Petroleros de Poza Rica

From BR Bullpen


The Petroleros de Poza Rica (based in Poza Rica, Veracruz) have been members of the Mexican League on and off since 1958. They were absent from 1984-1995 and 1998-2005. The team won their only pennant in 1959 behind the bat of Aldo Salvent (.317/~.401/.568, 29 HR to tie for the league lead, 16 SB), the pitching of Roberto Vargas (13-3, a league-best 2.55) and the fine two-way play of Diomedes Olivo (21-8, 3.02, tied for the league lead in wins and a .269 average with 5 homers at the plate). They played their home games in Estadio General Heriberto Jara Corona in 2006 but a dispute with the Oil Workers Union, the stadium's owners, led to the club moving mid-season to Cordoba, Veracruz where they became the Cafeteros de Cordoba.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1958 52-68 5th (t) Jesus Valenzuela / Pepe Bache none
1959 84-62 1st Pepe Bache / Luis "Camaleón" García Lost in 1st round
1960 65-78 4th Daniel Ríos / Bernardo Lopez none
1961 61-72 3rd Bernardo Lopez none
1962 51-79 6th Jose Bache / Walter Graham / Bernardo Lopez none
1963 66-66 4th (t) Manuel Arroyo / David Garcia none
1964 70-70 5th Memo Garibay none
1965 64-76 8th Guillermo Frayde none
1966 61-79 7th Tony Castano
1967 65-75 5th Winston Brown none
1968 60-79 7th Winston Brown / Ricardo Garza none
1969 66-87 7th Ricardo Garza none
1970 57-93 10th David Garcia
1971 61-81 10th David Garcia / Moises Camacho
1972 65-70 10th Moises Camacho
1973 79-53 3rd Moises Camacho Lost in 1st round
1974 71-65 6th Moises Camacho
1975 68-67 7th Moises Camacho
1976 68-67 8th David Garcia
1977 58-91 14th George Brunet / David Garcia
1978 67-84 12th Luis Arroyo / Emilio Sosa / David Garcia
1979 57-74 17th Emilio Sosa
1980 36-57 18th David Garcia none (Player strike)
1981 68-87 15th Luis Alcaraz
1982 81-49 1st David Garcia Lost in 1st round
1983 41-73 16th David Garcia / Aaron Flores
1996 63-50 4th Raul Cano / Bernardo Calvo / Jesus Sommers Lost in 1st round
1997 67-52 3rd (t) Lost in 1st round
2006 43-64 overall -- -- Poza Rica moved to Cordoba June 14