Liga Invernal Veracruzana

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Veracruz Winter League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018-19 Veracruz Winter League season
Sport Baseball
Founded 2005
No. of teams 6
Country  Mexico
Continent North America
Most recent champion(s) Tobis de Acayucan (2nd title)
Most titles Brujos de Los Tuxtlas (6 titles)
Qualification Latin American Series (2013-16) (2019-)
Official website

The Veracruz Winter League (Spanish: Liga Invernal Veracruzana de Béisbol Profesional) is a professional baseball winter league, representing the Mexican state of Veracruz, taking place between the months of October and January. It is currently made up of 6 teams and the league champion is invited to compete in the Latin American Series.


The league was formed in its current iteration in 2005 by the thenstate governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán as a league representing an area of Mexico not covered by the other two professional leagues, with the Mexican Pacific League covering the Pacific side of the country and the Mexican League covering inland and southern Mexico, leaving Veracruz unrepresented up to that point. The league ran for eleven seasons before it was put on hold due to lack of funding, with youth competition Veracruz State League, representing the statefrom that point onwards. In 2018, the president of Tobis de Acayucan, Regina Vázquez Saut, announced the revival of the league, appointing herself as the commissioner, with the first game of the revived league being played on October 27, 2018.[1][2][3]

Current teams


Team Head Coach City Stadium
Astros de Jáltipan Puerto Rico Eddy Castro Jáltipan, Veracruz "Fernando López Arias"
Cafetaleros de Córdoba Mexico Alberto Joachín Heroica Córdoba, Veracruz "Beisborama"
Cañeros de Úrsulo Galván Mexico Ángel Utrera Cempoala, Veracruz 20 de Noviembre
Chileros de Xalapa Mexico Juan Carlos Hernández Xalapa-Enríquez, Veracruz Deportivo Colón
Rojos de Veracruz Mexico Ramón Esquer Heroica Veracruz, Veracruz Deportivo Universitario "Beto Ávila"
Tobis de Acayucan Mexico Félix Tejeda Acayucan, Veracruz
Oluta, Veracruz
"Luis Díaz Flores"
Emiliano Zapata

Affiliations with Mexican League

Because the Veracruz Winter League is considered a lower level than the other two professional leagues in Mexico, three of the teams have affiliations with Mexican League teams:

Mexican League Affiliate
Astros de Jáltipan Unaffiliated
Cafetaleros de Córdoba Bravos de León [5]
Cañeros de Úrsulo Galván Unaffiliated
Chileros de Xalapa Acereros del Norte [6]
Rojos de Veracruz Diablos Rojos del México [7]
Tobis de Acayucan Unaffiliated

League champions

Season Champions Series Score Runners-up Winning Coach
2005–06 Broncos de Cosamaloapan 4-3 Chileros de Xalapa Mexico Ramón Arano
2006–07 Gallos de Santa Rosa 4-2 Dragones Rojos de Coatzacoalcos Mexico Ramón Montoya
2007–08 Chileros de Xalapa 4-3 Broncos de Cosamaloapan Mexico Rafael Castañeda
2008–09 Brujos de Los Tuxtlas 4-1 Gallos de Santa Rosa Mexico Pedro Meré
2009–10 Brujos de Los Tuxtlas (2) 4-2 Chileros de Xalapa Mexico Pedro Meré
2010–11 Chileros de Xalapa (2) 4-2 Brujos de Los Tuxtlas Mexico Shammar Almeida
2011–12 Brujos de Los Tuxtlas (3) 4-1 Chileros de Xalapa Mexico Pedro Meré
2012–13 Brujos de Los Tuxtlas (4) 4-1 Gallos de Santa Rosa Mexico Pedro Meré
2013–14 Brujos de Los Tuxtlas (5) 4-1 Tobis de Acayucan Mexico Pedro Meré
2014–15 Brujos de San Andrés Tuxtla (6) 4-1 Gallos de Santa Rosa Mexico Pedro Meré
2015–16 Tobis de Acayucan 4-1 Chileros de Xalapa Mexico José Ángel Chávez
2016–2018 Not held (see Veracruz State League)
2018–19 Tobis de Acayucan (2) 4-3 Chileros de Xalapa MexicoFélix Tejeda

Championships by Team

Team Wins Seasons
Brujos de Los Tuxtlas (defunct) 6 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
Chileros de Xalapa 2 2007-08, 2010-11
Tobis de Acayucan 2 2015-16, 2018-19
Broncos de Cosamaloapan (defunct) 1 2005-06
Gallos de Santa Rosa (defunct) 1 2006-07

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