Charros de Jalisco

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Charros de Jalisco
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Information
LeagueMexican Pacific League
LocationGuadalajara
BallparkEstadio Telmex de Atletismo
Year founded2014
Former name(s)Algodoneros de Guasave
OwnershipArmando Navarro,Guillermo Salles Arturo Blanco
ManagerRoberto Vizcarra
Websitecharrosjalisco.com

The Charros de Jalisco (English: Jalisco Horsemen) is a baseball team in the Mexican Pacific League, based in Guadalajara.

Their initial season was 2014–15. The franchise was previously the Algodoneros de Guasave. It was purchased in April, 2014 by a group of investors led by Armando Navarro, and moved to Guadalajara.

History[edit]

Professional baseball in Guadalajara originated with the Pozoleros de Jalisco, which competed in a now-defunct league in 1949. The team became the Charros in 1952, and competed in both the early Mexican League and the Mexican Pacific League.

The second incarnation of the Charros was from 1964 and 1975. This team won Mexican League championships in 1967 and 1971. They played at the Estadio Tecnologico de Béisbol of the University of Guadalajara, which had a capacity of 4,000 spectators.

Origin of the name[edit]

The team made a road trip to Chihuahua in its early history. During a stop in a small town, the players bought cowboy hats for protection from the bright sunlight. They were wearing these hats when they arrived at the destination, and were referred to as "charros".

First ballpark[edit]

The first home field for the Pozoleros/Charros was the Estadio Municipal in the Analco area, near the Agua Azul park. They played there 1949–52. This ballpark was demolished and replaced by a bus station, which is now a Federal office building.

Mexican League participation[edit]

The Charros competed in the Mexican League for twenty-one seasons, and won two championships.

The first title was in 1967; they defeated the Broncos de Reynosa in the final.

The second title was in 1971, under Manager Benjamín "Cananea" Reyes. They came back from a 0–3 deficit to defeat the Saraperos de Saltillo. Current owner Armando Navarro was Vice-President of the club at the time, and he worked closely with Guillermo Cosío Gaona in the club's management.

During the late stages of the franchise in the late 1980s and 1990s, they did some aggressive hiring, including former Dodgers star Fernando Valenzuela in 1992. However, the increased popularity of soccer and the poor condition of the Estadio Tecnologico led to the team's demise.

Mexican Pacific League participation[edit]

The Charros participated in the Mexican Pacific League in the 1952–53, 1953–54 and 1954–55 seasons. The league was known as the Liga de la Costa del Pacífico at that time.

The Charros returned to the Mexican Pacific League with the acquisition of the Algodoneros de Guasave franchise.

Roster[edit]

Charros de Jalisco roster
Players Coaches

Pitchers

  • 20 Mexico Octavio Acosta
  • 39 United States Mike Broadway
  • 93 Mexico Humberto Castellanos
  • 66 Mexico Linder Castro
  • 64 Mexico Luis De Luna
  • 77 Mexico Manuel Flores
  • 41 United States Chad Gaudin
  • 82 Mexico Felipe González
  • 45 Mexico Jeff Ibarra
  • 56 Mexico Orlando Lara
  • 75 Cuba Elian Leyva
  • 26 United States Will Oliver
  • 87 Mexico José Oyervídez
  • 30 Mexico Luis Iván Rodríguez
  • 54 United States Sergio Romo
  • 57 Mexico Marco Tovar

[1] updated on 12 December 2018

Catchers

  • 15 Mexico Santiago Chávez
  • 70 Mexico Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • 37 Mexico Erick Rodríguez

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

  •  7 Mexico Roberto Vizcarra

Coaches

  •  6 Mexico Martín Arzate (Third Base)
  • 22 Venezuela Javier Colina (First Base)
  •  5 Mexico Houston Jiménez (Bench)
  • 11 Mexico Roberto Méndez (Coach)
  • 47 Mexico Julio Miranda (Pitching)
  • 38 Puerto Rico Rafael Montalvo (Pitching)
  • 12 Mexico Jesús Moreno (Bullpen)
  • 17 Mexico Leo Rodríguez (Bench)
  • 00 Mexico Marco Antonio Romero (Hitting)

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