Saturday, September 19, 2009


Before the Mexican Paciic League opens its 2009-10 season, they’ll turn back the clock for one night in Mazatlan to honor last winter’s award winners. The “Dinner of Champions” will be held Monday, October 5 in the Tapestry Lounge of the El Cid resort in Mazatlan.

Agustin Murillo will be given his MVP trophy after hitting .345 with 11 homers and 47 RBIs for Obregon last winter, while Ismael Castillo of Los Mochis will get his Pitcher of the Year award after winning the ERA title with a 2.86 figure in 72.1 innings. Mazatlan manager Lorenzo Bundy will be honored after leading the Venados to the pennant and a second-place finish in the Caribbean Series.
Other awards will go to Mazatlan general manager Jesus “Chino” Valdez as Executive of the Year, the Venados’ Christian Quintero for winning the batting title by hitting .357 last season, and Guasave pitcher Daniel Guerrero gets Rookie of the Year honors after going 4-2 with a 3.28 ERA.,

The evening will also feature a tribute to Mazatlan team president Jose Luis Martinez, who oversees one of the most well-run franchises in winter baseball.

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