Mexican League Final
The Yucatan Leones and the Monterrey Sultanes forced the Mexican League final to a 7th game and this is how it played out.
Before a packed house in Monterrey, Walter Silva pitched 5 strong innings while Karim Garcia scored all of Monterrey’s 2 runs to lead the Sultanes 2-1 over the Yucatan Leones in the Mexican League Final.
Karim Garcia was named LMB Final MVP and was gracious in accepting the award.
“I am moved to accept this honour but simply put I was only but a grain of sand to obtain the title, it was the effort of all my teammates, the pitching and the coaching staff.”
Garcia remarked that his first season in the LMB was very good to him and that he “finished off the season in the best way – to win a championship.”
Karim was also battling personal issues as his son was hospitalized in Boston at the time of the final. He managed to hit 5 HR in the playoffs.
Former Major Leaguer and Cleveland Indian, Felix Fermin, managed the Sultanes to their 9th League Championship and his first as a manager. He said he felt that he was pleased with the continued fan support and was extra proud to bring a championship home to such a dedicated fanbase after an 11 year absence.