Beisbol Latinoamericano – con un sabor mexicano
"Latin American baseball – with a Mexican flavor"
(presented at the monthly meeting on Feb. 21, 2013)
|1.||This year’s Serie del Caribe was held in Estadio Sonora in what Mexican city?||
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mex.
Match the four countries’ playoff winners to their home cities
Yaquis Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Navegantes Magallanes Caguas, Puerto Rico
Criollos Cuidad Obregon, Mexico
Leones del Escogido Valencia, Venezuela
Yaquis de Ciudad Obregon, Mex
Navegantes Magallanes de Valencia, Ven
Criollos de Caguas, P.R.
Leones del Escogido, Santo Domingo, D.R.
The Mexican winter league is officially called the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico (abbreviated LMP) and consists of eight teams. Match the team nicknames with their host cities:
Mayos Los Mochis
Tomateros Ciudad Obregon
Aguilas de Mexicali
Algodoneros de Guasave
Caneros de los Mochis
Mayos de Navajoa
Naranjeros de Hermosillo
Tomateros de Culiacan
Venados de Mazatlan
Yaquis de Cd. Obregon
The LMP has some colorful and unique team names. Match the team nickname to its English translation:
Aguilas Sugar cane growers
Algodoneros A native tribe and a river in Sonora
Naranjeros Cotton growers
Tomateros Orange growers
Venados A native tribe from the north of Mexico
Yaquis Tomato growers
Algodoners – cotton growers
Caneros – sugar cane growers
Mayos – a tribe and river in Sonora
Naranjeros – orange growers
Tomateros – tomato growers
Venados – deer
Yaquis – a tribe from the north of Mexico
What Mexican-born player has hit the most career MLB home runs?
Vinny Castilla – 320
What Mexican-born pitcher has the most career MLB wins?
Fernando Valenzuela – 173
Name the Mexican-born player to win an MLB batting title.
Beto "Bobby" Avila – .341 with ’54 Indians
The site of the 2013 Serie del Caribe, Estadio Sonora, will replace a 40-year-old stadium in Hermosillo for next season’s LMP games. That stadium was named for the "Mexican Babe Ruth", the all-time Mexican Leagues home run champ. Name him.
Hector Espino, who hit 783 professional HRs
Rodrigo Lopez started the championship game of the 2013 Serie del Caribe on the mound for Mexico. He is also the active leader in MLB wins by a Mexican pitcher. How many does he have?