Gigantes del Cibao

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The Gigantes del Cibao (Cibao Giants) replaced the Pollos del Cibao in the Dominican League in 2002. They finished second in the 2003-04 and repeated the feat in 2008-09 and 2009-10 then won their first title in 2014-15 under manager Audo Vicente.

Notable players have included Albert Pujols, Plácido Polanco and José Reyes.

They play their home games at Estadio Julian Javier in San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte. The team's principal owner is former major leaguer Stan Javier, who is Julian's son.

Yearly Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
2002-03 27-23 John Shoemaker
2003-04 26-24 Miguel Dilone Runner-up
2004-05 27-22 Arturo DeFreites
2005-06 17-33 John Shoemaker / Arturo DeFreites
2006-07 31-19 Arturo DeFreites
2007-08 29-18 Mike Rojas / Luis Dorante
2008-09 31-19 Luis Dorante Runner-up
2009-10 27-22 Felix Fermin Runner-up
2010-11 25-24 Felix Fermin / Mike Easler
2011-12 25-26 Arturo DeFreites / Hector de la Cruz
2012-13 22-29 Hector de la Cruz / Bonny Castillo
2013-14 22-28 Mako Oliveras / Luis Silverio
2014-15 28-22 Audo Vicente Champions
2015-16 22-28 Audo Vicente / Abraham Núñez
2016-17 27-23 Bobby Dickerson / Abraham Núñez
2017-18 29-21 Pedro Lopez
2018-19 20-30 Edwin Rodriguez / Pedro Grifol
2019-20 21-29 Luis Dorante / Mike Rojas
2020-21 16-14 Luis Urueta Runner-up

Caribbean Series Appearances[edit]

2015 Lost in semi final