Águilas Cibaeñas

Águilas Cibaeñas

Águilas Cibaeñas
League Dominican Winter League
Location Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Ballpark Estadio Cibao
Year founded 1937
League championships 1952, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
Caribbean Series championships 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007
Colors

Black, Yellow

         
Manager Andy Barkett
President Quilvio Hernández
Uniforms

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The Águilas Cibaeñas (English lit. Cibao Eagles) are a team in the Dominican Republic's winter baseball league. Founded in 1937 and based in Santiago, they have won 5 Caribbean Series and 20 national titles. The Águilas have a large fan base in the Dominican Republic. In 2008, the Águilas Cibaeñas hosted the Caribbean Series at their stadium, Estadio Cibao.

History

The meeting was attended by many notable Dominican athletes of the time including; Luis Alfáu, Pilindo Bonetti, Charles Dore, Manuel Henriquez, Burrulote Rodríguez, Julio and Miguel Peguero Linval, Luis Mercado, and Tomas Sainllant. The athletes recommended that the National Championship of 1937 should be held between a team from Santiago, a team from San Pedro de Macoris and a team from the Capital, Ciudad Trujillo. The team from the Capital was formed from two others, the Leones del Escogido and the Tigres del Licey, Trujillo himself named them the Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo. The proposal was accepted and the team representing Santiago would be known from then on as the Águilas Cibaeñas. Since then, the club has become one of today's most competitive clubs in the history of Dominican professional baseball.

The development of the Águilas Cibaeñas as a team is linked to the development of baseball in the valley of Cibao. From 1951 to 1954, the championships were held during the summer months. However, before the start of season in 1955 the traditional professional baseball championship was moved to the winter season to allow the most prominent Dominican players an opportunity to play in it. Still to this day Dominican players employed by teams in the MLB take part of this national winter classic to keep the tradition strong.

Retired numbers


Miguel Diloné
OF, M
Retired

Winston Llenas
3B-2B, M
Retired

Roberto Peña
SS
Retired

Franklin Taveras
SS
Retired

Felix Fermín
SS, M
Retired

Tony Peña
C, M
Retired

Stanley Javier
OF
Retired

Arturo Peña
P
Retired

Julian Javier
2B
Retired

Julio Martínez
2B
Retired

Arnulfo Espinosa
P
Retired

External links

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