Are you a fan of the American pastime in Central America? Did you know that baseball is a Central American thing and that it is the main sport in two countries? If you didn’t know this, now you do!
Summer sun, hot dogs, history. It’s there The magic of baseball and its place in American culture. But wait a second.
Did you know that baseball is not only popular in the United States? Did you know that if you look south of the border, you will find another United States in love with the game?
Think of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. In all these countries, children dream of becoming baseball stars more than soccer idols. Many of them actually do. About 20% of Major League Baseball 2021 from one of these four countries. Even countries like Mexico and Colombia, where soccer is so big, have players in Major League Baseball.
Baseball, in other words, is big in Latin America.
And baseball in Central America? Yes, it is popular and it also has a history.
Baseball is big, with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and other countries mentioned. Nicaragua Y Panama. And by big, we mean massive. Both countries, despite the great rise of soccer, still have baseball as their main sport. That may change in the future, but at least for now, baseball rules these two Central American countries.
Like the other countries we have mentioned, both Nicaragua and Panama have had many players who ended up in the major leagues in the United States. When this happens, it is a source of pride for both countries.
Today we don’t see Nicaraguan and Panamanian baseball players in the majors. That is another matter entirely, and we may visit one day. Today we are going to take a look at some of the best professional baseball teams in Central America.
Your main interest may be baseball. World Series Predictions Every year, but if you’re a true fan, you might want to know a thing or two about other baseball cultures. If so, we hope this article helps.
Let us begin.
Baseball in Nicaragua
Started in 1956, the National Professional Baseball League (LBPN) is the professional league of Nicaragua. It is a small league, with only five teams playing each year in November and December from the cities of Sinanteca, Estelí, León, Managua and Rivas.
Outside of the LBPN, there is also great competition at the national level with teams from all departments in Nicaragua. He was invited German Pomerase Superior Baseball National Championship, the tournament includes the five main teams of the LBPN and takes place from February to August. That means professional baseball takes place in Nicaragua for most of the year.
lion of lion
los lion of lion One of the best baseball teams in Nicaragua. With 19 National Championship titles, six LBPN crowns and a 2019 title in the now-defunct Latin American Series, we would say the best in Central America. Maybe even Latin America.
León plays its home games at the Héroes y Mártires de Septiembre Stadium in León. They have a beautiful style of play and the public loves to watch their games live. Every time the Lions win something – which is often – the The city goes wild with celebration. Nicaragua takes baseball very seriously, and the good people of León are just as passionate about their team as you are.
Tigers of Sinanteca
los Tigers of Sinanteca Nicaragua is another team that competes in both tournaments. It is a proud club and one of the newest teams in Nicaragua. We love tigers because Chinananda has a place in our hearts. It’s a great little city and the hottest place in Central America. We wonder how these guys can play baseball in that heat.
Another of our favorite baseball teams in Nicaragua Rivas Giants, playing in Rivas in the south of the country. If you’re hanging out in the coastal city of San Juan del Sur, one of Nicaragua’s main expat hubs, it’s an easy and fun day out to see Gigantes.
They have an amazing crowd and their home games are great to watch live.
Baseball in Panama
Panama is the other Central American country with a professional baseball league. To study A small league, even smaller during the pandemic, when the Toros de Herrera folded, going from a four-team league to a three-team league.
The passing of Toros de Herrera was particularly shocking, having seen them win caribbean series In 2019. The series is an annual international baseball tournament featuring the winners of the Colombian, Dominican, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan professional leagues. The Bulls played some beautiful baseball.
Despite the small size of the Panamanian League and the problems caused by the pandemic, baseball remains popular and competitive in Panama. Everyone wants their team to play in the Caribbean Series.
Outside of Nicaragua and Panama, baseball has a following in other parts of Central America.
You won’t find professional leagues or ballparks, but you can find a sport if you want to watch it and a team if you want to play. A large number of Nicaraguans live Costa Rica Make baseball popular in there (go to Parque Sabana in San José for the weekend and see what we mean), while also getting to watch the sport being played. The Savior Y Honduras.
If you are looking for baseball in Central America, you can find it at some level wherever you are.