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Alacranes de Durango (baseball club)

There have been three Minor League Baseball clubs named Alacranes de Durango (Durango Scorpions) in Mexican Baseball History.[1]

In all its incarnations, the Alacranes have represented the city of Durango, the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Durango. Since classification of the minor leagues began, they have been labeled as classes C, A and AAA in a span of 12 seasons from 1956–1979. The name is traditional for all sports teams from Durango, as its association football club is also called the Alacranes.

Besides, Durango is known nationally and even internationally as the Land of the Scorpions (Tierra de los Alacranes), due to abundant species of scorpions on its territory, especially in the colonial areas.[2]

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Alacranes de Durango chronologyEdit

Year League Class Record Finish Manager Notes Ref
1956 Mexican Central League C 45-54 5th Salvador Sahuayo
Adolfo Cabrera
[3]
1957 Mexican Central League C 52-48 3rd Virgilio Arteaga [4]
1965 Mexican Center League A 66-72 4th Regino García
Francisco Martínez
[5]
1966 Mexican Center League A 67-69 5th   Francisco Martínez   [6]
1967 Mexican Center League A 45-95 8th Epitacio Torres [7]
1972 Mexican Center League A 34-35 4th Guillermo Frayde [8]
1973 Mexican Center League A 25-43 8th Felipe Hernández [1] [9]
1974 Mexican Center League A 52-23 1st Manuel Fortes [2][3] [10]
1976 Mexican League AAA 54-79 15th Ossie Álvarez
Jorge Fitch
Al Gallagher
[11]
1977 Mexican League AAA 77-71 7th Benjamin Cerda [4] [12]
1978 Mexican League AAA 85-65 4th (tied) Benjamin Cerda [5] [13]
1979 Mexican League AAA 58-74 16th Benjamin Cerda [14]

1. Served as a farm club for AAA Algodoneros del Unión Laguna
2. Served as a farm club for AAA Charros de Jalisco
3. Won Championship
4. Lost in 1st round of playoffs
5. Lost in 1st round of playoffs

Notable playersEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Alacranes de Durango History. Baseball Reference Bullpen website
  2. ^ Durango's Cult of the Scorpion. Los Angeles Times website
  3. ^ 1956 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  4. ^ 1957 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  5. ^ 1965 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  6. ^ 1966 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  7. ^ 1967 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  8. ^ 1972 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  9. ^ 1973 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  10. ^ 1974 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  11. ^ 1976 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  12. ^ 1977 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  13. ^ 1978 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website
  14. ^ 1979 Alacranes de Durango season. Baseball Reference website

Further readingEdit

  • Treto Cisneros, Pedro (2002). The Mexican League/La Liga Mexicana: Comprehensive Player Statistics, 1937-2001. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-78-641378-2
  • Worth, Richard (2013). Baseball Team Names: A Worldwide Dictionary, 1869–2011. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-78-646844-7