Toros de Tijuana

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Toros de Tijuana
2004
Tijuana, Baja California
Tijuana Toros logo.png Tijuana Toros cap insignia.png
Team Logo Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • AAA
Minor league affiliations
Liga Norte de Mexico (2004)
Major league affiliations
  • Unaffiliated
Name
  • Toros de Tijuana (2004–2005), (2013- )
Ballpark
Minor league titles
Class titles 0
League titles 0
Division titles 1 (2004)

The Toros de Tijuana (or Tijuana Bulls) are a professional baseball team based in Tijuana, Baja California, in Mexico. They started play as a member of Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (Spanish for the Mexican Baseball League), a Minor League Baseball-organized farm system in Mexico and played their home games at Estadio Nacional de Tijuana (National Stadium in Tijuana).[1]

Team history[edit]

The franchise actually was a descendent of the Triple-A Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (Two Laredo Owls) in the Mexican League) before moving to Tijuana to become the Toros de Tijuana in 2004. They made the playoffs in their debut season. But, the Mexican League was reported to have stripped the Toros owner of his franchise and gave it to new owners who renamed that team the Potros de Tijuana after the original team that played in several leagues. The Toros ownership kept the team name, logo, uniforms and history as a result of the alleged political wrangling that went on in that league.[2]

The original ownership in Mexico were slated to bring the team to the independent Golden Baseball League[3] and were expected to play in 2005, but could not come to a stadium deal in Tijuana. A ballpark was said to be ready in Chula Vista, California near San Diego should the team have decided to come to the league. They folded in 2005. Some say that the Toros were never a part of the GBL, however the league still includes them in their history. If they were to have joined the league, they would've not only been the league's first team based outside of the United States (that honor went to the travelling Japan Samurai Bears), but they would have also been the only privately owned team at the time.

Current roster[edit]

Toros de Tijuana roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 55 Víctor Álvarez
  • 38 José Ascanio
  • 15 Alejandro Astorga
  • 59 Martin Benitez
  • 62 Hugo Castellanos
  • -- Jose De Leon ∞
  • 33 Herberto Gonzalez
  • 49 Rudy Gonzalez
  • 61 Alejandro Martinez
  • 71 Jose Meraz
  • 43 Miguel Ramirez
  • 32 Miguel Ruiz
  • 39 Walter Silva
  • 57 Jorge Soto ∞
  • 18 Julio Cesar Terrazas ∞

Catchers

  • 31 Adan Amercua
  •  5 Sergio Burruel

Infielders

  • 26 Rodrigo Aguirre
  • -- Francisco Arias ∞
  • 27 Gilberto Carrera
  •  7 Nicolas Garcia ∞
  • 37 Jesse Gutierrez
  • 13 Hector Hernandez
  • -- Francisco Lizarrraga ∞
  • 24 Abel Martinez ∞
  • 79 Adelaido Martinez ∞
  •  3 Randy Ruiz
  • 70 Miguel Torrero
  • 24 Mario Valdez
  • 28 Jesus Valenzuela
  • 25 Horacio Vasquez

Outfielders

  • 48 Rodolfo Amparo
  • 14 Eduardo Arrendondo
  •  9 Efren Espinoza
  • 10 Eloy Gutierrez
  •  6 Trent Oeltjen

Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list

∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 14, 2014
Transactions
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minor league players


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estadio Nacional de Tijuana at Digital Ballparks.com (Taken by Eric and Wendy Pastore)
  2. ^ Baseball Posse: Tijuana Toros (2004)
  3. ^ Los Toros a la Golden League Independiente (www.hitazos.com, December 12, 2004)

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