The annual Caribbean Series begins on Friday within the Dominican Republic, with six international locations space to vie for the title.
Here’s the whole lot it be a must to know concerning the 64th version of the Caribbean Series:
What is the Caribbean Series?
The Caribbean Series is a six-group occasion that comprises the champion from every of the four knowledgeable baseball leagues within the Caribbean Reliable Baseball Confederation (Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Mexico), besides as one representative from Panama and Colombia.
Every group will play every other once in a round-robin structure, then the four groups with the applicable characterize will advance to the semifinals. The head seed will play the No. 4 seed, whereas the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds will sq. off, with the winners advancing to the winner-utilize-all occasion final.
When will the occasion be performed?
There would maybe be a trio of round-robin video games each day from Friday-Tuesday, followed by the semifinals on Wednesday. The occasion final is slated for 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 3.
The total recreation-by-recreation agenda for the occasion can even additionally be chanced on below.
The save will the occasion utilize location?
All video games would maybe be performed at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal in Santo Domingo.
All video games would maybe be televised on ESPN Deportes.
Who are the groups competing?
Caimanes de Barranquilla (Colombia)
The Caimanes clinched their plight within the Caribbean Series by a hit their 12th title within the Colombian Reliable Baseball League. This will likely be their 2nd straight Twelve months within the Caribbean Series; though they went 0-5 within the round-robin allotment of ultimate Twelve months’s occasion.
Gigantes del Cibao (Dominican Republic)
The Gigantes are crimson-hot coming into the Caribbean Series after cruising to their 2nd LIDOM championship — and first in seven years. After dropping the Jan. 17 series opener, the Gigantes reeled off four straight wins to clinch the Dominican title. The Dominican Republic has produced the Caribbean Series champion in support-to-support seasons, with Aguilas Cibaenas taking the title in 2021 and Toros del Este a hit all of it in ’20.
Charros de Jalisco (Mexico)
The Charros will compete within the Caribbean Series for the 2nd time after a hit the Mexican Pacific League. They also competed in 2019, when every group in their group went 2-2 within the round-robin stage, but the Charros were on the erroneous stop of the tiebreaker.
Mexico is seeking its first Caribbean Series champion since 2016, when Venados de Mazatlan raised the trophy.
Astronautas de Los Santos (Panama)
The Astronautas will portray Panama for a 2nd time after a hit their 2nd straight title within the Panamanian Reliable Baseball League. They also won in their inaugural 2019-20 season, though they were basically based entirely in Chiriquí on the time. The ensuing 2020-21 season change into once canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Panama snapped a lengthy Caribbean Series drought in 2019, when Toros de Herrera claimed the nation’s 2nd title. The assorted came in 1950.
Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico)
The Criollos claimed their 2nd straight title — and fourth within the final six years — within the Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente. Even though they accomplished as the Caribbean Series runner-up final Twelve months, the Criollos procure claimed the title 5 times, including support-to-support championships in 2017 and ‘18.
Their 5 Caribbean Series titles are tied for the third-most by any club.
Navegantes del Magallanes (Venezuela)
The Navegantes claimed their first title within the Venezuelan Reliable Baseball League since a hit support-to-support championships within the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. They’ve won two Caribbean Series titles, though the final came in 1979.
Venezuela has not produced the Caribbean Series champion since 2009, when the Tigres de Aragua claimed the title.
When will every recreation be performed?
9 a.m.: Puerto Rico vs. Panama
2 p.m.: Colombia vs. Venezuela
7 p.m.: Dominican Republic vs. Mexico
9 a.m.: Panama vs. Colombia
2 p.m.: Mexico vs. Venezuela
7 p.m.: Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic
9 a.m.: Colombia vs. Mexico
2 p.m.: Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico
7 p.m.: Panama vs. Dominican Republic
9: 30 a.m.: Venezuela vs. Panama
2 p.m.: Mexico vs. Puerto Rico
7 p.m.: Dominican Republic vs. Colombia
9: 30 a.m.: Colombia vs. Puerto Rico
2 p.m.: Panama vs. Mexico
7 p.m.: Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic
2 p.m.: First semifinal (groups TBD)
7 p.m.: 2d semifinal (groups TBD)
6 p.m.: Closing (groups TBD)