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The 1993-1994 season was the thirty-third season of Cuba's national baseball system.

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[edit] Serie Nacional

Villa Clara, under manager Pedro Jova, wins their second consectuive title in the 33rd Serie Nacional.

Last year's grupo winners continued to dominate, with all four teams finishing seven games or greater over the runner-up. Villa Clara and Industriales, tied for the top record in the Serie Nacional at 43 – 22, both won their semifinal series, 4 game to 2. The clubs then fought in the finals to a seventh and deciding game. The game was won by Villa Clara on a double by Ariel Pestano followed by a texas leaguer by Michel Perdomo, both off Jorge Fumero, giving the Naranjas a 4 to 3 victory.

Lázaro Junco hits 21 home runs for Matanzas, his last of ten titles, while Lourdes Gourriel of Sancti Spíritus has 73 hits in 185 at-bats for a .395 batting average, his first and only title. Both Junco and Gourriel will retire within two seasons. Metropolitanos' Enrique Díaz follows up his record 55 steal season with 53 base-thefts. Omar Linares (Pinar del Río) is walked intentionally 22 times – a record – after he had batted .446 a year earlier. Future batting champion Osmani Urrutia debuts in the Las Tunas outfield.

Orlando Hernández wins 11 games for Industriales to lead the league while Jorge Fumero sports a perfect record of 9 – 0 for the capital's club. Hernández's 19-year old half-brother Eisler Liván Hernández leads the league in complete games with 13 and strikeouts with 132 for Isla de la Juventud. Liván Hernández will defect after the following season in Mexico – causing Orlando's suspension.

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates Grupo champion; Italics indicates Serie Nacional champion

[edit] Grupo A

Team G W L WPCT GB
Pinar del Río 62 39 23 0.629 -.-
Matanzas 65 39 26 0.600 1.5
Isla de la Juventud 65 35 30 0.538 5.5
Metropolitanos 65 22 43 0.338 18.5

[edit] Grupo B

Team G W L WPCT GB
Industriales 65 43 22 0.662 -.-
Sancti Spíritus 65 36 29 0.554 7.0
La Habana 65 35 30 0.538 8.0
Cienfuegos 65 20 45 0.308 23.0

[edit] Grupo C

Team G W L WPCT GB
Villa Clara 65 43 22 0.662 -.-
Camagüey 65 35 30 0.538 8.0
Las Tunas 65 28 37 0.431 15.0
Ciego de Ávila 62 18 44 0.290 23.5

[edit] Grupo D

Team G W L WPCT GB
Santiago de Cuba 65 43 22 0.662 -.-
Holguín 65 33 32 0.508 10.0
Granma 65 32 33 0.492 11.0
Guantánamo 65 16 49 0.246 27.0

[edit] Playoffs

  Semifinals Finals
                 
A  Pinar del Río 2  
B  Industriales 4  
    B  Villa Clara 4
  C  Industriales 3
C  Villa Clara 4
D  Santiago de Cuba 2  

[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 Leader Team Number Notes
Batting Average Lourdes Gourriel Sancti Spíritus .395 73 hits in 185 at-bats
Runs Scored Eduardo Paret Villa Clara 59
Base Hits Pedro L. Rodríguez La Habana 100
Doubles Lourdes Gourriel Sancti Spíritus 19
Triples Pedro L. Rodríguez
José Antonio Estrada
Jorge Díaz O.
La Habana
Matanzas
Villa Clara
6
Home Runs Lázaro Junco Matanzas 21
Runs Batted In Daniel Lazo
Fausto Álvarez
Pinar del Río
Santiago de Cuba
63
Base-on-Balls Omar Linares Pinar del Río 54
Intentional Base-on-Balls Omar Linares Pinar del Río 22
Hit-by-Pitch Leonel Moa
Felipe Gálvez
Camagüey
Isla de la Juventud
15
Strikeouts Jorge Salfrán
Lázaro Junco
Metropolitanos
Matanzas
49
Sacrifice Hit Reinier Capote Pinar del Río 11
Sacrifice Fly Juan C. Millán La Habana 7
Stolen Bases Enrique Díaz Metropolitanos 53

[edit] Pitching

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Wins Orlando Hernández Industriales 11
Win-Loss Percentage Jorge Fumero Industriales 1.000 9 - 0
Earned Run Average Osvaldo Fernández R. Holguín 1.62 19 ER in 105.1 IP
Innings Pitched Carlos Yánes Isla de la Juventud 125.1
Games Pitched René Espín Metropolitanos 30
Games Started Rembert Abella
Óscar Gil
Guantánamo
Holguín
19
Games Relieved Reynel David Góngora
René Espín
Miguel Árnay Hernández
Sancti Spíritus
Metropolitanos
Sancti Spíritus
29
Complete Games Eisler Liván Hernández Isla de la Juventud 13
Shutouts Eisler Liván Hernández
Ariel Prieto
José M. Báez
Pedro L. Lazo
José R. Riscart
Isla de la Juventud
Isla de la Juventud
Las Tunas
Pinar del Río
Villa Clara
3
Hits Allowed Misael López Granma 132
Strikeouts Eisler Liván Hernández Isla de la Juventud 132
Base-on-Balls Adiel Palma
Yovani Aragón
Cienfuegos
Sancti Spíritus
63
Intentional Base-on-Balls Reinaldo Batista Ciego de Ávila 21
Hit Batters Carlos A. Yánes Isla de la Juventud 14

[edit] Award Winners

The Most Valuable Player (Jugadores más Valiosos) was Lourdes Gourriel a outfielder-first baseman with Sancti Spíritus. The Most Valuable Pitcher Award (Lanzadores más Valiosos) was not handed out. Reniel Capote of Pinar del Río was the Series' Rookie of the Year (Novatos del Año).

[edit] Series Selectivas

The twentieth Series Selectivas was won by Occidentales, managed by Jorge Fuentes.

[edit] Standings

Team G W L WPCT GB
Occidentales 45 27 18 0.600
Centrales 45 26 19 0.578
Habana 45 19 26 0.422
Orientales 45 18 27 0.400

[edit] Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] Sources

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