Culiacán is a city in northwestern Mexico and is the largest city and capital of the state of Sinaloa. It is 150 miles north-west of Mazatlan, Sinaloa and 120 miles south-east of Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
Culiacan hosted the Caribbean Series in 2001 and 2017. It is the site of a youth academy run by Major League Baseball in cooperation with the state government which opened in January 2017.
Teams that have played here
People born here
- Miguel Ahumada, writer
- Víctor Álvarez, pitcher
- Marco Carrillo, minor league pitcher
- Francisco Felix, minor league pitcher
- Luis Juárez, minor league catcher
- Arnold León, pitcher
- Juan Manuel Ley López, minor league owner
- Arturo López, pitcher
- Andrés Meza, minor league pitcher
- Oliver Pérez, pitcher
- Rafael Reyes Nájera, writer; Salón de la Fama
- Daniel Rodríguez, minor league pitcher
- Julio Urias, pitcher
- Salvador Valdez, minor league pitcher
- Jesús Valenzuela, minor league pitcher; Salón de la Fama
- Jorge Vázquez, infielder
People who died here
- Jesse Sanchez: "MLB unveils 'ambitious' Mexican academy: Inaugural class of 45 prospects includes brother of Dodgers' phenom Urias", mlb.com, February 6, 2017.