Azucareros del Este

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Team History[edit]

The Azucareros del Este (Sugar Makers of the East) joined the Dominican League in 1983 as an expansion team. They won their only Dominican League title in 1994-1995. League MVPs from the club were Bob Brower and Andujar Cedeno. They finished second (4-2) in the 1995 Caribbean Series under manager Art Howe with an impressive staff of Pedro Martinez, Jose Rijo and Pedro Astacio.

The Azucareros sat out for two seasons (1998/99 & 1999/00) as their ballpark suffered damage due to Hurricane Georges. In 2005 they were renamed the Toros del Este.

Yearly Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1983-84 27-42 Victor Nazario
1984-85 31-29 Octavio Rojas Runner Up
1985-86 29-32 Phil Regan
1986-87 27-19 Joe Ferguson
1987-88 27-33 Octavio Rojas
1988-89 28-32 Victor Nazario
1989-90 15-32 Frank Reberger
1990-91 26-22 Jeff Cox
1991-92 26-22 Jeff Cox / Luis Silverio
1992-93 19-29 Rafael Santana Runner Up
1993-94 24-24 Joe Ferguson / Victor Nazario
1994-95 29-19 Art Howe Champions
1995-96 17-31 Phil Regan / Manny Mota
1996-97 28-22 Del Crandall
1997-98 20-30 Mickey Hatcher
1998-99 Did not enter
1999-00 Did not enter
2000-01 25-25 Dwayne Murphy / Junior Noboa
2001-02 26-23 Andy Etchebarren / Bobby Jones
2002-03 16-34 Bobby Jones / Ramon Sambo
2003-04 26-24 Luis Silverio
2004-05 17-32 Bonny Castillo / Luis Silverio