Mexican Pacific League

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Mexican Pacific League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016 Mexican Pacific League season
Mexican Pacific League (logo).jpg
Sport Baseball
Founded 1970; 46 years ago (1970)
Commissioner Omar Canizales Soto
No. of teams 8
Country Mexico
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Continent North America
Most recent
champion(s)
Venados de Mazatlán
Most titles Naranjeros de Hermosillo (16)
TV partner(s) TVC Deportes
ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Telemax
Televisoras Grupo Pacífico
Official website LMP.mx

The Mexican Pacific League (Spanish: Liga Mexicana del Pacífico or LMP) is an independent winter baseball league in Mexico. The eight-team league regular season runs from October to December and is followed by a playoff series in January to determine the league champion. The league's winner takes part in the Caribbean Series each year.

History[edit]

Founded in 1945, the league was previously known as the Liga Invernal de Sonora (English: Sonora Winter League) and Liga Sonora-Sinaloa (English: Sonora-Sinaloa League) before adopting its present name in 1970.[1]

Although not officially recognized by Minor League Baseball, it is probably a stronger organization than a number of circuits in the United States.

Current teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity
Águilas de Mexicali (Mexicali Eagles) Mexicali, Baja California B'Air 19,500
Cañeros de Los Mochis (Los Mochis Sugarcane Growers) Los Mochis, Sinaloa Emilio Ibarra Almada 10,840
Charros de Jalisco (Jalisco Charros) Guadalajara, Jalisco Charros de Jalisco y Atletismo 13,000
Mayos de Navojoa (Navojoa Mayos) Navojoa, Sonora Manuel "Ciclón" Echeverría 12,500
Naranjeros de Hermosillo (Hermosillo Orange Growers) Hermosillo, Sonora Sonora 16,000
Tomateros de Culiacán (Culiacán Tomators) Culiacán, Sinaloa BBVA Bancomer 20,000
Venados de Mazatlán (Mazatlán Deers) Mazatlán, Sinaloa Teodoro Mariscal 15,000
Yaquis de Obregón (Obregón Yaquis) Ciudad Obregón, Sonora Tomás Oroz Gaytán 13,000

Champions[edit]

Season Liga de la Costa del Pacífico Champion
1945-46 Venados de Mazatlán
1946-47 Presidentes de Hermosillo
1947-48 Ostioneros de Guaymas
1948-49 Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1949-50 Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1950-51 Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1951-52 Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1952-53 Venados de Mazatlán
1953-54 Venados de Mazatlán
1954-55 Venados de Mazatlán
1955-56 Tacuarineros de Culiacán|Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1956-57 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1957-58 Venados de Mazatlán
Season Liga Invernal de Sonora Champion
1958-59 Ostioneros de Guaymas
1959-60 Ostioneros de Guaymas
1960-61 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1961-62 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1962-63 Ostioneros de Guaymas
1963-64 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1964-65 Ostioneros de Guaymas
season Liga Sonora-Sinaloa Champion
1965-66 Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón
1966-67 Tomateros de Culiacán
1967-68 Ostioneros de Guaymas
1968-69 Cañeros de Los Mochis
1969-70 Tomateros de Culiacán
Season Liga Mexicana del Pacífico Champion
1970-71 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1971-72 Algodoneros de Guasave
1972-73 Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón
1973-74 Venados de Mazatlán
1974-75 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1975-76 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1976-77 Venados de Mazatlán
1977-78 Tomateros de Culiacán
1978-79 Mayos de Navojoa
1979-80 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1980-81 Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón
1981-82 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1982-83 Tomateros de Culiacán
1983-84 Cañeros de Los Mochis
1984-85 Tomateros de Culiacán
1985-86 Águilas de Mexicali
1986-87 Venados de Mazatlán
1987-88 Potros de Tijuana
1988-89 Águilas de Mexicali
1989-90 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1990-91 Potros de Tijuana
1991-92 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1992-93 Venados de Mazatlán
1993-94 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1994-95 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1995-96 Tomateros de Culiacán
1996-97 Tomateros de Culiacán
1997-98 Venados de Mazatlán
1998-99 Águilas de Mexicali
1999-2000 Mayos de Navojoa
2000-01 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
2001-02 Tomateros de Culiacán
2002-03 Cañeros de Los Mochis
2003-04 Tomateros de Culiacán
2004-05 Venados de Mazatlán
2005-06 Venados de Mazatlán
2006-07 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
2007-08 Yaquis de Obregón
2008-09 Venados de Mazatlán
2009-10 Naranjeros de Hermosillo
2010-11 Yaquis de Obregón
2011-12 Yaquis de Obregón
2012-13 Yaquis de Obregón
2013-14 Naranjeros de Hermosillo[2]
2014-15 Tomateros de Culiacán
2015-16 Venados de Mazatlán[3]

Teams in gold Caribbean Series champions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MEXICAN BASEBALL HISTORY 3: The Mexican Pacific League". Baseball Mexico. 19 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mexico repeats as Caribbean Series champ". Major League Baseball. 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Venados beat Tigres to win the Caribbean Series". Sportsnet. 7 February 2016. 

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