Edgar Gonzalez, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

Esteban Loaiza, RHP, Oakland Athletics

Rodrigo López, RHP, Philadelhia Phillies

Pablo Ortega, RHP, Angelopolis Tiger

Antonio Osuna, RHP, Washington Nationals

Oliver Perez, LHP, New York Mets

Roberto Ramirez Dennys Reyes, LHP, Minnesota Twins

Ricardo Rincon, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals

Oscar Villarreal, RHP,Atlanta Braves

Catchers

Geronimo Gil, Baltimore Orioles

Adan Munoz Miguel Ojeda, Colorado Rockies

Infielders

Alfredo Amezaga, SS, Florida Marlins

Jorge Cantu, INF, Florida Marlins

Vinny Castilla, 3B, San Diego Padres

Juan Castro, SS, Minnesota Twins

Luis Cruz, INF, San Diego Padres

Erubiel Durazo, 1B, Oakland Athletics

Benji Gil Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, San Diego Padres

Outfielders

Victor Bojorquez, Mexico City Red Devils

Karim Garcia, Orix Buffaloes

Luis A. Garcia, Monterrey Sultans

Luis C. Garcia, Veracruz Reds

Mario Valenzuela

References

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