2010–11 LVBP season

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The 2010-2011 season of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (Spanish: Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional or LVBP) was contested in two round robin league phases and a playoff final.

First league phase[edit]

This round is called "Ronda Eliminatoria" or "Regular" by the league.

It was played from October, 12th to December, 30th.

Team Games Wins Losses Pct GB
Leones del Caracas 63 35 28 .556
Aguilas del Zulia 63 35 28 .556
Caribes de Anzoátegui 63 34 29 .540 1
Tigres de Aragua 63 33 30 .524 2
Bravos de Margarita 61 31 30 .508 3
Navegantes del Magallanes 63 28 35 .444 7
Cardenales de Lara 63 28 35 .444 7
Tiburones de La Guaira 61 26 35 .426 8

The first five teams advanced to the second league phase.

Offensive and Defensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching

Batting

Second league phase[edit]

This round is called "Round Robin" or "Semi-final" by the league.

It was intended to be played from January, 2nd to January, 21st, but Aragua and Caracas ended in a tie, and had to play an extra tie-breaking game on January, 22nd. The extra game was played in Caracas because the Leones had finished with a better record during the first phase of the tournament.

Team Games Wins Losses Pct GB
Caribes de Anzoátegui 16 11 5 .688
Tigres de Aragua(*) 16 10 6 .625 1
Leones del Caracas(*) 16 10 6 .625 1
Bravos de Margarita 16 5 11 .313 6
Águilas del Zulia 16 4 12 .250 7

The top two teams classified to the championship series.

(*) Aragua and Caracas played an extra, tie-breaking game to decide who would play against Anzoátegui in the final after finishing with a 10W-6L record during the round robin/semi final phase. The extra game was played on January, 22nd 2011 in Caracas' "Universitario" stadium, with victory for the away team, Tigres de Aragua, with a 5-2 score.

Championship series[edit]

Team Wins Losses Pct GB
Caribes de Anzoategui 4 3 .571
Tigres de Aragua 3 4 .429 1

Games:

Date Stadium City Score Series progression
23 January 2011 Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel Puerto la Cruz Tigres 5 - Caribes 8 Caribes leads 1-0
24 January 2011 Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel Puerto la Cruz Tigres 7 - Caribes 8 Caribes leads 2-0
26 January 2011 José Pérez Colmenares Maracay Caribes 4 - Tigres 8 Caribes leads 2-1
27 January 2011 José Pérez Colmenares Maracay Caribes 0 - Tigres 16 tied 2-2
28 January 2011 José Pérez Colmenares Maracay Caribes 8 - Tigres 7 Caribes leads 3-2
29 January 2011 Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel Puerto la Cruz Tigres 4 - Caribes 1 tied 3-3
30 January 2011 Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel Puerto la Cruz Tigres 7 - Caribes 8 Caribes wins series 4-3

The Caribes de Anzoátegui were crowned LVBP 2010-2011 Champions. This is the first title in the franchise's 20-year history.

The Championship Series' MVP was Luis Jiménez who was playing for the Caribes as a reinforcement.

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player (Víctor Davalillo Award): Josh Kroeger (Leones del Caracas)[1]

Overall Offensive Performer of the year: Luis Jiménez (Cardenales de Lara)[2]

Rookie of the year: José Pirela (Aguilas del Zulia)[3]

Comeback of the year: Yusmeiro Petit (Bravos de Margarita)[4]

Manager of the year (Chico Carrasquel Award): Jody Davis (Aguilas del Zulia)[5]

Pitcher of the year (Carrao Bracho Award): Andrew Baldwin (Caribes de Anzoátegui)[6]

Closer of the year: Ronald Belisario (Bravos de Margarita)[2]

Setup of the year: Luis Ramírez (Bravos de Margarita)[2]

Highlights[edit]

  • Caribes de Anzoátegui - one of the newer teams in the league - won their first championship after reaching the final for the second time (first one in 2003-2004); both of these finals have been against the Tigres de Aragua, team that reached its 15th final, and 8th in the last nine years.
  • Caribes also managed to repeat a feat that hadn't been seen in the league since the 1988-89 tournament. That year, Águilas del Zulia just like Caribes in this tournament, managed to win the title after ending last in the previous season.

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