Culminating the Caribbean Winter league season, R. Paniagua Inc. announces the Championship series finals of the Caribbean World Series will take place from February 1 - 6, in the Dominican Republic.
Championship teams representing the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Venezuela will compete in a twelve game tournament deciding which team will be the 2004 Caribbean World Series Champions. Championship games will be televised on Fox Sports World en Espanol and broadcast on radio on WADO 1280 AM New York and WQBA 1140 AM Miami.“This series will be our most exciting ever with Venezuela rejoining the competition after being unable to present a team in 2003,” said Ralph Paniagua, President & CEO of R. Paniagua Inc., broadcast rights holder of the series.“Since the late 1800’s the Caribbean Winter league has provided tremendous scouting and on-going high-level competition for the major leagues and many major leaguers during the off-season,” Mr. Paniagua added.Decades prior to Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in the US, African-American athletes played alongside white and Latino players in the Caribbean Leagues, a little known fact in the baseball world.Games will take place:
February 1: Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela at 3:00 pm and Mexico vs. Dominican Republic at 7:00 pm;
February 2: Venezuela vs. Mexico at 3:00 pm and Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico at 7:00 pm;
February 3: Puerto Rico vs. Mexico at 3:00 pm and Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela at 7:00 pm;
February 4: Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico at 3:00 pm and Dominican Republic vs. Mexico at 7:00 pm;
February 5: Mexico vs. Puerto Rico at 3:00 pm and Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic at 7:00 pm;
February 6: Mexico vs. Venezuela at 3:00 pm and Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic at 7:00 pm.