Santiago de Cuba (Serie Nacional)

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Santiago de Cuba have been a successful team in the Cuban Serie Nacional since debuting in 1977, winning eight league titles. Two of Cuba's all-time greats, Antonio Pacheco and Orestes Kindelan, led the team from the mid-1980s until 2001.

Team nickname is the Avispas (Wasps).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1977-78 25-25 Francisco Escaurido
1978-79 23-28 Frangel Reynaldo
1979-80 35-16 Manuel Miyar Champions
1980-81 25-26 Manuel Miyar
1981-82 21-30 Manuel Miyar
1982-83 24-25 Jose Carrillo
1983-84 47-28 Manuel Miyar
1984-85 45-30 Manuel Miyar
1985-86 34-14 Higinio Vélez 3rd place (t)
1986-87 35-13 Higinio Vélez 2nd place
1987-88 40-8 Higinio Vélez 2nd place (t)
1988-89 29-19 Higinio Vélez Champions
1989-90 36-12 Higinio Vélez Runners-up
1990-91 33-15 Armando Calzadilla Lost in 1st round
1991-92 26-22 Higinio Vélez
1992-93 41-24 Frangel Reynaldo Lost in 1st round
1993-94 43-22 Frangel Reynaldo Lost in 1st round
1994-95 37-28 Frangel Reynaldo
1995-96 40-25 Higinio Vélez Lost in 1st round
1996-97 49-16 Higinio Vélez Lost in 1st round
1997-98 61-28 Higinio Vélez Runners-up
1998-99 46-44 Higinio Vélez Champions
1999-00 62-28 Higinio Vélez Champions
2000-01 55-35 Higinio Vélez Champions
2001-02 54-36 Higinio Vélez Lost in 1st round
2002-03 44-46 Frangel Reynaldo Lost in 1st round
2003-04 53-37 Frangel Reynaldo Lost in semi-finals
2004-05 55-35 Antonio Pacheco Champions
2005-06 56-34 Antonio Pacheco Runners-up
2006-07 57-32 Antonio Pacheco Champions
2007-08 61-29 Antonio Pacheco Champions
2008-09 57-33 Antonio Pacheco Lost in 1st round
2009-10 48-41 Antonio Pacheco Lost in 1st round
2010-11 45-45 Antonio Pacheco
2011-12 53-43 Alcides Sánchez
2012-13 18-27 Alcides Sánchez
2013-14 36-51 Luis Larduet
2014-15 21-24 Luis Larduet
2015-16 15-30 Alcides Sánchez
2016-17 14-30 Reutilio Hurtado
2017-18 21-24 Orestes Kindelán
2018-19 25-20 Eriberto Rosales
2019-20 47-43 Eriberto Rosales

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