Puerto Rico’s 2019-2020 Winter Baseball League

Dates for the 2019-2020 baseball season- starts November 15th! With 5 teams playing this year.

Though you may not be able to buy "peanuts and cracker jack", a baseball game in Puerto Rico is an economical and fun evening out. Every winter (from November through January), baseball heats up on the island. Not only do we have local players on the teams, but some of the US league players come down to keep in shape and play in their off-season.

So, if you are having baseball withdrawal, catch a game while you’re here — I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Local League & Teams

Puerto Rico Winter Baseball League

For over 70 years, Puerto Rico has had its own baseball league. A number of the local athletes that have played in our league have gone onto bigger things, like the Major and Minor leagues in the States, and other divisions and leagues around the world.

The main professional baseball league in Puerto Rico is the Liga Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League) — @LBPRC on Twitter and LBPRC on Facebook. Previously, the league was called Puerto Rico Baseball League. Before that, the league was called La Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico (Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico). If you search the internet for info on this league, you’re likely to find it under any/all of those names.

The winners of this league go on to participate in the Caribbean World Series.

2019-2020 Schedule, Teams and Venues

The 2019-2020 baseball season starts on November 15th. This season, there will be 5 teams from around the island playing in the league.

The teams in the league this year are:

There will be games played throughout the season. Last season game is . Then there will be 18 Round Robin games from Jan and then the Series Finals will between the 2 winning teams will be from Jan . Then the winning team will go on to Serie del Caribe (Caribbean Series), in February 1 – 7, 2020 in the Estadio Hiram Birthorn, San Juan.

The Roberto Clemente Baseball League game schedule and will be available on the Major League Baseball web site. The scoreboards for the Roberto Clemente Baseball League games are also available on the MLB web site. Games will be played on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A rare game on Monday or Tuesdays, usually for rain dates. Note- on the schedule, the first team listed is the visitor and the second team listed is the home team (at their home stadium). For example, the first game on November 15th is San-Cag. This means Santurce will be playing Caguas in Caguas’ home stadium in Gurabo.

  • Los Criollos of Caguas us el estadio Evaristo Roldán de Gurabo
  • The Indios will use Estadio Isidoro "El Cholo" García in Mayaguez
  • Cangregeros of Santurce will use Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan
  • Los Gigantes of Carolina will use their stadium Roberto Clemente in Carolina
  • Los Atenienses of Manati will use their Pedro Roman Melendez Municipal Stadium
  • The game start times:

    • Check schedule- times vary! Games start at 7:15 pm Tues, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays, there may be games starting at 1:45pm. Saturdays games can start at 1:45pm, 4:15pm or 7:15pm, check schedule! Sundays games start at varied times usually through out the day, but there is the occasional 7:15pm game. Check schedule to exact times as they are variable.

    Take Me Out to a Ball Game

    I am not a huge baseball fan, but I can follow along. We went to a game at the Estadio Roberto Clemente Walker in Carolina a couple seasons ago.

    My first observation is that not all that many people go to the games. I really don’t understand why not! Since there were so few spectators, we got a great parking spot and great seats. My second observation is that it is really a bargain! Parking was only $2.00. Back then, adult tickets range in prices from $4.00 to $10.00. Kids are half-price. And, honestly, I didn’t see anyone checking tickets once you got into the stadium. So I bet (especially on slow nights) you could buy the cheapest tickets and move to any seat in the stands. We paid for the "best" seats (a whole $6.00 each) and sat in the front row along the first base line. For 2019-2020 season, The Carolina Stadium prices are adult prices are $5.00, kids under 11 are free and seniors 65yo and up are $2.50. Other stadiums have different prices, but none are too expensive ($10 or less).

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    If I had to guess, I’d say there was a maximum of 150 spectators in the whole stadium. I think the stadium can hold about 12,000 people. As you can see in the pictures, it was empty!

    One odd thing that I noticed was that, with the exception of a few enthusiastic fans, the crowd was pretty quiet. But this game, which lasted about 3 hours, had its share of exciting moments. The pitchers did a great job. Two batters actually splintered their bats. A number of foul balls went up into the stands. The best moment was when a batter hit the ball out of the park with the bases loaded — a grand slam that cinched the game!

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    The game was a really family friendly experience. Besides the great ticket price, the players are really friendly.

    Kids would hang out by the dugout and occasionally, as the catcher was walking back after an inning, he would throw a ball up to the kids.

    As the players came off the field between innings, they would wave or smile to the kids, or even talk/gesture to the spectators cheering them on (or heckling them!).

    We had guests staying in our rental home that went to the stadium hoping to catch a game in late October. Since it was before the season started, they ended up sitting in on a practice session. After practice, some of the players spent some time talking with the kids and gave them an autographed baseball. Really nice!

    The Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium will be used 2019/2020 season

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    The stadium is big, beautiful and well-maintained. It has the typical big-screen scoreboard, so you could see the score and who was pitching and batting.

    The snack bar had reasonably priced food and beverages, with some typical Puerto Rican food (like plantain chips and pinchos), some regular ballpark fare (like popcorn, hamburgers and hot dogs). The local Medalla beer was $2/glass, and the beer guy came around every 15 minutes or so. There was even a bar for mixed drinks, with a waitress to bring them to you if you didn’t want to get up and risk missing the action. The bathrooms were plentiful and clean (well last time I went they were “sort-of” clean!).

    There were security guards around, but there were no issues that needed them. There was plenty of parking (and close to the stadium entrance since there were so few spectators).


    The Details

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    Tickets vary in price. You can buy season tickets and some individual tickets at TicketCENTER for the Cangrejeros or supposedly TicketPlus for the other teams.. Or you can buy tickets at the door. Individual games start at about $4 or 5.00 and go up for the best seats to about $15.

    Check schedule to exact times as they are variable. Game times vary by day of week and stadium, so make sure to check the schedule for start times.

    Bring an umbrella with you. The season is during a wet time of year, so showers come and go. The game we went to continued through a light rain. Many people got up and moved to covered sections of the stands during the showers.

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    In addition to the Winter League, there are AAA (http://coliceba.wixsite.com/coliceba), AA (http://www.beisbolpr.net/), and Class A (http://www.drdpuertorico.com/) baseball leagues in Puerto Rico, essentially organized around small-town teams.

    Comment by Robert on 15 Nov 2019

    As far as I see, they haven't announced the dates yet.But keep checking their site for more info: https://www.facebook.com/LBPRC

    Comment by Gwenn on 27 Oct 2019

    When will the Carribean World Series be played in Puerto Rico? How can I get tickets? Thanks.

    Comment by Robert Gray on 25 Oct 2019

    I don't think they do on-line sales, but they never sell out, so if the game is played, you will be able to get a ticket. They also do a lot of basketball here- not sure of the schedule, but you can check http://www.fbpur.org/default.asp

    Comment by Gwenn on 19 Oct 2019

    i would like to start off by saying thank you to whoever is running this page! All the information is SUPER helpful! I plan on going to PR sometime in December and catching a baseball game out there is on my bucket list. Am I able to purchase tickets online? If so, around what time will they go on sale? Also, Can anyone suggest other events to attend or attractions to see? I’m open to anything; mainly sports related. Thanks in advance!

    Comment by Mark on 18 Oct 2019

    I just went to a game in Mayaguez. It was SO MUCH FUN! Again, super cheap, free parking, and actually the Mayaguez Indios have a decent fan base. The crowd wasn't huge, but they were extremely vibrant and enthusiastic. The stadium is relatively new and in good shape. Beers were only $2, the food was completely reasonable and good too. It's so fun to be a baseball game where they play salsa and reggaetón in between the innings. Wonderful experience and I am going to go back again ASAP.

    Comment by Christopher on 15 Jan 2019

    watching baseball under a tropical night is a great family experience. Unlike the states, Puerto Rico 's hospitality and knowledge of the game's past players, makes the view a complete wholesome enriching experience.

    Comment by Diego Cruz Perez Jr. on 25 Mar 2017

    We don't. You should try contacting the PR Baseball League http://ligapr.com/

    Comment by Gwenn on 22 Jan 2017

    Do you have a listing of all the players who have ever played in this league and does the league have a minor league system?

    Comment by Bill Kremmer on 16 Jan 2017

    Thanks for your comments! It is a shame that fans don't go that often to the parks. We do have peanuts and crackerjacks although the song is not played:)

    Comment by Myriam Perez on 27 Oct 2016

    I really don't know. I suggest you try contacting each team via their Facebook pages.

    Comment by Gwenn on 12 Jan 2016

    How can I purchase team t-shrits and team shorts?

    Comment by Nathaniel Palmer on 11 Jan 2016

    Sorry- I have no idea of phone numbers for the stadiums.

    Comment by Gwenn on 09 Jan 2016

    I can't seem to find a phone number for the stadium. We are trying to confirm there is a game tonight at 7:15 at the Roberto Clemente Stadium, would you know who we can call to confirm?

    Comment by Eva Marsh on 08 Jan 2016

    Santa Domingo

    Comment by Gwenn on 19 Dec 2015

    Where will the games be, La Romans or Santo Domingo?

    Comment by susana on 15 Dec 2015

    Feb 1 - Feb 7, 2016.http://m.mlb.com/news/article/130965386/se-fija-el-calendario-para-la-serie-del-caribe-2016-en-santo-domingo

    Comment by Gwenn on 04 Dec 2015

    Traveling to La Romana, DR in early Feb of 2016. What are the dates for the Caribbean World Series for 2016? Gracias, Jorge

    Comment by George Blednick on 03 Dec 2015

    I don't think tickets have been announced/released yet.

    Comment by Gwenn on 02 Dec 2015

    I am looking for tickets for the May 30-31 games between the Pirates and the Marlins. Any suggestions? I am planning a vacation in San Juan if I can get those tickets.

    Comment by William Burnett on 02 Dec 2015

    Here is the schedule- I assume the same start times as the regular season : http://ligapr.com/itinerario-serie-regular-2015-16/

    Comment by Gwenn on 20 Nov 2015

    What is the schedule for the playoffs in January?

    Comment by Joe on 13 Nov 2015

    No, no taxis waiting there. You would have to get a phone number for the taxi company and call when you need a pickup.

    Comment by Gwenn on 04 Nov 2015

    The girlfriend and I were thinking of catching a taxi from our hotel to Carolina for a game in mid December. Are there taxis around the area to get back to the hotel after the game?

    Comment by Matt on 04 Nov 2015

    The tickets are free again this year in Carolina. Just go up to the ticket window on game day. They will not be full, no worries!

    Comment by Gwenn on 24 Oct 2015

    Tickets are free again this year at Carolina- just go up to the ticket window the day of the game. It won't be full- no worries!

    Comment by Gwenn on 24 Oct 2015

    How can I get tickets for the October 30th 2015 for the Carolina Gigantes?

    Comment by Evelyn on 23 Oct 2015

    I don't know. I would think yes, but I can't guarantee it. You can buy tickets for the games at TicketPop outlets (in Walmarts/Amigo supermarkets) and get the discount. But you need photo ID with date of birth and you passport. http://www.ticketpop.com/es/events/detail/serie-del-caribe-2015

    Comment by Gwenn on 26 Jan 2015

    Can a fan buy "senior" priced tickets at Hiram Bithorn Stadium? thank you

    Comment by steve on 25 Jan 2015

    Here is the schedule: http://www.seriedelcaribepr.com/itinerario.html Tickets are available online at Ticketpop : http://www.seriedelcaribepr.com/tabla-de-boletos.html

    Comment by Gwenn on 16 Jan 2015

    Corrected: I will also be in San Juan during the upcoming Carribean Series and was hoping I could buy advanced tickets… Also ... I was wondering where to find the schedule… Any info?

    Comment by Alan Sommer on 16 Jan 2015

    I don't know for sure, but I don't think they sell out. But for $5, I think I would just buy them to be safe!

    Comment by Gwenn on 05 Jan 2015

    I will be in San Juan during the Serie Del Caribe next month. I am trying to find out if buying tickets ahead of time would be a good idea? GA tickets are as low as $5 at ticketpop right now. I don't know if I people will travel to San Juan just for his event or if it will sell out. Anybody have any experience?

    Comment by Jeff Starkman on 04 Jan 2015

    I am not sure, you probably would need to contact the league or one of the teams.

    Comment by Gwenn on 23 Dec 2014

    How do foreign players go about playing in the league?

    Comment by D.Malone on 23 Dec 2014

    I don't know, but you can try writing on the San Juan teams Facebook page and asking them. That would be the Cangrejeros and the Senadores. We have links to their pages in the article.

    Comment by Gwenn on 06 Dec 2014

    I don't know. Hopefully someone else might let us know.

    Comment by Gwenn on 06 Dec 2014

    Shame games are not televised here in the states. I see Dominican Channel shows every one of their games. WAPA America is the only PR channel we get here on Brighthouse out of like 45 Spanish channels. Sad to miss out. May be a way to increase fan base and revenue! Have to wait and hope for the Caribbean games in February! PS ESPN Desportes Channel can show sports other than soccer games!

    Comment by Angel Marrero on 01 Dec 2014

    any live streaming?, anyone knows of any links?

    Comment by jorge on 25 Nov 2014

    I am not sure....maybe contact the specific team (via their Facebook page). Other than that, I have no idea. Sorry.

    Comment by Gwenn on 21 Nov 2014

    Hello, How can I purchase apparel from/of Puerto Rico baseball? In particular a cap/hat? Please advise. Thank you!

    Comment by Ricardo Rodriguez Jr on 20 Nov 2014

    Thank you for the information. I am planning to go this weekend with my kids. I am not a baseball fan but my 8 years old is.

    Comment by Nancy on 18 Nov 2014

    I don't really know. All I see is Josue Espada is the manager. Your best bet would be trying to contat them through their Facebook page and ask there: https://www.facebook.com/GigantesdeCarolina/timeline

    Comment by Gwenn on 09 Nov 2014

    Please can you provide the address and phone number for the front office for the Gigantes de Carolina. Also can you confirm that their new strength coach is Orlando Crance. Thank you

    Comment by Maria on 07 Nov 2014

    Is there anyway to get a baseball with the Roberto Clemente Stadium logo on it? does anyone sell those? thanks (we were just there last week--couple of weeks too early for the winter ball dudley

    Comment by dudley on 20 Oct 2014

    Roosters should be out. Check each teams Facebook page, and if you can't find it, just post your question there. I find the Facebook pages for the teams are updated more than the Baseball website. But yes, teams are mostly local players, but then some minor and major league players too.

    Comment by Gwenn on 06 Oct 2014

    Do you know when the rosters will be out? Looking forward to the season…how many US players are on the team? Does the team consist of local players or minor league players from the states?

    Comment by Eric on 05 Oct 2014

    It's sad that, in recent decades, Puerto Rico's winter league has struggled to remain profitable and attract a large-enough fan base. Teams have come and gone, and a few years ago, the season was actually cancelled to give the league a chance to reorganize. Basketball appears to have become the most popular sport in the island.

    Comment by Robert on 02 Oct 2014

    I don't remember seeing any for sale at the games. Maybe at a local sports store? You could try contacting the teams on Facebook- I think they all have pages now. And ask them. Good luck!

    Comment by Gwenn on 21 Jun 2014

    Do they sell baseball hats (with their team logos on them)? If they don't sell them at the games, would you know where I can get a baseball cap for my 83 year old father who was from Santurce? Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Comment by Emily on 14 Jun 2014

    Yes, Jared- we have the Double A league that starts now and runs through mid May I think. I was looking into info for an article on that, but you can get much of the info athttp://www.lbsdapr.org/itinerario.

    Comment by Gwenn on 13 Jan 2014

    Are there any other leagues that play later in the winter? I'd love to catch any baseball game regardless of league in mid-to-late February.

    Comment by Jared on 13 Jan 2014

    I don't know about the Luquillo stadium, it is probably just a smaller local leagues that play there. The professional baseball season will be over by the Jan 28th, but you will probably find some games around. We just saw a team practicing at the field right before Luquillo beach, so I bet some baseball games will be around in the town parks.

    Comment by Gwenn on 16 Jan 2013

    is ball being played now in the new statium in Luguillo? We will be there Jan 28. How much season is left by then?

    Comment by nancy on 07 Jan 2013

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