Sultanes de Monterrey

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Sultanes de Monterrey
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Team logo Cap insignia
League Mexican League
Location Monterrey
Ballpark Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey
Year founded 1939
League championships 10 (1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007, 2018)
Former name(s) Carta Blanca (1939–1941)
Industriales (1942–1947)
Colors Navy blue, white, red
Mascot Perro Sultán (Sultan Dog)
Ownership José Maiz García (50%)
Grupo Multimedios (50%)
Manager Roberto Kelly
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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 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.[1] 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.[2]

Average home league attendance[3][edit]

Season Team Total attendance Home average
2016 Sultanes de Monterrey 690,305 12,783

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

Most valuable players and retired numbers[edit]


Sultanes de Monterrey roster
Players Coaches/Other





Designated hitters



  • 11 Antonio Aguilera (third base)
  • 36 Lino Connell (batting)
  • 32 Remigio Diaz (first base)
  • 69 Héctor Fajardo (bullpen)
  • 45 Alfredo Meza (bench)
  • 33 Carlos Perez (pitching)

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# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated September 10, 2018
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