Leones del Escogido
(English: Lions of the chosen one
) are a professional baseball
team in Santo Domingo
, Dominican Republic
. Established in , Leones are the third most successful teams from the Dominican Winter League, behind Tigres del Licey
and Aguilas Cibaeñas
, having won 13 national championships and 3 Caribbean Series
Leones defeated Gigantes del Cibao
5 games to 4 in the 2009-10 best-of-nine finals. The team also won the 2010 Caribbean Series.
record book is dominated by the Alou brothers: Matty
. The brothers hold the first, second and third spots in the team's record book for the following: games played, runs, at bats, hits, home runs
. Matty and Felipe are one-two in several more categories, including bases on balls
and stolen bases
. Felipe Alou is also the most successful manager, winning four championships.
The Leones enjoyed a very successful first year with new ownership. They won their third straight "City Championship Trophy" over Tigres del Licey
, their rivals who share Estadio Quisqueya
in Santo Domingo
, after winning six of their ten regular season games against Licey. They followed this by winning the regular season with a 30-19 record, and won their thirteenth Winter League Championship, ending their 18 year National Championship drought. Leones represented the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series, and won their third title with a 5-1 record.
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