1995 Caribbean Series
The 1995 Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) was the twenty-fifth edition of the second stage of the Caribbean Series. It was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from February 3 to February 9. The series featured four teams from Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The hometown team, the Senadores de San Juan of the Puerto Rican League won the series. The team was were managed by Luis Meléndez. The Most Valuable Player was Roberto Alomar, a second baseman with the Senadores de San Juan.
While the San Juan club had faced difficulty in emerging as the champions of the Puerto Rican Winter League, the team swept its way through the six-game Series by a 49-15 score. The Azucareros del Este of the Dominican League lost one game 16-0 by Puerto Rico. However they went won all of their games against the other teams thanks to the arms of Jose Rijo, Pedro Martinez and Pedro Astacio to place second with a 4-2 record.
Puerto Rico was helped by having many major leaguers who normally would have taken off the time for spring training. Roberto Alomar (.560, 10 RBI, 9 R, .840 SLG, 2 SB) was the Series MVP and he was helped by Bernie Williams (.417, .875 SLG), Juan Gonzalez (.375, .667 SLG), Edgar Martinez (.375, 9 RBI), Carlos Baerga, Ruben Sierra, a young Carlos Delgado hitting cleanup, Roberto Hernández, Rey Sanchez (.333), Doug Brocail (1-0, 1.00), Jose Alberro (1-0, 0.00 in 4 games), Eric Gunderson (1-0, 1.13), Ricky Bones and Chris Haney (2.45) among others. Sanchez had won the Puerto Rican Winter League batting title but batted 9th with the superb lineup in front of him.
|Senadores de San Juan||PRI Puerto Rican League||6||6||0||1.000||Luis Meléndez|
|Azucareros del Este||DOM Dominican League||6||4||2||0.667||Art Howe|
|Leones del Caracas||VEN Venezuelan League||6||1||5||0.167||Pompeyo Davalillo|
|Naranjeros de Hermosillo||MEX Mexican Pacific League||6||1||5||0.167||Derek Bryant|
- Batting Average: .560 - Roberto Alomar, Senadores de San Juan
- Home Runs: 3 - Bernie Williams, Senadores de San Juan
- Runs Batted In: 10 - Roberto Alomar, Senadores de San Juan
- Wins: 1 - Seven tied
- 1996 Baseball Almanac
|Serie del Caribe (Caribbean Series)
|Most Valuable Player | Serie Interamericana | Confederación de Béisbol del Caribe|
|Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame|