Industriales de Valencia

The Industriales de Valencia was a baseball club who played from 1955 through 1968 in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. The Industriales joined the league as a replacement for the Santa Marta BBC.

The Industriales were based at Valencia, the capital city of Carabobo state, and played their home games at Estadio Cuatricentenario.

The Valencia club won five season titles, four championships and three sub-championships in its 13-season history, representing Venezuela in the first stage of the Caribbean Series in the 1956 and 1958 tournaments.

Despite their successful performance at the league, the Industriales folded in 1968 due to low attendance numbers. They relocated to Portuguesa state for the 1968–1969 season, and were renamed Llaneros de Acarigua.

Yearly Team RecordsEdit

Season Record   Finish Manager Notes
  1955-56   33-21 1st  Regino Otero  Championship title
1956-57   12-14 (1st half) 
 18-8 (2nd half)
4th
1st
Regino Otero  Lost championship series
1957-58 23-18 1st Regino Otero 1st round series winner
 2nd round series winner 
Championship title
1958-59 28-18 1st Regino Otero Lost semifinal round
1959-60 16-13 -- Jim Fanning  Season suspended by players' strike 
1960-61 30-22 1st Rodolfo Fernández Won semifinal round
Championship title
1961-62 21-30 3rd Rodolfo Fernández
Julio Bracho
Did not qualify for the playoffs
1962-63 23-16 1st Robert Hoffman Won semifinal round
Championship title
1963-64 26-24 (tied for 1st) Dave Bristol Lost championship series
1964-65 25-25 3rd Rodolfo Fernández
Robert Davis
Did not qualify for the playoffs
1965-66 36-24 2nd Johnny Lipon Won semifinal round
Lost championship series
1966-67 32-30 (tied for 3rd) Johnny Lipon Lost semifinal round
1967-68 27-23 4th Mel McGaha
   Alfonso Carrasquel   
Did not qualify for the playoffs

All-time rosterEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Gutiérrez, Daniel; Alvarez, Efraim; Gutiérrez (h), Daniel (2006). La Enciclopedia del Béisbol en Venezuela. LVBP, Caracas. ISBN 980-6996-02-X
  • PuraPelota.com – Industriales de Valencia
  • es.Wikipedia.org – Industriales de Valencia