Sancti Spíritus (baseball)

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Sancti Spíritus
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League Cuban National Series (Group B)
Location Sancti Spíritus
Ballpark José Antonio Huelga Stadium
Year founded 1977–78
Nickname(s) Gallos (Roosters)
League championships 1979
2005–2006 58–32 (1st, Group B)
Semifinalist; lost to Industriales
Manager Yovani Aragón Rodríguez
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Sancti Spíritus is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. Sancti Spíritus, nicknamed the Gallos (Rooster) won the series championship in 1978–79. The team has advanced to the National Series semifinals in each of the past two seasons; 2004–05 and 2005–06.

Three Sancti Spíritus players; Frederich Cepeda, Yulieski Gourriel and Eriel Sánchez, were part of Cuba's team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

Team stadiums[edit]

Every time a season starts, the team not only plays at José Antonio Huelga Stadium; their official stadium, but they also play at other 7 stadiums:

Current roster[edit]

  • Catchers: Eriel Sánchez León, Yoanis Delgado Pedroso and Reinier Yero Deliano
  • Infielders: Yulieski Gourriel Castillo, Yunier Mendoza Alfonso, Osdelvis Bernal Hernandez., Omar Arrozarena Aponte, Ixis Valle Ramos, Yoandy Bague Luis, Eliécer Varela Hernández and Yamel Morales Pérez.
  • Outfielders: Frederich Cepeda Cruz, Liván Monteagudo Castillo, Yuniesky Gourriel Castillo, José Luis Sáez Rodríguez, Adonis Zamora Acosta and Yasiel Santoya Zulueta.
  • Pitchers: Ifreidi Coss Gómez, Ángel Peña García, Ramón Licor Rodríguez, Noelvis Hernández. Puente, Ismel Jiménez Santiago, Yusdelvis Hernández Rodríguez, Danny González Pérez, Yasniel Sosa Ortega, Yoen Socarrás Suárez, Douglas Rojas Pérez, Yoarislevis Panama Castro, Iroel Alonso Travieso, Jorge Luis Pérez Jiménez and Armando Heguys Moya

National Series MVPs[edit]

The following Sancti Spíritus players have won the National Series MVP award.

Other notable players include:

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