The Licey celebrates its 115th anniversary

The 115th anniversary finds the Tigres del Licey in their best standing position, at least on a festive date, in a long time.

And what more than celebrating it “at full throttle”, when a 12-4 mark is exhibited, protected by a great dominance of the offense and pitching in general as the one registered by the felines in this first part of the regular series.

Even, and in the opinion of its president, Ricardo Ravelo, “This represents the best birthday that we will have in the Licey in a long time and the most important thing has been an enormous job to make it happen this way,” he says with a wide smile, after be approached by Listín Diario.

And as he adds, it will continue like this, because this team will be strengthened and we will spare no effort to achieve the pennant, “he added about the most historic franchise in Dominican baseball, but which currently suffers its longest drought without raising a crown: Six years .

“I really do not remember the last time we had such an impressive record at the arrival of an anniversary date and what better way to celebrate with our thousands of followers the arrival of one more birthday with the record that we currently exhibit,” he added. Ravelo, on the mark of the so-called Glorioso.

A combined effort in all areas, Baseball Operations, marketing, finance, modernization of the locker rooms, which included the construction of a gym, as well as great communication between executives and players, have immediately borne fruit for the benefit of the Licey.

The team

With a squad that has been led on offense by youngsters Ronny Mauricio and Elly De la Cruz, the club began last night at the forefront in offense with an average of .260 (585-152), dominates in triples with 10, doublets 31; towed 88; tickets 70.

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While in pitching they exhibit the best ERA with 2.14 and their pitching entered last night as the only one to which they have not connected 100 hits.

Who come and who go

Although it is not his area, but Ravelo revealed that Tristan Casas, who left due to injury, after three action clashes will probably return in a week. Two new launchers have already been integrated.

However, Jaquec Jones, relief pitcher, left after seeing his contract fulfilled, Charles LeBlanc also flew to the United States.

Praise for Mrs. Mercedes Elmúdesi

The 115th celebration of the Licey had a special dedication to Mrs. Mercedes Elmúdesi, widow of Mr. José Miguel Fernández, who in the periods 1995-97 was president of the team and mother of Miguel Angel Fernández, current treasurer of the club.

The Lady. She has been linked to Club Atlético Licey for 80 years and currently she directs the women’s branch of the team.

In his honor, the blue board gave him a plaque of recognition and made the symbolic pitching, which was received by his son Fernández.

After this formal act there was a batch of photographs in which the board took photos with the extensive cake.

As soon as evening began to fall, the first hundreds of Licey supporters began to arrive at the park, almost all of them exhibiting some type of garment alluding to the group and they immediately turned around.

Each one of those who entered the stadium was offered a piece of biscuit, a toast of beer and rum was made, while another large group was offered coffee. There were raffles, gifts

At the end of the match, a party was scheduled with the Monchy and Capricho orchestra, as well as with the urban artist Secretos.


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