Senadores de San Juan

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Senadores de San Juan
San Juan Senators
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League Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico
Location San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ballpark Estadio Hiram Bithorn
Year founded1938
League championships1945/46, 1951/52, 1960/61, 1963/64, 1984/85, 1989/90, 1993/94, 1994/95
Caribbean Series championships 1995
Former ballparks Estadio Sixto Escobar
ColorsNavy blue and white
Uniforms
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Home
(1964)

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Road
(1951)

The Senadores de San Juan (lit. San Juan Senators) was a professional baseball team based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Baseball team sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing it to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Capital and municipality of Puerto Rico

San Juan is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the 2010 census, it is the 46th-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States, with a population of 395,326. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciudad de Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's capital is the third oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 and Panama City, in Panama, founded in 1519. Several historical buildings are located in San Juan; among the most notable are the city's former defensive forts, Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristóbal, and La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas.

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The Senadores club was founded in 1938 and played intermittently in the Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico, the predecessor to the current Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente.

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente Professional baseball league in Puerto Rico

The Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente or LBPRC formerly known as Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Baseball League, is the main professional baseball league in Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1938. In 2007, the LBPRC suspended operations for the first time since its creation. In 2008, the organization resumed operations, after restructuring. These included renaming the league to Puerto Rico Baseball League and establishing a website. In May 2012, the league debuted its current name, choosing to honor hall of famer Roberto Clemente by naming it after him and adopting his philosophy of athletic development. Currently consisting of five teams as of the 2018–19 season, the league's champion participates in the Caribbean Series.

For the 1984–1985 season, they were rechristened as the Metros de San Juan, a name that they conserved until the 1993–1994 tournament. The team was sold in 2004 and subsequently relocated to Arecibo. In 2010 they returned to San Juan.

Arecibo, Puerto Rico Municipality in Puerto Rico

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. It is about 50 miles (80 km) west of San Juan, the capital city. Arecibo is the largest municipality in Puerto Rico by area, and is part of the San Juan, Caguas and Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is spread over 18 wards and Arecibo Pueblo. Its population in 2010 was 96,440.

The franchise won eight league titles in its storied history, and also claimed the 1995 Caribbean Series championship, with an undefeated record of 6–0, under manager Luis Meléndez.

The thirty-seventh edition of the Caribbean Series was held from February 3 through February 8 of 1995 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The series featured four teams from Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The hometown team, the Senadores de San Juan of the Puerto Rican League won the series. The team was managed by Luis Meléndez. The Most Valuable Player was Roberto Alomar, a second baseman with the Senadores de San Juan.

Manager (baseball) Someone who manages a baseball team

In baseball, the field manager is the equivalent of a head coach who is responsible for overseeing and making final decisions on all aspects of on-field team strategy, lineup selection, training and instruction. Managers are typically assisted by a staff of assistant coaches whose responsibilities are specialized. Field managers are typically not involved in off-field personnel decisions or long-term club planning, responsibilities that are instead held by a team's general manager.

Luis Antonio Meléndez Santana is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of eight seasons in Major League Baseball from 1970 until 1977, for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres, primarily as an outfielder.

The Senadores de San Juan were expelled for the 2011-12 season, but have since continued to play. [1]

1995 Dream Team

In 1995, the Senadores de San Juan assembled one of the strongest teams in the history of the Caribbean Series. The group, which was dubbed Dream Team , featured Major League Baseball players in most positions, counting with a lineup that included: [2]

See also

Sources

  1. Expulsan a los Senadores de San Juan de la Liga Invernal (Spanish)
  2. "Dream Team en la Serie del Caribe" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 2006-01-31. Retrieved 2009-02-04.


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