Venerable Guini Santana passes away
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 4, 2020 – Victor
Horacio –Guini- Santana, the only living member of the Dominican
Republic Men’s Team that competed at the Central American and
Caribbean Games in Barranquillla, Colombia 1946, passed away on
Friday. He was 98.
Santana, member of the first class of Dominican Hall of Famers
in 1967, also played in the CACG of 1954 in Mexico City and
coached the men’s national team at the Pan American Games in
The Sport Writers Association of Santo Domingo voted him as the
best player of the year in 1945, 1946 and 1952 and coach of the
year in 1956.
Despite his age and physical limitations, Santana could be seen
frequently watching the training sessions of the Dominican
women’s team of which he was an avid follower.
Santana, a powerful attacker during his playing days, also was
voted as one of the members of the Dominican Republic’s All-Time