Saraperos de Saltillo

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Saraperos de Saltillo
League Liga Mexicana de Béisbol (North Zone)
Location Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Ballpark Estadio de Béisbol Francisco I. Madero (1970–present)
Year founded 1970
League championships 3 (1980, 2009, 2010)
Colors Teal, black, white
Manager Orlando Sánchez
Website Official website

The Saraperos de Saltillo (English: Saltillo Sarape Users) are a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team which plays in the Mexican League. They have won three championships (1980, 2009, and 2010). Their home ballpark is the Estadio de Béisbol Francisco I. Madero in Saltillo, Coahuila. The 1979 Saraperos were recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.[1]


The Saraperos of Saltillo, arrived in the Mexican League in 1970. Originated at a dinner held the members of the Committee for Construction of the Cathedral of Saltillo, whose president was Don Jorge Torres Casso.

The meeting began requesting data on the cost of the franchise, as players purchase and other details required for those wishing to start an interesting adventure in the king of sports.

Now with the support of the Governor and the Mayor of Saltillo, joined the first directive of Saraperos with Don Jorge Torres Casso as president, Mr. Flavio Trevino, Javier López del Bosque and Gustavo Lara Ramos as vice-presidents; Eleazar Galindo, Flores Valdez Eustolio treasurer and as secretary.

It was in 1999 that started the new era in the history of the Green Club to be acquired by the organization Act, the longest-running Mexican baseball after more than four decades of promoting the sport operating in Culiacan Tomateros Mexican Pacific League.

The Saraperos have been the most successful club in the 1999-2005 phase of the Mexican League, being the leader in health club league level and standing to qualify for the playoffs in every one of the 7 seasons carried out in that period, playing exciting postseason series.

It was the two-time champion of the Northern Zone, titles won in 2004 and 2005.

In these past seven seasons, the Saraperos performances have had renowned players such as Luis Ignacio Ayala, the extraordinary Mexican pitcher who after shining with the Green Team made it to the majors with the Montreal Expos, now the Washington Nationals .

He was champion in 1980, 2009 and 2010, Runner-up in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1988, 2004 and 2005 .

His first appointment was that of shortstop Guadalupe Chavez, from the Monterrey Sultans in late 1969, he, during his career with Saraperos used the number 15 was retired in 1985 Saraperos.

In late 1998 the employer Sinaloa Juan Manuel Act to purchase the franchise Hair Javier Siller Saltillo, starting a stunning renovation that consisted mainly of remodeling the Estadio Francisco I. Madero, the transmission of all team games across the Channel 7 television in Saltillo and promoting the assistance of families stadiums. The 1999 season was a resounding success which Saltillo Plaza became the most attended of the season and after four years they achieved their qualification to the playoffs with the third place in the General Table quarterfinals and eliminated in 6 games the Campeche Pirates . Already in the semifinals faced the Mexico Red Devils in 7 torrid encounters where the capital moved to what would later become the championship of the 1999 season. Since then Saraperos been rated 12 times in a row to play-off .

It is said that there was a curse on the Saraperos of Saltillo in the era law "will not be champions Saraperos until Francisco" Paquin "Estrada Saltillo is the manager." Proof of this is that "Paquin" was the manager of the Pirates of Campeche in the 2004 final. Currently "Paquin" Estrada is the manager of the Chihuahua Dorados archrival property of "Chinese" Law, Jose Maiz Garcia.

Also fell to the team Serape "The Curse of the Anabe" (union formed by disgruntled players in 1980), as the outbreak of the strike suspended Mexican League season in 1980, the League decides to conduct an extraordinary season minichampionship or Saraperos Saltillo which stands as champion.

Yet despite these "curses" that fell in the team, in the 2009 season, lidereados by manager Orlando Sanchez, achieved the absolute championship longed Mexican Baseball League, managing to win in 6 games Tigers team Quintana Roo. Ending this with the nickname "the merit and" who for 40 years suffered the green team.


The Estadio de Béisbol Francisco I. Madero, is a baseball stadium that is part of the Ciudad Deportiva Francisco I. Madero in Saltillo, Coahuila, was built in 1964 and is located in Boulevard corner Jesus Valdez Sanchez Nazario Ortiz Garza Blvd, east of the city. Over the years, the stadium has undergone several changes including the expansion of its seating capacity from 7,500 to its current 16,000 in late 1998. Prior to the 2011 season, about $87 billion, funded by the State Government of Coahuila and the team, were invested to renovate the stadium.

The Mexican League All-Star Game was held at the stadium in 1986, 2002, and 2011. The 2002 event was an international match between the teams of Mexico and Cuba.

Current roster[edit]

Saraperos de Saltillo roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 91 Alfredo Aceves
  • 20 Luis Ayala
  • 64 Cesar Carrillo ∞
  • 18 Raul Carrillo
  • 66 Linder Castro ∞
  • 16 Luis Angel Daniel
  • 63 Frankie de la Cruz
  • 19 Luis De La O
  • 47 Luis De Luna ∞
  • 36 Rudy Gonzalez ∞
  • 49 Santiago Gutierrez
  • 39 Esteban Haro
  • 54 Jesus Huerta
  • 32 Jorge Ibarra
  • 75 Felipe Paulino
  • 27 Hubbie Pellegaud
  • -- Benino Pruneda ∞
  • 26 Daniel Rodriguez
  •  9 Miguel Ruiz
  • -- Jesus Verduzco
  • 65 Misael Verduzco ∞
  • 33 Carlos Zuniga


  • 57 Jonathan Aceves
  • 50 Jibran Castro
  • 35 Oscar Lemus


  • 45 Carlos Alvarez
  • 11 Luis Borges
  • 38 Rufino Candelario
  • 29 Steve Carrillo
  • 88 Alvaro Gonzalez ∞
  • 20 Max Ramírez
  • 70 Jose Ruiz
  • 10 Christian Zazueta


  • 52 Francisco Ferreiro ∞
  •  2 Justin Greene
  • 14 Jose Bernardo Lopez
  • 25 Fabricio Macias
  • 55 Jose Manuel Orozco
  • 69 Rainel Rosario


  •  6 Fernando Elizondo


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list

# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 22, 2017
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  1. ^ "Top 100 Teams". 2001. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 

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