Tomateros de Culiacán

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Team History[edit]

Located in Culiacán, Sinaloa, the Culiacan Tomato Growers have been members of the Mexican Pacific League since 1965-66. They have won 12 pennants, including five under the guidance of Frank Estrada. They won the Caribbean Series in 1996 and in 2002, making them the only LMP team with multiple victories on that stage until 2011 when the Yaquis de Obregon joined them. The team has had several league MVPs: Andrés Ayón, John Morris, Tomas Armas, Salome Barojas, Nelson Barrera, Martin Hernandez, Rodrigo López, Adán Muñoz and Luis Cruz.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1965-66 32-52 Nazario Moreno
1966-67 55-31 Vinicio García Champions
1967-68 57-37 Vinicio García Runner Up
1968-69 30-30 Vinicio García
1969-70 36-27 Vinicio García Champions
1970-71 41-44
1971-72 39-31 Runner Up
1972-73 39-48
1973-74 41-45
1974-75 49-35
1975-76 42-43
1976-77 31-34 Semi Final
1977-78 42-31 Frank Robinson / Raúl Cano Champions
1978-79 44-30 Raúl Cano
1979-80 38-36 Runner Up
1980-81 30-55
1981-82 44-45
1982-83 37-33 Francisco Estrada Champions
1983-84 36-38 Francisco Estrada Semi Final
1984-85 37-34 Francisco Estrada Champions
1985-86 34-34 Francisco Estrada Runner Up
1986-87 33-28 Francisco Estrada 1st Round
1987-88 31-27 Francisco Estrada 1st Round
1988-89 36-48
1989-90 36-33 Jorge Fitch
1990-91 32-24 Marco Antonio Vázquez / Jorge Tellaeche Runner Up
1991-92 39-35 Semi Final
1992-93 32-36
1993-94 28-40 Lorenzo Bundy
1994-95 32-22 Marco Antonio Vázquez Runner Up
1995-96 29-27 M.A. Vazquez / F. Estrada Champions
1996-97 38-24 Francisco Estrada Champions
1997-98 34-25 Francisco Estrada Semi Final
1998-99 32-35 Nelson Barrera Runner Up
1999-00 37-31 Alfonso Jimenez Semi Final
2000-01 30-38 Tim Ireland / Francisco Estrada
2001-02 41-27 Francisco Estrada Champions
2002-03 35-31 Francisco Estrada 1st Round
2003-04 38-30 Francisco Estrada Champions
2004-05 42-23 Francisco Estrada Semi Final
2005-06 31-36 Francisco Estrada 1st Round
2006-07 32-33 Francisco Estrada / Marco Antonio Guzman Semi Final
2007-08 35-33 Marco Antonio Guzman / Tim Johnson Semi Final
2008-09 26-42 Juan Jose Pacho
2009-10 38-30 Nick Leyva / Francisco Estrada Semi Final
2010-11 39-29 Alfonso Jiménez Semi Final
2011-12 41-27 Alfonso Jiménez Semi Final
2012-13 43-23 Lino Rivera Semi Final
2013-14 34-33 Lino Rivera 1st Round
2014-15 38-30 Benji Gil Champions
2015-16 28-40 Benji Gil
2016-17 36-32 Lino Rivera / Enrique Reyes Semi Final
2017-18 39-29 Benji Gil Champions
2018-19 38-30 L. Bundy / R. Cancel / O. Robles 1st Round
2019-20 37-29 Benji Gil Champions

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]

Website[edit]

Official site