Laredo Broncos

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Laredo Broncos
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League United League Baseball (2006–10)
Location Laredo, Texas
Ballpark Veterans Field
Year founded 2006
Year disbanded 2010
Former name(s) Laredo Broncos (2006–10)
Colors Red, gold, black
Manager Dan Firova
General Manager José Meléndez
Media Laredo Morning Times
Website www.laredobroncos.com

The Laredo Broncos were a professional baseball team based in Laredo, Texas, in the United States. The Broncos were a member of United League Baseball, an independent professional league which was not affiliated with Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. From the 2006 season to 2010, the Broncos played their home games at Veterans Field.

History[edit]

In their first season, after a disappointing 5-15 start, the Broncos earned respect by having a winning record down the stretch and winning 11 of their last 16 games, making a trip to the playoffs where they pushed the first place Edinburg Coyotes to their limit before being eliminated. In 2010, the Laredo Broncos folded because ULB ceased to exist and the fact that the city of Laredo preferred to lease the future Laredo Ballpark to a then new expansion franchise team Laredo Lemurs in the American Association than the Broncos since ULB had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Front Office[edit]

  • General Manager - Jose Melendez
  • Mascot - Buster the Bronco

Team Record[edit]

Season W L Win % Result
2006 44 46 .489 Wild Card
Winter 2007 8 12 .400
2007 41 54 .432
2008 39 48 .448

All-Stars[edit]

Players[edit]

2006

  • Edwin Maldonado, 2B (Most Valuable Player)
  • Darryl Roque, RHP
  • Jose Salas, C/1B
  • Arnoldo Ponce, SS
  • Orlando Cruz, CF

2007

  • Luis Arroyo, LHP
  • Orlando Cruz, OF
  • Santo Hernandez, RHP
  • Hector Lebron, 1B
  • Juan Lebron, OF
  • Henry Lozado, RHP
  • Edwin Maldonado, 3B

2008

  • Santo Hernandez, RHP
  • Gregorio Martinez, RHP
  • Luany Sanchez, C
  • Dwayne White, OF
  • John Odom, RHP
  • Matt Bauman, LHP

2010

  • Jose Canseco, DH
  • Santo Hernandez, RHP
  • Juan Peralta, RHP
  • Salvador Paniagua, C
  • Kenny Gilbert, OF
  • Jason Diaz, OF

Coaches[edit]

2006

  • Dalphi Correa, 3B Coach
  • Larry Van Allen, Hitting Coach

2010

Past Managers[edit]

  • Michael Smith (2006)
  • Dan Shwam (2006)
  • Dan Shwam (2007)
  • Angel "Papo" Davila (2008)
  • Ricardo Cuevas (2009)
  • Dan Firova (2010)

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