Naranjeros de Hermosillo

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Naranjeros de Hermosillo
Naranjeros.jpg NaranjerosInsignia.jpg
Team logo Cap insignia
League Mexican Pacific League
Location Hermosillo, Sonora
Ballpark Estadio Sonora (2013–present)
Year founded 1958
League championships 1960–61, 1961–62, 1964–65, 1970–71, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2013–14
Caribbean Series championships 1976, 2014
Former ballparks
Colors Orange, black, white
              
Ownership Club Deportivo Triple A, S.A. de C.V.[1]
Manager Lorenzo Bundy
General Manager Enrique Mazon Rubio
Website www.naranjeros.com.mx

The Naranjeros de Hermosillo (English: Hermosillo Orange Growers) is a baseball team in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP). Based in Hermosillo, Sonora, they are one of the most successful teams in the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico with 16 titles. They were the first Mexican team to win the Caribbean Series in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1976.

History[edit]

Before they were named the Naranjeros, the team was called the Queliteros, and was a part of the LMP's predecessor, the Sonoran Winter League (Spanish: Liga Invernal de Sonora). The Queliteros won their first title in 1944, and from 1945–1958, they won one more championship title.

Since the founding of the LMP in the 1957–58 season, the Naranjeros have won 15 further titles, making the team the most successful in the league's 50-year history.

Championships[edit]

Season Year Manager
N/A 1946–1947
N/A 1956–1957
III 1960–1961 Virgilio Arteaga[2]
IV 1961–1962 Virgilio Arteaga
VI 1963–1964 Leonardo Rodríguez
XIII 1970–1971 Maury Wills
XVII 1974–1975 Benjamín Cananea Reyes
XVIII 1975–1976 Benjamín Reyes
XXII 1979–1980 Benjamín Reyes
XXIV 1981–1982 Tom Harmon
XXXII 1989–1990 Tom Harmon
XXXIV 1991–1992 Tom Harmon
XXXVI 1993–1994 Marv Foley
XXXVII 1993–1994 Derek Bryant
XLIII 2000–2001 Derek Bryant
XLIX 2006–2007 Lorenzo Bundy
LIII 2009–2010 Homar Rojas
LVII 2013–2014 Matías Carrillo[3]

1976 Caribbean Series[edit]

:Naranjeros de Hermosillo when they were champions of the Caribbean Series in 1976

The Naranjeros' victory at the 1976 Caribbean Series in Santo Domingo was the first by a Mexican team. The team was managed by Benjamin "Cananea" Reyes and included players such as Héctor Espino (1B), Sergio "Kaliman" Robles (C), Celerino Sanchez (3B), Elliot Willis (2B), Arnoldo de Hoyos (CF), George Brunett (P) and Jerry Hairston, Sr. (LF).

Stadium[edit]

In its early days, the team played at Fernando M. Ortiz Stadium, also known as "La Casa del Pueblo." Since 1972, the Naranjeros have been playing in their home stadium, Estadio De Beisbol Héctor Espino, named after the greatest Mexican baseball player in history, Héctor Espino. From 2013 they will play their games at Estadio de Beisbol Sonora.[4]

Roster[edit]

Catchers

Pitchers

  • 54 Mexico Edgar González
  • 33 Mexico Demetrio Gutierrez
  • 47 Mexico Leo Rosales
  • 16 Mexico Heriberto Ruelas
  • 59 Mexico Jesse Estrada
  • 91 Mexico Alfredo Aceves
  • 60 United States Roy Corcoran
  • 72 Mexico Marcos Zavala
  • 49 Mexico Barry Enright
  • 45 Mexico Alejandro Flores
  • 31 Mexico Jose Cobos
  • 48 Dominican Republic Francisco Cruceta
  • 35 Mexico Juan Pablo Oramas

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 04 Mexico Christian Zazueta
  • 12 Mexico Jose Cardona
  • 42 Mexico Sebastian Elzalde
  • 87 Mexico Jose Juan Aguilar
  • 08 Mexico Edgar Quintero
  • 63 United States Jerry Owens
  • 58 Mexico Jesus Loya
 

Manager

Techno Body

Trainer

  • Mexico Fernando Soto
  • Mexico Daniel Gracia

Masusse

  • Mexico Claudio Peña

Bat Boy

  • 99 Mexico Alberto Íñiguez

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]