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The Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (Owls of the Two Laredos), formerly known as the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo (Owls of Nuevo Laredo), are a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team based in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, playing in the Mexican League. Their home games are played at Parque la Junta, which has a capacity of 6,000 fans, and Uni-Trade Stadium, across the river in Laredo, Texas.

Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos
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Information
LeagueLiga Mexicana de Béisbol (Northern Division)
LocationNuevo Laredo
Laredo
BallparkEstadio Nuevo Laredo (2008–2010; 2018)
Uni-Trade Stadium (from 2018)
Parque la Junta (1947–2004; from 2019)
Veterans Field (1985–2004)
Year founded1940
League championships1953, 1954, 1958, 1977, and 1989
ColorsNavy blue, white, green, red
                   
MascotOwl
ManagerHouston Jiménez
PresidentJosé Antonio Mansur Galán

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Logo of the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo

The Tecolotes de los dos Laredos were originally named the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo from their founding in 1940 to 1985, during which time they only played in Nuevo Laredo. In 1985, the Tecolotes played games on both of the sides of the border in Nuevo Laredo and Laredo. In 2004, the Tecolotes were transferred to Tijuana and were renamed Potros de Tijuana. The Tecolotes were the Mexican League Champions in 1953, 1954, 1958, 1977, and 1989; and were runners-up in 1945, 1955, 1959, 1985, 1987, 1992, and 1993.

Baseball returned to the city in 2008 when the Rieleros de Aguascalientes were transferred to Nuevo Laredo as the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo.[1] The Tecolotes did not play in the 2011–2012 seasons, but had hopes of returning for the 2013 season. The owner was trying to sell the team to León, Guanajuato.[2] On November 22, 2011, the team was sold to a Colombian investor and the team was transferred to Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.[3]

After the 2017 season, the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz franchise was relocated to Nuevo Laredo, where the team will be known as the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos in 2018.[4] They will play half of their home games at Estadio Nuevo Laredo and the other half at Uni-Trade Stadium.[5]

ChampionshipsEdit

Year Champions Series Subchampions
1945 Alijadores de Tampico * Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo
1953 Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo * Sultanes de Monterrey
1954 Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo * Leones de Yucatán
1955 Tigres Capitalinos 2-0 Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo
1958 Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo * Diablos Rojos del México
1959 Petroleros de Poza Rica * Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo
1977 Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo 4-1 Diablos Rojos del México
1985 Diablos Rojos del México 4-1 Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos
1987 Diablos Rojos del México 4-1 Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos
1989 Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos 4-2 Leones de Yucatán
1992 Tigres Capitalinos 4-2 Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos
1993 Olmecas de Tabasco 4-1 Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos

Current RosterEdit

Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 55 Gabino Avalos
  • 74 Alejandro Barraza
  • 13 Cesar Carrillo
  • 92 Francisco Del Rosario
  • 69 Antonio Guzman
  • 53 Luke Heimlich
  • 80 Luis Heredia
  • 45 Jeff Ibarra
  • 83 Román Méndez
  • 54 Jose Meraz
  • 33 Gerardo Navarro
  • 31 Jose Oyervidez
  • 59 Cesilio Pimentel
  • 70 Pedro Rodriguez
  • 58 Edwin Salas
  • 99 Kenneth Sigman
  • 84 Paul Voelker
  • 48 Ivan Zavala

Catchers

  • 23 Luis Flores  
  •  6 Cristian Mejia
  • 85 Arturo Rodriguez
  • 18 Luany Sanchez

Infielders

  • 20 Rudy Flores
  • 28 Balbino Fuenmayor
  • 22 Roberto Lopez
  • 23 Brandon Macias
  • 94 Jose Martinez
  • 24 Juan Martinez
  •  5 Alejandro Rivero
  • 12 Josh Rodriguez
  •  3 Roberto Valenzuela

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

  •  8 Marco Antonio Cruz (first base)
  • 17 Ricardo Cuevas (bench)
  • 15 Guillermo Larreal (pitching)
  • 35 Ruben Tinoco (bullpen)
  • 14 Rafael Rijo (third base)


  7-day injured list

# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 16, 2019
Transactions
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ El Mañana Article of the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo and the newly built Ciudad Deportiva Archived 2009-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ El Mañana Article: Tecolotes Not coming back Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine (Spanish)
  3. ^ El Manana article: Adios Tecolotes Archived 2012-07-31 at Archive.today ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  4. ^ Asamblea de Presidentes LMB (Spanish). MILB.com. September 27, 2017. Retrieved on October 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Spedden, Zach (November 21, 2017). "Laredo Approves Deal With Tecolotes Dos Laredos". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved November 21, 2017.

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