<!--GM:Owner:-->The Naranjeros de Hermosillo
() is a baseball team in the Mexican Pacific League
(LMP). Based in Hermosillo
, they are one of the most successful teams in the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico
with 15 titles. They were the first Mexican team to win the Caribbean Series
in Santo Domingo
, Dominican Republic
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 (). The Queliteros
won their first title in 1944, and from 1945-1958, they won one more championship titles.
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 50-year history.
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 Hector Espino (1B), Sergio "Kaliman" Robles (C), Celerino Sanchez (3B), Elliot Willis (2B), Arnoldo de Hoyos (CF), George Brunett (P) and Jerry Hairston, Sr.
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... Read More