|Tomateros de Culiacán|
|League||Mexican Pacific League|
|Ballpark||Estadio Tomateros (2015–present)|
|League championships||(13) 1966-67, 1969–70, 1977–78, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2014–15, 2017–18, 2019-20, 2020-21|
|Caribbean Series championships||(2) 1996, 2002|
|Former name(s)||Tacuarineros de Culiacán|
|Former ballparks||Estadio General Ángel Flores (1965–2015)|
|Mascot||Chango 0te, Pollo Tomas|
|Ownership||Héctor Ley López|
|General Manager||Mario Valdez|
The Tomateros de Culiacán (English: Culiacán Tomato Growers) are a professional baseball team in the Mexican Pacific League based in Culiacán, Sinaloa. The Tomateros have won thirteen league titles and two Caribbean World Series in 1996 and 2002. The team was founded in 1965 as part of the Sonora-Sinaloa League.
Professional baseball in Culiacán dates back to 1945, when the first team was created the Tacuarineros. This club played in the now-defunct Liga de la Costa del Pacífico (Pacific Coast League). Tomateros de Culiacán was founded in 1965 and started playing in the Liga de la Costa (Coastal League), this league is also now defunct.
The Tomateros won their most recent league title in the 2020-21 season. They defeated the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in seven games, bringing their total to 13 championships. It also marked the second time in their history that they won consecutive titles.
The 2001–2002 season was a gold year not only for the Tomateros, but also for México, as they won the 2002 Caribbean Series held at Caracas, Venezuela with big leaguers as Rodrigo López, Oliver Perez, Luis Ayala, José Silva and Benji Gil, as well as with Adán Amezcua, who earned Series MVP honors.
The Tomateros have won 13 Mexican Pacific League Championships. Their most recent one came in the 2020–21 season, when they defeated the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in seven games under manager Benji Gil.
|1969–70||Vinicio García||Cañeros de Los Mochis||4–2||36–27–1|
|1977–78||Raúl Cano||Cañeros de Los Mochis||4–2||42–31–1|
|1982–83||Francisco Estrada||Naranjeros de Hermosillo||4–2||37–33–1|
|1984–85||Francisco Estrada||Águilas de Mexicali||4–3||37–34–1|
|1995–96||Francisco Estrada||Venados de Mazatlán||4–1||29–27–2|
|1996–97||Francisco Estrada||Naranjeros de Hermosillo||4–2||38–24|
|2001–02||Francisco Estrada||Venados de Mazatlán||4–2||41–27|
|2003–04||Francisco Estrada||Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón||4–1||38–30|
|2014–15||Benji Gil||Charros de Jalisco||4–1||38–30|
|2017–18||Benji Gil||Mayos de Navojoa||4–3||39–29|
|2019–20||Benji Gil||Venados de Mazatlán||4–3||37–29|
|2020–21||Benji Gil||Naranjeros de Hermosillo||4–3||29–29|
The Tomateros have won the Caribbean Series twice in 1996 and 2002, both under Francisco Estrada.
|Roster Mexico Caribbean Series 2021|
updated on 31 January 2020
|Tomateros de Culiacán roster|
updated on 21 December 2018
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