Tigres de Aragua

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Tigres de Aragua
Aragua Tigers
Tigres de Aragua Logo
League: Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional
Founding: July 1965
First Season: 1965/1966
City: Maracay, Aragua
Stadium: Estadio José Pérez Colmenares
League Titles: 10
  1971-72, 1974-75, 1975-76, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2011-12, 2015-16
Serie del Caribe Titles: 1
  2009
Former Names:
Future Names:
President: Rafael Rodríguez Rendón
General Manager: Rafael Rodríguez Rendón
Manager:

The Tigres de Aragua are a Venezuelan winter league team that plays in the Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. The team was founded in 1965 by Homero Días Osuna, Óscar Ortega, Ildegar Pérez Segnini, Alfredo García Guevara and Foción Serrano. The team joined the LVBP as part of league's first expansion. In the team's seventh season the team won its first LVBP title, two years later it won its second which was followed by a third championship in the following year. In recent years the team has again become one of the league's top teams under the guidance of manager Buddy Bailey, winning back-to-back titles from 2003 to 2005 and again from 2006-2009. After losing in the finals in 2011, they won their 9th league title in 2012 and added a 10th in 2016.

The Tigres won their first Caribbean Series title in 2009.

Yer-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1965-66 18-42 José Casanova
1966-67 28-32 José Casanova / Cal Ermer
1967-68 34-26 Wilfredo Calvino Runner Up
1968-69 30-30 Carlos Pascual Runner Up
1969-70 30-30 Roger Craig Semi Final
1970-71 23-37 Wilfredo Calvino
1971-72 32-28 Vern Rapp / Rod Carew Champions
1972-73 36-35 Jim Frey Semi Final
1973-74 32-28 Ozzie Virgil Sr. Season cancelled
1974-75 32-28 Ozzie Virgil Sr. Champions
1975-76 31-33 Ozzie Virgil Sr. Champions
1976-77 26-39 Ozzie Virgil Sr.
1977-78 35-35 Ozzie Virgil Sr. Semi Final
1978-79 37-33 Ozzie Virgil Sr. Semi Final
1979-80 25-45 Ozzie Virgil Sr. / Dave Concepcion
1980-81 27-33 Carlos Pascual
1981-82 33-34 Roy Majtyka / Enrique Izquierdo
1982-83 33-32 Enrique Izquierdo / Dave Concepcion Semi Final
1983-84 30-36 Bob Didier
1984-85 38-27 Bob Didier Runner Up
1985-86 30-35 Jim Fregosi
1986-87 30-34 Bob Didier
1987-88 29-31 Jack Lind Runner Up
1988-89 26-34 Jim Shellenback Runner Up
1989-90 20-40 Dave Concepcion
1990-91 29-31 Marc Bombard
1991-92 34-25 Rick Down Runner Up
1992-93 31-29 Mike Hart
1993-94 32-28 Rick Down
1994-95 34-26 Grady Little
1995-96 31-29 Eddie Rodriguez / Alfredo Ortiz
1996-97 26-24 Alfredo Ortiz
1997-98 26-38 Trey Hillman / Alfredo Ortiz
1998-99 34-28 Alfredo Ortiz
1999-00 29-32 Alfredo Ortiz
2000-01 30-32 Rodolfo Hernandez
2001-02 33-29 Bill Plummer Runner Up
2002-03 28-11 Buddy Bailey Season cancelled
2003-04 34-28 Buddy Bailey Champions
2004-05 31-31 Buddy Bailey Champions
2005-06 38-24 Buddy Bailey Runner Up
2006-07 41-21 Buddy Bailey Champions
2007-08 32-31 Buddy Bailey Champions
2008-09 36-27 Buddy Bailey Champions
2009-10 28-35 Buddy Bailey
2010-11 33-30 Buddy Bailey Runner Up
2011-12 31-30 Buddy Bailey Champions
2012-13 23-39 Buddy Bailey
2013-14 29-34 Buddy Bailey
2014-15 35-27 Luis Sojo / Carlos Subero
2015-16 31-32 Eddie Perez Champions
2016-17 30-33 Eddie Perez / Buddy Bailey 1st Round
2017-18 32-31 Buddy Bailey / Carlos Garcia 1st Round
2018-19 33-30 Ramon Hernandez / Oscar Salazar 1st Round

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]

Retired Numbers[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

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