The 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games were held in San Salvador, El Salvador from November 27 through December 7, 2002. The defending champion Cuban national team did not come, citing security concerns.
Puerto Rico won its second Gold for baseball in a Central American and Caribbean Games, both of which came when Cuba skipped the event.
Panama claimed Silver. Their team included Luis Iglesias, Roberto Gutiérrez, Jorge Cortez, Carlos Muñoz, Jonathan Vega and Gilberto Méndez.
Dominican Republic won Bronze. Players included Tony Pena Jr., Pascual Matos, Fabio Castro, Napoleón Calzado, Ronny Paulino, Epy Guerrero Jr. and Paulino Reynoso.
Nicaragua was 4th at 4-3.
Mexico (3-4), Netherlands Antilles (2-5), El Salvador (2-4), Venezuela (3-3), Honduras (0-4) and Guatemala (0-4) completed the pack.
Source: A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman