Tigres de Quintana Roo

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Tigres de Quintana Roo
Tigres Quintana Roo logo (10 stars).svg Logotq.png
Team logo Cap insignia
League Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (Zona Sur)
Location Cancún, Quintana Roo
Ballpark Estadio Beto Avila
Year founded 1955
League championships 11 (1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013)
Division championships 18 (1955, 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1982, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013)
Former name(s)
  • Tigres de Quintana Roo
  • Tigres del Mexico, Tigres de la Angelopolis
Former ballparks
Colors Navy Blue, White, Orange
              
Ownership Carlos Peralta Quintero. Grupo IUSA, S.A. de C.V.
Manager Jerry Royster
General Manager Francisco Minjarez García
Media [106.7FM], 105.1FM
Website www.tigresqr.mx

The Quintana Roo Tigers (Spanish: Tigres de Quintana Roo) also known as Mexico Tigers (Spanish: Tigres del México[1]) is a Triple-A baseball team located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The team is part of the Southern Division (Zona Sur) of the Mexican Baseball League. Tigres was founded in Mexico City in 1955 and played there through the 2006 season. Tigres has a competitive and long-standing rivalry known as Guerra Civil (Civil War) against their former crosstown rivals Diablos Rojos del Mexico.[2]

Tigres was founded by industrial businessman Alejo Peralta and it is currently owned by his son Carlos Peralta. Tigres won the Mexican League championship in its inaugural season, an achievement that has never been matched, and is dubbed: "El equipo que nació campeón" (English: The team that was born as champion).[3]

Franchise history[edit]

On April 14, 1955 Tigres made its debut at Julio Molina's baseball park in Mérida, Yucatán. Their inaugural game represented the hard determination of entrepreneur Don Alejo Peralta y Díaz Cevallos to support the sport that by then was submerged in a financial crisis[citation needed].

The team has won eleven championships to date. (1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013)

50th anniversary season[edit]

In commemoration of the first 50 years of its foundation an alternate logo was designed. The Tigres played their 50th season relying only on Mexican players, and that made the championship more significant. Furthermore, the 2005 season was named "Ing. Alejo Peralta" in memory of the Tigres' founder, and father of the current owner.

New home for 2007[edit]

At the end of the 2006 season, the club's president Carlos Peralta announced that the team would move to the city of Cancún, Quintana Roo. The team was renamed the Quintana Roo Tigres, and play in the Beto Avila Stadium.

Carrillo and Vizcarra era (2009-present)[edit]

For the 2009 season, Enrique "Che" Reyes was replaced by Matías Carrillo as manager. Carrillo, a former major league player for the Florida Marlins, had been a successful player for Tigres from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s having won 5 championships as player. Tigres continued to be a competitive squad under Carrillo and reached the 2009 final series, but lost to Saraperos de Saltillo. It was two years later, until the 2011 season, when Tigres reached the final once more, this time facing their perennial rival: Diablos Rojos del Mexico.

2011 championship[edit]

The tenth star on Tigres's logo is gold to symbolize the sweep over Diablos Rojos del México in the 2011 championship series.

Tigres and Diablos would play their 8th final series against each other since 1966. Tigres entered the 2011 series as an underdog.[4] Nevertheless, the best-out-of-seven series ended with a 4-0 sweep against Diablos before a sell-out crowd (with a large presence of Tigres supporters) at Foro Sol.[5]

2013 championship[edit]

Tigres overcame the odds (due to key injuries) to win its 11th championship against Sultanes de Monterrey with a 4-1 record in a best-out-of-seven series.

Logos and colors[edit]

Retired Numbers[edit]

1
Alejo
Peralta

President
 
Retired April 8, 1997
21
Hector
Espino

1B
 
Retired June 6, 1998
23
Jose
Rodriguez

SS
 
Retired August 9, 2010
24
Matias
Carrillo

OF
 
Retired August 9, 2010

Roster[edit]

The 2013 Tigres de Quintana Roo roster is as follows:[6]


Tigres de Quintana Roo roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

  • 51 Jesus Espinoza
  • 43 Iker Franco

Infielders

  • 13 Rolando Acosta
  • 99 Alfredo Amézaga
  • 14 Angel Erro
  • 22 Kevin Flores
  •  5 Carlos Alberto Gastélum
  • 44 Carlos Sievers
  • 38 Jorge Vázquez
  • 17 Ricardo Vazquez

Outfielders

Manager

  •  4 Roberto Vizcarra

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list

∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 13, 2014
Transactions
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minor league players

Mexican Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

The following Hall of Famers played and/or managed for Tigres.

Name Place of birth Country Position Year of induction Reference
Alejo Peralta Puebla, Puebla Mexico Mexico Owner 1983 [7]
Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro Guasave, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 1995 [8]
Aurelio Rodríguez Cananea, Sonora Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 1995 [9]
Benjamín Cerda La Barca, Jalisco Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 2007 [10]
Beto Ávila Veracruz, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 1971
Celerino Sánchez El Guayabal, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 1994
Felipe Montemayor Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico Mexico Outfielder (Center field) 1983
Fermín "Burbuja" Vázquez Mérida, Yucatán Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 2003
Francisco "Chico" Rodríguez Cananea, Sonora Mexico Mexico Infielder (Shortstop) 2004
Francisco Maytorena Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Pitcher -RH) 1999
George Brunet Houghton, Michigan United States United States Battery (Pitcher -LH) 1999
Gregorio Luque Nogales, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 1999
Guillermo "Memo" Garibay Torreón, Coahuila Mexico Mexico Manager 1977
Jack Pierce Laurel, Mississippi United States United States Infielder (1st base) 2001
Jaime Corella Cananea, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 1991
José Bache Tuxpan, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 1983
Leonardo "Leo" Rodríguez Tlahualilo, Durango Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 1980
Lino Donoso Havana, Cuba Cuba Cuba Battery (Pitcher -LH) 1988
Miguel Sotelo Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Battery (Pitcher -RH) 1985
Miguel Suarez Guasave, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Outfielder (Right field) 1994
Miguel Fernández Becerril Las Choapas, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Outfielder (Center field) 1984
Oscar Rodríguez Cabo Rojo, San Germán-Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Outfielder (Center field) 1993
Roberto Méndez San Blas, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 2000
Rodolfo "Rudy" Sandoval Guaymas, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 2001
Ronaldo "Ronnie" Camacho Empalme Sonora Mexico Mexico Infielder (1st base) 1983
Sergio Robles Magdalena de Kino, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 2006
Vicente Romo Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur Mexico Mexico Battery (Pitcher -RH) 1992

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://espndeportes-akamai.espn.go.com/news/story?id=348177
  2. ^ Ravelo, Vania (20 August 2011). "Tambores de guerra" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tigres celebra con su afición" (in Spanish). La Aficion. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Bencomo, Héctor (21 August 2011). "Se abrirá el infierno" (in Spanish). Vanguardia. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Salvador (26 August 2011). "Los Tigres dedican triunfo a Matías Carrillo y a todo Cancún" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=569&sid=l125
  7. ^ "Biografías - Alejo Peralta y Díaz de Ceballos" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Biografías - Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Biografías - Aurelio Rodríguez" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Biografías - Benjamín Cerda" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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