Mexican Central League


Mexican Central League

The Mexican Central League was a summer minor league baseball league that operated for 19 seasons with teams based across Mexico. It was formed in 1960 and was recognized as Single-A level, which is three levels below Major League Baseball. In 1979, the Mexican Central League was absorbed into the expanded Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (Mexican Baseball League). This expansion elevated the Mexican Central League teams from Single-A to Triple-A. The newly expanded Mexican Baseball League now featured a 20-team circuit with four divisions.

Former Teams

  • Aguascalientes Tigres
  • Celaya Cajeteros
  • Guanajuato Tuzos
  • Leon Diablos Rojos
  • Salamanca Petroleros
  • San Luis Potosi Tuneros

Notable players

  • 21 Mexico Héctor Espino (All-time Mexican League great Hector Espino began his career in the Mexican Central League in 1960.)
  • 34 Mexico Fernando Valenzuela (He began his career with the Guanajuato Tuzos of the Mexican Central League in 1978.)

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