Born: May 30, 1924 in Marianao, Cuba
Died: November 20, 1994 in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
HT: 5-11 WT: 180 lb.
Led the league in batting (.368) and home runs (3) in 1945-46…first in stolen bases in 1946-47 (19)…first cuban to win a batting title…one of four to with a batting title with 21 years of age (21yrs. – 8mo. – 15 d.)…the other ones are Aldemar Burgos (21yrs. -0mo.-0d.) Wilfredo Cordero (21 yrs. – 2 mo. – 27 d.) and Orlando Cepeda (21 yrs. – 4 mo. – 1 d.)…one of five with 8 rbi´s in a game (vs. Mayagüez el 30/11/47). In the second game, he had 3 more for a total of 11, a record for a double header…in 2014 he was selected as one of the best 75 players of the Puerto Rico Professional League
Photo Colorization: Joe Torres