Sultanes de Monterrey

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Sultanes de Monterrey
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LeagueMexican League, Mexican Pacific League
BallparkEstadio de Béisbol Monterrey
Year founded1939
Nickname(s)Fantasmas grises (Gray Ghosts)[1]
League championships10 (1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007, 2018)
Former name(s)Carta Blanca (1939–1941)
Industriales (1942–1947)
ColorsNavy blue, white, and occasionally red
MascotPerro Sultán (Sultan Dog)
OwnershipJosé Maiz García (50%)
Grupo Multimedios (50%)
ManagerSergio Gastélum
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The Sultanes de Monterrey (English: Monterrey Sultans) are a professional baseball team in the Mexican League based in Monterrey, Mexico. They compete in the Northern Division. The team also joined the Mexican Pacific League for the 2019–20 season following the conclusion of the Mexican League season, making them the only team to participate in both the summer and winter leagues in Mexico.


The team in 1939 was called Carta Blanca

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.[2] 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.[3]

On January 27, 2019, during a rally at the Estadio Francisco Carranza Limón in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the Algodoneros de Guasave would return to compete in the Mexican Pacific League beginning in the 2019–20 winter season. The Sultanes were announced as the other team to join the league, bringing the total number of LMP teams to ten. A draft was later held to fill the team, making it a different roster than the one that competes in the Summer league.

Average home league attendance[edit]

Season Total attendance Home average
2016 690,305 12,783[4]
2017 659,791 11,575[5]
2018 228,469 7,616[6]

The Sultanes have led LMB in average per game attendance every season from 2012 through 2017.

Most valuable players and retired numbers[edit]


Players Coaches/Other





  • -- Sebastián Elizalde
  • 88 Anthony Giansanti
  • -- Yordanys Linares Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Asael Sanchez
  • 80 Andres Martin


  • 40 Sergio Gastelum


  • 36 Lino Connell (hitting)
  • 32 Remigio Diaz (first base)
  • 22 Arturo Gonzalez (pitching)
  • 45 Alfredo Meza (catchers)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list

~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
± Taxi squad
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated August 7, 2021
→ More rosters: MiLB • Mexican League

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rodarte, Ernesto (20 May 2021). "LMB vuelve con más fuerza que nunca para su temporada 2021". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. ^ Landa Ruiloba, Pablo (2012). Monterrey en el espejo (in Spanish). Fondo Editorial de Nuevo Leon. p. 86.
  3. ^ Monterrey, Mexico Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Mexican League: Attendance (2016). Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Mexican League: Attendance (2017). Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Mexican League: Attendance (2018). Retrieved April 18, 2019.

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