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The 1994-1995 season was the thirty-fourth season of Cuba's national baseball system.

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[edit] Serie Nacional

The 34th Serie Nacional was won by Villa Clara, managed by Pedro Jova, for its third straight title. The Naranjas are the first team since Industriales won four straight in the mid-sixties.

After Villa Clara wins Grupo C by 18½ games, they sweep Grupo D winner Holguín in the semifinals. The team then defeats Pinar del Río – who had also swept their semifinal opponent of La Habana – four games to two.

La Habana's José Ibar wins 14 games to lead the league while future big leaguer Rolando Arrojo goes 11 – 0 for the champions. Rey Isaac of Santiago de Cuba sets a new record for most consecutive games with a hit by going 37 games with a hit – breaking Lazaro Vargas's ten-year old record of 31.

On January 14, Villa Clara sets numerous records for a team against Las Tunas. The champions score 38 runs on 37 hits and 37 runs batted in. Out of the 37 hits, 24 of the which were for extra bases, with 15 doubles. Both Eddy Rojas and Amado Zamora tie a record by scoring six times, while Rojas ties a nine-inning record with 6 hits. Not to go quietly Las Tunas scores 15 runs, has 24 hits, with 8 extra base hits, of which 5 were doubles. The total number of runs scored, 53; hits, 61; extra base hits, 32; and doubles, 20 set National League records.

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates Grupo champion; Italics indicates Serie Nacional champion

[edit] Grupo A

Team G W L WPCT GB
Pinar del Río 65 41 24 0.631 -.-
Matanzas 64 37 27 0.578 3.5
Metropolitanos 65 29 36 0.446 12.0
Isla de la Juventud 62 23 39 0.371 16.5

[edit] Grupo B

Team G W L WPCT GB
La Habana 64 46 18 0.719 -.-
Industriales 63 35 28 0.556 10.5
Cienfuegos 64 33 31 0.516 13.0
Sancti Spíritus 64 23 41 0.359 23.0

[edit] Grupo C

Team G W L WPCT GB
Villa Clara 62 44 18 0.710 -.-
Camagüey 65 27 38 0.415 18.5
Las Tunas 65 27 38 0.415 18.5
Ciego de Ávila 65 18 47 0.277 27.5

[edit] Grupo D

Team G W L WPCT GB
Holguín 65 37 28 0.569 -.-
Granma 65 37 28 0.569 -.-
Santiago de Cuba 65 37 28 0.569 -.-
Guantánamo 65 20 45 0.308 17.0

[edit] Playoffs

  Semifinals Finals
                 
A  Pinar del Río 4  
B  La Habana 0  
    A  Pinar del Río 2
  C  Villa Clara 4
C  Villa Clara 4
D  Holguín 0  

[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 Amado Zamora Villa Clara .395 66 hits in 167 at-bats
Runs Scored Omar Linares Pinar del Río 63
Base Hits Alexander Ramos Isla de la Juventud 100
Doubles Antonio Scull Metropolitanos 28
Triples Juan García
José Antonio Estrada
Ciego de Ávila
Matanzas
7
Home Runs Miguel Caldés Camagüey 20
Runs Batted In Óscar Machado Villa Clara 64
Base-on-Balls Omar Linares Pinar del Río 64
Intentional Base-on-Balls Lourdes Gourriel Sancti Spíritus 18
Hit-by-Pitch Ordanis Duboys Holguín 14
Strikeouts Jesús Reyes Cienfuegos 51
Sacrifice Hit Armando Jiménez La Habana 9
Sacrifice Fly Gilberto Rodríguez Las Tunas 7
Stolen Bases Enrique Díaz Metropolitanos 22

[edit] Pitching

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Wins José Ibar La Habana 14
Win-Loss Percentage Luis R. Arrojo Villa Clara 1.000 11 - 0
Earned Run Average Luis R. Arrojo Villa Clara 1.88 18 ER in 86 IP
Innings Pitched Adiel Palma Cienfuegos 126.2
Games Pitched Rubén Rodríguez Santiago de Cuba 30
Games Started Óscar Gil Holguín 17
Games Relieved Carlos E. Rodríguez Metropolitanos 28
Complete Games Pedro L. Lazo Pinar del Río 11
Shutouts José Ibar
Osvaldo Fernández R.
Orlando Hernández
Faustino Corrales
Ormari Romero
La Habana
Holguín
Industriales
Pinar del Río
Santiago de Cuba
3
Hits Allowed Adiel Palma Cienfuegos 125
Strikeouts Omar Luis Camagüey 108
Base-on-Balls Adiel Palma
Isidro González
Cienfuegos
Las Tunas
54
Intentional Base-on-Balls Rafael Delgado Matanzas 12
Hit Batters Isidro González Las Tunas 17

[edit] Award Winners

The Most Valuable Player (Jugadores más Valiosos) was Amado Zamora a outfielder with Villa Clara. The Most Valuable Pitcher (Lanzadores más Valiosos) was José Ibar of La Habana. Larry Rodríguez of La Habana was the Series' Rookie of the Year (Novatos del Año).

[edit] Series Selectivas

The twenty-first Series Selectivas was won by Orientales, managed by the Higinio Vélez.

[edit] Standings

Team G W L WPCT GB
Orientales 45 29 16 0.644 -.-
Occidentales 44 26 18 0.591 2.5
Habana 45 19 26 0.422 10
Centrales 44 15 29 0.341 13.5

[edit] Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] Sources

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