1982 Central American and Caribbean Games
The 1982 Central American and Caribbean Games were very unusual - they were the only major international event of the 1980s in which Cuba competed and did not win Gold. Even more interesting is that they had home field advantage as the Games were held in Havana.
Dominican Republic won Gold for the first time in 20 years, going 5-1. They lost 4-1 to Cuba but beat everyone else. Their only player among the leaders was Orlando Guerrero with 6 steals. One of their players was future major leaguer Félix Fermín.
Cuba was 4-2, losing one-run games to Panama (2-1) and Puerto Rico (3-2). Antonio Muñoz (.333) led the event in doubles (4) and tied for the most runs (6) while Pedro Rodriguez Sr. (.190) tied for the lead in homers (2) and RBI (6). The other 6-RBI man was Lourdes Gourriel Sr. (.217). Lazaro de la Torre was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA as the top pitcher of the event while Braudilio Vinent was 2-0 with a 0.54 ERA. The rest of the staff was clearly not as effective, going 0-2.
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