Saturday, October 3, 2009


The owner of the 2009 Mexican League champion Saltillo Saraperos, Don Alvaro Ley (pictured, left), was named the winner of the Alejo Peralta Executive of the Year award at the Liga’s gala dinner during their annual convention held in Cholula, Puebla in late September. The award was named in honor of Peralta, a Puebla native who was a dominant figure in Mexican baseball for nearly four decades.

Ley was handed the award by Puebla state governor Mario Marin Torres. Upon receiving the trophy, Ley told the assembled crowd that the Saltillo fans who’d waited 40 years for the Saraperos’ first outright pennant were the “impetus” for his players this year. Ley revealed that Coahuila governor Sergio Ley told him at the start of the season that if the Saraperos won the pennant, he’d name a street after Don Alvaro.

Also at the dinner, Puebla Pericos team president Rafael Moreno, who also headed the Convention Organizing Committee, presented the LMB Manager of the Year trophy to Pericos skipper Alfonso “Houston” Jimenez (pictured, right).

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