1998News

New home run record for DR baseball

Freddy Garc?a, of the Escogido Lions baseball team, broke the home run record by a Dominican record yesterday in the Estadio Quisqueya of Santo Domingo. He hit the home run in the 4-1 win of the Escogido over the Gigantes del Nordeste. The record was held by Domingo Mart?nez, who set it playing with the Aguilas Cibae?as during the 1994-95 season. Garc?a has a shot at breaking the all-time home run record of the Dominican league. He has 14 games to go to break the 14 home runs record set by Dick Stuart during the 1957-58 season. The 1999-98 champs, Aguilas Cibae?as lead the season with 31 wins and 17 losses, followed by the Escogido Lions with 27 wins and 19 losses, the Licey Tigers 26 wins and 20 losses and the Gigantes 9 wins and 37 losses.