Estrellas Orientales

Estrellas Orientales (English: Eastern Stars), also known as Estrellas de Oriente, is a baseball team in the Dominican Winter League. Based in San Pedro de Macorís, the team has historically struggled, winning championships only in 1936, 1954, 1968 and 2019.

Estrellas Orientales
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Team logo Cap insignia
Information
LeagueDominican Professional Baseball League
LocationSan Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís Province
BallparkTetelo Vargas Stadium
Year established1910; 112 years ago (1910)
League championships4 (1936, 1954, 1968, 2019)
ColorsGreen and white
   
ManagerFernando Tatís
PresidentMiguel Feris Chalas
Uniforms
Home
Away

HistoryEdit

The team was established on 15 December 1910 with the idea of competing against Tigres del Licey, that dominated the Dominican League during those years. Estrellas Orientales won their first title in 1936 defeating Santiago Baseball Club, Tigres del Licey and Leones del Escogido. The team won the championship for the second time in 1954 and again in 1968.[1]

In 2019, after 51 years, Estrellas Orientales won their fourth title after defeating Toros del Este in the championship series.[2]

RosterEdit

Estrellas Orientales roster - 2020–21 Dominican Professional Baseball League
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager


Retired numbersEdit

No. Name Pos. Year
1 Tetelo Vargas OF 1936
4 Alfredo Griffin SS 1976
5 Rico Carty LF 1963
10 Ralph Garr OF 1968
12 Manuel Castillo 3B 1980
16 Rafael Ramírez SS 1980
17 Silvano Quezada P 1967
18 Rafael Batista 1B 1973
123 José Oliva 3B 1994

TriviaEdit

The Estrellas Orientales franchise is considered the equivalent of the Chicago Cubs among Dominican Teams because of their championship drought which lasted from 1968 until 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HISTORIA – Estrellas Baseball Club". estrellasbc.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Estrellas Orientales se coronan Campeones tras 51 años". Lidom (in Spanish). 24 January 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2021.

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