Tomateros de Culiacán

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Tomateros de Culiacán
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League Mexican Pacific League
Location Culiacán, Sinaloa
Ballpark Estadio Tomateros (2015–present)
Year founded 1965
Nickname(s)Guindas
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)
ColorsMaroon, white
  
MascotChango 0te, Pollo Tomas
OwnershipHéctor Ley López
Manager Benji Gil
General Manager Mario Valdez
Website www.tomateros.com.mx
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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.

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History

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. [1]

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.

2001–2002 season

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.

Honours

Mexican Pacific League championships

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.

SeasonManagerOpponentSeries scoreRecord
1966–67Vinicio García [note 1] 55–33–1
1969–70Vinicio García Cañeros de Los Mochis 4–236–27–1
1977–78 Raúl Cano Cañeros de Los Mochis 4–242–31–1
1982–83 Francisco Estrada Naranjeros de Hermosillo 4–237–33–1
1984–85Francisco Estrada Águilas de Mexicali 4–337–34–1
1995–96Francisco Estrada Venados de Mazatlán 4–129–27–2
1996–97Francisco Estrada Naranjeros de Hermosillo 4–238–24
2001–02Francisco Estrada Venados de Mazatlán 4–241–27
2003–04Francisco Estrada Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón 4–138–30
2014–15 Benji Gil Charros de Jalisco 4–138–30
2017–18Benji Gil Mayos de Navojoa 4–339–29
2019–20Benji Gil Venados de Mazatlán 4–337–29
2020–21Benji Gil Naranjeros de Hermosillo 4–329–29

Caribbean Series championships

The Tomateros have won the Caribbean Series twice in 1996 and 2002, both under Francisco Estrada.

YearManagerRecord
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 1996 Francisco Estrada 5–1
Flag of Venezuela.svg 2002 Francisco Estrada5–1

2021 Caribbean Series roster

Roster Mexico Caribbean Series 2021
PlayersCoaches

Pitchers

  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Édgar Arredondo
  •    Flag of Panama.svg Alberto Baldonado
  •    Flag of the United States.svg Manny Barreda
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Jesús Castillo
  •    Flag of the United States.svg Derrick Loop
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Aldo Montes
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Sasagi Sánchez
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Gonzalo Sañudo

updated on 31 January 2020

Catchers

  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Julián León
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Alexis Wilson

Infielders

  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Jesse Castillo
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg José Guadalupe Chávez
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Carlos Gamboa
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Víctor Mendoza
  •    Flag of the United States.svg Michael Wing

Outfielders

  •    Flag of Mexico.svg José Cardona
  •    Flag of Mexico.svg Jesús Fabela

Manager

Coaches

Roster

Tomateros de Culiacán roster
PlayersCoaches

Pitchers

  • 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Édgar Arredondo
  • 65 Flag of Panama.svg Alberto Baldonado
  • 50 Flag of Mexico.svg Manny Barreda
  • 38 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesús Adrián Castillo
  • 70 Flag of the United States.svg Zack Dodson
  • 52 Flag of Mexico.svg David Gutiérrez
  • 64 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Johnson
  • 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Mauricio Lara
  • 15 Flag of the United States.svg Derrick Loop
  • 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Andrés Iván Meza
  • 37 Flag of Mexico.svg Aldo Montes
  •  1 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Ramón Noriega
  • 45 Flag of Mexico.svg Gerardo Sánchez
  • 79 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesús Sasagi Sanchez
  •  8 Flag of Mexico.svg Gonzalo Sañudo

updated on 21 December 2018

Catchers

  • 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Alexis Wilson

Infielders

  •  2 Flag of Mexico.svg José Guadalupe Chávez
  •  3 Flag of Mexico.svg Marco Guzmán
  • 14 Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio Lamas

Outfielders

  • 36 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesus Fabela

Manager

Coaches

  • 60 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Dalphie Correa (Third Base)
  • 46 Flag of Mexico.svg Martín Enríquez (Pitching)
  • 39 Flag of Mexico.svg Heriberto García (First Base)

Notable players

Notes

  1. The champion was the team placed first in the standings at the end of the season.

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References

  1. "Historia de los Tomateros de Culiacán" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 October 2019.