Pinar del Río (baseball)

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Pinar del Río
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League Cuban National Series (Group A)
Location Pinar del Río
Ballpark Estadio Capitán San Luis
Year founded 1992
Nickname(s) Tsunami Verde, Vegueros (Cigar-makers), Pativerdes (Green socks)
League championships 1997,1998,2011,2014 (10)
2006 48–42 (2nd, Group A)
did not qualify
Manager Alfonso Urquiola
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Pinar del Río is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. Based in the western city of Pinar del Río, the Vegueros are historically one of the more successful teams in the Cuban National Series, winning championships in 1997, 1998, 2011, 2014.

History[edit]

Prior to the 1992-93 Cuban National Series, two teams competed in the province of Pinar del Río: Forestales (also known as Pinar del Río during some seasons) and Vegueros. Vegueros was a bona fide powerhouse, winning the championship in 1978, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988. A 1992–1993 contraction of the league, in which eight teams were eliminated, caused Vegueros and Forestales to be combined into a single team.

Past and present stars[edit]

Emigrants[edit]

Several Pinar del Río players have left Cuba for the North American Major Leagues.

2005–06 season[edit]

Under manager Juan "Charles" Díaz, the Vegueros finished the 45th National Series with a 48–42 record, but despite finishing in second place in Group A, did not qualify for the playoffs.

Roster[edit]

  • Catchers: Yosvani Peraza, Lázaro Arturo Castro, William Otaño, Edwar Hernández
  • Infielders: yobal duenas,Jorge Padrón, Ariel Díaz, Rafael Valdés, Onel Olivera, David Castillo, Donal Duarte, Osniel Madera, Pedro Pablo Fraga
  • Outfielders: Alexei Ramírez, Tomás Valido, Raidel Hernández, William Saavedra, Reidel Álvarez
  • Pitchers: Pedro Luis Lazo, Yunieski Maya, Vladimir Baños, Orestes González, Armando Martínez, Raidel Miranda, José Rosell Melendiz, Wendy Borges, Irandy Castro, Reinier Casanova, José Carlos Garriga, Rogelio García, Michel Martínez Pozo