Mexico national baseball team

The Mexico National Baseball Team is the baseball team that represents Mexico in international tournaments. It is currently the 5th-ranked baseball team in the world.[1]

Mexico National Baseball Team
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Information
CountryMexico
FederationMexican Federation of Baseball
ConfederationPan American Baseball Confederation
ManagerBenji Gil
WBSC ranking 4 Increase 1 (31 December 2021)[1]
World Baseball Classic
Appearances3 (First in 2006)
Best result6th (1 time, in 2006)
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (First in 2020)
Best result6 (2020)
World Cup
Appearances22 (First in 1940)
Best result 2nd (4 times, most recent in 1965)
Pan American Games
Appearances15 (First in 1951)
Best result 3rd (4 times, most recent in 2007)

RosterEdit

Mexico roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


International competitionEdit

World Baseball ClassicEdit

Mexico has competed in all four editions of the World Baseball Classic.

Game logEdit

2006 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 7, 2006 Phoenix, Arizona   United States 0–2 L
March 8, 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona   South Africa 10–4 W
March 9, 2006 Phoenix, Arizona   Canada 9–1 W
March 12, 2006 Anaheim, California   South Korea 1–2 L
March 14, 2006 Anaheim, California   Japan 1–6 L
March 16, 2006 Anaheim, California   United States 2–1 W
2009 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 8, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico   Australia 7–17 L
March 9, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico   South Africa 14–3 W
March 11, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico   Australia 16–1 W
March 12, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico   Cuba 4–16 L
March 15, 2009 San Diego, California   South Korea 2–8 L
March 17, 2009 San Diego, California   Cuba 4–7 L
2013 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 7, 2013 Scottsdale, Arizona   Italy 5–6 L
March 8, 2013 Phoenix, Arizona   United States 5–2 W
March 9, 2013 Phoenix, Arizona   Canada 3–10 L
2017 World Baseball Classic
Date Location Opponent Score1
March 9, 2017 Guadalajara, Mexico   Italy 9-10 L
March 11, 2017 Guadalajara, Mexico   Puerto Rico 4-9 L
March 12. 2017 Guadalajara, Mexico   Venezuela 11-9 W

1 – Mexico score always listed first

Premier12 TournamentEdit

2015Edit

Team Mexico came in fourth in the 2015 WBSC Premier12 Tournament.

2019Edit

Team Mexico won the bronze medal in the 12-team 2019 WBSC Premier12 Tournament in November 2019. Two quota spots were allocated from the Tournament, of the spots for six baseball teams at the 2020 Olympic Games, with Mexico as the top finisher from the Americas earning one spot.[2] First baseman/left fielder Efrén Navarro led the team with three doubles and shared the team lead with six RBIs, designated hitter Matt Clark led the team with a .440 OBP and an .800 slugging percentage and shared the team lead with three home runs, and second baseman Esteban Quiroz led the team with seven walks.[3] Half the Team Mexico roster consisted of players with birth certificates form the United States.[4]

International tournament resultsEdit

World Baseball ClassicEdit

  Mexico
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
United States 20066th
Mexico / United States 20098th
United States 201311th
Mexico 201713th
Medal Tally
Gold-
Silver-
Bronze-
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
  2006 Round 2 6th 3 3 23 16 No qualifiers held
    2009 Round 2 8th 2 4 47 52 No qualifiers held
  2013 Round 1 11th 1 2 13 18 Automatically qualified
  2017 Round 1 13th 1 2 24 28 3 0 25 2
Total 4/4 7 11 107 114 3 0 25 2

Olympic GamesEdit

Summer Olympics record Qualification
Year Round Position W L RS RA
  1992 Did not qualify Did not qualify
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2020 Preliminary 6th 0 3 9 20   2019 WBSC Premier12
Total 1/6

Premier12 TournamentEdit

Premier12 Tournament record
Year Round Position W L RS RA
    2015 Semifinals 4th 3 5 29 50
  2019 Finals   3rd 7 2 44 19
Total 2/2 10 7 73 69

Pan American GamesEdit

Central American and Caribbean GamesEdit

  • 1926: Silver  
  • 1930: Silver  
  • 1950: Silver  
  • 1954: Silver  
  • 1962: Bronze  
  • 1970: Bronze  
  • 1993: Silver  
  • 2006: Bronze  

Baseball World CupEdit

U-23 Baseball World CupEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Two teams from WBSC Premier12 2019 to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Baseball". WBSC.org. December 19, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "II Premier12 2019 - The official site - WBSC". premier12.wbsc.org. Archived from the original on 2019-11-17.
  4. ^ "One team stands in USA Baseball's way to qualify for the 2020 Olympics — and half its roster has American birth certificates – The Athletic". Theathletic.com. Nov 16, 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-17.

External linksEdit