Liga Colombiana de Béisbol Profesional
(Redirected from Colombian League)
|Liga Colombiana de Béisbol Profesional|
|No. of teams||6|
|Current champions||Vaqueros de Montería|
The Colombian League (Spanish: Liga Colombiana de Béisbol Profesional or LCBP) is the major professional baseball league in Colombia that plays its schedule during the winter. Although it is a member of the Confederación de Béisbol del Caribe, it first participated in the Serie del Caribe in 2020.
The league has six teams. The season lasts from October to January. The top four teams at the end of the regular season (50 games per team) advance to another round-robin of 12 games per team with the two best teams contesting a best-of-seven final series to determine the league champion.
In the middle of 2004 season, the league was accepted in the Confederación de Béisbol del Caribe, making it eligible for participation in the Serie del Caribe. The LCBP hopes to develop baseball in the country so that it can play in the Caribbean Series at some point. The current league director is Edinson Rentería, who has been in the position since 1999. The league's top two teams are the Eléctricos de Barranquilla and Tigres de Cartagena, who have won the last four championships of the 2010s.
Bogotá and Medellín were new teams for the 2010-11 season, but the season was cancelled due to bad weather on December 8, 2010. In 2020, the league was finally invited to play in the Caribbean Series, although it was only as a one-time replacement for the Cuban team, which had run into visa problems. It was Vaqueros de Monteria who had the honor of representing the league, having just won their first title of the century, but they lost all five games they played and made a quick exit from the tournament. It demonstrated that for all the progress Colombian baseball had made over the previous two decades, the league still was not at the level of its more established rivals from elsewhere in the region.
|Caimanes de Barranquilla||Barranquilla Crocodiles||Estadio Tomas Arrieta||Barranquilla, Atlántico|
|Tigres de Cartagena||Cartagena Tigers||Estadio Once de Noviembre||Cartagena, Bolívar|
|Vaqueros de Monteria||Monteria Cowboys||Estadio 18 de Junio||Montería, Córdoba|
|Toros de Sincelejo||Sincelejo Bulls||Estadio 20 de Enero||Sincelejo, Sucre|
|Leones de Santa Marta||Santa Marta Lions||Estadio La Esperanza||Santa Marta, Magdalena|
|Gigantes de Barranquilla||Barranquilla Giants||Estadio Tomas Arrieta||Barranquilla, Atlántico|
|Team won the Caribbean Series/Latin American Series|