1978 Caribbean Series

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The XXI edition of the Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) was played in 1978. It was held from February 4 through February 9 with the champions teams from the Dominican Republic, Águilas Cibaeñas; Mexico, Tomateros de Culiacán; Puerto Rico, Indios de Mayagüez and Venezuela, Leones del Caracas. The format consisted of 12 games, each team facing the other teams twice, and the games were played at Estadio Teodoro Mariscal in Mazatlán, México.


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Final standings
Club W L W/L % GB   Managers
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico 5 1     .833     –   Rene Lachemann
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic 3 3     .500  2.0   Johnny Lipon
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela 3 3     .500   2.0   Felipe Alou
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 1 5     .167   4.0   Raúl Cano


Individual leaders
Player/Club Statistic
José Morales / PUR Batting average .421
Bob Molinaro / VEN Runs     6
Bob Molinaro / VEN
José Morales / PUR
Hits     8
Gonzalo Márquez / VEN Doubles     2
Ramón Avilés / PUR Triples     1
Leon Roberts / VEN Home runs     2
Leon Roberts / VEN Runs batted in     6
Eight tied Stolen bases     1
Diego Seguí / VEN Wins     2
Diego Seguí / VEN Strikeouts   17
Danny Darwin / PUR
Paul Mirabella / VEN
ERA 0.00
Four tied Saves     1
Odell Jones / DOM
Diego Seguí / VEN
Innings pitched 12.0
Awards
José Morales / PUR Most Valuable Player
Rene Lachemann / PUR Manager


All-Star Team
Name/Club Position
Rick Sweet / PUR catcher
Raúl Colón / PUR first baseman
Ramón Avilés / PUR second baseman
Carlos Romero / PUR shortstop
Kurt Bevacqua / PUR third baseman
Leon Roberts / VEN left fielder
Tony Armas / VEN center fielder
Bombo Rivera / VEN right fielder
José Morales / PUR designated hitter
Danny Darwin / PUR RH pitcher
Paul Mirabella / VEN LH pitcher
Rene Lachemann / PUR manager


Scoreboards[edit]

Game 1, February 4[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 0
WP: Danny Darwin (1-0)   LP: Al Holland (0-1)
Home runs:
PUR: Jim Dwyer (1)
DOM: None
Notes: Darwin pitched a complete game shutout.

Game 2, February 4[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 5 2
Mexico 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 3
WP: Diego Seguí (1-0)   LP: George Brunet (0-1)
Home runs:
VEN: Greg Pryor (1), Leon Roberts (1)
MEX: None

Game 3, February 5[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dominican Republic 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 16 0
Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   3 0
WP: Odell Jones (1-0)   LP: Gary Beare (0-1)   Sv: George Frazier (1)
Home runs:
DOM: Rico Carty (1), Taylor Duncan (1)
VEN: None

Game 4, February 5[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Puerto Rico 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 3 0
WP: Jesús Hernáiz (1-0)   LP: Vicente Romo (0-1)   Sv: Tom Bruno (1)

Game 5, February 6[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Venezuela 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 13 0
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 x 7 10 2
WP: Steve Grilli (1-0)   LP: Len Barker (0-1)   Sv: Dennis Kinney (1)

Game 6, February 6[edit]

Team 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dominican Republic 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
WP: Nino Espinosa (1-0)   LP: Tomás Armas (0-1)
Notes: Espinosa pitched a complete game shutout.

Game 7, February 7[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   7 4
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 12 3
WP: Dennis Kinney (1-0)   LP: Bill Castro (0-1)
Home runs:
DOM: None
PUR: Raúl Colón (1)

Game 8, February 7[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mexico 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 10 2
Venezuela 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2   6 4
WP: Guadalupe Salinas (1-0)   LP: Cardell Camper (0-1)

Game 9, February 8[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 8 1
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
WP: Paul Mirabella (1-0)   LP: Al Holland (0-1)   Sv: Len Barker (1)
Home runs:
VEN: None
DOM: Leon Roberts (2)
Notes: Mirabella pitched six-plus perfect innings and lost the no-hitter in the 8th frame.

Game 10, February 8[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 9 9 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 4 6
WP: Tom Bruno (1-0)   LP: George Brunet (0-2)

Game 11, February 9[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Venezuela 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 x 7 9 0
WP: Diego Seguí (2-0)   LP: Bobby Cuellar (0-1)
Home runs:
PUR: None
VEN: Tony Armas (1)

Game 12, February 9[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mexico 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 6 0
Dominican Republic 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 7 0
WP: Silvio Martínez (1-0)   LP: Horacio Piña (0-1)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Antero Núñez, José. Series del Caribe. Impresos Urbina, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Araujo Bojórquez, Alfonso. Series del Caribe: Narraciones y estadísticas, 1949-2001. Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Sinaloa, Mexico.
  • Figueredo, Jorge S. Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878–1961. Macfarland & Co., United States.
  • González Echevarría, Roberto. The Pride of Havana. Oxford University Express.
  • Gutiérrez, Daniel. Enciclopedia del Béisbol en Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.

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