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The CBWS was the brainchild of the Venezuelans Oscar "El Negro" Prieto and Pablo Morales, who devised the idea after the seeing the success of the Serie Interamericana (Inter-American Series) in 1946, which featured the Sultanes de Monterrey from Mexico; the All Cubans from Cuba; the Brooklyn Bushwicks from the United States; and Cervecería Caracas from Venezuela. The Bushwicks won each year from 1946 to 1949, but Cervecería Caracas won the final Serie Interamericana in 1950.

Inspired by the Serie Interamericana, Prieto and Morales presented their idea for a CBWS to a Confederación de Béisbol del Caribe (CBC, Baseball Confederation of the Caribbean in English) conference in Miami in late 1948. Cuba agreed to host the first series, which would feature the top team from each of the CBC member nations — Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela — in a six-day series of doubleheader games to determine the winner.

The series ran annually from 1949 to 1960, with Cuba winning seven times. However, the CBWS was cancelled after Fidel Castro dissolved all professional baseball in Cuba in 1961, replacing the professional teams with a state-run amateur system. It wouldn't be until 1970 that the CBWS was revived.

The Series, which is usually played over six days, typically features up to six games per team, although some series have had games cut from or added to the schedule. The winner of the series is the team with the most wins after each team plays six games.

Leagues participatingEdit

Currently, the Caribbean Baseball World Series is affiliated with the Winter League programs of Major League Baseball, featuring MLB players and prospects from the Dominican Winter League, Mexican Pacific League, Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League and Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Also, ideas to include teams from Colombia and Nicaragua are currently on the table.

SeriesEdit

YearVenueChampionRecord
1949Flag of Cuba La HabanaFlag of Cuba Almendares6-0
1950Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Panama Carta Vieja5-1
1951Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce5-1
1952Flag of Panama Ciudad de PanamaFlag of Cuba La Habana5-0
1953Flag of Cuba La HabanaFlag of Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (2)5-0
1954Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas4-2
1955Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (3)5-1
1956Flag of Panama Ciudad de PanamaFlag of Cuba Cienfuegos5-1
1957Flag of Cuba La HabanaFlag of Cuba Marianao5-0
1958Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Cuba Marianao (2)4-2
1959Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of Cuba Almendares (2)5-0
1960Flag of Panama Ciudad de PanamaFlag of Cuba Cienfuegos (2)6-0
1961-1969No held
1970Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of Venezuela Navegantes del Magallanes7-1
1971Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey
1972Flag of the Dominican Republic Santo DomingoFlag of Puerto Rico Leones de Ponce
1973Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (2)
1974Flag of Mexico HermosilloFlag of Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas
1975Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Puerto Rico Vaqueros de Bayamón
1976Flag of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo & SantiagoFlag of Mexico Naranjeros de Hermosillo
1977Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (3)
1978Flag of Mexico MazatlanFlag of Puerto Rico Indios de Mayagüez
1979Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Venezuela Navegantes del Magallanes (2)
1980Flag of the Dominican Republic Santo DomingoFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (4)
1981No held
1982Flag of Mexico HermosilloFlag of Venezuela Leones del Caracas
1983Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of Puerto Rico Lobos de Arecibo
1984Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Venezuela Águilas del Zulia
1985Flag of Mexico MazatlanFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (5)
1986Flag of Venezuela MaracaiboFlag of Mexico Águilas de Mexicali
1987Flag of Mexico HermosilloFlag of Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas (2)
1988Flag of the Dominican Republic Santo DomingoFlag of the Dominican Republic Leones del Escogido
1989Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Venezuela Águilas del Zulia (2)
1990Flag of the United States MiamiFlag of the Dominican Republic Leones del Escogido (2)
1991Flag of the United States MiamiFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (6)
1992Flag of Mexico HermosilloFlag of Puerto Rico Indios de Mayagüez (2)
1993Flag of Mexico MazatlanFlag of Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (4)
1994Flag of Venezuela Puerto la CruzFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (7)
1995Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of Puerto Rico Senadores de San Juan
1996Flag of the Dominican Republic Santo DomingoFlag of Mexico Tomateros de Culiacán
1997Flag of Mexico HermosilloFlag of the Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas
1998Flag of Venezuela Puerto la CruzFlag of the Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas (2)
1999Flag of Puerto Rico San JuanFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (8)
2000Flag of the Dominican Republic Santo DomingoFlag of Puerto Rico Cangrejeros de Santurce (5)
2001Flag of Mexico CuliacanFlag of the Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas (3)
2002Flag of Venezuela CaracasFlag of Mexico Tomateros de Culiacán (2)
2003Flag of Puerto Rico CarolinaFlag of the Dominican Republic Águilas Cibaeñas (4)[1]
2004Flag of the Dominican Republic Santo DomingoFlag of the Dominican Republic Tigres del Licey (9)
2005Flag of Mexico MazatlánFlag of Mexico Venados de Mazatlán5-1
2006Flag of Venezuela Valencia & MaracayFlag of Venezuela Leones del Caracas (2)6-0
2007Flag of Puerto Rico Carolina(5)Flag of Puerto Rico Carolina(6)4-2

Championships by teamEdit

Championships by countryEdit

  • 20px Dominican Republic, 16 times: 1971, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1988, 1990-91, 1994, 1997-99, 2001, 2003-04, 2007
  • 20px Puerto Rico, 14 times: 1951, 1953-55, 1972, 1974-75, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1992-93, 1995, 2000
  • 20px Cuba, seven times: 1949, 1952, 1956-59, 1960
  • 20px Venezuela, six times: 1970, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2006
  • 20px Mexico, five times: 1976, 1986, 1996, 2002, 2005
  • 20px Panama, one time: 1950

Some notable players who have participatedEdit

       

External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pease, Gabrielle (January 17, 2003). Venezuela Out Of Caribbean Series, Puerto Rico To Field Two Teams. Puerto Rico Herald. Retrieved on October 20, 2006. The general strike against Hugo Chávez, results in Venezuela being unable to field a team. The Puerto Rican runner-up, Criollos de Caguas, plays instead.

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