Camagüeyanos (Series Selectivas)

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The Camagüeyanos played in the Series Selectivas. They were 32-22 in the league's first season, 1975 to finish second to Oriente. Omar Carrero led the league with 10 wins.

The Camagüeyanos were again 32-22 in 1976, two games behind Habana. Carrero led the loop with a 0.62 ERA. In 1977, the club went 36-18 to take their first title. Lázaro Santana had a league-best 10 wins. During 1978, they fell to 32-28 and 4th. In 1979, the team fell under .500 for the first time at 25-35.

In 1980, they were up to 31-28 and 3rd place. Carrero again led in ERA (1.87). The next year, the Camagüeyanos were dead last at 13-46. They little better in 1982 at 18-40, again last.

During 1983, the club was last for a third straight year at 19-41. They barely escaped the cellar in 1984 with a 18-27 record, one game ahead of the Orientales. In 1985, they tied two other clubs for last at 20-25 despite ERA leader Manuel Álvarez (1.87).

The Camagüeyanos returned to the winner's circle for the first time in 6 seasons in 1986 at 34-29. Buenafe Napoles (2.36) became their fourth different hurler to pace the league in ERA. In 1987, they were last at 24-39 despite the presence of batting champ Luis Ulacia (.384) and home run co-leader Reinaldo Fernández (16).

In 1988, they went 26-37 followed by a 32-31 showing in 1989 when Ulacia led the Series Selectivas in steals (21) and Napoles led in strikeouts (98). In 1990, the team was 22-39 to tie the Serranos for last though Leonel Moa led the league with 23 home runs.

The Camagüeyanos were last again at 23-40 in 1991 then they were 27-35 in their last year, 1992.