Granma (Serie Nacional)

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Granma has played in the Cuban Serie Nacional since 1977-1978. The team, known as the "Alazanes" (which is the Spanish name for a chestnut-colored horse), is based in Bayamo in Granma Province. They won their first title in 2016-2017, with strong performances that year by MVP Lázaro Blanco on the mound and Dennis Laza at the plate; long-time star Alfredo Despaigne scored the clinching run and Guillermo Avilés came up big in the finale. They repeated in 2017-2018 with a strong postseason; Blanco again was their ace starter while Avilés and Lázaro Cedeño supplied the pop. Their third title came in 2020-2021, with key figures being Avilés, Cedeño and Carlos Benítez on offense and Blanco was again the star hurler.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1977-78 25-25 Carlos Martí
1978-79 27-21 Carlos Martí
1979-80 22-29 Carlos Martí
1980-81 24-27 Carlos Martí
1981-82 26-25 Carlos Martí
1982-83 19-32 Carlos Martí
1983-84 34-41 Carlos Martí
1984-85 31-44 Carlos Martí
1985-86 21-27 Carlos Martí
1986-87 29-19 Carlos Martí
1987-88 29-19 Carlos Martí
1988-89 29-19 Carlos Martí 3rd place
1989-90 28-20 Carlos Martí 4th place
1990-91 22-26 Carlos Martí
1991-92 28-20 Carlos Martí Lost in 1st round
1992-93 39-26 Carlos Martí
1993-94 32-33 Carlos Martí
1994-95 37-28 Arnaldo Iznaga
1995-96 33-32 Arnaldo Iznaga
1996-97 28-37 Agustín Arias
1997-98 31-59 Ramón Rodríguez
1998-99 56-34 Carlos Martí Lost in 1st round
1999-00 53-37 Carlos Martí Lost in semi-finals
2000-01 55-35 Carlos Martí Lost in 1st round
2001-02 38-52 Carlos Martí
2002-03 45-45 Carlos Martí Lost in semi-finals
2003-04 49-41 Carlos Martí Lost in 1st round
2004-05 50-40 Carlos Martí Lost in 1st round
2005-06 51-38 Marcos Fonseca Lost in semi-finals
2006-07 45-45 Marcos Fonseca
2007-08 36-54 Carlos Martí
2008-09 34-56 Osvaldo Avilés
2009-10 45-43 Ángel Ortega
2010-11 53-37 Ángel Ortega Lost in semi-finals
2011-12 54-42 Indalecio Alejandrez Lost in semi-finals
2012-13 19-26 Indalecio Alejandrez
2013-14 20-25 Indalecio Alejandrez
2014-15 53-44 Carlos Martí Lost in semi-finals
2015-16 43-44 Carlos Martí
2016-17 50-40 Carlos Martí Champions
2017-18 49-39 Carlos Martí Champions
2018-19 18-25 Carlos Martí
2019-20 26-19 Carlos Martí
2020-21 48-28 Carlos Martí Champions

Note: There were no playoffs prior to 1985. The top team in the regular-season was named champion.