In the calendar of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP), January 28 appears to be a date full of victories and memorable achievements for many teams that have left their mark in the history of baseball in Venezuela. This particular day witnessed epic victories that led various teams to win the coveted LVBP title. Let’s see how many dresses have been celebrated on this date over the years.
Aragua Tigers: 28/1/1
In 1975, Tigres de Aragua, led by Dominican strategist Oswaldo Virgil, achieved their second LVBP crown. On January 28 of that year, in an exciting sixth game of the final series, they beat Magallanes 8-6, with great support from players like David Concepción, Roberto Muñoz, and Milt Wilcox.
Eagles of Zulia, 01/28/1993
Under the direction of Venezuelan Pompeyo Davalillo, Águilas del Zulia left their mark by winning their second consecutive LVBP title on January 28, 1993, defeating Magallanes in a memorable match.
Caracas Lions, 1/28/1995
In 1995, the Leones del Caracas, under the direction of Pompeyo Davalillo, performed another memorable feat on January 28. In an exciting sixth game in the final against Águilas del Zulia, the Leones won 5-3 in 11 innings, clinching their 18th LVBP title.
At the José Pérez Colmenares stadium in Maracay on January 28, 2002, Navegantes del Magallanes were crowned champions of professional baseball by defeating Tigres de Aragua 2-0. North American manager Phil Regan wrote his name in history as the only strategist who managed to hold titles in two teams in the eternal rivalry.
Aragua Tigers: 28/1/2
January 28, 2007 was marked as the day of the memorable comeback of Tigres de Aragua. After being down 10-3 in the ninth inning, they achieved a remarkable comeback by scoring 8 runs, defeating the Magallanes 11-10 and becoming champions of the 2006–07 season in one of the most exciting matches in LVBP history. One day, luck smiled at Tigres de Aragua.
Four teams celebrated historic LVBP victories on January 28, marking unforgettable milestones.