Sultanes de Monterrey

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Sultanes de Monterrey
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LeagueMexican League
BallparkEstadio de Béisbol Monterrey
Year founded1939
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%)
ManagerRoberto 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 will also participate in the Mexican Pacific League for the 2019–20 season following the conclusion of the Mexican League season.[1]


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]

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]


Sultanes de Monterrey roster
Players Coaches/Other







  • 36 Lino Connell (hitting)
  • 32 Remigio Diaz (first base)
  • 22 Arturo Gonzalez (pitching)
  • 45 Alfredo Meza (defense)
  • 27 Homar Rojas (bench)
  • 91 Gerardo Sanchez (third base)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list

# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated March 11, 2020
→ More rosters: MiLB • Mexican League

See also[edit]


  1. ^ López, Tomás (January 27, 2019). "Sultans will play in the Pacific League". Telediario (in Spanish). Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  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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