Cristóbal Vicente Garibaldo (AKA Chris Garibaldo)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5'11", Weight 145 lb.
- High School Lewis Martin High School (no record found of such a school)
- Born March 14, 1969 in Chepo Panama
Vicente Garibaldo is a baseball infielder who may be most notable for playing for Panama in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
He played professionally from 1988 to 1990 in the Kansas City Royals system. Signed by scout Herb Raybourn, he played for the GCL Royals in 1988, hitting .228/.273/.276 in 123 at-bats while fielding .921 at shortstop. With the Appleton Foxes in 1989, he hit .214/~.234/.245 in 388 at-bats while serving as their primary shortstop. He played for Appleton and the Baseball City Royals in 1990, hitting .125/.222/.125 in 16 at-bats for the former and .205/.254/.244 in 303 at-bats for the latter. Overall, he hit .211 in 830 professional at-bats.
Garibaldo later played for Panama on the international stage. In the 2003 Baseball World Cup, he was Panama's main shortstop, hitting .194/.326/.226 as one of their lighter threats. Panama went to the finals against Cuba, where Garibaldo went 0 for 3 out of the #9 slot against Vicyohandri Odelin and Norge Vera in a 4-2 defeat; he handled three chances with no errors at short.
In the 2005 Baseball World Cup, the 36-year-old again manned short for Panama. He fielded just .878 with six errors in 11 games, while hitting a meek .143/.250/.200. Panama again won a Medal, though. In the Bronze Medal game 7-6 win over the host Dutch national team, Garibaldo was 0 for 3 with a sacrifice bunt and handled 3 chances perfectly.
He appeared in two games in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, collecting zero hits in one at-bat. In his at-bat, he pinch-hit for Orlando Miller with 2 outs in the 6th against Shairon Martis. He failed to break up Martis's historic no-hitter, flying out to RF Gene Kingsale. He later coached for Panama in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games. He also was a Boston Red Sox scout, signing Javier Guerra.