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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 José Rijo, Pedro Martínez 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 González (.375, .667 SLG), Edgar Martínez (.375, 9 RBI), Carlos Baerga, Rubén Sierra, a young Carlos Delgado hitting cleanup, Roberto Hernández, Rey Sánchez (.333), Doug Brocail (1-0, 1.00), José 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.

Final standings

Team League G W L WPCT Manager
Senadores de San Juan  PRI Puerto Rican League 6 6 0 1.000 Luis "Torito" 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

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