Famous Baseball Players from Nicaragua

List of famous baseball players from Nicaragua, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Nicaragua has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best Nicaraguan baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Nicaragua and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular baseball player from Nicaragua then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.


This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Nicaraguan baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from Nicaragua?"

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  • Everth Cabrera
    Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop
    • Nationality: Nicaragua
    • Birthplace: Nandaime, Nicaragua
    • Bats: Ambidexterity
    Everth Cabrera (born November 17, 1986) is a Nicaraguan professional baseball infielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and Baltimore Orioles. He led the National League (NL) in stolen bases in 2012, and was an All-Star in 2013.
  • Wilton Lopez

    Wilton Lopez

    • Nationality: Nicaragua
    • Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
    • Bats: Ambidexterity, Right-handed
    Wilton López (born July 19, 1983) is a Nicaraguan former professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies.
  • Vicente Padilla
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    • Nationality: Nicaragua
    • Birthplace: Chinandega, Nicaragua
    • Bats: Right-handed
    • Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers
    Vicente de la Cruz Padilla (born September 27, 1977) is a Nicaraguan former professional baseball pitcher. Padilla played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
  • J. C. Ramírez

    J. C. Ramírez

    • Nationality: Nicaragua
    • Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
    • Bats: Right-handed
    Juan Carlos Ramírez (born August 16, 1988) is a Nicaraguan professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels organization. He made his big league debut in 2013. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Angels.
  • Erasmo Ramírez

    Erasmo Ramírez

    • Nationality: Nicaragua
    • Birthplace: Rivas, Nicaragua, Nicaragua
    • Bats: Right-handed
    Erasmo José Ramírez Olivera (born May 2, 1990) is a Nicaraguan professional baseball pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization. He made his MLB debut in 2012 for the Seattle Mariners, and has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and 215 pounds (98 kg), he both throws and bats right-handed.
  • Tony Chévez

    Tony Chévez

    • Nationality: Nicaragua
    • Birthplace: Telica, Nicaragua
    Tony Chévez (born June 20, 1954) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Baltimore Orioles in their 1977 season. Listed at 5' 11" (1.80 m), 177 lb. (80 k), Chévez batted and threw right-handed. He was born Silvio Antonio Aguilera Chévez in Telica, León, Nicaragua.Chévez became the second Nicaraguan player in the big leagues, as he was signed together with El Presidente Dennis Martínez by Baltimore in 1973. Yet after a promising career in his country and the Orioles Minor League system, Chévez hurt his shoulder in his fourth Major League appearance and was never the same.Chévez first represented Nicaragua in an international competition at the Torneo de la Amistad (Friendship Tournament), held in Managua in 1971, and was also on the national team at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. After that, he pitched in the 1972 Amateur World Series held in Managua, where the Nicaraguan team won the bronze medal with a 13-2 record.Besides, Chévez posted a 54-44 record with a 3.15 ERA in 181 minor league games from 1974 through 1979, striking out 432 batters while walking 245 in 838 innings of work.In between, Chévez played winter ball with the Indios de Mayagüez of Puerto Rico and for the Tiburones de La Guaira in Venezuela.Chévez is a long time resident of Rochester, New York, but he and his family have never forgotten their homeland. In 2003, Chévez and his wife Halyma returned to Telica with a small group of friends from their church, in order to build homes for the neediest people. Since then, they have returned periodically with growing support, including donations of medicine and clothing, along with Bible school and supporting baseball instruction for youths aged 13–15.