Criollos de Caguas

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Team History[edit]

The Criollos de Caguas (Creoles) were a founding member of the Puerto Rican League in 1938. They have won 18 league titles, tied for the most. They have also won the Caribbean Series five times - 1954, 1974, 1987, 2017 and 2018.

Notable Criollos players have included Luis Olmo, Roy Campanella, Bill Byrd, Hank Aaron, Vic Power, Roberto Clemente, Juan Gonzalez, José Cruz, Sr., Ed Figueroa, Felix Mantilla, Carmelo Martinez, Félix Millán, Héctor Cruz, Jerry Morales, Jose Pagan, Juan Pizarro, Sixto Lezcano, Alexis Ríos, Ivan Rodriguez, Tommy Davis, Ferguson Jenkins, Tom Lasorda, Sandy Koufax, Earl Wilson, Gary Carter, Mike Schmidt, Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Don Mattingly, Raúl Casanova, Roberto Alomar and Willie Montanez.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1938-39 16-24
1939-40 23-33
1940-41 27-15 Jose Seda Champions
1941-42 21-23
1946-47 35-25 Runner Up
1947-48 33-26 Quincy Trouppe Champions
1948-49 41-39 Quincy Trouppe
1949-50 47-31 Luis Olmo Champions
1950-51 57-20 Luis Olmo Runner Up
1951-52 42-30 Luis Olmo
1952-53 26-46
1953-54 46-34 Mickey Owen Champions
1954-55 42-30 Ben Geraghty Runner Up
1955-56 38-34 Ben Geraghty Champions
1956-57 39-34
1957-58 33-31 Ted Norbert Champions
1958-59 30-33 Vic Power Runner Up
1959-60 39-24 Vic Power Champions
1960-61 30-34 Vic Power Runner Up
1961-62 43-37
1962-63 41-29 Jim Rivera Runner Up
1963-64 41-29
1964-65 32-37
1965-66 37-34
1966-67 33-37
1967-68 43-27 Nino Escalera Champions
1968-69 37-33 Luis Arroyo
1969-70 34-35 Luis Arroyo
1970-71 41-29 Napoleon Reyes Runner Up
1971-72 34-35
1972-73 38-32
1973-74 39-31 Bobby Wine Champions
1974-75 43-27 Jim Bunning Runner Up
1975-76 35-25 Jim Bunning Runner Up
1976-77 40-20 Doc Edwards Champions
1977-78 37-23
1978-79 29-31 Felix Millan Champions
1979-80 26-33
1980-81 29-31 Ray Miller Champions
1981-82 37-23
1982-83 26-34
1983-84 26-34
1984-85 33-27
1985-86 33-21
1986-87 31-23 Tim Foli Champions
1987-88 24-30
1988-89 29-29
1989-90 28-22 Ramon Aviles Runner Up
1990-91 31-28
1994-95 21-33
1995-96 18-32
1996-97 27-23 Ed Romero
1997-98 30-32 Ed Romero
1998-99 21-28
1999-00 26-25 Bert Pena
2000-01 30-19 Sandy Alomar Sr. Champions
2001-02 27-25 Sandy Alomar Sr. / Bert Pena
2002-03 32-18 Oscar Acosta Runner Up
2003-04 28-20 Mako Oliveras Runner Up
2004-05 24-16 Jose Munoz
2005-06 20-21 Jerry Morales
2006-07 23-21 Mako Oliveras
2007-08 League suspended
2008-09 19-24 Wally Backman / Carmelo Martinez
2009-10 20-20 Carmelo Martinez / Lino Rivera Runner Up
2010-11 31-16 Lino Rivera Champions
2011-12 23-19 Lino Rivera Runner Up
2012-13 24-16 Pedro Lopez Champions
2013-14 21-19 Pedro Lopez Runner Up
2014-15 25-14 Alex Cora
2015-16 21-21 Alex Cora
2016-17 19-21 Luis Matos Champions
2017-18 11-7 Luis Matos Champions
2018-19 16-20 Luis Matos
2019-20 11-20 Luis Matos / Andy Gonzalez

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Thomas E. Van Hyning: "Caguas Criollos: Five Caribbean Series Crowns and Cooperstown Connections", Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 47, Nr. 1 (spring 2018), pp. 7-16.

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