Mexican Pacific League

The Mexican Pacific League (Spanish: Liga Mexicana del Pacífico or LMP) is an independent professional baseball league in Mexico. The ten-team league regular season runs during the winter from October to December and is followed by a playoff series in January to determine the league champion. The league's winner takes part in the Caribbean Series each year.

Mexican Pacific League
SportBaseball
Founded1945 (1945)
DirectorOmar Canizales Soto
No. of teams10
CountryMexico
HeadquartersGuadalajara, Jalisco
ContinentNorth America
Most recent
champion(s)
Charros de Jalisco
(1st title)
Most titlesNaranjeros de Hermosillo (16 titles)
TV partner(s)ESPN[1]
iTV Deportes
Megacable[2]
Telemax
Televisoras Grupo Pacífico
TVC Deportes[3]
Official websiteLMP.mx

History

Founded in 1945, the league was previously known as the Liga Invernal de Sonora (English: Sonora Winter League) and Liga Sonora-Sinaloa (English: Sonora-Sinaloa League) before adopting its present name in 1970.[4]

Teams

As of 2019-20 season:[5]

TeamCityStateStadiumCapacityFounded
Águilas de MexicaliMexicaliBaja CaliforniaB'Air19,0001948
Algodoneros de GuasaveGuasaveSinaloaEstadio Francisco Carranza Limón10,0001965
Cañeros de Los MochisLos MochisSinaloaEmilio Ibarra Almada11,0001947
Charros de JaliscoGuadalajaraJaliscoPanamericano16,500[6]2014
Mayos de NavojoaNavojoaSonoraManuel "Ciclón" Echeverría11,5001950
Naranjeros de HermosilloHermosilloSonoraSonora16,0001944
Sultanes de MonterreyMonterreyNuevo LeónEstadio Mobil Super22,0611939
Tomateros de CuliacánCuliacánSinaloaTomateros20,0001965
Venados de MazatlánMazatlánSinaloaTeodoro Mariscal16,0001945
Yaquis de ObregónCiudad ObregónSonoraYaquis16,0001947

Champions

SeasonLiga de la Costa del Pacífico Champion
1945–46Venados de Mazatlán
1946–47Presidentes de Hermosillo
1947–48Ostioneros de Guaymas
1948–49Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1949–50Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1950–51Ostioneros de Guaymas
1951–52Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1952–53Venados de Mazatlán
1953–54Venados de Mazatlán
1954–55Venados de Mazatlán
1955–56Tacuarineros de Culiacán
1956–57Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1957–58Venados de Mazatlán
SeasonLiga Invernal de Sonora Champion
1958–59Ostioneros de Guaymas
1959–60Ostioneros de Guaymas
1960–61Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1961–62Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1962–63Ostioneros de Guaymas
1963–64Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1964–65Ostioneros de Guaymas
seasonLiga Sonora-Sinaloa Champion
1965–66Yaquis de Obregón
1966–67Tomateros de Culiacán
1967–68Ostioneros de Guaymas
1968–69Cañeros de Los Mochis
1969–70Tomateros de Culiacán
SeasonLiga Mexicana del Pacífico Champion
1970–71Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1971–72Algodoneros de Guasave
1972–73Yaquis de Obregón
1973–74Venados de Mazatlán
1974–75Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1975–76Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1976–77Venados de Mazatlán
1977–78Tomateros de Culiacán
1978–79Mayos de Navojoa
1979–80Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1980–81Yaquis de Obregón
1981–82Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1982–83Tomateros de Culiacán
1983–84Cañeros de Los Mochis
1984–85Tomateros de Culiacán
1985–86Águilas de Mexicali
1986–87Venados de Mazatlán
1987–88Potros de Tijuana
1988–89Águilas de Mexicali
1989–90Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1990–91Potros de Tijuana
1991–92Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1992–93Venados de Mazatlán
1993–94Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1994–95Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1995–96Tomateros de Culiacán
1996–97Tomateros de Culiacán
1997–98Venados de Mazatlán
1998–99Águilas de Mexicali
1999–2000Mayos de Navojoa
2000–01Naranjeros de Hermosillo
2001–02Tomateros de Culiacán
2002–03Cañeros de Los Mochis
2003–04Tomateros de Culiacán
2004–05Venados de Mazatlán
2005–06Venados de Mazatlán
2006–07Naranjeros de Hermosillo
2007–08Yaquis de Obregón
2008–09Venados de Mazatlán
2009–10Naranjeros de Hermosillo
2010–11Yaquis de Obregón
2011–12Yaquis de Obregón
2012–13Yaquis de Obregón
2013–14Naranjeros de Hermosillo[7]
2014–15Tomateros de Culiacán
2015–16Venados de Mazatlán[8]
2016–17Águilas de Mexicali
2017–18Tomateros de Culiacán
2018–19Charros de Jalisco

Teams in gold Caribbean Series champions

Liga Mexicana del Pacífico Championships by team (1958–59 – 2018–19)

RankTeamWinsYears
1 Naranjeros de Hermosillo 16 1961, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2014
2 Tomateros de Culiacán 11 1967, 1970, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2015, 2018
3 Venados de Mazatlán 9 1974, 1977, 1987, 1993, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2016
4 Yaquis de Obregón 7 1966, 1973, 1981, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
5 Águilas de Mexicali 4 1986, 1989, 1999, 2017
6 Cañeros de Los Mochis 3 1969, 1984, 2003
7 Mayos de Navojoa 2 1979, 2000
7 Potros de Tijuana 2 1988, 1991
9 Algodoneros de Guasave 1 1972
9 Charros de Jalisco 1 2019

Defunct teams

See also

References

  1. includes ESPN 2 and ESPN 3
  2. includes Megasports
  3. includes TVC Deportes 2
  4. "MEXICAN BASEBALL HISTORY 3: The Mexican Pacific League". Baseball Mexico. 19 September 2009.
  5. Multimedia®, SOMOS. "LA LIGA MEXICANA DEL PACÍFICO CRECE A DIEZ EQUIPOS, SE UNEN MONTERREY Y GUASAVE". Liga Mexicana del Pacífico.
  6. "Charros de Jalisco". www.charrosjalisco.com.
  7. "Mexico repeats as Caribbean Series champ". Major League Baseball. 9 February 2014.
  8. "Venados beat Tigres to win the Caribbean Series". Sportsnet. 7 February 2016.
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