Tigres de Quintana Roo

The Tigres de Quintana Roo (English: Quintana Roo Tigers), formerly known as the Tigres del Mexico (English: México Tigers)[1] are a professional baseball team in the Mexican League based in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The team is part of the Southern Division (Zona Sur). The team has won twelve championships to date: 1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, and 2015.

Tigres de Quintana Roo
Team logo Cap insignia
LeagueLiga Mexicana de Beisbol (Zona Sur)
LocationCancún, Quintana Roo
BallparkEstadio de Béisbol Beto Ávila
Nickname(s)"El equipo que nació campeón"
League championships12 (1955, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Division championships18 (1955, 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1982, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Former name(s)Tigres de la Angelopolis
Tigres Capitalinos
Former ballparks
ColorsNavy blue, orange, white
OwnershipFernando Valenzuela and Linda Burgos
ManagerCarlos Gastélum
PresidentFernando Valenzuela Burgos
Media106.7FM, 105.1FM

The Tigres were founded in Mexico City in 1955 and played there through the 2006 season. The team was founded by industrial businessman Alejo Peralta, and was long owned by his son, Carlos Peralta. The team was purchased by an ownership group including Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Fernando Valenzuela in 2017.

They have a competitive and long-standing rivalry known as the Guerra Civil (Civil War) against their former crosstown rivals the Diablos Rojos del Mexico.[2] The Tigres won the Mexican League championship in their inaugural season, an achievement that has never been matched, and was dubbed: "El equipo que nació campeón" (English: The team that was born as champion).[3] The Tigres are a perennial powerhouse and have won 18 division and 12 league championships since their inception.

Franchise history edit

On 14 April 1955, the Tigres made their debut at the Julio Molina ballpark in Mérida, Yucatán. Their inaugural game represented the determination of entrepreneurs Don Alejo Peralta and Díaz Cevallos to support the sport that by then was submerged in a financial crisis.[citation needed]

Tigres Capitalinos edit

The Tigres played in Mexico City from its inception until 2001, when the team moved to Puebla City. The team was known as Tigres del México o Tigres Capitalinos. During these years, the team played at the Parque del Seguro Social and later at the Foro Sol, starting in 2000, after the Parque del Seguro Social was demolished in order to build a shopping mall.[4]

On their last two seasons in Mexico City, the Tigres won back to back championships, defeating rivals Diablos Rojos del México.[5]

Move to Puebla edit

In 2002, the team moved to Puebla and changed its name to Tigres de la Angelópolis.

50th anniversary season edit

In commemoration of their first 50 years of competition, an alternate logo was designed in 2005. The Tigres played their 50th season relying only on Mexican players, making the championship more significant. Furthermore, the 2005 season was named "Ing. Alejo Peralta" in memory of the Tigres' founder and father of the then-owner.

New home for 2007 edit

At the end of the 2006 season, the club's president, Carlos Peralta, announced that the team would move to the city of Cancún, Quintana Roo. The team was renamed the Quintana Roo Tigres, and began play in Beto Ávila Stadium.[6]

Carrillo and Vizcarra era (2009–present) edit

For the 2009 season, Enrique "Che" Reyes was replaced by Matías Carrillo as manager. Carrillo, a former major league player for the Florida Marlins, had been a successful player for Tigres from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s having won five championships as player. The Tigres continued to be a competitive squad under Carrillo and reached the 2009 final series, but lost to Saraperos de Saltillo. It was two years later, in 2011, when the team reached the final once more, this time facing their perennial rival: the Diablos Rojos del Mexico.

2011 championship edit

In 2011, the Tigres and Diablos would play their eighth finals series against each other since 1966. The Tigres entered the 2011 series as an underdog.[7] Nevertheless, the best-out-of-seven series ended with a 4–0 sweep against Diablos before a sell-out crowd (with a large presence of Tigres supporters) at Foro Sol.[8]

2013 championship edit

Despite injuries to key Tigres players, the team won its eleventh championship against the Sultanes de Monterrey, 4–1, in a best-out-of-seven series.

Championship games edit

Season Champion Series Runner Up
1955 Tigres del México 2–0 Tecolotes de Nvo. Laredo
1956 Diablos Rojos del México Tigres Capitalinos
1960 Tigres del México Águila de Veracruz
1965 Tigres del México Pericos de Puebla
1966 Tigres del México 4–2 Diablos Rojos del México
1982 Indios de Ciudad Juárez 4–0 Tigres Capitalinos
1992 Tigres del México 4–2 Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos
1997 Tigres del México 4–1 Diablos Rojos del México
1999 Diablos Rojos del México 4–2 Tigres Capitalinos
2000 Tigres del México 4–1 Diablos Rojos del México
2001 Tigres del México 4–2 Diablos Rojos del México
2002 Diablos Rojos del México 4–3 Tigres de la Angelopolis
2003 Diablos Rojos del México 4–1 Tigres de la Angelopolis
2005 Tigres del Puebla 4–2 Saraperos de Saltillo
2009 Saraperos de Saltillo 4–2 Tigres de Quintana Roo
2011 Tigres de Quintana Roo 4–0 Diablos Rojos del México
2013 Tigres de Quintana Roo 4–1 Sultanes de Monterrey
2015 Tigres de Quintana Roo 4–1 Acereros del Norte

Logos and colors edit

Roster edit

Players Coaches/Other


  • 72 Garrett Alexander
  • -- Fabián Anguamea
  • 67 Felipe Arredondo
  • 54 Raul Barron
  • 66 Fernando Burgueno
  • 70 Raul Carrillo
  • 65 Juan Cosio
  • 22 Daniel Diaz
  • 99 Wendell Floranus
  • 69 Estevan Gonzalez
  • 73 Alberto Guerrero
  •  9 Terance Marin
  • 91 Brayan Munoz
  • 27 Francisco Ríos
  • 52 Darel Torres
  • 18 Manuel Valdez
  • 49 Erick Valenzuela
  • 55 Bruce Yamamoto




  • 44 Luis Barrera
  • 58 Trey Hair
  • 59 Daniel Jimenez
  • 29 Olmo Rosario
  • 81 Irving Zazueta



  • 61 Dionys Cesar
  • 88 Juan de Dios Chavez
  • 58 Jesus M. Lopez
  • 50 Joseph Molina
  • 19 Alejandro Sanchez
  • 56 Felix Tejeda

  7-day injured list

~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated January 16, 2024
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Retired numbers edit


April 8, 1997

June 6, 1998

Retired August 9, 2010

Retired August 9, 2010

Mexican Baseball Hall of Famers edit

The following Hall of Famers played and/or managed for the Tigres.

Name Position Year of induction Reference
Alejo Peralta Owner 1983 [9]
Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro Second baseman 1995 [10]
Aurelio Rodríguez Third baseman 1995 [11]
Benjamín Cerda Third baseman 2007 [12]
Beto Ávila Second baseman 1971
Celerino Sánchez Third baseman 1994
Felipe Montemayor Center fielder 1983
Fermín "Burbuja" Vázquez Second baseman 2003
Francisco "Chico" Rodríguez Shortstop 2004
Francisco Maytorena Pitcher 1999
George Brunet Pitcher 1999
Gregorio Luque Catcher 1999
Guillermo "Memo" Garibay Manager 1977
Jack Pierce First baseman 2001
Jaime Corella Catcher 1991
José Bache Second baseman 1983
Leonardo "Leo" Rodríguez Third baseman 1980
Lino Donoso Pitcher 1988
Miguel Sotelo Pitcher 1985
Miguel Suarez Right fielder 1994
Miguel Fernández Becerril Center fielder 1984
Oscar Rodríguez Center fielder 1993
Roberto Méndez Second baseman 2000
Rodolfo "Rudy" Sandoval Catcher 2001
Ronaldo "Ronnie" Camacho First baseman 1983
Sergio Robles Catcher 2006
Vicente Romo Pitcher 1992

Notable players edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Los Tigres están en la cima - Beisbol - ESPN Deportes". espndeportes-akamai.espn.go.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11.
  2. ^ Ravelo, Vania (20 August 2011). "Tambores de guerra" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Tigres celebra con su afición" (in Spanish). La Aficion. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  4. ^ "A 20 años del último juego en el PDSS". Tigres de Quintana Roo (in Spanish). 1 June 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Con un bicampeonato se despiden de la CDMX". Tigres de Quintana Roo (in Spanish). 17 March 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  6. ^ "El club Tigres deja Puebla y se mudará al balneario de Cancún". La Nación (in Spanish). EFE. 18 October 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  7. ^ Bencomo, Héctor (21 August 2011). "Se abrirá el infierno" (in Spanish). Vanguardia. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  8. ^ Rodriguez, Salvador (26 August 2011). "Los Tigres dedican triunfo a Matías Carrillo y a todo Cancún" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Biografías - Alejo Peralta y Díaz de Ceballos" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Biografías - Arnoldo "Kiko" Castro" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Biografías - Aurelio Rodríguez" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Biografías - Benjamín Cerda" (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.

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