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Saturday, February 01, 2020

Puerto Rico to Celebrate Dream Team 25th Anniversary

With the return of the Caribbean Series to Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium for the first time in five years, the event’s organizers have prepared a ceremony for Saturday—the tournament’s opening day—to honor the 25th anniversary of one of the most celebrated achievements in the island’s rich baseball history: the Dream Team of Major League stars that won the 1995 series with a 6-0 record.

In February of that year, following the labor stoppage that cut short the 1994 MLB season and prompted many big leaguers to play ball during the winter in order to stay in shape, Puerto Rico fielded a team for the ages. The San Juan Senators, champions of the 1994-95 season in Puerto Rico, entered the Caribbean Series with a squad that included future Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Edgar Martínez, in addition to Carlos Baerga, Carlos Delgado, Juan González, Bernie Williams, Rubén Sierra, Carmelo Martínez, Rey Sánchez, Ricky Bones and Roberto Hernández.

As good a place as any to note that the Caribbean Series is underway.  For the next week there is competitive baseball being played (most games on ESPN Deportes).


 

 

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