Norge Luis Vera Peralta (born October 3, 1971 in Siboney, Santiago de Cuba Province) is a right-handed baseball pitcher, who has been a frequent member of the Cuban national baseball team.

Norge Luis Vera
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1998 Rome Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Taipei Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Havana Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold medal – first place 2002 Havana Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team

In Cuba, Vera pitches for Santiago de Cuba of the Cuban National Series. He has been a dominating force for years, including the 1999–2000 series, when he led the league with a 0.97 ERA, 17 victories and eight shutouts—all in a 90-game season.[1] He then pitched in the second game of the 1999 Baltimore Orioles – Cuban national baseball team exhibition series.

Vera was seriously injured in November 2009, while trying to stop a fight as an uninvolved bystander in Santiago, Cuba.[2] He was struck in the face by a blunt instrument, sustaining several fractures to the upper jaw.[2] Zadys Navarro, one of Vera's doctors, indicated that reconstructive surgery would be required.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Norge Luis Vera Peralta" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on February 6, 2012. Retrieved 2006-10-11.
  2. ^ a b c Garcia, Anne-Marie. "Cuban pitcher who beat Orioles in 1999 in stable condition after blow to face", The Canadian Press, November 10, 2009.