When we played our Statis-Pro World Baseball Classic of current players a few years ago, the Dominican Republic beat Venezuela in the finals. Scroll to bottom for links to the greatest Venezuelan and Pennsylvanian players of all time.
However, we found when playing all time teams our state teams featuring players from the past 120 years simply had too much talent for teams from other countries that started playing MLB ball much later.
Puerto Rico will be the only national team in our final four, joining Texas and Florida. Unless California wins their remaining four games the other finalist will be Pennsylvania, which destroyed Venezuela 13-4 and then held on 4-2 to improve to 4-0. California is 1-1 so would need to sweept the Dominican Republic and then sweep Pennsylvania to finish 5-1 and push Pennsylvania down to 4-2
The only other longshot scenario is that they split with The Dominican Republic and then not only sweep PA but beat them twice by huge margins since runs allowed are the next time breaker and they have already allowed more runs in 4 games than PA has allowed in four games.
Here are the scoresheet followed by both rosters linked to their baseball reference page.
Here are the Statis-Pro rosters for the greatest players of all time from both places. You can click for each player's baseball reference page, and also use this to make out the names of the players on the scoresheets above.
|Ken Griffey Jr.||7-OF|
|Ronald Acuna Jr.||7-OF|
|Henderson Alvarez III||P|