Saturday, October 3, 2009


The owner of one of the most storied franchises in Mexican League baseball is seeking to sell the team. Quintana Roo Tigres owner Carlos Peralta applied to the Liga Assembly at their annual convention to sell the club, preferably to a new ownership group that would keep the team in Cancun. The Tigres were founded in 1955 by Peralta's father, Alejo Peralta, who was the driving force behind saving the financially-plagued Liga.

LMB president Plinio Escalante said it will be sad to see the Peralta family out of baseball after more than five decades, and that the team had 30 days to submit a proposal for the selling of the team to the Liga Assembly. Team president Cuauhtemoc Rodriguez says the Tigres’ priority is to remain in Cancun, where “the government has treated us wonderfully and it’s just a matter of agreeing to stay in this city.”

Also on the clock with the LMB Assembly is a 30-day deadline dealing with the restructuring of ownership shares with the Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes and a November 15 deadline for the Chihuahua Dorados to clarify their operating situation.

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