Tigres de Quintana Roo

Tigres de Quintana Roo
(Tigres del México)
Tigres Quintana Roo logo (10 stars).svg
League Liga Mexicana de Béisbol (Southern Division)
Location Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico (2007-present)
formerly:
Puebla, Puebla (2003-2006)
Mexico City, Mexico (1955-2002)
Ballpark Beto Ávila Stadium (2006–present)
Year Founded 1955
Nickname(s) El equipo que nació campeón
League championships 10 (1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011)
Former ballparks • Parque del Seguro Social (1955-1999)
Foro Sol (2000-2001)
• Parque Hermanos Serdan (2002 - 2005)
Colors

Navy blue, white, orange

              
Logo Design A tiger head
Mascot Chacho the tiger
Manager Matías "Coyote" Carrillo

The Quintana Roo Tigers (Spanish: Tigres de Quintana Roo) also known as Mexico Tigers (Spanish: Tigres del México[1]) is a Triple-A baseball team located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The team is part of the Southern Division (Zona Sur) of the Mexican Baseball League. Tigres has a competitive and long-standing rivalry known as Guerra Civil (Civil War) against Diablos Rojos del Mexico.[2]

Tigres was founded in Mexico City in 1955 by industrial businessman Alejo Peralta and it's currently owned by his son Carlos Peralta. Tigres won the Mexican League championship in its inaugural season, an achievement that has never been matched, and is dubbed: "El equipo que nació campeón" (English: The team that was born as champion).[3]

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Franchise history

On April 14, 1955 Tigres made its debut at Julio Molina's baseball park in Mérida, Yucatán. Their inaugural game represented the hard determination of entrepreneur Don Alejo Peralta y Díaz Cevallos to support the sport that by then was submerged in a financial crisis[citation needed].

The team has won ten championships to date. (1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011)

50th anniversary season

In commemoration of the first 50 years of its foundation an alternate logo was designed. The Tigres played their 50th season relying only on Mexican players, and that made the championship more significant. Furthermore, the 2005 season was named "Ing. Alejo Peralta" in memory of the Tigres' founder, and father of the current owner.

New home for 2007

At the end of the 2006 season, the club's president Carlos Peralta announced that the team would move to the city of Cancún, Quintana Roo. The team was renamed the Quintana Roo Tigres, and play in the Beto Avila Stadium.

Matias Carrillo era (2009-present)

For the 2009 season, Enrique "Che" Reyes was replaced by Matías Carrillo as manager. Carrillo, a former major league player for the Florida Marlins, had been a successful player for Tigres from the late 1990s to the mid 2000s having won 5 championships as player. Tigres continued to be a competitive squad under Carrillo and reached the 2009 final series, but lost to Saraperos de Saltillo. It was two years later, until the 2011 season, when Tigres reached the final once more, this time facing their perennial rival: Diablos Rojos del Mexico.

2011 Championship

The tenth star on Tigres's logo is gold to symbolize the sweep over Diablos Rojos del México in the 2011 championship series.

Tigres and Diablos would play their 8th final series against each other since 1966. Tigres entered the 2011 series as an underdog.[4] Nevertheless, the best-out-of-seven series ended with a 4-0 sweep against Diablos before a sell-out crowd (with a large presence of Tigres supporters) at Foro Sol.[5]

Logos and colors

Roster

The 2011 Tigres de Quintana Roo roster is as follows:[6]

Quintana Roo Tigres rosterview · Francisco Cordova
  • 37 Seth Etherton
  • 56 Enrique Gomez
  • 49 Esteban Haro
  • 51 Edgar Huerta
  •  3 Eder Llamas
  • 13 Juan R. Mares
  • 15 Sandy Nin
  • 33 Pablo Ortega
  • 32 Jose M. Ramirez
  • Catchers

    • 46 Jesus A. Espinoza
    • 43 Iker Franco
    • 60 Omar Renteria
    • 0 Alejandro Valdez

    Infielders

    • 42 Pedro Castellano
    • 22 Kevin Flores
    •  5 Carlos Gastelum
    • 30 Abel Martinez
    • 44 Carlos Sievers
    •  7 Jaime Trejo

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaches

    •  6 Martin Arzate (first base)
    • 12 Santos Hernandez (pitching)
    •  4 Roberto Vizcarraga (hitting)


    Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
    * On [[{{{MLBAffiliation}}} |{{{MLBAffiliation}}}]] 40-man roster
    ∞ Reserve list
    § Suspended list
    ‡ Restricted list
    # Rehab assignment


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    Mexican Baseball Hall of Famers

    The following Hall of Famers played and/or managed for Tigres.

    Name Place of birth Country Position Year of induction Reference
    Alejo Peralta Puebla, Puebla Mexico Mexico Owner 1983 [7]
    Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro Guasave, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 1995 [8]
    Aurelio Rodríguez Cananea, Sonora Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 1995 [9]
    Benjamín Cerda La Barca, Jalisco Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 2007 [10]
    Beto Ávila Veracruz, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 1971
    Celerino Sánchez El Guayabal, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 1994
    Felipe Montemayor Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico Mexico Outfielder (Center field) 1983
    Fermín "Burbuja" Vázquez Mérida, Yucatán Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 2003
    Francisco "Chico" Rodríguez Cananea, Sonora Mexico Mexico Infielder (Shortstop) 2004
    Francisco Maytorena Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Pitcher-RH) 1999
    George Brunet Houghton, Michigan United States United States Battery (Pitcher-LH) 1999
    Gregorio Luque Nogales, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 1999
    Guillermo "Memo" Garibay Torreón, Coahuila Mexico Mexico Manager 1977
    Jack Pierce Laurel, Mississippi United States United States Infielder (1st base) 2001
    Jaime Corella Cananea, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 1991
    José Bache Tuxpan, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 1983
    Leonardo "Leo" Rodríguez Tlahualilo, Durango Mexico Mexico Infielder (3rd base) 1980
    Lino Donoso Havana, Cuba Cuba Cuba Battery (Pitcher-LH) 1988
    Miguel Sotelo Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Battery (Pitcher-RH) 1985
    Miguel Suarez Guasave, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Outfielder (Right field) 1994
    Miguel Fernández Becerril Las Choapas, Veracruz Mexico Mexico Outfielder (Center field) 1984
    Oscar Rodríguez Cabo Rojo, San Germán-Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Outfielder (Center field) 1993
    Roberto Méndez San Blas, Sinaloa Mexico Mexico Infielder (2nd base) 2000
    Rodolfo "Rudy" Sandoval Guaymas, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 2001
    Ronaldo "Ronnie" Camacho Empalme Sonora Mexico Mexico Infielder (1st base) 1983
    Sergio Robles Magdalena de Kino, Sonora Mexico Mexico Battery (Catcher) 2006
    Vicente Romo Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur Mexico Mexico Battery (Pitcher-RH) 1992

    Notable players

    References

    1. ^ http://espndeportes-akamai.espn.go.com/news/story?id=348177
    2. ^ Ravelo, Vania (20 August 2011). "Tambores de guerra" (in Spanish). El Universal. http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/deportes/128929.html. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
    3. ^ "Tigres celebra con su afición" (in Spanish). La Aficion. 28 August 2011. http://www.laaficion.com/noticias/83067-tigres-celebra-con-su-afici-n. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
    4. ^ Bencomo, Héctor (21 August 2011). "Se abrirá el infierno" (in Spanish). Vanguardia. http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/seabriraelinfierno-1075981.html. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
    5. ^ Rodriguez, Salvador (26 August 2011). "Los Tigres dedican triunfo a Matías Carrillo y a todo Cancún" (in Spanish). http://www.record.com.mx/tmf/2011-08-26/los-tigres-dedican-triunfo-matias-carrillo-y-todo-cancun. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
    6. ^ http://liga.mexicana.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=569&sid=l125
    7. ^ "Biografías - Alejo Peralta y Díaz de Ceballos" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. http://www.salondelafama.com.mx/salondelafama/trono/alfasf.asp?x=59. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
    8. ^ "Biografías - Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. http://www.salondelafama.com.mx/salondelafama/trono/alfasf.asp?x=116. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
    9. ^ "Biografías - Aurelio Rodríguez" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. http://www.salondelafama.com.mx/salondelafama/trono/alfasf.asp?x=114. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
    10. ^ "Biografías - Benjamín Cerda" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. http://www.salondelafama.com.mx/salondelafama/trono/alfasf.asp?x=171. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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