Miguel Masís

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Miguel Ángel Masís Acosta

Biographical Information[edit]

Miguel Masís was a star in Costa Rica. He played college ball in the US and was on the Costa Rican national team in the 1959 Pan American Games (batting second and playing short) and 1961 Amateur World Series; obituaries say he was also with them for the 1952 Amateur World Series but the rosters given on Ecured.cu do not list anyone by his name (or anything close).

He set a Costa Rican record for longest hitting streak at 23 games. A 3B/SS, he was also noted for his base-stealing prowess. He later wrote a book about the history of baseball in Costa Rica and another one on baseball rules. He coached baseball and softball, guiding the Costa Rican squad that won Silver in the 1986 Central American Games, one of the brightest spots in the country's baseball annals. He also coached at the Universidad de Costa Rica. Off the diamond, he worked in banking. In 1991, he was honored by the Galeria de Deporte, Costa Rica's highest sports honor.

Sources: Seminario Universidad, EverardoHerrera, Teletica, 1959 Pan American Games box scores located by researcher Jeff Yeo