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Luis Ricardo Serafin de Camargo

  • Bats Left, Throws Right

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Luis Ricardo Serafin de Camargo has played in international competitions for both his native Brazil and Italy.

De Camargo grew up in Brazil and played professionally in Japan, never reaching NPB. He played for the Brazilian national team in the 1995 Intercontinental Cup (going 0 for 2), the 2002 Intercontinental Cup (1 for 2, a double), 2003 Baseball World Cup (.308/.438/.346 as Brazil's main catcher; opponents stole 5 bases in 9 tries), the 2005 Baseball World Cup (.208/.387/.208 as the starting catcher) and 2005 South American Championship (Gold Medal). de Camargo began his Italian career in Serie A2 in 2006. In 2007, he debuted in Serie A1 and hit .231/.289/.319 with 32 strikeouts in 160 AB. In the 2007 European Cup, he hit .294/.391/.353 for third-place Rimini. He still made the Italian national team for the 2007 Baseball World Cup and was used as their primary backstop. He batted only .133/.278/.267 in the event.

Sources: Italian Baseball Federation, Baseball Italy, IBAF site

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