Norge Luis Vera

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vera and the second or maternal family name is Peralta.
Norge Luis Vera
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
2004 Athens Team
2000 Sydney Team
2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
1998 Rome Team
2001 Taipei Team
2003 Havana Team
2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
2002 Havana Team
2006 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
1999 Winnipeg Team
2003 Santo Domingo Team
2007 Rio de Janeiro Team

Norge Luis Vera Peralta (born October 3, 1971 in Siboney, Santiago de Cuba Province) is a right-handed baseball pitcher, who has been a frequent member of the Cuban national baseball team.

In Cuba, Vera pitches for Santiago de Cuba of the Cuban National Series. He has been a dominating force for years, including the 1999–2000 series, when he led the league with a 0.97 ERA, 17 victories and eight shutouts—all in a 90-game season.[1] He then pitched in the second game of the 1999 Baltimore Orioles – Cuban national baseball team exhibition series.

Vera was seriously injured in November 2009, while trying to stop a fight as an uninvolved bystander in Santiago, Cuba.[2] He was struck in the face by a blunt instrument, sustaining several fractures to the upper jaw.[2] Zadys Navarro, one of Vera's doctors, indicated that reconstructive surgery would be required.[2]


  1. "Norge Luis Vera Peralta" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on February 6, 2012. Retrieved 2006-10-11.
  2. 1 2 3 Garcia, Anne-Marie. "Cuban pitcher who beat Orioles in 1999 in stable condition after blow to face", The Canadian Press, November 10, 2009.

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