1988 Caribbean Series

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The thirstiest edition of the Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) was held from February 3 through February 8 of 1988 with the champion baseball teams of the Dominican Republic, Leones del Escogido; Mexico, Potros de Tijuana; Puerto Rico, Indios de Mayagüez, and Venezuela, Leones del Caracas. The format consisted of 12 games, each team facing the other teams twice, and the games were played at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Final standings[edit]

Country Club W L W/L % Managers
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic Leones del Escogido     4 2   .667   Phil Regan
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg Puerto Rico Indios de Mayagüez 3 3   .500   Jim Riggleman
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Potros de Tijuana 3 3   .500   Jorge Fitch
State flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).svg Venezuela Leones del Caracas 2 4   .333   Bill Robinson

Individual leaders[edit]

Player Statistic
Tom Pagnozzi (PUR) Batting average   .474
Bobby Bonilla (PUR)
Houston Jiménez (MEX)
Luis Polonia (DOM)
Runs       5
Tom Pagnozzi (PUR) Hits       9
Houston Jiménez (MEX) Doubles       4
Three tied Triples       1
Tony Armas (VEN)
Tom Pagnozzi (PUR)
Home runs       2
Nelson Barrera (MEX)
Rufino Linares (DOM)
Houston Jiménez (MEX)
RBI       5
Six tied Stolen bases       1
Twelve tied Wins       1
José de León (DOM)
Luis Encarnación (DOM)
ERA   0.00
Ramón de los Santos (DOM) Saves       2

All-Star team[edit]

Name Position
Tom Pagnozzi (PUR) Catcher
Stan Javier (DOM) First baseman
Nelson Liriano (DOM) Second baseman
Nelson Barrera (MEX) Third baseman
Houston Jiménez (MEX) Shortstop
Rufino Linares (DOM) Left fielder
John Cangelosi (PUR) Center fielder
Mike Ramsey (PUR) Right fielder
Bobby Bonilla (PUR) Designated hitter
José de León (DOM) RH pitcher
Ramón de los Santos (DOM) LH pitcher
Rufino Linares (DOM) Most Valuable Player
Phil Regan (DOM) Manager

See also[edit]


  • Nuñez, José Antero (1994). Serie del Caribe de la Habana a Puerto La Cruz. JAN Editor. ISBN 980-07-2389-7

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