Cangrejeros de Santurce

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Team History[edit]

Founded in 1939 by Pedrin Zorrilla, the Cangrejeros de Santurce (Santurce Crabbers) are a long-time member of the Puerto Rican League. They have won 16 championships. Through 2019, their 16 pennants are third in league annals. The Cangrejeros have also won five Caribbean Series - 1951, 1953, 1955, 1993 and 2000. Through 2014, they have won the most Caribbean Series of any Puerto Rican team and were tied for second in Series titles among all nations behind only the Tigres del Licey.

In 2005 the Cangrejeros were sold and moved to Arecibo. The team returned to Santurce in 2008 but were gone by the end of the year. In 2012 they rejoined the league. For many years, they shared Sixto Escobar Stadium with their main rivals, the Senadores de San Juan.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1939-40 26-29
1940-41 21-21 Runner Up
1941-42 21-23
1942-43 18-17 Runner Up
1943-44 22-22
1944-45 19-22
1945-46 13-27
1946-47 25-30
1947-48 33-27
1948-49 47-33 Vic Harris Runner Up
1949-50 45-35 Vic Harris
1950-51 48-30 George Scales Champions
1951-52 41-31 George Scales Runner Up
1952-53 42-30 Buster Clarkson Champions
1953-54 32-48 Buster Clarkson
1954-55 47-25 Herman Franks Champions
1955-56 43-29 Herman Franks Runner Up
1956-57 43-29 Ted Norbert Runner Up
1957-58 36-28 Ramon Concepcion Runner Up
1958-59 36-27 Ramon Concepción Champions
1959-60 25-37 Luis Olmo
1960-61 29-35 Luis Olmo
1961-62 42-38 Vernon Benson Champions
1962-63 36-34 Ray Katt
1963-64 33-37 Preston Gomez
1964-65 41-28 Preston Gomez Champions
1965-66 29-41 Luis Olmo
1966-67 45-26 Earl Weaver Champions
1967-68 47-22 Earl Weaver Runner Up
1968-69 49-20 Frank Robinson
1969-70 35-33 Frank Robinson Runner Up
1970-71 37-32 Frank Robinson Champions
1971-72 34-33 Ruben Gomez
1972-73 45-25 Frank Robinson Champions
1973-74 34-37 Frank Robinson
1974-75 30-40 Frank Robinson
1975-76 28-32 Jack McKeon
1976-77 32-27 Jack McKeon
1977-78 27-33 Jack Krol
1978-79 31-29 Frank Robinson
1979-80 36-24 Frank Robinson Runner Up
1980-81 28-32 Cookie Rojas
1981-82 33-27 Jack Aker
1982-83 35-26 Jack Aker
1983-84 31-30 Ray Miller
1984-85 32-28 Frank Verdi Runner Up
1985-86 31-23 Sandy Alomar Sr.
1986-87 23-30 Kevin Kennedy
1987-88 31-21 Kevin Kennedy Runner Up
1988-89 24-36
1989-90 22-28 Ray Miller
1990-91 30-28 Mike Cubbage / Mako Oliveras Champions
1991-92 24-26 Mako Oliveras
1992-93 29-18 Mako Oliveras Champions
1993-94 21-27 Mako Oliveras Runner Up
1994-95 22-32 Mako Oliveras
1995-96 26-24 Jose Cruz Sr.
1996-97 28-22 Matt Galante
1997-98 25-37 Pete Mackanin / Frankie Thon
1998-99 26-22 Frankie Thon
1999-00 26-23 Ken Griffey Sr. / Mako Oliveras Champions
2000-01 27-23 Mako Oliveras
2001-02 28-25 Mako Oliveras Runner Up
2002-03 18-32 Mako Oliveras
2003-04 27-23 Wally Backman
2004-05 19-21 Carmelo Martinez
2008-09 19-22 Ramon Aviles
2012-13 21-18 Carlos Baerga
2013-14 18-22 Jose Flores / Carlos Lezcano
2014-15 19-19 Pedro Lopez / Eduardo Perez Champions
2015-16 21-21 Pedro Lopez / Ramon Vazquez Champions
2016-17 28-12 Ramon Vazquez Runner Up
2017-18 9-9 Mako Oliveras / Ramon Vazquez Runner Up
2018-19 17-19 Ramon Vazquez Champions
2019-20 22-10 Jose Valentin Champions

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]

Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Alumni[edit]

Notable Former Players[edit]

Retired Numbers[edit]