Villa Clara (Serie Nacional)

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The Villa Clara team is a member of the Cuban Serie Nacional. Located in Santa Clara, Villa Clara, the team has won five Serie Nacional titles. When Cuba returned to the Caribbean Series in 2014, Villa Clara became the first Cuban team in a Caribbean Series since Cienfuegos in 1960. Prominent players have included Víctor Mesa, Ariel Pestano, Eduardo Paret and Livan Hernandez.

Team nicknames include Naranjas (Orange), Azucareros (Sugar Makers) and Leopardos (Leopards).



Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1977-78 28-21 Eduardo Martin
1978-79 36-14 Eduardo Martin
1979-80 34-17 Eduardo Martin
1980-81 33-18 Eduardo Martin
1981-82 24-27 Lázaro Pérez
1982-83 41-8 Eduardo Martin Champions
1983-84 48-27 Eduardo Martin
1984-85 46-29 Eduardo Martin
1985-86 35-13 Eduardo Martin 3rd place (t)
1986-87 33-14 Eduardo Martin 3rd place (t)
1987-88 25-23 Emilio Madrazo
1988-89 26-22 Luis González
1989-90 26-22 Luis González
1990-91 27-21 Eduardo Martin
1991-92 25-23 Eduardo Martin
1992-93 42-23 Pedro Jova Champions
1993-94 43-22 Pedro Jova Champions
1994-95 44-18 Pedro Jova Champions
1995-96 48-17 Pedro Jova Runners-up
1996-97 37-27 Pedro Jova Runners-up
1997-98 47-43 Luis Jova
1998-99 51-39 Roberto Rodríguez Lost in 1st round
1999-00 53-37 Roberto Rodríguez Lost in 1st round
2000-01 59-31 Víctor Mesa Lost in 1st round
2001-02 54-36 Víctor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2002-03 56-34 Víctor Mesa Runners-up
2003-04 57-33 Víctor Mesa Runners-up
2004-05 51-39 Víctor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2005-06 58-32 Víctor Mesa Lost in 1st round
2006-07 52-38 Víctor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2007-08 55-33 Víctor Mesa Lost in semi-finals
2008-09 53-37 Eduardo Martin Runners-up
2009-10 56-32 Eduardo Martin Runners-up
2010-11 50-39 Eduardo Martin Lost in 1st round
2011-12 58-38 Ramón Moret Lost in 1st round
2012-13 50-37 Ramón Moret Champions
2013-14 50-37 Ramón Moret Lost in semi-finals
2014-15 21-24 Ramón Moret
2015-16 22-23 Vladimir Hernández
2016-17 52-38 Vladimir Hernández Lost in semi-finals
2017-18 23-22 Vladimir Hernández
2018-19 49-41 Eduardo Paret Runners-up
2019-20 17-27 Eduardo Paret

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