Matanzas (Serie Nacional)

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Matanzas is a team in the Cuban Serie Nacional. Rarely a contender, they won their first title in 2019-2020. They played from 1967-1968 through 1973-1974 and returned to the Serie Nacional in 1992-1993. Their lone MVP (through 2014) was José Estrada in 1996-1997. In 2007-2008, they featured batting titlist Yoandy Garlobo.

The team is nicknamed the Cocodrilos (Crocodiles) .





Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1967-68 36-63 Juan Bregio
1968-69 35-64 Eduardo Rodriguez
1969-70 26-36 Jose Nakamura
1970-71 18-48 Luis Melendez Lago
1971-72 13-53 René Nodarse
1972-73 34-44 Roberto Hernandez
1973-74 28-49 Roberto Hernandez
1992-93 35-30 Gerardo Junco
1993-94 39-26 Gerardo Junco
1994-95 37-27 Rigoberto Rosique
1995-96 37-27 Rigoberto Rosique
1996-97 39-26 Rigoberto Rosique
1997-98 39-51 Evelio Hernández
1998-99 40-50 Carlos Mesa
1999-00 39-51 Carlos Mesa
2000-01 36-54 Tomás Soto
2001-02 48-42 Gerardo Junco
2002-03 41-49 Gerardo Junco
2003-04 27-63 Mario Domecq
2004-05 28-61 Alfonso Urquiola
2005-06 29-61 Alfonso Urquiola
2006-07 26-64 Rigoberto Rosique
2007-08 34-56 Rigoberto Rosique
2008-09 39-51 Wilfredo Menéndez
2009-10 33-57 Wilfredo Menéndez
2010-11 34-55 Wilfredo Menéndez
2011-12 58-38 Victor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2012-13 52-34 Victor Mesa Runners-up
2013-14 57-30 Victor Mesa Runners-up
2014-15 55-32 Victor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2015-16 55-30 Victor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2016-17 70-20 Victor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2017-18 61-29 Víctor Figueroa Lost in semi-finals
2018-19 14-30 Víctor Figueroa
2019-20 52-38 Armando Ferrer Champions

Note: There were no playoffs prior to 1985. The top team in the regular-season was named champion.