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Monterrey, Nuevo León

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Monterrey is the capital of the northern Mexican state of Nuevo León. Monterrey is a large industrial city (the third most populous city in the country) located 50 miles north-east of Saltillo, Coahuila, and 150 miles south of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

Monterrey was the first Mexican city to host a regular season major league game; this was on August 16, 1996, a two-game series between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Estadio de béisbol Monterrey. The experience was repeated in 1999 and again in 2018, when it was the site of the first no-hitter thrown outside the United States or Canada. Given the success of these series, MLB committed to another four games in the city in 2019, in April and May, in addition to a pair of spring training games.

The city has also hosted a number of international tournaments, including the 1992 Junior World Championship and the 2001 World Youth Championship. A team from Monterrey won the Little League World Series in 1957 and 1958.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Andrew Mearns: "Remembering the first time that Major League Baseball came to Mexico", "Cut4",, November 13, 2017. [1]
  • Matt Monagan: "The Mexico Little League team that shocked the world: From the modest sandlots of Monterrey to the only LLWS perfect game",, April 27, 2023. [2]