|Senadores de San Juan|
San Juan Senators
|League||Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico|
|Location||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Ballpark||Estadio Hiram Bithorn|
|League championships||1945/46, 1951/52, 1960/61, 1963/64, 1984/85, 1989/90, 1993/94, 1994/95|
|Caribbean Series championships||1995|
|Former ballparks||Estadio Sixto Escobar|
|Colors||Navy blue and white|
The Senadores de San Juan (lit. San Juan Senators) was a professional baseball team based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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