Leones del Escogido

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Team History[edit]

The Leones del Escogido (Escogido Lions) are a team in the Dominican League. Through 2016, they have won 16 national championships and four Caribbean Series, most recently in 2012.

Founded in 1921, the club is based out of Santo Domingo. Felipe Alou, Jesus Alou, Matty Alou, Juan Marichal, David Ortiz, Sammy Sosa, and Alex Rodriguez are among the most famous players to appear on the Lions' roster over the years. Ken Oberkfell has been their manager during their most recent run of success.

Former major leaguer Moises Alou currently (since 2010) works as general manager for the Leones team, winning three championships in his first four years (2009-10, 2011-12 and 2012-13).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1951 25-29 Pepe Lucas Runner-up
1952 31-23 Martin Dihigo / Felix Delgardo
1953 26-28 Ramon Concepcion
1954 19-28 Antonio Rodriguez
1955-56 35-18 Frank Genovese Champions
1956-57 31-21 Red Davis Champions
1957-58 31-20 Salty Parker Champions
1958-59 38-21 Salty Parker Runner-up
1959-60 39-22 Pete Reiser Champions
1960-61 29-19 Pepe Lucas Champions
1963-64 29-28 Pepe Lucas Semi Final
1964-65 33-23 Danny Ozark / Frank Genovese Runner-up
1966-67 31-27 Salty Parker / Felipe Alou Runner-up
1967-68 31-27 Hub Kittle Runner-up
1968-69 31-27 Andy Gilbert Champions
1969-70 19-31 Andy Gilbert / Frank Genovese
1970-71 30-29 Tom Lasorda Runner-up
1971-72 25-34 Freddie Velazquez / Frank Genovese
1972-73 17-37 Frank Genovese / Wilfredo Calviño
1973-74 30-28 Jim Williams / Felipe Alou Semi Final
1974-75 24-34 Felipe Alou
1975-76 23-37 Karl Kuehl
1976-77 31-29 Jim Bunning Semi Final
1977-78 26-34 Russ Nixon / Freddie Velazquez
1978-79 32-27 Jim Beauchamp Runner-up
1979-80 24-35 Vern Rapp / Ozzie Virgil Sr.
1980-81 40-20 Felipe Alou Champions
1981-82 37-23 Felipe Alou Champions
1982-83 27-32 Felipe Alou
1983-84 32-38 Hal Lanier / Felipe Alou
1984-85 27-33 Felipe Alou
1985-86 33-27 Manny Mota Semi Final
1986-87 19-28 Manny Mota
1987-88 32-28 Felipe Alou / Phil Regan Champions
1988-89 30-29 Phil Regan Champions
1989-90 27-24 Felipe Alou Champions
1990-91 23-26 Rick Williams / Sam Mejias Runner-up
1991-92 23-25 Felipe Alou Champions
1992-93 18-30 Carlos Alfonso
1993-94 28-20 Luis Pujols
1994-95 23-25 Luis Pujols / Tim Johnson
1995-96 34-14 Marc Hill / Junior Noboa
1996-97 28-21 Ozzie Virgil / Junior Noboa Runner-up
1997-98 28-22 Miguel Dilone
1998-99 40-21 Dave Miley Runner-up
1999-00 27-20 Dave Miley
2000-01 27-22 Tim Foli / Bruce Fields Runner-up
2001-02 19-30 Luis Pujols / Arturo DeFreites
2002-03 26-24 Bruce Fields / Mako Oliveras Runner-up
2003-04 15-35 Nick Leyva / Bonny Castillo
2004-05 22-28 Juan Samuel / Mike Guerrero
2005-06 26-24 Bob Geren / Mako Oliveras
2006-07 17-33 Dean Treanor / Hector de la Cruz
2007-08 21-28 Donnie Scott / Bien Figueroa
2008-09 25-25 Bien Figueroa / Luis Natera
2009-10 30-19 Ken Oberkfell Champions
2010-11 27-22 Ken Oberkfell / Luis Pujols
2011-12 26-24 Tony DeFrancesco / Ken Oberkfell Champions
2012-13 23-28 Ken Oberkfell / Audo Vicente Champions
2013-14 31-19 Audo Vicente Runner-up
2014-15 17-33 David Bell / Luis Rojas
2015-16 25-25 Luis Rojas Champions
2016-17 25-25 Luis Rojas
2017-18 27-23 Luis Rojas
2018-19 27-23 Luis Rojas
2019-20 24-26 Buck Britton / Luis Matos
2020-21 14-16 Dave Jauss

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]