Stanley Cayasso

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Oliver Stanley Livingstone Cayasso Guerrero
(El Caballo de Hierro)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 200 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Stanley Cayasso is one of Nicaragua's baseball icons. Like Lou Gehrig, he was known as El Caballo de Hierro, The Iron Horse. A strong and durable hitter who also pitched in his younger days, Cayasso became a respected manager and coach.

He played for Nicaragua when they split the Silver Medal with Panama in the 1935 Central American and Caribbean Games, their first international tournament. He appeared in the 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games and Nicaragua got the Bronze. In the 1939 Amateur World Series, Cayasso tied for the most doubles (2) and homers (1) as Nicaragua finished second behind only a powerful Cuban national team.

He led the 1940 Amateur World Series with 19 hits; Nicaragua placed second behind Cuba. He played in the 1941 Amateur World Series. In the 1944 Amateur World Series, his five doubles tied Guillermo Vento for the lead. At age 41, he led the 1947 Amateur World Series with 12 RBI as Nicaragua won the Bronze Medal. He played in the 1948 Amateur World Series, 1950 Central American and Caribbean Games (knocked unconscious in a home plate collision) and 1950 Amateur World Series. He was still with Nicaragua by the 1951 Pan American Games, homering in a 9-8 win over Team USA. He was named the defensive All-Star at first base in the 1951 Amateur World Series. He also played in the 1952 Amateur World Series at age 45 and 1953 Amateur World Series (winning Bronze). He managed Nicaragua in the 1959 Pan American Games.

His brother Jorge Cayasso was a teammate for Nicaragua.

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