Venados de Mazatlán

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The Venados de Mazatlán (or Mazatlan Deer or Reindeer in English) have been a mainstay of Mexican winter baseball for decades. They won five titles in the winter Pacific Coast League in the 1940s and 1950s and have won eight pennants in the Mexican Pacific League - in 1974, 1977, 1987, 1993, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2016. They won their first Caribbean Series in 2005 behind the strong arm of Francisco Campos. They won their second title in 2016 when they swept through the tournament undefeated.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1945-46 32-22 Manolo Fortes Champions
1946-47 26-26 Manolo Fortes
1947-48 25-35 Manolo Fortes
1948-49 37-23 Guillermo Garibay
1949-50 Did not enter
1950-51 30-30 Guillermo Garibay
1951-52 33-27 Guillermo Garibay Runner Up
1952-53 39-18 Guillermo Garibay Champions
1953-54 48-32 Guillermo Garibay Champions
1954-55 47-33 Guillermo Garibay Champions
1955-56 23-33 Guillermo Garibay
1956-57 31-29 Guillermo Garibay
1957-58 41-21 Guillermo Garibay Champions
1965-66 36-47 Daniel Rios
1966-67 39-42 Mario Peláez
1967-68 39-51 Guillermo Garibay
1968-69 25-31
1969-70 24-37
1970-71 44-40
1971-72 34-39 Semi Final
1972-73 34-51
1973-74 44-39 Ronaldo Camacho Champions
1974-75 25-55
1975-76 40-45 Russ Nixon
1976-77 29-36 Miguel Gaspar / Alfredo Ortiz Champions
1977-78 37-36 1st Round
1978-79 35-39
1979-80 36-35
1980-81 40-44
1981-82 36-53
1982-83 36-36 1st Round
1983-84 36-34 Benjamin Reyes 1st Round
1984-85 33-40
1985-86 37-35 Carlos Paz 1st Round
1986-87 35-27 Carlos Paz Champions
1987-88 29-28 Semi Final
1988-89 48-37 Semi Final
1989-90 37-31 Benjamin Reyes Semi Final
1990-91 31-39 Semi Final
1991-92 35-42
1992-93 36-29 Ramón Montoya Champions
1993-94 40-27 1st Round
1994-95 31-25 Ozzie Virgil Semi Final
1995-96 31-27 Fernando Villaescusa Runner Up
1996-97 27-35 Marco Antonio Vazquez
1997-98 30-32 Raúl Cano Champions
1998-99 28-40 Raúl Cano
1999-00 40-28 Raúl Cano 1st Round
2000-01 40-28 Tim Johnson Runner Up
2001-02 38-30 Tim Johnson Runner Up
2002-03 31-34 Dan Firova Semi Final
2003-04 40-28 Dan Firova Semi Final
2004-05 35-30 Dan Firova / Juan Jose Pacho Champions
2005-06 35-32 Juan Jose Pacho Champions
2006-07 38-27 Juan Jose Pacho Runner Up
2007-08 36-30 Juan Jose Pacho / Eddie Diaz Runner Up
2008-09 41-27 Lorenzo Bundy Champions
2009-10 36-32 Lorenzo Bundy Runner Up
2010-11 33-35 Lorenzo Bundy 1st Round
2011-12 27-41 Homar Rojas / Miguel Ojeda
2012-13 27-40 Carlos Subero / Alfonso Jimenez 1st Round
2013-14 26-40 Alfonso Jimenez / Miguel Flores
2014-15 31-36 Miguel Ojeda / Juan Jose Pacho 1st Round
2015-16 38-30 Juan Jose Pacho Champions
2016-17 29-39 J.J. Pacho / Daniel Fernandez 1st Round
2017-18 37-31 Daniel Fernandez 1st Round
2018-19 34-34 Juan Jose Pacho Semi Final
2019-20 31-37 Juan Jose Pacho Runner Up

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]


Source: Viva Beisbol newsletter by Bruce Baskin