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Sultanes de Monterrey

Sultanes de Monterrey
League Mexican League
Location Monterrey
Ballpark Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey
Year founded 1939
League championships 1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007
Former name(s) Carta Blanca (39-41)
Industriales (42-47)
Colors Blue, white and red
Mascot Perro Sultán (Sultan Dog)
Manager Derek Bryant
Uniforms

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The Sultanes de Monterrey (English: Monterrey Sultans), are a Mexican League baseball team based in Monterrey, Mexico. They are in the Northern Division.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Most Valuable players and retired numbers 2
  • Roster 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

History

The team in 1939 was called Carta Blanca

The team was formed May 20, 1939 as Carta Blanca (A local beer brand, owned by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma which owned the team), 1942 the Team was renamed to Industriales and in 1948 it was renamed again to their current name, Sultanes.[1] The team was also known as the Gray Ghosts. Soon, they became one of the most important teams in the league, winning its first championship in 1943. In total, the Sultanes have collected nine championships (1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1991, 1995, 1996 and 2007), including three straight (1947–1949) under the legendary Cuban manager Lázaro Salazar. During the seasons from 1989-1994 both the Sultanes and the Industriales played in the Mexican League for Monterrey.[2]

The Sultanes’ home field is the Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, the largest baseball stadium in Mexico.

Most Valuable players and retired numbers

Roster

See also

External links

  • Official site - in Spanish
  • Official Site - in myspace

References

  1. ^ http://www.sultanes.com.mx/temporada2011/ website of the Sultanes, section historia
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?city=Monterrey&state=&country=MX&empty=0
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