Negro Leaguers in Puerto Rico

Negro Leaguers who saw action in the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League

  1. Hank Aaron
  2. Guillermo Angulo
  3. Joseph Atkins
  4. Eugene “Gene” Baker
  5. Dan Bankhead
  6. Fred Bankhead
  7. Sam Bankhead
  8. Lamb “Bud” Barbee
  9. Marvin Barker
  10. Frank Barnes
  11. David “Impo” Barnhill
  12. Jim Bennet
  13. Eugene Benson
  14. Walter Bond
  15. Sam Bowens
  16. Bob Boyd
  17. Chester Brewer
  18. George Britt
  19. John Britton
  20. Ameal Brooks
  21. Barney Brown
  22. George Brown
  23. Isaac “Ike” Brown
  24. Raymond Brown
  25. Willard Brown
  26. Bill Bruton
  27. José Antonio Burgos
  28. Harry Butts
  29. Tommy Butts
  30. Billy Byrd
  31. Ralph Burgin
  32. Luis Rafael “El Tigre” Cabrera
  33. Roy Campanella
  34. Clemente “Sungo” Carrera
  35. Robert Clarke
  36. Buster Clarkson
  37. Donn Clendenon
  38. Francisco “Pancho” Coimbre
  39. Eugene “Gene” Collins
  40. Anthony Cooper
  41. Rafael “Fellito” Concepción
  42. Ramón “Monchile” Concepción
  43. Wes Covington
  44. George Crowe
  45. Jimmy Crutchfield
  46. Lloyd Davenport
  47. Robert Lomax Davis
  48. Ray Dandridge
  49. Johnny Davis
  50. Lorenzo “Piper” Davis
  51. Leon Day
  52. Félix “Fellé” Delgado
  53. Larry Doby
  54. Fernando Diaz Pedroso
  55. Reinaldo “Verdes” Drake
  56. Tommy Dukes
  57. Frank Duncan
  58. Joe Durham
  59. Luscious Easter
  60. Howard Easterling
  61. Rafael Echevarría
  62. Rocky Ellis
  63. Rodolfo Fernández
  64. Efigenio “Coco” Ferrer
  65. Wilmer Fields
  66. José Antonio Figueroa
  67. Luis Enrique “Tite” Figueroa
  68. Joe Filmore
  69. Percy Forrest
  70. Dominic Gálata
  71. Raúl Gálata
  72. Manuel “Cocaina” García
  73. Silvio García
  74. Alfonso Gerard
  75. Joshua Gibson
  76. Jim “Junior” Gilliam
  77. William “Bill” Greason
  78. James “Joe” Greene
  79. Robert Lee Griffith
  80. Félix “Felo” Guilbe
  81. Juan Guilbe
  82. Ramón Guilfucci
  83. Sam Hairston
  84. Charles Harmon
  85. Bill Harrell
  86. Bill Harvey
  87. Bob Harvey
  88. Elston Howard
  89. Monte Irvin
  90. Lou Jackson
  91. Livingston James
  92. Sam Jethroe
  93. Gentry Jessup
  94. Clifford Johnson Jr.
  95. Connie Johnson
  96. John J. Johnson
  97. Lou Johnson
  98. Sam Jones
  99. Cecil Kaiser
  100. James LaMarque
  101. Enrique Lantigua
  102. Obie Layton
  103. Buck Leonard
  104. Vidal López
  105. Lester Lockett
  106. Wyman Red Longley
  107. Louis Louden
  108. Johnny Lyles
  109. Max Manning
  110. John Markham
  111. Luis “Canena” Márquez
  112. Horacio Martínez
  113. Willie Mays
  114. Booker T. McDaniels
  115. Terris McDuffie
  116. Henry McHenry
  117. Lázaro Medina
  118. Leonardo Medina Chapman
  119. Henry Miller
  120. Barney Morris
  121. Euthum Napier
  122. Emilio “Millito” Navarro
  123. Alexander Newkirk
  124. Alejandro Oms
  125. Rafael Ortiz
  126. Julio “Arango” Ortiz
  127. Leroy “Satchel” Paige
  128. Clarence Palm
  129. Bill Parker
  130. Tom Parker
  131. Roy Partlow
  132. Leonard Pearson
  133. José “Pepín” Pereira
  134. Luis F. Pérez
  135. Javier Pérez
  136. Bill Perkins
  137. Alonzo Perry
  138. Luis Guillermo Pillot
  139. Rafael Polanco
  140. David Pope
  141. Willie Pope
  142. William “Bill” Powell
  143. Andrés Pulliza
  144. Tomás “Planchardón” Quiñones
  145. Larry Raines
  146. Eugene Richardson
  147. Vidal Richardson
  148. Lionel Richards
  149. Aniceto “Nenene” Rivera
  150. Carlos “Charlie” Rivero
  151. Curtis Roberts
  152. Neil Robinson
  153. Bienvenido Rodríguez
  154. Robert “Bob” Romby
  155. Leon Ruffin
  156. Wilfredo Salas
  157. Carlos M. Santiago
  158. José G. “Pantalones” Santiago
  159. George Scales
  160. Pat Scantlebury
  161. Dick Seay
  162. William “Barney” Serrell
  163. Harry Simpson
  164. Al Smith
  165. Eugene Smith
  166. Hilton Smith
  167. John Ford Smith
  168. Francisco Sostre
  169. Herbert Souell
  170. Lonnie Summers
  171. Jimmy Starks
  172. Ed Stone
  173. Earl “Mickey” Taborn
  174. Joe Taylor
  175. Henry “Hank” Thompson
  176. Willie Thompson
  177. Bob Thurman
  178. José “Gacho” Torres
  179. Quincy Trouppe
  180. Juan E. “Tetelo” Vargas
  181. Roberto Vargas
  182. Vicente Villafañe
  183. Luis Villodas
  184. George Wannamaker
  185. Roy Wellmaker
  186. Willie Wells
  187. Bill White
  188. Artie Wilson
  189. Dan Wilson
  190. Jud Wilson
  191. Robert Wilson
  192. Chester Williams
  193. Harry Williams
  194. Jesse Williams
  195. Johnny Williams
  196. Marvin Williams
  197. Willie “Curley” Williams
  198. Parnell Woods
  199. Bill Wright
  200. Johnny Wright
  201. John Wyatt
  202. Ted J. Young
  203. Jose Luis “Laru” Velázquez
  204. Len Pigg
  205. Tomas Bonilla
  206. Stan Glenn
  207. Juan Santaella

169 Afro Americans

36 Puerto Ricans Negro Leagues (some of them on-going research)

207

Puerto Ricans who played in the Negro Leagues but not in the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League (4)

1.Néstor Sabater (on-going research)
2.Francisco Ciquí Faberllé (on-going research)
3.Juan “Camarón” Sosa (on-going research)
4.Roberto Concepción Covas

Puerto Ricans who saw action in the pre-1920 Negro Leagues but did not play in the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League (2)

1.Jesús “El Tigre” Velázquez
2.Rafael “Tunito” Cruz Clavell

Puerto Rican who played in the Independent Negro Leagues and the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League (1)

1.José “Pepe” Santana

Managers 5

1.Vic Harris
2.Isidro Fabre
3.Dick Lundy
4.Henry Newton Allen
5.Ramiro Ramírez

Umpires (1)

1.Oscar Charleston

Grand Total 220 (includes one umpire)

Others Players/managers 9 (included in players and managers total)

1.George Scales
2.Dick Seay
3.Jimmy Starks
4.Robert Clarke
5.Ed Stone
6.Bill Wright
7.Harry Williams
8.Joshua Gibson
9.Buster Clarkson

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Hall of Famers

1.Roy Campanella (Caguas, Santurce y San Juan)-1969
2.Leroy “Satchel” Paige (Guayama y Santurce)-1971
3.Joshua Gibson (Santurce)-1972
4.Walter “Buck” Leonard (Mayagüez)-1972
5.Montford “Monte” Irvin (San Juan)-1973
6.Oscar Charleston-1976[1]
7.Willie Mays (Santurce)-1979
8.Hank Aaron (Caguas)-1982
9.Ray Dandridge (Santurce)-1987
10.Leon Day (Aguadilla y Santurce)-1995
11.Willie Wells (Aguadilla)-1997
12.Larry Doby (San Juan)-1998
13.Hilton Smith (Ponce)-2001
14.Willard Brown (Humacao/Arecibo/Santurce)-2006
15.Raymond Brown (San Juan-Santurce-Ponce)-2006
16.Jud Wilson (Humacao)-2006

Umpire

Oscar Charleston

There are 35 Negro Leaguers in the Baseball Hall of Fame and of those, 17 saw action in Puerto Rico for a 48.6%.

HOF by teams

7 Santurce

3 San Juan

2 Ponce

2 Caguas

2 Humacao

1 Arecibo

1 Mayaguez

1 Umpire

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