Mario Guzmán

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Mario Antonio Guzmán García

Biographical Information[edit]

Mario Guzmán was a top player in Costa Rica.

He played in Costa Rica's top league from 1967-2000, his last 12 years as a player-manager. He won Rookie of the Year in '67, leading the circuit in runs, doubles and triples. He played for in the 1971 Central American Championship, homering off Panama in a win; Costa Rica got the Silver. He played in the 1972 Amateur World Series, doubling off Dennis Martínez.

He played in Nicaragua in 1973 and in the 1973 FEMBA Amateur World Series. He played in the 1974 Amateur World Series, homering in upset wins over Canada and Mexico while playing short. He was the top Costa Rican home run hitter from the 1970s-1990s. He was secretary of Costa Rica's National Sports Council in 1992 and 1994.

Guzmán played for Costa Rica in the 1977 Central American Games, 1986 Central American Games (winning Silver, their top finish in a Central American Games in baseball through 2020), 1990 Central American Games and 1994 Central American Games. The father of eight children, he has worked as an attorney.