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1987-1988 Cuban National League

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The 1987-1988 season was the twenty-seventh season of Cuba's national baseball system.

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[edit] Serie Nacional

The 27th Serie Nacional was won by Vegueros – their third in four years – under manager Jorge Fuentes. The Pinar del Río team went 5 – 1 in the league's playoffs, despite faceing two teams with winning precentaegs over .800 - La Habana and Santiago de Cuba, both of whom went 3 – 3. The club, with stars such as Omar Ajete, José Cano, Luis Giraldo Casanova, Juan Castro, Faustino Corrales, Reinaldo Costa, Rogelio García, Giraldo González, Omar Linares, and Lázaro Madera, seems to be invincible and primed for a dynasty.

Pedro Luis Rodríguez of La Habana is the top hitter, leading the league in average (.446, 87-195), hits (87), runs scored (59), and doubles (17). Rodríguez's batting average is 20 points higher than Omar Linares's record from two years earlier. Vegueros's Rogelio García wins his final ERA title with a 2.21 ERA (20 earned runs in 81.1 innings). Henequeneros slugger Lázaro Junco leads all hitters with 25 home runs while Luis Ulacia of Camagüey steals 26 base, one more than Industriales’ Germán Mesa.

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates Zona champion; Italics indicates Serie Nacional champion

[edit] Zona Occidental

Team G W L WPCT GB
La Habana 48 39 9 0.813 -.-
Vegueros 48 35 13 0.729 4.0
Industriales 48 34 14 0.708 5.0
Henequeneros 48 26 22 0.542 13.0
Metropolitanos 48 22 26 0.458 17.0
Cienfuegos 48 22 26 0.458 17.0
Forestales 48 18 30 0.375 21.0
Isla de la Juventud 48 10 38 0.208 29.0
Citricultores 48 10 38 0.208 29.0

[edit] Zona Oriental

Team G W L WPCT GB
Santiago de Cuba 48 40 8 0.833 -.-
Camagüey 48 29 19 0.604 11.0
Granma 48 29 19 0.604 11.0
Villa Clara 48 25 23 0.521 15.0
Las Tunas 48 22 26 0.458 18.0
Ciego de Ávila 48 20 28 0.417 20.0
Sancti Spíritus 48 20 28 0.417 20.0
Holguín 48 17 31 0.354 23.0
Guantánamo 48 14 34 0.292 26.0

[edit] Playoffs

The playoffs consisted of the top two teams from each zona playing in a six-game "round robin" against each other, with two games against each other. Vegueros won five games to take the championship

Team Zona G W L WPCT
Vegueros Occidental - Second 6 5 1 0.833
Santiago de Cuba Oriental - First 6 3 3 0.500
La Habana Occidental - First 6 3 3 0.500
Camagüey Oriental - Second 6 1 5 0.167

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates either wooden bat record or aluminum bat record (1976-1977 to 1998-1999), Italics indicate Serie Nacional record

[edit] Batting

Stat Zona Occidental Zona Oriental
Leader Team Number Notes Leader Team Number Notes
Batting Average Pedro Luis Rodríguez La Habana .446 87 hits in 195 at-bats Luis Ulacia Camagüey 427 67 hits in 157 at-bats
Runs Scored Pedro L. Rodríguez La Habana 59 Pedro Mora Granma 49
Base Hits Pedro L. Rodríguez La Habana 87 Francisco Pérez Granma 74
Doubles Pedro L. Rodríguez La Habana 17 Rafael O. Acebey Villa Clara 17
Triples Aldo S. Villar Cienfuegos 7 Rafael O. Acebey
Jorge García
Jorge Hierrezuelo
Villa Clara
Santiago de Cuba
Las Tunas
4
Home Runs Lázaro Junco Henequeneros 25 Orestes Kindelán Santiago de Cuba 22
Runs Batted In Juan Padilla Industriales 63 Félix Benavides Granma 51
Base-on-Balls Antonio Muñoz Cienfuegos 52 Eleazar González Granma 48
Intentional Base-on-Balls Antonio Muñoz Cienfuegos 11 Orestes Kindelán Santiago de Cuba 11
Hit-by-Pitch José Cano Vegueros 12 Jorge Cruz Holguín 10
Strikeouts José M. Rodríguez La Habana 45 Juan C. Luna Las Tunas 56
Sacrifice Hit Armando Dueñas Henequeneros 9 Silvino González
Mariano González
Granma
Holguín
6
Sacrifice Fly Antonio Muñoz Cienfuegos 5 Pedro Jova Villa Clara 6
Stolen Bases Germán Mesa Industriales 25 Luis Ulacia Camagüey 26

[edit] Pitching

Stat Zona Occidental Zona Oriental
Leader Team Number Notes Leader Team Number Notes
Wins Mario Véliz La Habana 11 Osvaldo Duvergel
José L. Alemán
Guantánamo
Santiago de Cuba
9
Win-Loss Percentage Ángel L. Díaz Industriales 1.000 4 - 0 Richard Carrero Ciego de Ávila 1.000 2 - 0
Earned Run Average Rogelio García Vegueros 2.21 20 ER in 81.1 IP José L. Alemán Santiago de Cuba 2.29 25 ER in 98.1 IP
Innings Pitched Rafael Rodríguez Henequeneros 99.2 José L. Alemán Santiago de Cuba 98.1
Games Pitched Justo López Isla de la Juventud 23 Felipe Díaz Granma 22
Games Started Alberto Torres Forestales 13 Alberto Álvarez Granma 15
Games Relieved Reinaldo Almarales Isla de la Juventud 21 Felipe Díaz Granma 22
Complete Games Omar Ajete Vegueros 7 José L. Alemán Santiago de Cuba 8
Shutouts Domingo Ordaz
Osvaldo Fernández G.
Vegueros
Metropolitanos
3 Buenafé Napóles Camagüey 2
Hits Allowed Ramón Castellanos Cienfuegos 105 Osvaldo Duvergel Guantánamo 111
Strikeouts Rogelio García Vegueros 94 Buenafé Napóles Camagüey 96
Base-on-Balls Óscar Rodríguez Cienfuegos 52 Óscar Gil Holguín 59
Intentional Base-on-Balls Roberto Almarales
Justo López
Cienfuegos
Isla de la Juventud
7 Orlando Rodríguez Sancti Spíritus 7
Hit Batters Facundo Morales Citricultores 9 Ernesto Labaceno Guantánamo 12

[edit] Award Winners

The Most Valuable Player (Jugadores más Valiosos) was Pedro Luis Rodríguez a catcher with La Habana. The Most Valuable Pitcher (Lanzadores más Valiosos) was Rogelio García of Vegueros. Teófilo Pérez of Camagüey and Alexander Ramos of Isla de la Juventud were the Series' Rookie of the Year (Novatos del Año).

[edit] Series Selectivas

The fourteenth Series Selectivas was won by Pinar del Río, managed by the Jorge Fuentes.

[edit] Standings

Team G W L WPCT GB
Pinar del Río 63 40 23 0.635 -.-
Habana 63 39 24 0.619 1.0
Serranos 63 36 27 0.571 4.0
Las Villas 63 35 28 0.556 5.0
Mineros 62 27 35 0.435 12.5
Camagüeyanos 63 26 37 0.413 14.0
Matanzas 62 25 37 0.403 14.5
Agropecuarios 63 23 40 0.365 17.0

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[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] Sources

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