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Sherman Omar Obando Gainor

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 215 lb.

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Hit 102 home runs while playing for the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan from 1999 through 2005.

In the 2002 Intercontinental Cup, Obando hit .269/.472/.423 with 7 walks and 9 runs in 8 games for Panama.

Obando batted .400/.500/.760 as the DH for Panama in the qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics; they missed the Olympics but did qualify for the 2007 Baseball World Cup and 2007 Pan-American Games thanks to his effort. In the 2007 World Cup, Obando hit .389/.476/.611 as Panama's top offensive threat.

Sherman Obando will begin his first season with the Charleston RiverDogs as the first base coach in 2009.

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