Omar Linares

Omar Linares Izquierdo ( born October 23, 1967 in Pinar del Río, Cuba ) is a former Cuban baseball player and two-time Olympic champion.

Linares played third baseman in the Cuban baseball team and Pinar del Río in the Cuban Baseball League. He is regarded as one of the greatest Cuban baseball players of all time. Because he was already playing at the age of 17 years for the national team, he is known to the public as El Niño, meaning " child " means.

For the baseball team in Pinar del Río, he played a total of 20 seasons. In his career, he came up with a hit rate of .368, which is the second best in history. He scored a total of 404 home runs, 1547 runs batted in and 264 stolen bases.

At the end of his career, he spent three seasons with the Chunichi Dragons, who play in the Japanese Central League. He resigned in 2002.

Linares played in the first three official Olympic with baseball tournaments and won with the Cuban national team won two gold medals (1992 and 1996) and one silver medal ( 2000). He achieved this extraordinary player values ​​. His batting average is .444 in the Olympics, he holds the Olympic record for the most hits ( 51 ), most at bats (115 ) and most home runs (14). He has also completed the only baseball players of the 27 Olympic Games.