Tigres de Quintana Roo

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Tigres de Quintana Roo
Tigres Quintana Roo logo (10 stars).svg Logotq.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Information
League Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (Zona Sur)
Location Cancún, Quintana Roo
Ballpark Estadio de Béisbol Beto Ávila
Year founded 1955
Nickname(s) "El equipo que nació campeón"
League championships 12 (1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Division championships 18 (1955, 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1982, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Former name(s) Tigres de la Angelopolis
Former ballparks
Colors Navy blue, orange, white
              
Ownership Fernando Valenzuela (34%), Carlos Orvañanos (33%), and José Guillén (33%)
Manager Héctor Hurtado
General Manager Francisco Minjarez García
President Cuauhtemoc Rodriguez Meza
Media 106.7FM, 105.1FM
Website www.tigresqr.mx

The Quintana Roo Tigers (Spanish: Tigres de Quintana Roo) also known as the Mexico Tigers (Spanish: Tigres del México)[1] are a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The team is part of the Southern Division (Zona Sur) of the Mexican Baseball League. The Tigres were founded in Mexico City in 1955 and played there through the 2006 season. The team was founded by industrial businessman Alejo Peralta and owned by his son, Carlos Peralta, for a long time. The team was purchased by Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Fernando Valenzuela in 2017.

They have a competitive and long-standing rivalry known as the Guerra Civil (Civil War) against their former crosstown rivals the Diablos Rojos del Mexico.[2] The Tigres won the Mexican League championship in their inaugural season, an achievement that has never been matched, and was dubbed: "El equipo que nació campeón" (English: The team that was born as champion).[3] The Tigres are a perennial powerhouse and have won 18 division and 12 league championships since their inception.

Franchise history[edit]

On April 14, 1955, the Tigres made their debut at Julio Molina's baseball park in Mérida, Yucatán. Their inaugural game represented the determination of entrepreneurs Don Alejo Peralta and Díaz Cevallos to support the sport that by then was submerged in a financial crisis.[citation needed]

The team has won twelve championships to date: 1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, and 2015.

50th anniversary season[edit]

In commemoration of their first 50 years of competition, an alternate logo was designed in 2005. The Tigres played their 50th season relying only on Mexican players, making the championship more significant. Furthermore, the 2005 season was named "Ing. Alejo Peralta" in memory of the Tigres' founder and father of the current owner.

New home for 2007[edit]

At the end of the 2006 season, the club's president, Carlos Peralta, announced that the team would move to the city of Cancún, Quintana Roo. The team was renamed the Quintana Roo Tigres, and began play in Beto Avila Stadium.

Carrillo and Vizcarra era (2009–present)[edit]

For the 2009 season, Enrique "Che" Reyes was replaced by Matías Carrillo as manager. Carrillo, a former major league player for the Florida Marlins, had been a successful player for Tigres from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s having won five championships as player. The Tigres continued to be a competitive squad under Carrillo and reached the 2009 final series, but lost to Saraperos de Saltillo. It was two years later, in 2011, when the team reached the final once more, this time facing their perennial rival: the Diablos Rojos del Mexico.

2011 championship[edit]

The tenth star on the Tigres's logo is gold to symbolize the sweep over Diablos Rojos del México in the 2011 championship series.

In 2011, the Tigres and Diablos would play their eighth finals series against each other since 1966. The Tigres entered the 2011 series as an underdog.[4] Nevertheless, the best-out-of-seven series ended with a 4–0 sweep against Diablos before a sell-out crowd (with a large presence of Tigres supporters) at Foro Sol.[5]

2013 championship[edit]

Despite injuries to key Tigres players, the team won its eleventh championship against the Sultanes de Monterrey, 4–1, in a best-out-of-seven series.

Logos and colors[edit]

Roster[edit]

Tigres de Quintana Roo roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 31 Manuel Baez
  • 54 Raul Barron
  • 57 Francisco Cambuston
  • -- Jesús Castillo
  • 46 Dustin Crenshaw
  • 53 Daniel Duarte
  • 91 Jesse Estrada
  • 25 Jesus Garcia
  • 88 Alberto Leyva
  • 55 Kameron Loe
  • -- Juan Macias ∞
  • 95 Claudio Marquez
  • 70 Jose Meraz
  • 33 Pablo Ortega
  • -- Wilmer Rios ∞
  • 50 Misael Siverio
  • 66 Manuel Valdez

Catchers

  • 30 Francisco Cordoba
  • -- Iker Franco Injury icon 2.svg
  • 20 Gilberto Galaviz
  • 77 Eduardo Mendivil
  • 15 Jose Moreno
  • -- Andres Vizcarra ∞

Infielders

  • -- Angel Erro ∞
  •  5 Carlos Gastelum
  • -- Jose Griffith ∞
  • 14 Brian Hernandez
  • 11 Osniel Madera
  • 93 Abel Martinez
  • 26 C.J. Retherford
  • -- Aaron Sillas ∞
  • 59 Jesus Valenzuela
  • 17 Ricardo Vazquez
  •  3 Mario Vega

Outfielders


Manager

  • 29 Hector Hurtado

Coaches

  • 44 Carlos Sievers


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list

# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated August 1, 2017
Transactions
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Retired numbers[edit]

1
Alejo
Peralta

President
 
Retired
April 8, 1997
21
Héctor
Espino

1B
 
Retired
June 6, 1998
23
Jose
Rodriguez

SS
 
Retired August 9, 2010
24
Matias
Carrillo

OF
 
Retired August 9, 2010

Mexican Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

The following Hall of Famers played and/or managed for the Tigres.

Name Position Year of induction Reference
Alejo Peralta Owner 1983 [6]
Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro Second baseman 1995 [7]
Aurelio Rodríguez Third baseman 1995 [8]
Benjamín Cerda Third baseman 2007 [9]
Beto Ávila Second baseman 1971
Celerino Sánchez Third baseman 1994
Felipe Montemayor Center fielder 1983
Fermín "Burbuja" Vázquez Second baseman 2003
Francisco "Chico" Rodríguez Shortstop 2004
Francisco Maytorena Pitcher 1999
George Brunet Pitcher 1999
Gregorio Luque Catcher 1999
Guillermo "Memo" Garibay Manager 1977
Jack Pierce First baseman 2001
Jaime Corella Catcher 1991
José Bache Second baseman 1983
Leonardo "Leo" Rodríguez Third baseman 1980
Lino Donoso Pitcher 1988
Miguel Sotelo Pitcher 1985
Miguel Suarez Right fielder 1994
Miguel Fernández Becerril Center fielder 1984
Oscar Rodríguez Center fielder 1993
Roberto Méndez Second baseman 2000
Rodolfo "Rudy" Sandoval Catcher 2001
Ronaldo "Ronnie" Camacho First baseman 1983
Sergio Robles Catcher 2006
Vicente Romo Pitcher 1992

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://espndeportes-akamai.espn.go.com/news/story?id=348177
  2. ^ Ravelo, Vania (20 August 2011). "Tambores de guerra" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tigres celebra con su afición" (in Spanish). La Aficion. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Bencomo, Héctor (21 August 2011). "Se abrirá el infierno" (in Spanish). Vanguardia. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Salvador (26 August 2011). "Los Tigres dedican triunfo a Matías Carrillo y a todo Cancún" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Biografías - Alejo Peralta y Díaz de Ceballos" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Biografías - Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Biografías - Aurelio Rodríguez" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Biografías - Benjamín Cerda" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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