Pinar del Río (baseball)

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Pinar del Río
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League Cuban National Series (Group A)
Location Pinar del Río
Ballpark Estadio Capitán San Luis
Year founded 1992
Nickname(s) Tsunami Verde, Vegueros (Cigar-makers), Pativerdes (Green socks)
League championships 1997,1998,2011,2014 (4)
2006 48–42 (2nd, Group A)
did not qualify
Manager Alfonso Urquiola


Pinar del Río is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. Based in the western city of Pinar del Río, the Vegueros are historically one of the more successful teams in the Cuban National Series, winning championships in 1997, 1998, 2011, 2015.


Prior to the 1992-93 Cuban National Series, two teams competed in the province of Pinar del Río: Forestales (also known as Pinar del Río during some seasons) and Vegueros. Vegueros was a bona fide powerhouse, winning the championship in 1978, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988. A 1992–1993 contraction of the league, in which eight teams were eliminated, caused Vegueros and Forestales to be combined into a single team.

in 2015, Pinar del Rio won the Caribbean Series.

Past and present stars[edit]


Several Pinar del Río players have left Cuba for the North American Major Leagues.