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Colombian Professional Baseball League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Colombian Professional Baseball League
Colombian Professional Baseball League Logo.png
SportBaseball
Founded1948
No. of teams6
CountryColombia
Most recent
champion(s)
Caimanes de Barranquilla (11th title)
Most titlesCaimanes de Barranquilla (11 titles)
TV partner(s)Claro
RCN
Related
competitions
Caribbean Series
Official websitelpbcol.com

The Colombian Professional Baseball League (Spanish: Liga Profesional de Béisbol Colombiano) (LPB), is a professional baseball league based in Colombia. It is a six-team winter league that plays during the Major League Baseball offseason. The league's champion takes part in the Caribbean Series.

History

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, but were not allowed to participate in the Caribbean Series until the level of play and the quality of baseball facilities improved.[1] They joined the series in 2020.

The league added two teams for the 2010–11 season: the Potros de Medellín (Medellín Colts), based in Medellín, Colombia, and the Águilas de Bogotá (Bogotá Eagles), based in Bogotá, Colombia. Additionally, the Toros (Bulls) moved from Sincelejo to Cali for economic reasons.

Two new teams were added to the league for the 2019-2020 season. The Gigantes de Barranquilla, and The Vaqueros de Montería. The Vaqueros went on to become league champions in their inaugural season, becoming the first team to represent Colombia in the Caribbean Series.

The LPB made their Caribbean Series debut in 2020, replacing the Cuban National Series who could not not send a representative due to visa issues.[1]

Partnerships

The league is televised by Cultiva Entertainment.[2] The league had an affiliation with the Yuma Scorpions of the Golden Baseball League for the 2009 season.[3]

Ownership

It is sponsored in large part by Major League Baseball players as it is owned by the Renteria Foundation, a charity run by former Major League Baseball shortstop Édgar Rentería.[4] In addition, players such as former Major League Baseball shortstop Orlando Cabrera have owned teams.[5]

Format

The league has six teams around the country. The season is played from October to January.[6] 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.[7]

Teams and stadiums

Six teams from the country's Caribbean region complete in the league.

Colombian Professional Baseball League is located in Colombia
Barranquilla
Barranquilla
Toros
Toros
Leones
Leones
Tigres
Tigres
Vaqueros
Vaqueros
Barranquilla teams: Caimanes Gigantes
Barranquilla teams:
Caimanes
Gigantes
Locations of the LCBP teams
Team City Stadium Capacity Founded
Caimanes de Barranquilla Barranquilla Estadio Édgar Rentería 12,000 1984
Gigantes de Barranquilla Barranquilla Estadio Édgar Rentería 12,000 2019
Leones de Santa Marta Santa Marta Estadio La Esperanza 1,542 2003
Tigres de Cartagena Cartagena Estadio Once de Noviembre 12,000 1996
Toros de Sincelejo Sincelejo Estadio 20 de Enero 10,000 2003
Vaqueros de Montería Montería Estadio 18 de Junio 12,000 2019

Colombian baseball stadiums

Stadium City Capacity Home Team
1 Once de Noviembre Cartagena de Indias 12,000 Tigres de Cartagena-Indios de Cartagena
2 Estadio 20 de Enero Sincelejo 10,000 Toros de Sincelejo-Rancheros de Sincelejo
3 Estadio Edgar Renteria Barranquilla 8,000 Caimanes de Barranquilla - Eléctricos de Barranquilla - Vaqueros de Barranquilla
4 Estadio Luis Alberto Villegas Medellín 8,000 Potros de Medellín - Pumas de Antioquia
5 Miguel Chávez del Valle Cali 4,500 Azucareros del Valle
6 Estadio 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 Júlio Silva Bolaño Ciénaga 3,000 None
12 Luis Támara Samudio Tolú 1,000 None

Champions

Season
Champion
1948 Indios
1949 Filtta
1950 Indios
1951 Filtta
1952 Indios
1953 Willard
1953–54 Torices
1954–55 Willard
1955–56 Indios
1956–57 Kola Román
1957–58 Vanytor
1979–80 Indios
1980–81 Indios
1981–82 Café Universal
1982–83 Café Universal
1983–84 Cerveza Aguila
1984–85 Caimanes de Barranquilla
1987–88 Indios
1993–94 Caimanes de Barranquilla
1994–95 Rancheros
1995–96 Tigres de Cartagena
1996–97 Rancheros de Sincelejo
1997–98 Caimanes de Barranquilla
1998–99 Caimanes de Barranquilla
1999–00 Vaqueros de Barranquilla
2000–01 Didn't have a championship, no financial support
2001–02 Eléctricos de Barranquilla
2002–03 Eléctricos de Barranquilla
2003–04 Tigres de Cartagena
2004–05 Tigres de Cartagena
205–06 Tigres de Cartagena
2006–07 Tigres de Cartagena
2007–08 Caimanes de Barranquilla
2008–09 Caimanes de Barranquilla
2009–10 Caimanes de Barranquilla
2010–11 Season cancelled
2011–12 Toros de Sincelejo
2012–13 Caimanes de Barranquilla
2013–14 Tigres de Cartagena
2014–15 Leones de Montería
2015–16 Caimanes de Barranquilla
2016–17 Leones de Montería
2017–18 Leones de Montería
2018–19 Caimanes de Barranquilla
2019–20 Vaqueros de Montería
2020–21 Caimanes de Barranquilla

Championships by team

Rank Team Wins Years
1 Caimanes de Barranquilla 11 1984–85, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2018–19, 2020–21
2 Indios 7 1948, 1950, 1952, 1955–56, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1987–88
3 Tigres de Cartagena 6 1995–96, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2013–14
4 Leones de Montería 3 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18
5 Filtta 2 1949, 1951
5 Willard 2 1953, 1954–55
5 Café Universal 2 1981–82, 1982–83
5 Rancheros de Sincelejo 2 1994–95, 1996–97
5 Eléctricos de Barranquilla 2 2001–02, 2002–03
10 Torices 1 1953–54
10 Kola Román 1 1956–57
10 Vanytor 1 1957–58
10 Cerveza Aguila 1 1983–84
10 Vaqueros de Barranquilla 1 1999–00
10 Toros de Sincelejo 1 2011–12
10 Vaqueros de Montería 1 2019–20

References

  1. ^ https://latinamericanpost.com/31751-what-colombia-has-to-offer-in-the-caribbean-series
  2. ^ "Hispanic PR Wire - CULTIVA Entertainment announces exclusive marketing agent relationship with the Colombian League of Professional Baseball". www.hispanicprwire.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2012-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Adams, David. "Edgar Renteria Online". www.edgarrenteria.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  5. ^ "Edgar Renteria and Orlando Cabrera do not get along these days - Big League... - MLB - Yahoo! Sports". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  6. ^ LCBP Official Site http://teamrenteria.info/teamrenteria/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1148&Itemid=262 Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

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