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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
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SportBaseball
Founded1945; 74 years ago (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

HistoryEdit

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]

TeamsEdit

ChampionsEdit

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

Teams in gold Caribbean Series champions

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

Rank Team Wins Years
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 teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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