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The Serie del Caribe is a baseball tournament, the brainchild of the Venezuelans Oscar "El Negro" Prieto and Pablo Morales, who devised the idea after the seeing the success of the Serie Interamericana (Inter-American Series) in 1946, which featured the Sultanes de Monterrey from Mexico; the All Cubans from Cuba; the Brooklyn Bushwicks from the United States; and Cervecería Caracas from Venezuela. The Bushwicks won each year from 1946 to 1949, but Cervecería Caracas won the final Serie Interamericana in 1950.

Inspired by the Serie Interamericana, Prieto and Morales presented their idea for a Serie del Caribe to a Confederación de Béisbol del Caribe (CBC, Baseball Confederation of the Caribbean in English) conference in Miami in late 1948. Cuba agreed to host the first series, which would feature the top team from each of the nations that were then CBC members — Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela — in a six game round robin series to determine the winner.

The series ran annually from 1949 to 1960, with Cuba winning seven times. However, the Serie del Caribe was cancelled after Fidel Castro dissolved all professional baseball in Cuba in 1961. It wouldn't be until 1970 that the CBWS was revived.

The 2010 Caribbean Series will be held in Estadio Nueva Esparta in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela, in February 2010. [1][2]

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Leagues participating

Currently, the Serie del Caribe is affiliated with the Winter League programs of Major League Baseball, featuring MLB players and prospects from the Dominican Winter League, Mexican Pacific League, Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League and Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. In 2008 Puerto Rico failed to field a team for the series due to a one-year hiatus in their professional winter league. As a result the host country, the Dominican Republic, was able to field a second team - the eventual champion Tigers de Licey.

Series

Year Venue Champion Record
1949 Cuba La Habana Cuba Almendares 6-0
1950 Puerto Rico San Juan Panama Carta Vieja 5-1
1951 Venezuela Caracas Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce 5-1
1952 Panama Ciudad de Panama Cuba La Habana 5-0
1953 Cuba La Habana Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (2) 5-0
1954 Puerto Rico San Juan Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas 4-2
1955 Venezuela Caracas Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (3) 5-1
1956 Panama Ciudad de Panama Cuba Cienfuegos 5-1
1957 Cuba La Habana Cuba Marianao 5-0
1958 Puerto Rico San Juan Cuba Marianao (2) 4-2
1959 Venezuela Caracas Cuba Almendares (2) 5-0
1960 Panama Ciudad de Panama Cuba Cienfuegos (2) 6-0
1961-1969 None held
1970 Venezuela Caracas Venezuela Navegantes del Magallanes 7-1
1971 Puerto Rico San Juan Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey 6-0
1972 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Puerto Rico Leones de Ponce 5-1
1973 Venezuela Caracas Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (2) 5-1
1974 Mexico Hermosillo Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas (2) 4-2
1975 Puerto Rico San Juan Puerto Rico Vaqueros de Bayamón 5-1
1976 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo & Santiago Mexico Naranjeros de Hermosillo 5-1
1977 Venezuela Caracas Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (3) 6-0
1978 Mexico Mazatlán Puerto Rico Indios de Mayagüez 5-1
1979 Puerto Rico San Juan Venezuela Navegantes del Magallanes (2) 5-1
1980 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (4) 4-2
1981 None held
1982 Mexico Hermosillo Venezuela Leones del Caracas 5-1
1983 Venezuela Caracas Puerto Rico Lobos de Arecibo 5-1
1984 Puerto Rico San Juan Venezuela Águilas del Zulia 5-1
1985 Mexico Mazatlán Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (5) 5-1
1986 Venezuela Maracaibo Mexico Águilas de Mexicali 4-2
1987 Mexico Hermosillo Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas (3) 5-2
1988 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Leones del Escogido 4-2
1989 Puerto Rico San Juan Venezuela Águilas del Zulia (2) 5-1
1990 United States Miami Dominican Republic Leones del Escogido (2) 5-1
1991 United States Miami Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (6) 5-1
1992 Mexico Hermosillo Puerto Rico Indios de Mayagüez (2) 5-1
1993 Mexico Mazatlán Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (4) 5-2
1994 Venezuela Puerto la Cruz Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (7) 5-1
1995 Puerto Rico San Juan Puerto Rico Senadores de San Juan 6-0
1996 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mexico Tomateros de Culiacán 5-1
1997 Mexico Hermosillo Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas 4-2
1998 Venezuela Puerto la Cruz Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas (2) 6-0
1999 Puerto Rico San Juan Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (8) 5-2
2000 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (5) 6-0
2001 Mexico Culiacán Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas (3) 4-2
2002 Venezuela Caracas Mexico Tomateros de Culiacán (2) 5-1
2003 Puerto Rico Carolina Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas (4)[3] 6-1
2004 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (9) 5-1
2005 Mexico Mazatlán Mexico Venados de Mazatlán 5-1
2006 Venezuela Valencia & Maracay Venezuela Leones del Caracas (2) 6-0
2007 Puerto Rico Carolina Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas (5) 4-2
2008 Dominican Republic Santiago de los Caballeros Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (10) 5-1
2009 Mexico Mexicali Venezuela Tigres de Aragua 5-1
2010 Venezuela Margarita Island TBA -
2011 Puerto Rico Mayagüez TBA -

Championships by team

Championships by country

  • Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic, 17 times: 1971, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1988, 1990-91, 1994, 1997-99, 2001, 2003-04, 2007-08
  • Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico, 14 times: 1951, 1953-55, 1972, 1974-75, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1992-93, 1995, 2000*
  • Flag of Venezuela 1930-2006.svg Venezuela, seven times: 1970, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2006, 2009
  • Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba, seven times: 1949, 1952, 1956-60
  • Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico, five times: 1976, 1986, 1996, 2002, 2005
  • Flag of Panama.svg Panama, one time: 1950

See also

Notes

  1. ^ La Serie del Caribe del 2010 se celebrará en Isla Margarita en Venezuela
  2. ^ Margarita fue ratificada como sede de la Serie del Caribe 2010
  3. ^ Pease, Gabrielle (2003-01-17). "Venezuela Out Of Caribbean Series, Puerto Rico To Field Two Teams". Puerto Rico Herald. http://www.puertorico-herald.org/issues/2003/vol7n03/PRSportsBeat0703-en.shtml. Retrieved 2006-10-20.   The general strike against Hugo Chávez, results in Venezuela being unable to field a team. The Puerto Rican runner-up, Criollos de Caguas, plays instead.

Sources

  • Antero Núñez, José. Series del Caribe. Jefferson, Caracas, Venezuela: Impresos Urbina, C.A., 1987.
  • Gutiérrez, Daniel. Enciclopedia del Béisbol en Venezuela – 1895-2006 . Caracas, Venezuela: Impresión Arte, C.A., 2007.

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