Las Tunas (baseball)

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Las Tunas
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League Cuban National Series (Group C)
Location Las Tunas
Ballpark Julio Antonio Mella Stadium
Year founded 1977
Nickname(s) Magos (Wizards)
Leñadores (Lumbermans)
Espinosos
League championships None
2005-06 47-43 (3rd, Group C)
Did not qualify for playoffs
Manager Ermidelio Urrutia Quiroga
Uniforms
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Las Tunas is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. Based in the city of Las Tunas, the Magos, or Leñadores (also known as the Espinosos), were long a perennial last-place team in Group C. Las Tunas reached the quarterfinals in the 1992-93 season, but have not been back to the playoffs since. Nevertheless, since the emergence of superstar Osmani Urrutia in the early 1990s, the Magos have been competitive, finishing with winning records in 2004-05 and 2005-06.[1] This team is known by their powerful offensive, having players like shortstop Alexander Guerrero, who hit a .303/.385/.526 slash line with 103 homeruns and 413 RBI in 559 games from 2004-05 through 2011-12.[2]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria de Las Tunas, CU Register City Encyclopedia. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Alex Guerrero : MiLB statistics Baseball Reference. Retrieved on October 25, 2015.