Petroleros de Poza Rica
(Redirected from Poza Rica Petroleros)
- Location: Poza Rica, Veracruz
- League: Mexican League 1958-1983, 1996-1997, 2006
- Ballpark: Estadio General Heriberto Jara Corona
The Petroleros de Poza Rica (based in Poza Rica, Veracruz) have been members of the Mexican League on and off since 1958. They were absent from 1984-1995 and 1998-2005. The team won their only pennant in 1959 behind the bat of Aldo Salvent (.317/~.401/.568, 29 HR to tie for the league lead, 16 SB), the pitching of Roberto Vargas (13-3, a league-best 2.55) and the fine two-way play of Diomedes Olivo (21-8, 3.02, tied for the league lead in wins and a .269 average with 5 homers at the plate). They played their home games in Estadio General Heriberto Jara Corona in 2006 but a dispute with the Oil Workers Union, the stadium's owners, led to the club moving mid-season to Cordoba, Veracruz where they became the Cafeteros de Cordoba.