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Dominican Republic national baseball team

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 12th best in the world by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.[1]

Dominican Republic national baseball team
Information
Country Dominican Republic
FederationFederación Dominicana de Béisbol
ConfederationCOPABE
World Baseball Classic
Appearances3 (First in 2006)
Best result1st (2013)
World Cup
Appearances22 (First in 1941)
Best result1st (1948)

Contents

Current rosterEdit

Tournament RecordEdit

World Baseball ClassicEdit

  Dominican Republic
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico / United States 20064th
Puerto Rico 20099th
Puerto Rico / United States 20131st
United States 20175th
Medal Tally
Gold1
Silver-
Bronze-
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
2006 Semifinal 4th 5 2 36 26 No qualifiers held
2009 Round 1 9th 1 2 12 5 No qualifiers held
2013 Final   1st 8 0 36 14 Automatically qualified
2017 Round 2 5th 4 2 33 19 Automatically qualified
Total 4/4 18 6 117 64 - - - -

2006Edit

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   Venezuela United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 10,645
Boxscore
9 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 4
Italy   3–8 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 9,949
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 6
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6–4   Australia United States Cracker Jack Stadium
Attendance: 11,083
Boxscore
12 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 2
Puerto Rico   7–1 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,692
Boxscore
13 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 3
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 7–3   Cuba Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 6,594
Boxscore
14 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 5
Venezuela   1–2 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 13,007
Boxscore
18 March
Semifinal
Cuba   3–1 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Petco Park
Attendance: 41,268
Boxscore

2009Edit

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   3–2 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 9,335
Boxscore
8 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 3
Panama   0–9 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 9,221
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 5
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1–2 (F/11)   Netherlands Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 11,814
Boxscore

2013Edit

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 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   3–9 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 15,055
Boxscore
9 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 3
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6–3   Spain Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 13,412
Boxscore
10 March
1st Round, Pool D – Game 6
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 4–2   Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,413
Boxscore
12 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 1
Italy   4–5 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Marlins Park
Attendance: 14,482
Boxscore
14 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 4
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 3–1   United States United States Marlins Park
Attendance: 34,366
Boxscore
16 March
2nd Round, Pool 2 – Game 6
Puerto Rico   0–2 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States Marlins Park
Attendance: 19,762
Boxscore
18 March
Final Round, Semifinals
Netherlands   1–4 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States AT&T Park
Attendance: 27,527
Boxscore
18 March
Final Round, Final
Puerto Rico   0–3 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States AT&T Park
Attendance: 35,703
Boxscore

2017Edit

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]

Olympic GamesEdit

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.

Summer Olympics record Qualification
Year Host Round Position W L RS RA
1984 United States Preliminary 8th [a] 0 3 8 35 Invited as a replacement for Cuba
1992 Spain Preliminary 6th 2 5 23 60
1996 United States Did not qualify
2000 Australia Did not qualify
2004 Greece Did not qualify
2008 People's Republic of China Did not qualify 8th, American Qualifying Tournament
Total [b] 1/5 2 5 23 60
  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 CupEdit

   

Pan American GamesEdit

Intercontinental CupEdit

  • 1973 : did not qualify
  • 1975 : did not qualify
  • 1977 : did not qualify
  • 1979 : did not qualify
  • 1981 :   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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WBSC Rankings". rankings.wbsc.org.
  2. ^ AFP: Dutch stun Dominicans while US denies World Baseball Classic upset bid. Google.com (2009-03-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
  3. ^ Washington, The. (2009-03-11) Dutch stun Dominicans. Washington Times. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
  4. ^ a b Santiago, David. "United States puts away Canada early, advances to second round of WBC". miamiherald.

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