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[edit] Team History

Founded in 2004 as the Tijuana Toros, this Mexican League team made a strong debut, drawing a minor-league-high 12,000 fans per game that year. In 2005 they changed their name to the Potros and performed very well, making the North Division finals before losing in 7 games to Saltillo. However, they were gone by the end of the 2008 season.

An earlier incarnation of the team played in southwestern leagues in the 1950s as the Tijuana Colts and/or Tijuana Potros. From 1977-1991, another Potros de Tijuana club played in the Mexican Pacific League, taking titles in 1987/88 and 1990/91 to advance to the Caribbean Series both years.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Notes
1949 58-68 overall 6th Bruce Ogrodowski none Salinas moved to Tijuana on August 5
1950 70-77 5th Zenon Ochoa / Enrique Fernandez / Butch Moran
1951 65-79 7th Luis Montes de Oca / Enrique Fernandez
1952 80-56 1st Fernando Paredes none League Champs
1956 17-59 -- Virgilio Arteaga -- Team disbanded on June 28
2005 64-46 2nd Raul Cano / Jose Bellazetin Lost in 3rd round
2006 58-52 8th Lost in 1st round
2007 48-59 11th
2008 46-61 12th

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