- Colombian Professional Baseball League
Colombian Professional Baseball League Sport Baseball Founded 1993 Country(ies) Colombia
The Colombian Professional Baseball League, also known as the Colombian Winter League, is a professional baseball league based in Colombia. It is a winter league that plays during three months during the Major League Baseball offseason.
Colombian Professional Baseball League is commonly divided into three eras: from 1948 to 1958, from 1979 to 1988, and from 1993 to the present. In the middle of 2004 the Colombian Professional Baseball League was accepted in the Caribbean Confederation of Professional Baseball, although for the moment they won't be allowed to participate in the Caribbean Series until the level of play and the quality of baseball facilities have been deemed to have improved. The Colombian League reportedly intends to continue pursuing participation in the Caribbean Series in 2012.
The league added two teams for the 2010-11 season: the Potros de Medellín (Medellín Colts), based in Medellin, Colombia, and the Águilas de Bogotá (Bogotá Eagles), based in Bogota, Colombia. Additionally, the Toros (Bulls) moved from Sincelejo to Cali for economic reasons.
It is sponsored in large part by Major League Baseball players as it is owned by the Renteria Foundation, a charity run by Cincinnati Reds shortstop Edgar Rentería. In addition, players such as Cincinnati Reds shortstop Orlando Cabrera have owned teams.
The league has six teams around the country. The season is played from October to January. The top four teams at the end of the regular season, a first round robin phase of 50 games per team, advance to another round-robin (12 games for every team) with the two best teams contesting a best-of-seven final series to determine the league champion.
Teams and Stadiums
Team Stadium City Capacity Caimanes de Barranquilla Estadio Tomás Arrieta Barranquilla 8,000 Tigres de Cartagena Estadio Once de Noviembre Cartagena 12,000 Leones de Montería Estadio 18 de Junio Montería 4,500 Toros de Cali Estadio Miguel Chávez del Valle Cali 4,500 Potros de Medellín Estadio Luis Alberto Villegas Medellín 8,000 Águilas de Bogotá Estadio Distrital Hermes Barros Cabas Bogotá 2,700
Colombian Baseball Stadiums
Nº Stadium City Capacity Home Team 1 Once de Noviembre Cartagena de Indias 12,000 Tigres de Cartagena-Indios de Cartagena 2 20 de enero Sincelejo 10,000 Toros de Sincelejo-Rancheros de Sincelejo 3 Tomás Arrieta Barranquilla 8,000 Caimanes de Barranquilla - Eléctricos de Barranquilla - Vaqueros de Barranquilla 4 Luis Alberto Villegas Medellín 8,000 Potros de Medellín - Pumas de Antioquia 5 Miguel Chávez del Valle Cali 4,500 Azucareros del Valle 6 18 de junio Montería 4.500 Leones de Montería 7 Estadio Distrital Hermes Barros Cabas Bogotá 2,700 Águilas de Bogotá/Metropolitanos de Bogotá 8 Wellingwourth May San Andrés 2,000 Piratas de San Andrés 9 Rafael Naar Turbaco 1,200 None 10 Estadio Rafael Hernández Pardo Santa Marta - Tiburones de Santa Marta 11 Julio Silva Bolaño Ciénaga 3,000 None 11 Luis Támara Samudio Tolú 1,000 None
Season Champion 48 Indios 49 Filtta 50 Indios 51 Filtta 52 Indios 53 Willard 53-54 Torices 54-55 Willard 55-56 Vanytor 56-57 Kola Román 57-58 Vanytor 79-80 Indios 80-81 Indios 81-82 Café Universal 82-83 Café Universal 83-84 Cerveza Aguila 84-85 Caimanes de Barranquilla 87-88 Indios 93-94 Caimanes de Barranquilla 94-95 Rancheros 95-96 Tigres de Cartagena 96-97 Tigres de Cartagena 97-98 Caimanes de Barranquilla 98-99 Caimanes de Barranquilla 99-00 Vaqueros de Barranquilla 00-01 Didn't have a championship, no financial support 01-02 Eléctricos de Barranquilla 02-03 Eléctricos de Barranquilla 03-04 Tigres de Cartagena 04-05 Tigres de Cartagena 05-06 Tigres de Cartagena 06-07 Tigres de Cartagena 07-08 Caimanes de Barranquilla 08-09 Caimanes de Barranquilla 09-10 Caimanes de Barranquilla 10-11 season cancelled
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