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Ariel Delgado (Panal)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

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Ariel Delgado was a longtime star in Nicaraguan amateur baseball.

Delgado was with the Nicaraguan national team for the 1983 Intercontinental Cup. In the 1984 Amateur World Series, the third baseman hit .300/.391/.350 and fielded .920 in a backup role. He was with Nicaragua for the 1984 Olympics and 1985 Intercontinental Cup.

At the 1988 Baseball World Cup, he hit .341/.408/.568 with 8 RBI to lead Nicaragua's attack. He batted .350/.500/.450 in the 1993 Intercontinental Cup while manning the DH role. In the 1995 Intercontinental Cup, Ariel was just 1 for 9 as a bench player.

"Panal" retired in 2005 as the all-time Nicaraguan amateur league leader in several categories. Through 2008, he was first with 1,851 hits (61 over Prospero Baca), 1,814 games (over 200 ahead of Ernesto López), 5,899 at-bats, 957 walks (185 over Nemesio Porras) and 1,132 RBI (15 over Baca). He was second with 282 doubles (one behind Baca) and third with 988 runs (trailing Porras and Baca).

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