1989 Caribbean Series
The 1989 Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) was the nineteenth edition of the second stage of the Caribbean Series. It was held in Mazatlán, México from February 4 to February 9. The series featured four teams from Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The Águilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan League won a close title in league play and then the series 5 to 1. The Águilas were managed by Pete Mackanin. The Most Valuable Player was Phil Stephenson, a first baseman with the Águilas del Zulia.
Zulia won their first five games and had a 1.68 ERA in those games. They won three games in extra innings - the clincher went 13 and they won another in 16 innings and a Series-record five hours, 23 minutes. The records would stand until the 2007 Caribbean Series. Zulia finished 5-1, one game ahead of the Indios de Mayagüez. The staff was led by Dale Polley and Leonard Damian. First baseman and MVP Stephenson hit .385 with 3 homers and 7 RBI. The Leones del Escogido, the champions in the 1988 Caribbean Series were the last place team, dropping five in a row before winning their finale.
|Águilas del Zulia||VEN Venezuelan League||6||5||1||0.833||Pete Mackanin|
|Indios de Mayagüez||PRI Puerto Rican League||6||4||2||0.667||Tom Gamboa|
|Águilas de Mexicali||MEX Mexican Pacific League||6||2||4||0.333||Dave Machemer|
|Leones del Escogido||DOM Dominican League||6||1||5||0.167||Phil Regan|
- Batting Average: .500 - Matías Carrillo, Águilas de Mexicali
- Home Runs: 3 - Phil Stephenson, Águilas del Zulia
- Runs Batted In: 7 - Ken Caminiti, Indios de Mayagüez; Phil Stephenson, Águilas del Zulia; Ron Washington, Águilas de Mexicali
- Wins: 2 - Dale Polley, Águilas del Zulia
- 1990 Baseball Almanac
|Serie del Caribe (Caribbean Series)
|Most Valuable Player | Serie Interamericana | Confederación de Béisbol del Caribe|
|Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame|