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Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico
Sport Baseball
Founded 1940
No. of teams 42
Country  Puerto Rico
Most recent champion(s) Montañeses de Utuado
Official website [1]

The Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico (a.k.a. Béisbol Doble A) is an AA semi professional spring and summer baseball league based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The league was founded in 1940. The season starts in Mid-February, and ends with the Carnaval de Campeones (Champions' Carnival) final in September. They play on a weekend schedule (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Their All-Star game is held soon after the regular season and before the playoffs. The Montañeses de Utuado are the defending champions, having defeating the Guayama Brujos in six games.

League structure[edit]

As of the 2014 baseball season, it currently has 48 teams, grouped into 2 leagues (Atlantic League and Caribbean League), with 4 divisions of 6 teams on each league. This 2013 season saw the relocation of 4 teams and a divisional realignment due to the geographical relocation, Villalba went to Ceiba and became the Marlins, Carolina went to Luquillo and became the Turistas, the original Cataño franchise moved to Corozal and became the Plataneros., and Toa Baja moved to Cataño and became the new Lancheros. However six teams were eliminated after the 2014 season Toa Alta, Moca, Luquillo, Ceiba, Gurabo and Orocovis. There is a new alignment for the 2015 season not yet present to the public.

2012 season teams[edit]

Atlantic League[edit]

North Division[edit]

Metropolitan Division[edit]

Northwest Division[edit]

Southwest Division[edit]

Caribbean league[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

East Division[edit]

Central Division[edit]

South Division[edit]

Regular Season Format[edit]

The regular season consists of 20 games, in which every team faces their divisional opponent 4 times during the season (2 games at home, 2 games on the road), and at season's end, the top 4 teams in the division qualifies for the postseason.

Playoffs[edit]

Divisional semifinals and finals[edit]

The top 4 teams in every division qualifies for the postseason, first in the divisional semifinals, where there are paired according to the regular season finish, and the top seed faces the 4th seed, and the 2nd seed faces the 3rd seed. The winners of the divisional semifinals faces each other for the Divisional Championship, and the winner of that series wins their respective division and advanced to the Carnaval de Campeones or Champions' Carnival as they are known in Puerto Rico. Both the Divisional Semifinals and Finals are a Best of Seven series.

Carnaval de Campeones[edit]

The Carnaval de Campeones (Champions' Carnival) is the second phase of the playoff system in the Beisbol Doble AA where all 8 divisional champions face each other in order to crown the national champion, in which is divided between the 4 divisional champions for both the Atlantic League and the Caribbean League. The pairings of all the Champions' Carnival series are determined by the aggregate of the teams overall regular season and divisional playoffs winning percentage. The Pairings goes also the top seed against the 4th seed between the leagues' divisional champions, and later the winners of that first round advance to their respective league championship finals, and the winners of that league finals face each other in the National Finals. All three rounds are a Best of Seven Format as well.

External links[edit]


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7 news items

El Nuevo Dia.com

El Nuevo Dia.com
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0700

Al 15 de octubre, el presidente de la Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico (FBAPR), José Quiles Rosas, ha aprobado doce cambios de jugadores, ocho menos en comparación a la misma fecha en el 2013. Los Tiburones de Aguadilla, por su ...

Primera Hora

Primera Hora
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:24:54 -0700

Le damos la bienvenida a dos nuevas franquicias que se integran a la Liga este año y exhortamos a las muchachas a dar el máximo en el terreno de juego”, indicó José Quiles Rosas, presidente de la Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico.
 
Primera Hora
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Ambos son jugadores de cuadro interior. Al 15 de octubre, el Dr. José Quiles Rosas, presidente de la Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico (FBAPR), ha aprobado doce cambios de jugadores, ocho menos en comparación a la misma fecha en el ...
 
El Nuevo Dia.com
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0700

El Comité Ejecutivo de la Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico (FBAPR) avaló de forma unánime el informe del Comité de Evaluación de Franquicias, que recomendó el retiro de los equipos de Ceiba, Luquillo, Gurabo, Toa Alta, Moca y Orocovis ...
 
El Nuevo Dia.com
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:56:15 -0700

20 de febrero - La Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico presenta la primera edición de su programa radial semanal "Voz Federativa", a través de WIAC 740 AM. 28 de febrero - El veterano lanzador, Rafael "Rafita" Maldonado, regresó en grande ...
 
La Perla del Sur
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700

Las Poetas de Juana Díaz no pudieron contener el poderío de las Lobas de Arecibo, pero ganaron el subcampeonato nacional en su debut en el torneo Juvenil de Béisbol Femenino, que auspicia la Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico ...

Revista La Calle

Revista La Calle
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:26:09 -0700

Filed Under: Deportes, Portada Tagged With: Béisbol Doble A Puerto Rico, Brujos de Guayama, Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico, noticias de Guayama, noticias del Sur, Serie Final Béisbol Doble A 2014, Yariel Soto, Yariel Soto campeón ...
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