Colombia national baseball team

The Colombia national baseball team (Spanish: Selección de béisbol de Colombia) is the national baseball team of Colombia. The team represents Colombia in international competitions.

Colombia national baseball team
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Information
Country Colombia
ConfederationWBSC Americas
ManagerLuis Urueta
WBSC ranking
Current 11 Increase 4 (31 December 2021)[1]
Highest11 (first in December 2021)
Lowest19 (first in December 2012)
Uniforms
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Home
Visitor
World Baseball Classic
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best result12th (2017)
World Cup
Appearances18 (first in 1944)
Best resultGold medal world centered.svg 1st (2: 1947, 1965)
Pan American Games
Appearances7 (first in 1951)
Best resultBronze medal (Americas).svg 3rd (1971)

HistoryEdit

The Colombian national team first participated in the Amateur World Series ― which would become the Baseball World Cup ― in 1944, finishing sixth. It would go on to win the 1947 edition, which it hosted in Barranquilla.[citation needed] Colombia again hosted, and won, in 1965, though the Colombian government notably denied the defending-champion Cuban team entry into the country, due to tensions with Fidel Castro's government.[citation needed]

In 2017, Colombia defeated Spain and Panama to secure their first ever appearance in the World Baseball Classic. The 2017 team was managed by Luis Urueta. Its pitching staff was anchored by Major Leaguers José Quintana and Julio Teheran, and included then-prospects Jorge Alfaro and Gio Urshela. However, the group was placed in the Pool C — meaning its "very tough" competitors would be the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Canada.[2] Colombia ultimately finished third in the division and did not move on to the second round, though it did manage to defeat Canada 4–1 at Marlins Park in Miami.

The team tried but failed to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at the eight-team Americas Qualifying Event on May 31 through June 5, 2021.

As a participant in the 2017 WBC, Colombia automatically qualified for the expanded 2023 World Baseball Classic. It was placed in a group with the United States, Canada, Mexico, and a fifth team to be determined by qualification.[3] On July 29, 2022, the team announced that Urueta would return to coach the national team for the WBC.[4]

Results and fixturesEdit

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

2023Edit

World Baseball Classic GS March 11 Colombia     Mexico Chase Field, United States
12:00 MT Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 13 Colombia     Great Britain Chase Field, United States
12:00 MT Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 14 Canada     Colombia Chase Field, United States
12:00 MT Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 15 United States     Colombia Chase Field, United States
19:00 MT Boxscore

2019Edit

Pan American Games Q January 30 Panama   4–10   Colombia Academia CBBS, Brazil
15:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 1 Colombia   8–6   Canada Academia CBBS, Brazil
11:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 2 Colombia   5–4   Nicaragua Academia CBBS, Brazil
15:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 3 Dominican Republic   17–4   Colombia Academia CBBS, Brazil
15:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games GS July 29 Cuba   1–6   Colombia Campo de Béisbol, Peru
10:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 2,456
Pan American Games GS July 30 Colombia   4–2   Argentina Campo de Béisbol, Peru
15:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,560
Pan American Games GS August 1 Colombia   3–10   Canada Campo de Béisbol, Peru
10:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 0
Pan American Games SR August 2 Nicaragua   1–11 (F/7)   Colombia Campo de Béisbol, Peru
19:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,513
Pan American Games SR August 3 Puerto Rico   2–1   Colombia Campo de Béisbol, Peru
19:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 2,313
Pan American Games 3rd August 4 Colombia   0–6   Nicaragua Campo de Béisbol, Peru
11:00 PET Boxscore Attendance: 0

2018Edit

Friendly June 1 Venezuela   2–4   Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
Boxscore
Friendly June 2 Dominican Republic   4–2   Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
Boxscore
Friendly June 3 Puerto Rico   0–7   Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
Boxscore
Central American & Caribbean Games July 20 Nicaragua   1–3   Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 10,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 21 Mexico   1–9   Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 10,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 23 Colombia   1–8   Panama Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 0
Central American & Caribbean Games July 25 Colombia   7–3   Venezuela Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 11,500
Central American & Caribbean Games July 26 Puerto Rico   2–1   Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 8,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 28 Colombia   5–3   Dominican Republic Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 12,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 29 Cuba   3–1   Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 12,000

Current rosterEdit

Colombia roster - 2020 Summer Olympics Qualifier
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


International tournamentsEdit

World Baseball ClassicEdit

  Colombia
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
United States 201711th
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 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify 1 2 16 17
  2017 Round 1 11th 1 2 9 14 3 0 17 6
  2023 To be determined Automatically qualified
Total 2/5 1 2 9 14 4 2 33 23

Baseball World CupEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Intercontinental CupEdit

U-23 Baseball World CupEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ Oz, Mike (24 February 2017). "World Baseball Classic 2017: Can two star pitchers make Colombia a surprise team?". Yahoo!Sports. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  3. ^ Axisa, Mike (7 July 2022). "World Baseball Classic releases schedule, venues, team pools ahead of 2023 return". CBS Sports. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  4. ^ Acosta, Sebastian (29 July 2022). "Colombia define a su manager para el Clásico Mundial de Beisbol 2023" (in Spanish). Con Las Bases Llenas. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Colombia in the WBSC Ranking (Men's baseball)". World Baseball Softball Confederation. Retrieved 12 August 2021.