Did you know… Cuba-customarily the force to be reckoned with in baseball-were beaten by the Dominican Republic at the 1982 Central American and Caribbean Games in Havana, Cuba. The Dominican Republic won the gold decoration. The heroes were Victor Mercedes, Orlando Guerrero, Enrique Cruz, Johnny Olivo, Julio Dominguez, Mario Marte, Pedro Gomez, Ivan Crispin, Wilfredo Fernandez. Last standings: 1. Dominican Republic (gold award) 2. Cuba (silver award) 3.Netherlands Antilles (bronze award) 4. Panama 5. Venezuela 6. Nicaragua 7. Puerto Rico The American senior men’s public group won the silver award at the 1975 Pan American Games. The U.S group was trained by Smeltzly Hal. In 1998, Sammy Sosa (Dominican Republic/Chicago) was chosen the “Most Valuable Player of the ขายอุปกรณ์กีฬา National League” by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Nicaragua is probably the best group in Latin America. At the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas (Venezuela), Nicaragua took the silver award and won the option to contend at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (California,USA). The players were:Julio Cesar Medina, Leonardo Alberto, Roberto Espino, Juan Gardamez, Ariel Ramon Delgado, Jose Apolinar Cruz, Cayetano Fabio ,Cruz Ulloa Mayorga, Arnoldo Muñoz Picha, Julio Cesar Sanchez, Tomas Guzman Gudiel, Alvaro David Palaci, Luis Alberto Arauz, Roger Torres Lopez, Adolfo Ramon Alvarez, Cesar Monjes Reyes, Daniel Antonio Sote, Julio Antonio Moya, Elvin Jose Jarquin, Diego Manuel Raudez.