Last week the Mexican Baseball League (LMB) announced the return of Charros de Jalisco to summer ball after giving approval on the acquisition of the Mariachis de Guadalajara, the ninth that was born in 2021 as a professional team.
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Various factors, including financial problems were the trigger so that the franchise was absorbed by the Charros team, which currently plays in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP).
In this context, one of the most coveted managers in Mexican baseball and who is a serious candidate to lead a team in the Major Leagues was part of this small but overwhelming story of the Mariachis.
Benjamin Gil, the first Mariachi
In March 2021, one of the most successful Mexican baseball players, Benji Gil assumed command of the newborn Mariachis de Guadalajara team who at that time injected the Perla Tapatia ninth with a brave and winning style.
Loved by many, hated by others, his aggressive play, driven by a winning mentality, has led him to earn the nickname “El Matador.” Benji did not hesitate to get the best out of each of the players and that is why he went down in history as the first manager in the history of the Mariachis de Guadalajara. story that lasted only one season Well, in 2022, the Tijuana native joined the ranks of the Anaheim Angels where he served as the team's coach until 2023.
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