Naranjeros de Hermosillo
|Naranjeros de Hermosillo|
|League||Mexican Pacific League|
|Ballpark||Estadio Sonora (2013–present)|
|Caribbean Series championships||1976, 2014|
|Colors||Orange, black, white|
|Ownership||Club Deportivo Triple A, S.A. de C.V.|
|General Manager||Enrique Mazon Rubio|
The Naranjeros de Hermosillo (English: Hermosillo Orange Growers) is a baseball team in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP). Based in Hermosillo, Sonora, they are one of the most successful teams in the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico with 16 titles. They were the first Mexican team to win the Caribbean Series in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1976.
Before they were named the Naranjeros, the team was called the Queliteros, and was a part of the LMP's predecessor, the Sonoran Winter League (Spanish: Liga Invernal de Sonora). The Queliteros won their first title in 1944, and from 1945–1958, they won one more championship title.
Since the founding of the LMP in the 1957–58 season, the Naranjeros have won 15 further titles, making the team the most successful in the league's 60-year history.
|XVII||1974–1975||Benjamín Cananea Reyes|
1976 Caribbean Series
The Naranjeros' victory at the 1976 Caribbean Series in Santo Domingo was the first by a Mexican team. The team was managed by Benjamin "Cananea" Reyes and included players such as Héctor Espino (1B), Sergio "Kaliman" Robles (C), Celerino Sanchez (3B), Elliot Willis (2B), Arnoldo de Hoyos (CF), George Brunett (P) and Jerry Hairston, Sr. (LF).
In its early days, the team played at Fernando M. Ortiz Stadium, also known as "La Casa del Pueblo." Since 1972, the Naranjeros have been playing in their home stadium, Estadio De Beisbol Héctor Espino, named after the greatest Mexican baseball player in history, Héctor Espino. From 2013 they will play their games at Estadio de Beisbol Sonora.
It it not clear the exact date or season the tomahawk chop was first used by the roaring fans at the Naranjeros Stadium, but most fans will point to Gabriel Vargas as the initiator of the tomahawk chop during the season of 2013. There is great controversy between Mr. Vargas and the Mexican baseball community because Mr. Vargas claims it is not the Tomahawk chop but instead the Naranja Slice. Only time will settle this controversy.
|Naranjeros de Hermosillo roster|
updated on 12 December 2018
- Miguel Sotelo
- Francisco Barrios
- Maury Wills
- Alex Treviño
- Héctor Espino
- Ángel Moreno
- Sergio (Kaliman) Robles
- Cornelio Garcia
- Ramon Arano
- Pepe Peña
- Narciso Elvira
- Ronny Henderson
- Celerino Sánchez
- Fernando Valenzuela
- Elmer Dessens
- Maximino León
- Erubiel Durazo
- Vinny Castilla
- Jorge de la Rosa
- Édgar González
- Curt Schilling
- Larry Walker
- Carlos Gastelum
- Luis Garcia
- Jerry Owens
- https://web.archive.org/web/20140203080453/http://www.ligadelpacifico.com.mx/index.php/equipo/naranjeros-de-hermosillo.html. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. Missing or empty
- "Roster de 60". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-08-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)