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LIDOM All-Stars to Face the LVBP All-Stars in Venezuela

 Brad McCaffrey - World Baseball Network  |    Jun 28th, 2024 12:47pm EDT

Mark your calendars for Dec. 10, when the highly anticipated All-Star Game between the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League players and the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League players will be played.     

Giuseppe Palmisano, president of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, said in a statement translated from Spanish, “We are very pleased to formalize something that Venezuelan fans have been demanding for years. We want to welcome our great brothers and great rivals to play the sport that our two countries love the most.”   

Witnessing a constellation of stars from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela in action will be exciting. With the off-season in many of the major baseball leagues, this game will feature some of the biggest names in the sport.     

In the World Baseball Classic in 2023, The Dominican Republic and Venezuela faced off in Pool D, with Venezuela emerging victorious 5-1. This recent history adds an extra layer of intensity and competitiveness to the upcoming All-Star Game, promising an engaging and thrilling match.   

However, it’s been a while since Venezuela and the Dominican Republic clashed on the baseball field during the winter season. The last showdown in 2012 resulted in a 4-0 victory for Venezuela. This will be only the fourth time in history that these two powerhouses will face off, with 2008 and 2011 being the other years of intense competition.   

With international baseball constantly growing, this game will be an excellent way for people, especially in North and South America, to see its constant improvement and future potential, which will get everyone involved. 

Photo Credit: Venezuela’s Leones del Caracas pitcher Erick Leal throws the ball during the Caribbean Series game final against Dominican Republic’s Tigres de Licey. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP) (Photo by FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images)

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