Cangrejeros de Santurce (baseball)

Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat

Professional baseball team based in Santurce, the largest barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Atenienses de Manatí (baseball)

Professional baseball team based in Manatí, Puerto Rico.

Professional baseball team based in Manatí, Puerto Rico.

Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat

The Atenienses appeared in Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente when José Valentín acquired the Cangrejeros de Santurce and relocated them to Manatí for the 2004–05 season.

Tony Pérez

Cuban-American former professional baseball player, coach and manager.

Cuban-American former professional baseball player, coach and manager.

Perez managing the Cincinnati Reds during Spring Training in 1993 in Bradenton, Florida
Pérez at the 2008 All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade

Pérez also played winter ball for 10 seasons between 1964–65 and 1982–83 in the Puerto Rico Baseball League for the Santurce Crabbers (Cangrejeros de Santurce).

Pizarro with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957

Juan Pizarro (baseball)

Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

Pizarro with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957
Pizarro with the White Sox in 1965.

He began his baseball career in 1955 in Puerto Rico as a pitcher for the Cangrejeros de Santurce.

Juan González (baseball)

Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball outfielder.

Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball outfielder.

During the 1992–1993 season, he batted .333 for the Santurce Crabbers and won the league MVP award despite not playing until after the All-Star break.

Gómez with the Giants

Rubén Gómez (baseball)

Professional right-handed starting pitcher who became the first Puerto Rican to pitch in a World Series game.

Professional right-handed starting pitcher who became the first Puerto Rican to pitch in a World Series game.

Gómez with the Giants

Between 1947 and 1977, Gómez played 28 winter seasons with the Cangrejeros de Santurce and Vaqueros de Bayamón of the Puerto Rican league, setting league marks for a pitcher in wins (174) and ERA (2.97).

Luis Olmo

Major league baseball outfielder and right-handed batter.

Major league baseball outfielder and right-handed batter.

Olmo earned Caribbean Series MVP honors, during the 1951 edition played in Caracas, after batting .416 and three homers, while powering the Cangrejeros de Santurce to the championship.

Ed Figueroa

Former professional baseball player.

Former professional baseball player.

He also played winter ball with the Lobos de Arecibo, Criollos de Caguas and Cangrejeros de Santurce clubs of the Puerto Rico Baseball League.

Bill Byrd

American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues.

American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues.

Byrd also saw action with the Criollos de Caguas and Cangrejeros de Santurce clubs of the Puerto Rico Winter League, where he was considered one of the best hurlers.

Tetelo Vargas

Baseball player from the Dominican Republic.

Baseball player from the Dominican Republic.

He went on to play with the Guayama Witches and the Santurce Crabbers before heading to the Mexican Pacific Winter League in 1952.

Buster Clarkson

Baseball player who played briefly in the major leagues and had a long career in the Negro leagues, the minor leagues, and the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League.

Baseball player who played briefly in the major leagues and had a long career in the Negro leagues, the minor leagues, and the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League.

It was at the age of 39, in early 1955, that he participated in the Caribbean Series, with the Santurce Crabbers.