Sancti Spíritus (baseball)

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Sancti Spíritus
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League Cuban National Series (Group B)
Location Sancti Spíritus
Ballpark José Antonio Huelga Stadium
Year founded 1977–78
Nickname(s) Gallos (Roosters)
League championships 1979
2005–2006 58–32 (1st, Group B)
Semifinalist; lost to Industriales
Manager Mario Zulueta
Uniforms

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Sancti Spíritus is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. Sancti Spíritus, nicknamed the Gallos (Rooster) won the series championship in 1978–79. The team has advanced to the National Series semifinals in each of the past two seasons; 2004–05 and 2005–06.

Three Sancti Spíritus players; Frederich Cepeda, Yulieski Gourriel and Eriel Sánchez, were part of Cuba's team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

Team stadiums[edit]

Every time a season starts, the team not only plays at José Antonio Huelga Stadium; their official stadium, but they also play at other 7 stadiums:

Current roster[edit]

  • Catchers: Eriel Sánchez León, Yunior Ibarra and Niorquel Cervantes
  • Infielders: Yunier Mendoza, José Carlos González, Yoandi Baguet, Daviel Gómez, Orlando Acebey, Javier Valdivia, Luis Daniel Serrano, Rodoleisis Moreno and Yankiel Mencía
  • Pitchers: Yoen Socarrás, Yamichel Pérez, Javier Vázquez, Aldo Conrado, Pedro Álvarez, Ramón Zúñiga, Yoanny Hernández, Yoharisleyvis Panamá, Ariel Zerquera, Yaniesky Duardo, Osvaldo Santiago, Yudelvis Hernández, Camilo Tamayo and Yasmany Robert

National Series MVPs[edit]

The following Sancti Spíritus players have won the National Series MVP award.

Other notable players include:

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