Metropolitanos
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The Metropolitanos of Havana
Havana
Havana is the capital city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city proper has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of — making it the largest city in the Caribbean region, and the most populous...

 was a baseball
Baseball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

 team in the Cuban National Series
Cuban National Series
The Cuban National Series is the primary domestic amateur baseball competition in Cuba. Formed after the dissolution of the Cuban League in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, the Series is a part of the Cuban national baseball system.-League structure:...

. The Metros, also known as the Guerreros (Warriors), has historically been a poor team, though it is ostensibly the heir to the Habana
Habana (baseball club)
The Habana club was one of the oldest and most distinguished baseball teams in the old Cuban League, which existed from 1878 to 1961. Habana, representing the city of Havana, was the only team to play in the league every season of its existence and was one of its most successful franchises...

 teams of the pre-revolutionary
Cuban Revolution
The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement against the regime of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista between 1953 and 1959. Batista was finally ousted on 1 January 1959, and was replaced by a revolutionary government led by Castro...

 Cuban League
Cuban League
The Cuban League was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961...

.

It was one of two teams based in the city of Havana - the other being the more successful Industriales
Industriales
Industriales is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. One of the two teams based in the city of Havana, Industriales is historically the most successful team in the National Series, the main domestic competition in post-revolutionary Cuban baseball...

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Frequently, the National Series removed several of the best players from the Metropolitanos squad and sent them to Industriales.
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The Metropolitanos of Havana
Havana
Havana is the capital city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city proper has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of — making it the largest city in the Caribbean region, and the most populous...

 was a baseball
Baseball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

 team in the Cuban National Series
Cuban National Series
The Cuban National Series is the primary domestic amateur baseball competition in Cuba. Formed after the dissolution of the Cuban League in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, the Series is a part of the Cuban national baseball system.-League structure:...

. The Metros, also known as the Guerreros (Warriors), has historically been a poor team, though it is ostensibly the heir to the Habana
Habana (baseball club)
The Habana club was one of the oldest and most distinguished baseball teams in the old Cuban League, which existed from 1878 to 1961. Habana, representing the city of Havana, was the only team to play in the league every season of its existence and was one of its most successful franchises...

 teams of the pre-revolutionary
Cuban Revolution
The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement against the regime of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista between 1953 and 1959. Batista was finally ousted on 1 January 1959, and was replaced by a revolutionary government led by Castro...

 Cuban League
Cuban League
The Cuban League was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961...

.

It was one of two teams based in the city of Havana - the other being the more successful Industriales
Industriales
Industriales is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. One of the two teams based in the city of Havana, Industriales is historically the most successful team in the National Series, the main domestic competition in post-revolutionary Cuban baseball...

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Frequently, the National Series removed several of the best players from the Metropolitanos squad and sent them to Industriales. Players including Rene Arocha
René Arocha
René Arocha is a former MLB baseball player.-Biography:René Arocha studied as a teenager at the Regla high school in Havana...

, Osvaldo Fernández
Osvaldo Fernandez
Osvaldo Fernández Rodríguez is a former Cuban professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from - and -. He was a member of the Cuban baseball team which won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain...

, Yasser Gomez
Yasser Gómez
Yasser Gómez Soto is a Cuban baseball player and Olympic silver medalist with the Atlanta Braves organization.-Cuba:Gómez played for the Cuba national baseball team in the 2000 Summer Olympics, winning the silver medal....

, Enrique Diaz, Yadel Marti
Yadel Martí
Yadel Martí Carrillo is a right-handed pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization.-Cuba:Martí formerly played for the Cuba national baseball team and Industriales of the Cuban National Series....

 and Antonio Scull
Antonio Scull
Antonio Scull Hernández is a first baseman with Industriales of the Cuban National Series and a longtime member of the Cuban national baseball team...

 have begun their careers with the Guerreros, only to be sent later to the Leones.

Current roster

  • Catchers: Joquel Gil, Maikel Piñero, Lisván Correa
  • Infielders: Michel Fors, Wilber de Armas, Yusmani Guerra, Roberto Carlos Ramírez, Leguim Barroso, Ryan Oneil Álvarez, Joice Su, Juan Carlos Torriente
  • Outfielders: Alexander Barrios, Irait Chirino, Oscar Mesa, Eliú Torres, Starley Hernández, Brian Camacho
  • Pitchers: Luis Alberto González, Luis Felipe Díaz, René Espín, Heriberto Collazo, Rolando Hernández, Esdiani Puente, José Luis Larrinaga, Yadier Torres, Johan Caballero, Miguel Ángel Rubido, Ebris Martínez, Abel Viego, Rigoberto Arrebato

Notable players

  • Infielders: Rey Vicente Anglada (second base), Enrique Díaz (second base), Rodolfo Puente (shortstop), Antonio Scull
    Antonio Scull
    Antonio Scull Hernández is a first baseman with Industriales of the Cuban National Series and a longtime member of the Cuban national baseball team...

     (first base), Rolando Verde (third base)
  • Outfielders: Armando Capiró, Jorge Salfrán, Oscar Valdés, Bombon Salazar, Julian Villar
  • Catcher: Iván Correa, Ernudis Poulot
  • Pitchers: José Modesto Darcourt, Rafael Gómez
    Rafael Gómez
    Rafael Gómez is an Argentinian professional golfer.Gómez was born in Buenos Aires. He turned professional in 1990. He played on the European Challenge Tour in 2003 and 2005–07 and the European Tour from 2005 to 2007. He played on the U.S.-based Nationwide Tour in 2004 and a few events on the PGA...

    , Lázaro de la Torre, Ramón Villabrille


Also: Osvaldo Fernández Guerra, Eduardo Rodríguez
Eduardo Rodríguez (baseball)
Eduardo Rodríguez Reyes [Volanta] was a professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball from through for the Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals , mostly as a relief pitcher. Listed at 6' 0", 185 lb., Rodríguez batted and threw right-handed...


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