Roberto Espino

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Roberto Antonio Espino Matute

Biographical Information[edit]

Roberto Espino was an infielder in Nicaragua.

Espino helped Nicaragua win a Silver Medal in the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games. He hit .500/.600/.563 in the 1978 Amateur World Series, while fielding .921 at 2B (his main position that event). He led the Series in average (56 points ahead of runner-up Luis Casanova of Cuba) and tied for the most hits (16, even with Casanova and Fernando Sánchez. He batted .375 in the 1983 Pan American Games to help his team get the Silver Medal; his 12 hits led the team. He hit .268/.375/.439 and played error-free ball for Nicaragua at 1B in the 1984 Amateur World Series. He also played for Nicaragua in the 1984 Olympics.

Overall, Espino had 1,013 hits and batted .298 in his career in Nicaragua's amateur leagues; through 2008, he was 37th in league history in hits.