Henequeneros (Serie Nacional)

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The Henequeneros (Henequen Growers) joined the Cuban Serie Nacional in 1965-1966, representing Matanzas Province. They produced four MVPs - Lino Betancourt, Wilfredo Sánchez (twice), Fernando Sánchez and Jorge Luis Valdés. They won three titles - in 1969-1970 (led by Wilfredo Sánchez), 1989-1990 (behind slugger Lázaro Junco) and 1990-1991 (led by Junco and Valdés). After the 1991-1992 season, they merged with the newer Citricultores to form a unified Matanzas squad once again.

Yearly Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Post Season
1965-66 37-28 Juan Bregio
1966-67 Sat out the season
1967-68 52-47 Orlando Leroux
1968-69 55-43 Orlando Leroux
1969-70 50-16 Miguel Ángel Domínguez Champions
1970-71 40-26 Miguel Ángel Domínguez
1971-72 40-26 Daniel Menéndez
1972-73 13-64 Miguel Valdés
1973-74 28-50 Luis Menéndez
1974-75 13-26 Juan Gómez
1975-76 16-22 Miguel Valdés
1976-77 14-23 Asdrúbal Baró
1977-78 16-30 Jorge Trigoura
1978-79 22-29 Bruno Villegas
1979-80 28-21 Miguel Ángel Domínguez
1980-81 25-26 Miguel Valdés
1981-82 28-23 Rigoberto Rosique
1982-83 28-20 Rigoberto Rosique
1983-84 36-36 Félix Isasi
1984-85 37-38 Félix Isasi
1985-86 33-15 Orlando Quirantes
1986-87 20-28 Orlando Quirantes
1987-88 26-22 Orlando Quirantes
1988-89 36-12 Gerardo Junco 4th place
1989-90 37-11 Gerardo Junco Champions
1990-91 33-15 Gerardo Junco Champions
1991-92 31-17 Gerardo Junco Runners-up

Note: There were no playoffs prior to 1985. The top team in the regular-season was named champion.