Dominican Republic national baseball team

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Dominican Republic national baseball team
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CountryFlag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Federation Federación Dominicana de Béisbol
Confederation COPABE
WBSC World Rank 10 Steady2.svg(18 March 2020) [1]
World Baseball Classic
Appearances3 (First in 2006 )
Best result1st (2013)
World Cup
Appearances22 (First in 1941 )
Best result1st (1948)

The Dominican Republic national baseball team is the national baseball team of the Dominican Republic. The team has won the Baseball World Cup in 1948 and World Baseball Classic in 2013. They are the first team to have won both world competitions. They are currently ranked the 10th best in the world by the World Baseball Softball Confederation. [1] The team will try to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at the eight-team Americas Qualifying Event on May 31 through June 5, 2021.

Contents

Current roster

Dominican Republic roster - 2020 Summer Olympics Qualifier
PlayersCoaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Tournament record

World Baseball Classic

Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico / United States 2006 4th
Puerto Rico 2009 9th
Puerto Rico / United States 2013 1st
United States 2017 5th
Medal Tally
Gold medal world.svg
Gold
1
Silver medal world.svg
Silver
-
Bronze medal world.svg
Bronze
-
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
YearRoundPositionWLRSRAWLRSRA
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2006 Semifinal 4th523626No qualifiers held
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 2009 Round 1 9th12125No qualifiers held
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2013 Final Med 1.png 1st803614Automatically qualified
Flag of the United States.svg 2017 Round 2 5th423319Automatically qualified
Total4/418611764----

2006

The Dominican Republic was invited to play at the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006. Placed in Pool D for the opening round, the Dominican Republic swept through the group, defeating Venezuela, Italy, and Australia at Cracker Jack Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, United States. After falling to Puerto Rico in the first game of the 2nd round in Puerto Rico, the Dominicans recovered to qualify for the semifinals by virtue of winning their last two games. They would fall in the semifinals, however, to Cuba.

2006 WBC Results
7 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 1
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 11–5 Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 10,645
Boxscore
9 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 4
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg3–8 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicUnited States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 9,949
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 6
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6–4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 11,083
Boxscore
12 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 2
Puerto Rico  Flag of Puerto Rico.svg7–1 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicPuerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,692
Boxscore
13 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 3
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 7–3 Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 6,594
Boxscore
14 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 5
Venezuela  Flag of Venezuela.svg1–2 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicPuerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 13,007
Boxscore
18 March
Semifinal
Cuba  Flag of Cuba.svg3–1 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicUnited States Petco Park
Attendance: 41,268
Boxscore

2009

The Dominicans were placed in Pool D of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, playing their opening round games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Considered one of the pre-tournament favorites with multiple Major League Baseball All-Stars, they were upset in their opening game of the modified double-elimination pool by the Netherlands. [2] After eliminating Panama, they faced the Dutch again for the right to advance but were stunned in 11 innings [3] and eliminated from the competition.

2009 WBC Results
7 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 1
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg3–2 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicPuerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 9,335
Boxscore
8 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 3
Panama  Flag of Panama.svg0–9 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicPuerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 9,221
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 5
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic1–2 (F/11) Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 11,814
Boxscore

2013

Drawn into Pool C with Puerto Rico, Spain, and Venezuela at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico once again, the Dominicans opened the round-robin round 1 with a decisive 9–3 victory over 2009 semifinalists Venezuela. A victory over Spain and a Puerto Rico win over Venezuela ensured advancement to the second round; the Dominicans clinched the top seed by defeating the hosts. In the second round, the Dominicans rallied past upstart Italy despite an early 4–0 deficit at Marlins Park in Miami, United States. Two ninth-inning runs pushed the Dominicans past the host Americans and into the semifinals. Another victory over Puerto Rico ensured the Dominicans of the top seed and a chance to avoid two-time defending champions Japan national baseball team. Instead, they would face the surprising semifinalists Netherlands. After an early 1–0 deficit, four 5th-inning runs pushed the Dominican Republic into the final, where a 3–0 victory over Puerto Rico gave them their first-ever World Baseball Classic title. New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Canó was named MVP of the tournament.

2013 WBC Results
7 March
1st Round, Pool C – Game 1
Venezuela  Flag of Venezuela.svg3–9 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicPuerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 15,055
Boxscore
9 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 3
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6–3 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 13,412
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 6
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 4–2 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,413
Boxscore
12 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 1
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg4–5 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicUnited States Marlins Park
Attendance: 14,482
Boxscore
14 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 4
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic3–1 Flag of the United States.svg  United States United States Marlins Park
Attendance: 34,366
Boxscore
16 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 6
Puerto Rico  Flag of Puerto Rico.svg0–2 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicUnited States Marlins Park
Attendance: 19,762
Boxscore
18 March
Final Round, Semifinals
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg1–4 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicUnited States AT&T Park
Attendance: 27,527
Boxscore
18 March
Final Round, Final
Puerto Rico  Flag of Puerto Rico.svg0–3 Dominican Republic Dominican RepublicUnited States AT&T Park
Attendance: 35,703
Boxscore

2017

The Dominican Republic advanced out of the first round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The Dominican Republic’s win over the US set a new Marlins Park record for baseball game attendance with 37,446. [4] Manny Machado of the Dominican Republic was named MVP for the first round Pool C bracket of the WBC, after batting .357. [4] On the second round, however, they fell to both Puerto Rico and the United States, eliminating them from the World Baseball Classic and ending its championship reign.

Olympic Games

The Dominican Republic team participated in the 1992 Games, the first medal competition for the sport, and finished 6th. The team failed to qualify for another competition before baseball was eliminated from the Olympics after the 2008 Games. It will try to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at the Americas Qualifying Event on May 31 through June 5, 2021. [5]

Summer Olympics record Qualification
YearHostRoundPositionWLRSRA
1984 United StatesPreliminary8th [lower-alpha 1] 03835Invited as a replacement for Cuba
1992 SpainPreliminary6th252360
1996 United StatesDid not qualify
2000 AustraliaDid not qualify
2004 GreeceDid not qualify
2008 ChinaDid not qualify8th, American Qualifying Tournament
2020 JapanTo be determinedTo be determined
Total [lower-alpha 2] 1/5252360
  1. No medals awarded; tournament was a demonstration sport only
  2. Totals only include years 1992 to 2008, during which baseball was an official medal sport.

Baseball World Cup

  

Pan American Games

Intercontinental Cup

  • 1973  : did not qualify
  • 1975  : did not qualify
  • 1977  : did not qualify
  • 1979  : did not qualify
  • 1981  : Med 3.png 3rd
  • 1983  : did not qualify
 
  • 1985  : did not qualify
  • 1987  : did not qualify
  • 1989  : did not qualify
  • 1991  : did not qualify
  • 1993  : did not qualify
  • 1995  : did not qualify
 
  • 1997  : did not qualify
  • 1999  : did not qualify
  • 2002  : 4th
  • 2006  : did not qualify

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