| Arecibo, Puerto Rico|
| 1983, 1996|
| Estadio Luis Rodríguez Olmo|
Estadio Luis Rodríguez Olmo
Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente
Lobos de Arecibo (English: Wolves) are a professional baseball team in the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League, based in Arecibo. The Lobos won the 1983 national baseball championship and the 1983 Caribbean World Series, the only time the franchise won both titles.
During their successful run in the 1980s, the Lobos had MLB prospect Dickie Thon, then also of the Houston Astros, on their roster. Thon then suffered a life-threatening and career-affecting eye injury during an Astros game in 1984.
The Lobos won the national baseball championship again in 1996, a team that included Milwaukee Brewers catcher Mike Matheny; but finished second in the Caribbean series, which was won in Mexico by the Tomateros de Culiacán.
The Lobos ceased operation in 1999.
After six years without the team, Arecibo saw the return of the Lobos in 2005. The team had spent that time in various cities, under names like the San Juan Senators and even one year with the historic moniker of the Cangrejeros de Santurce. But for the 2005-2006 season, the team was acquired by a sports-loving local doctor who, with his fellow townsfolk in mind, returned the team to its rightful place.
Facing only 28 days in which to prepare the Luis Rodriguez Olmo stadium for play after six years of neglect, the citizens of Arecibo, together with state and local officials, performed what has been known as the "Milagro Lobo" or the miracle of the wolf, returning its infrastructure to more than acceptable conditions in such a short period of time.
On November 18, 2009, the Lobos defeated the Indios. A scheduled game against the Leones del Escogido was suspended due to rain. On November 29, 2009, the Lobos lost to the Águilas Cibaeñas in inter-league action. The following night, the team won their eight game of the season, defeating the Leones del Escogido. In the third game of this inter-league series, the Lobos defeated the Estrellas Orientales. During the trade stage, the team's general manager, Pachy Rodríguez, expressed satisfaction with the acquisition of Héctor Pellot from the Criollos in exchange for Adrián Ortiz.
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