Norge Luis Vera
|Baseball World Cup|
|Pan American Games|
|2003 Santo Domingo||Team|
|2007 Rio de Janeiro||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. 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. He was struck in the face by a blunt instrument, sustaining several fractures to the upper jaw. Zadys Navarro, one of Vera's doctors, indicated that reconstructive surgery would be required.
- "Norge Luis Vera Peralta" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on February 6, 2012. Retrieved 2006-10-11.
- Garcia, Anne-Marie. "Cuban pitcher who beat Orioles in 1999 in stable condition after blow to face", The Canadian Press, November 10, 2009.