Cardenales de Lara

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Cardenales de Lara
Lara Cardinals
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League: Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional
Founding: 1942
First Season: 1965/1966
City: Barquisimeto, Lara
Stadium: Estadio Antonio Herrera Gutiérrez
League Titles: 4
  1990/1991, 1997/1998, 1998/1999, 2000/2001
Serie del Caribe Titles: 0
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President: Humberto Oropeza
General Manager: Carlos Oropeza
Manager: Pedro Grifol

The Cardenales de Lara are a Venezuelan winter league team that plays in the Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. After Venezuela won the Serie del Caribe in 1941 and as baseball gained popularity in the country, Don Antonio Herrera Gutiérrez founded the club in the following year. The team was based in Carora, Lara. The team played in the Liga Occidental until its collapse and then joined the LVBP as part of league's first expansion in 1965. The Cardenales were the only Western team to make the jump. It took the team 25 years to win its first title, against the Leones del Caracas. In the late 1990s the team won three titles in five years.

The team's fans are called the mar rojo (red sea) due to the distint color of the team.

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