Sultanes de Monterrey
|Sultanes de Monterrey|
|Ballpark||Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey|
|League championships||10 (1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007, 2018)|
|Former name(s)||Carta Blanca (1939–1941)|
|Colors||Navy blue, white, and occasionally red|
|Mascot||Perro Sultán (Sultan Dog)|
|Ownership||José Maiz García (50%)|
Grupo Multimedios (50%)
The Sultanes de Monterrey (English: Monterrey Sultans) are a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team of the Mexican League based in Monterrey, Mexico. They compete in the Northern Division. They play their home games at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey, the largest baseball stadium in Mexico. The team will also participate in the Mexican Pacific League for the 2019–20 season following the conclusion of the Mexican League season.
The team was formed on May 20, 1939, as Carta Blanca (a local beer brand, owned by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma which owned the team). The team was renamed to Industriales in 1942. In 1948 it was renamed again to their current name, Sultanes. The team was also known as the Gray Ghosts. The team won its first championship in 1943. In total, the Sultanes have collected ten championships (1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007. and 2018), including three straight (1947–1949) under the legendary Cuban manager Lázaro Salazar. During the seasons from 1989-1994 both the Sultanes and the Industriales played in the Mexican League for Monterrey.
Average home league attendance
|Season||Total attendance||Home average|
The Sultanes have led LMB in average per game attendance every season from 2012 through 2017.
Most valuable players and retired numbers
- 5 Daniel Ríos ("La Coyota") (1995)
- 7 Epitacio Torres ("Mala") (1994)
- 9 Vinicio García (1987)
- 17 Lázaro Salazar (1998)
- 20 Miguel Flores (2011)
- 21 Héctor Espino (1996)
- 22 Arturo González (1997)
- López, Tomás (January 27, 2019). "Sultans will play in the Pacific League". Telediario (in Spanish). Retrieved January 29, 2019.
- Landa Ruiloba, Pablo (2012). Monterrey en el espejo (in Spanish). Fondo Editorial de Nuevo Leon. p. 86.
- Monterrey, Mexico Encyclopedia. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
- Mexican League: Attendance (2016). MiLB.com. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
- Mexican League: Attendance (2017). MiLB.com. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
- Mexican League: Attendance (2018). MiLB.com. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
- Official website (in Spanish)
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