Ernesto Binarao

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Ernesto Binarao

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 183 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Ernesto Binarao is a former MVP of Baseball Philippines. His brothers Joel Binarao, Manolito Binarao and Orlando Binarao were all members of the Philippines national team in 2001 alongside Ernesto.

He led the Philippines national team with four games pitched in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, their debut in a Baseball World Cup. The young southpaw allowed 20 hits in 50 AB and 15 runs (12 earned) in 9 2/3 IP. He led his country with nine strikeouts, though. Binarao was 0-2.

Binarao went 0-2 with a 14.25 ERA in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup, giving up 27 runs (19 earned) in 12 innings over 5 games. Opponents were 25 for 63 with 9 walks. He also pitched in the 2006 Asian Games.

In the 2007 Asian Championship, Ernesto started against the Taiwan national team and allowed 8 hits and 5 runs in 4 innings in a 9-0 defeat; one of the hits was a homer by former major leaguer Chin-Feng Chen. He pitched one game in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, walking two and retiring one after relieving Romeo Jasmin Jr. in a 16-0 loss to host Taiwan. He was back in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers; at age 37, he was their oldest player by six months over Chris Aguila. He got into one game, relieving Leslie Cabiling with a 9-1 deficit against Australia, the bases loaded and two outs in the 7th. He faced one batter as Allan de San Miguel hit into a two-run error by Brady Conlan to make it a mercy rule defeat.

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