|Tigres del Licey|
|League||Dominican Professional Baseball League|
|Location||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Nickname(s)||El Glorioso ( The Glorious One)|
|League championships||23 ( 1951, 1953, 1959, 1964, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2023)|
|Caribbean Series championships||12 (1971, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2023)|
|Colors||Royal blue and white|
Tigres del Licey (English: Licey Tigers) is a professional baseball team in the Dominican Professional Baseball League (LIDOM). The team was founded in 1907 and is based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is one of two LIDOM franchises based in the nation's capital, the other being Leones del Escogido; the two teams share Estadio Quisqueya as their home ballpark.
Tigres is the oldest team in LIDOM and has won 23 LIDOM titles and 12 Caribbean Series titles. Some of the team's best players[ according to whom? ] have included Alonzo Perry, Pedro González, Manuel Mota, Guayubín Olivo, César Gerónimo, and Elvio Jiménez. Many of the best Dominican players and Major League Baseball players have taken part in the long history of the Tigres, including Tommy Lasorda, a National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee who took the team to the 1973 Caribbean World Series title. The Licey logo is a cursive "L". The team, nicknamed "El Glorioso" (the Glorious One), has a passionate fan base.
The Licey team was founded as the result of a meeting that took place in the house of Vicente María and Jacinto "Pichán" Vallejo, on el Conde Street, in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone, on 7 November 1907. The club's founding members were Vicente María Vallejo, George "Geo" and Carlos "Cuncún" Pou, Luis and Federico E. Fiallo, Luis Castillo, Salvador Piñeyro, Álvaro Álvarez, Ricardo Arturo "Tutú" Martínez, Ángel and Chichí Mieses, Arturo "Tutulí" Perdomo, Manuel E. "Bi" Sánchez, Virgilio Abreu L., Alberto Peña, Arturo Nolasco and Tulio H. Piña and Virgilio "Niñito" Penson. Many of the founding members of the original team were also part of the first roster.
Over the next 16 years, Licey became so dominant that an agreement was made among the three other competing teams (Los Muchachos, San Carlos and Delco Lite) to form a new team, composed of their best players, in order to beat Licey. This team, called "Leones del Escogido" ( Lions of the Chosen one ), still exists, and the teams share the same stadium in Santo Domingo.
During what Dominicans call the "first stage" of the country's baseball history, games were played only during daylight hours. The game's "second stage" didn’t begin until dictator Rafael Trujillo built the capital's Estadio Quisqueya in 1955, a brilliantly designed and built stadium for the time. With the stadium came lights and what is considered the golden age of Dominican baseball.[ citation needed ]
Licey has won the Caribbean Series a record 12 times. In an unusual situation during the 2008 season, Licey finished second in the Dominican championship and would have failed to qualify for the series, but took the place of a Puerto Rican team that had withdrawn from the tournament due to financial difficulties. Licey won the series, defeating teams from Mexico and Venezuela as well as Aguilas Cibaeñas, their Dominican rivals.
|Tigres del Licey roster - 2020–21 Dominican Professional Baseball League|
|1924||Tigres del Licey|
|1929||Tigres del Licey|
|1951||Tigres del Licey||Félix Delgado||Leones del Escogido|
|1953||Tigres del Licey||Oscar Rodríguez||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1958-59||Tigres del Licey||Joe Schultz||Leones del Escogido|
|1963-64||Tigres del Licey||Vernon Benson||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1969-70||Tigres del Licey||Billy Muffett||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1970-71||Tigres del Licey||Fred Hatfield||Leones del Escogido|
|1972-73||Tigres del Licey||Tom Lasorda||Estrellas Orientales|
|1973-74||Tigres del Licey||Tom Lasorda||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1976-77||Tigres del Licey||Buck Rodgers||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1979-80||Tigres del Licey||Del Crandall||Estrellas Orientales|
|1982-83||Tigres del Licey||Manny Mota||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1983-84||Tigres del Licey||Manny Mota||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1984-85||Tigres del Licey||Terry Collins||Azucareros del Este|
|1990-91||Tigres del Licey||John Roseboro||Leones del Escogido|
|1993-94||Tigres del Licey||Casey Parsons||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|1998-99||Tigres del Licey||Dave Jauss||Leones del Escogido|
|2001–02||Tigres del Licey||Bob Geren||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|2003–04||Tigres del Licey||Manny Acta||Gigantes del Cibao|
|2005–06||Tigres del Licey||Rafael Landestoy||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|2008–09||Tigres del Licey||José Offerman||Gigantes del Cibao|
|2013-14||Tigres del Licey||José Offerman||Leones del Escogido|
|2016-17||Tigres del Licey||Audo Vicente||Águilas Cibaeñas|
|2022-23||Tigres del Licey||José Offerman||Estrellas Orientales|
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