Pinar del Río (Serie Nacional)

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Pinar del Río was formed in 1992-1993 when the Forestales and Vegueros merged. The Forestales had previously gone by the Pinar del Río name from 1967-1974. The team has won titles in 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 2010-2011 and 2013-2014. Pinar del Río stars have included Omar Linares, Pedro Luis Lazo, Omar Ajete, José Contreras, Alexei Ramirez and Yosvani Peraza.

Pinar del Río won the 2015 Caribbean Series, defeating the Tomateros de Culiacan in the finals, thereby becoming the first Cuban team in 55 years to win the tournament.

Pinar del Rio are nicknamed the Vegueros, after the veguero cigars which are made in the province.


Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1967-68 12-85 Ismael Salgado
1968-69 43-56 Ismael Salgado
1969-70 29-36 Ismael Salgado
1970-71 11-55 Lázaro Rivero
1971-72 17-49 Lázaro Rivero
1972-73 28-47 Lázaro Rivero
1973-74 39-39 Juan "Charles" Diaz
1992-93 47-18 Jorge Fuentes Runners-up
1993-94 39-23 Jorge Fuentes Lost in semi-finals
1994-95 41-24 Jorge Fuentes Runners-up
1995-96 41-23 Jorge Fuentes Lost in semi-finals
1996-97 50-15 Jorge Fuentes Champions
1997-98 56-34 Alfonso Urquiola Champions
1998-99 53-37 Alfonso Urquiola Lost in 1st round
1999-00 59-31 Alfonso Urquiola Runners-up
2000-01 59-31 Jorge Fuentes Runners-up
2001-02 64-26 Jorge Fuentes Lost in semi-finals
2002-03 56-34 Jorge Fuentes Lost in semi-finals
2003-04 57-33 Jorge Fuentes Lost in semi-finals
2004-05 55-34 Jorge Fuentes Lost in 1st round
2005-06 48-42 Juan "Charles" Diaz
2006-07 56-34 Jorge Fuentes Lost in 1st round
2007-08 45-45 Jorge Fuentes Runners-up
2008-09 54-36 Luis Casanova Lost in semi-finals
2009-10 46-43 Alfonso Urquiola
2010-11 50-39 Alfonso Urquiola Champions
2011-12 47-49 Juan Castro
2012-13 36-51 Giraldo González
2013-14 52-35 Alfonso Urquiola Champions
2014-15 48-39 Alfonso Urquiola
2015-16 51-35 Jorge Gallardo Runners-up
2016-17 18-25 Jorge Gallardo
2017-18 41-49 Pedro Luis Lazo
2018-19 27-18 Pedro Luis Lazo
2019-20 23-21 Alfonso Urquiola

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