Tigres del Licey

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The Tigres del Licey are the most successful team in the history of the Dominican League and arguably the greatest winter league team ever. Through 2017, they had won 22 pennants, two ahead of the Águilas Cibaeñas for the most; other than the Águilas Cibaeñas, all the other teams in the history of the league combined had fewer titles than the Licey squad. They have won ten Caribbean Series, more than all the champions from either the Cuban Winter League, Venezuelan Winter League or Mexican Pacific League and the most in Series history.

Founded in 1907, years before the Dominican League existed, the club is based out of Santo Domingo. Bob Gibson, Tony Oliva, Mark McGwire, Pedro Martinez, Vladimir Guerrero and David Ortiz are among the most famous players to appear on the Tigers' roster over the years.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1951 31-22 Manuel Henríquez / Fellé Delgado Champions
1952 28-26 Dario Sanchez Runner Up
1953 36-18 Óscar Rodríguez Champions
1954 37-14 Óscar Rodríguez Runner Up
1955-56 30-23 Red Davis Semi Final
1956-57 35-17 Eddie Lopat Runner Up
1957-58 25-26 Al Hollingsworth Semi Final
1958-59 30-29 Joe Schultz Champions
1959-60 20-39 Joe Schultz / Norm Larker
1960-61 23-25 Manuel Henríquez Semi Final
1963-64 29-29 Vernon Benson Champions
1964-65 31-25 Clyde King / Joe Schultz Semi Final
1966-67 23-35 Tom Spencer / Ray Shore
1967-68 23-35 Manny Mota / Hal Smith
1968-69 19-31 Don Hoak
1969-70 30-20 Fred Hatfield / Manny Mota Champions
1970-71 33-27 Fred Hatfield / Manny Mota Champions
1971-72 34-25 Les Moss Runner Up
1972-73 32-23 Tom Lasorda Champions
1973-74 37-21 Tom Lasorda Champions
1974-75 28-29 Tom Lasorda / Manny Mota Semi Final
1975-76 26-34 Tom Lasorda Runner Up
1976-77 34-26 Buck Rodgers Champions
1977-78 34-25 John McNamara Runner Up
1978-79 24-35 John McNamara
1979-80 40-19 Del Crandall Champions
1980-81 30-30 Del Crandall Semi Final
1981-82 16-44 Roberto Diaz / Manny Mota
1982-83 29-30 Manny Mota Champions
1983-84 40-29 Manny Mota Champions
1984-85 40-20 Terry Collins Champions
1985-86 30-31 Luis Pujols Runner Up
1986-87 22-24 Keith Lieppman
1987-88 38-22 Jim Lefebvre
1988-89 37-22 Bill Russell Runner Up
1989-90 28-19 Kevin Kennedy
1990-91 26-22 John Roseboro Champions
1991-92 23-25 Leo Posada
1992-93 22-25 Guy Conti / Bill Russell
1993-94 26-22 Casey Parsons Champions
1994-95 18-30 Casey Parsons
1995-96 23-24 Rafael Landestoy
1996-97 25-23 Lorenzo Bundy / Sal Rende
1997-98 30-20 Dave Jauss Runner Up
1998-99 33-27 Dave Jauss Champions
1999-00 23-25 Ron Washington / Teddy Martinez
2000-01 17-33 Manny Mota
2001-02 30-20 Bob Geren Champions
2002-03 20-30 Dave Jauss
2003-04 30-20 Manny Acta Champions
2004-05 26-24 Manny Acta Runner Up
2005-06 32-18 Rafael Landestoy Champions
2006-07 31-19 Rafael Landestoy Runner Up
2007-08 29-19 Tim Tolman / Hector de la Cruz Runner Up
2008-09 26-24 Hector de la Cruz / Jose Offerman Champions
2009-10 28-22 Dave Jauss / Jose Offerman
2010-11 17-32 Dave Clark / Brian Harper
2011-12 26-24 Rafael Landestoy / Nelson Norman
2012-13 21-29 Dean Treanor / Mike Guerrero
2013-14 29-21 Mike Guerrero / Jose Offerman Champions
2014-15 19-31 Jose Offerman / Wally Backman
2015-16 29-21 Lino Rivera Runner Up
2016-17 26-24 Pat Kelly / Audo Vicente Champions
2017-18 25-25 Luis Urueta Runner Up
2018-19 27-23 Robby Hammock / Jose Offerman

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]

Retired Numbers[edit]