Yucatan holds off Monterrey, leads LMB South by 2 games

Yucatan holds off Monterrey, leads LMB South by 2 games

Alejandro Soto (pictured) tossed six innings of three-hit shutout ball and Ronnier Mustelier punched a two-run single to lead the Yucatan Leones to a 3-2 win over the Monterrey Sultanes Sunday night in Merida.  A near-sellout crowd of 11,142 at Estadio Kukulcan watched the Leones win the rubber match of the three-game set to raise their record to 12-8, good for a two-game lead over […]

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Liga Norte’s 2017 season underway

Liga Norte’s 2017 season underway

While the Mexican League receives the lion’s share of attention of baseball fans during the spring and summer as the nation’s top professional loop, Mexico’s “second circuit” has quietly gotten its 2017 season underway in the northwest corner of the country. The Liga Norte de Mexico (or Northern Mexico League) serves as a de facto Class AA league for the LMB, with each of the […]

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MexPac looking to go national?

MexPac looking to go national?

There’s little doubt that the Mexican Pacific League has become a huge success.  Based in Mexico’s western states of Sonora, Sinaloa and Baja California Norte, the MexPac has grown into the Western Hemisphere’s most highly-attended baseball league outside the Majors, with crowds averaging nearly 10,000 per game last winter.  In comparison, according to Ballpark Digest,  the Class AAA International and Pacific Coast leagues drew between […]

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Laguna gets seventh straight win, tied for LMB North lead

Laguna gets seventh straight win, tied for LMB North lead

The last time a team from Mexico’s Laguna region (centered in the cities of Torreon and Gomez Palacio) won the Mexican League pennant, Harry Truman was president of the USA, Hank Williams was just emerging as country music’s most seminal singer and a 16-year-old named Henry Aaron was earning $3 a day playing for the semipro Mobile Black Bears.  You get the picture. While it’s […]

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